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Rocket Launch: December 5, 2019 12:29 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-19

Dec 05, 2019 12:29 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-19

 

UPDATE DECEMBER 4, 12:18 PM: SpaceX is now targeting a launch date of December 5, 2019 12:29 PM EST.


Launch transportation tickets for LC-39 Observation Gantry are considered used. Launch transportation ticket holders will receive a 20 percent off coupon for use at one of our on-site retail shops. Launch transportation ticket holders will also receive a voucher to be exchanged for a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex daily admission ticket valid for the date of the next launch attempt.


MISSION

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to deliver the next commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The cargo will be delivered on a Dragon spacecraft and includes science investigations, supplies and equipment.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Don’t miss the next rocket launch! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches, as well as launch commentary, bleacher seating and access to visitor complex exhibits and attractions.

Launch viewing opportunities for CRS-19 are available at the following locations:

LC-39 Observation Gantry

  • Approximately 3.4 miles/5.5 kilometers from launch pad
  • $49 in addition to daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Includes light meal and souvenir.
  • Souvenirs available for purchase.

Apollo/Saturn V Center

  • Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • BUY DAILY ADMISSION

Main visitor complex

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms.
  • Dining and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • BUY DAILY ADMISSION

Arrive Early!

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex opens at 9:00 AM daily. All three viewing locations and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served. Launch Viewing Transportation tickets are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches. Learn more about our Launch Scrub Policy.


After arriving and parking at the visitor complex:

LC-39 launch transportation ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus by the designated time.
  • Bus boarding for the LC-39 Observation Gantry is at 10:30 AM at the engine of the Saturn 1B rocket.

Apollo/Saturn V Center viewing:

  • The Banana Creek Viewing Area, located at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, is accessible only by the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour. This location is included with daily admission for CRS-19 and is available first come, first served until capacity is reached.

Main visitor complex viewing/daily admission only:

  • Viewing from the main visitor complex does not require bus transportation. The North Atlantis Lawn will open at 10:30 AM with live launch commentary and video feed.
  • Check the Daily Schedule regarding the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour hours of operation on a launch day. If you wish to include the bus tour and the Apollo/ Saturn V Center in your day, be sure to take the tour either before or after the launch, depending on the scheduled launch time and visitor complex operations.

 

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Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

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Rocket Launch: December 5, 2019 12:29 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-19


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