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Rocket Launch: July 24, 2019 6:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18

Jul 24, 2019 06:24 PM Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18

Update 7/22: Please be advised the new target date for this launch is now Wednesday, July 24. LC-39 Observation Gantry Launch Transportation Ticket holders, your ticket is valid for the new date. Due to the new time, the Apollo/Saturn V Center will now be available on a first come, first serve basis included with admission. If you are currently holding a ticket for launch viewing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center (Banana Creek), you may either redeem the value of the ticket ($20 plus tax) in the Space Shop or request a refund at the ticket window upon arrival to the visitor complex. If you no longer plan to visit for the launch, please contact the Reservations department at 855-456-6597 and you will be issued a refund.

 

MISSION

SpaceX will launch the next mission of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract from Launch Complex 40 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. This mission will deliver supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Space Station.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Witness liftoff from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Launch viewing opportunities may be offered from the main visitor complex or from viewing locations behind NASA's gates with a Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT). The visitor complex may open launch viewing opportunities based on the launch's public date and time. At this time, no LTT's are available for this launch but they will be announced soon. When they are available, tickets may be purchased online under the Launch Viewing tab on the Tickets page.

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-18 are available at the following locations:

LC-39 Observation Gantry - SOLD OUT

  • 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 item
  • Souvenirs available for purchase

Apollo/Saturn V Center

  • Approximately 6.2 miles/10 kilometers from launch pad
  • Included with daily admission on a first come, first serve basis
  • Bleacher seating and launch commentary with access to restrooms
  • BUY TICKETS

Main visitor complex

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad
  • Included with daily admission
  • Live launch commentary
  • BUY TICKETS


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 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.


LC-39 Observation Gantry ticket holders:

  • Arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to board your bus. Bus boarding begins at 4:45 PM at the nose of the Saturn 1B rocket.

Apollo/Saturn V Center launch viewing:

  • Due to the new schedule time, launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center is included with daily admission.
  • This viewing location is accessible via the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour which runs from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM OR until capacity is reached.

Main visitor complex viewing/daily admission only:

  • Live launch commentary and the SpaceX webcast can be found in the Rocket Garden.
  • Viewing from the main visitor complex does not require bus transportation.


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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: July 24, 2019 6:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18


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