View Rocket Launches & Be Inspired

Come face-to-face with space during special events at Kennedy Space Center. Visitors can watch rockets blast off, meet astronauts and celebrate holidays in space, just to name a few. Make space in your travels for unique and inspiring experiences during your Florida vacation.



Events Calendar

See what's happening at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Rocket Launches

Find out about upcoming rocket launch viewing opportunities for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

On April 12, 1981 launch, from Pad 39A, space shuttle Columbia carried astronaut John Young and Robert Crippen on the first space shuttle mission.

40th Anniversary of STS-1

Honor the first flight of the Space Shuttle Program. From April 12 through 15, visit Space Shuttle Atlantis ® to learn more about the program that returned America to flight after completing the Apollo-era missions. On the ground floor, view astronauts Bob Crippen and John Young's flight suits, the crew of the STS-1 mission. As you view these artifacts, hear stories about these pioneering astronauts and their historical mission.

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