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Rocket Launch: June 25, 2019 2:30 AM EDT | SpaceX Falcon Heavy Space Test Program-2

Jun 25, 2019 2:30 AM EST Kennedy Space Center LC-39A SpaceX Falcon Heavy Space Test Program-2

Mission

The United States Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2, or STP-2, will send about 24 satellites into space for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Numerous science investigations will also launch aboard the rocket. Read more about SpaceX Falcon Heavy STP-2.


Launch Viewing

Witness this launch from within a few miles/kilometers from the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex by purchasing one of the following launch viewing packages or daily admission.

Please note: Only those purchasing Feel the Fun and Feel the Heat launch viewing packages will need to purchase in advance of the launch day. Guests without launch viewing packages are welcome to view the launch from the main visitor complex and do not need to purchase daily admission in advance. However, admission is not guaranteed, even if purchased in advance, if visitor complex attendance meets maximum capacity. Arrive early! All launch viewing packages, which are mission-specific and not date-specific, are non-refundable.


SpaceX Falcon Heavy Arabsat 6A launching from Launch Complex 39A in March 2019

Rocket Launch: June 25, 2019 2:30 AM EDT | SpaceX Falcon Heavy Space Test Program-2

Feel The Fun Launch Viewing Package

Where: Space Shuttle Atlantis® North Lawn, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions
Price: $115 plus tax - available online only
Viewing Area Opening Time: Atlantis North Lawn launch viewing area opens at 8:30 PM.

Parking Placard: Guests who have purchased tickets after Thursday, June 20, 2019 will need to pick up their placard at the Will Call window prior to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The vehicle placard must be visibly displayed in your vehicle on launch day to gain access to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

 

The Feel the Fun launch viewing package is perfect for the entire family, with plenty of fun activities as you anticipate the launch. Enhancements to this area include live, up-to-date launch information from our communicators and webcast on the large LED monitor, music from a DJ and a Junior Astronaut Activity Area full of kid-friendly and science-inspired activities.


Inclusions:

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis® North Lawn Launch Viewing
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry after the launch date
  • Buffet meal
  • Complimentary commemorative souvenir
  • Digital photo with a special background
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry

 

Arrival Information:

  • The Atlantis North Lawn viewing area will open at 8:30 PM to Feel the Fun package holders only.
  • All package holders must have their parking placard upon arrival to ensure they are admitted in the event the visitor complex reaches capacity.

 

Download the Feel the Fun Scrub Policy


BUY TICKETS

Main Visitor Complex Launch Viewing Package

Where: Main visitor complex, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions
Price: Included with daily admission, $57 plus tax, or an annual pass

Inclusions:

Stay up-to-date with live launch reports through the launch webcast on the jumbo monitor and communicator-led commentary located in the Rocket Garden. All other exhibits and attractions will remain open until 10:30 PM. Be sure to arrive early as the visitor complex may reach capacity well before the launch.

General admission is available until capacity is reached.


BUY DAILY ADMISSION

Feel The Heat Launch Viewing Package - SOLD OUT

Where: Apollo/Saturn V Center, approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad
Price: $195 plus tax - available online only
Parking Placard: Guests who have purchased tickets after Thursday, June 20, 2019 will need to pick up their placard at the Will Call window prior to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The vehicle placard must be visibly displayed in your vehicle on launch day to gain access to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Bus boarding begins at 8:30 PM

The Feel the Heat package brings you as close to the launch pad as possible, with a view of the rocket on the launch pad from across Banana Creek. Enjoy music and entertainment from a DJ and stay up-to-date with live launch reports through the launch webcast and communicator-led commentary.  Exhibits will be open to explore at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 

 
Inclusions:

  • Apollo/Saturn V Center Launch Viewing, the closest you can get to the launch pad
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry after the launch date)
  • Meet and greet with astronaut Jon McBride
  • Exclusive sneak peek of the new lunar module exhibit
  • Meal and (2) drink tickets
  • Photo opportunity with a lunar rover replica
  • Complimentary commemorative souvenir
  • Digital photo with a special background
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry

 

Download the Feel the Heat Scrub Policy

 

Arrival Information:

  • Bus boarding for Feel the Heat begins at 8:30 PM at the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour entrance.
  • Banana Creek launch viewing bleachers will not be available for this launch. Bleachers closer to the Apollo/Saturn V Center will be first come, first served. Feel the Heat package holders are welcome to bring folding chairs for viewing on the lawn.
  • All package holders must have their parking placard upon arrival to ensure they are admitted in the event the visitor complex reaches capacity.

 

Additional Add-On:

Preferred parking at the visitor complex may be purchased for $15. Limited availability.

 

Know Before You Purchase:

  • All launch viewing packages must be purchased in advance of the launch day.
  • Guests without a launch viewing package are welcome to view the launch from the main visitor complex and do not need to purchase a ticket in advance. Daily admission to the visitor complex is available first come, first served until capacity is reached, even if daily admission was purchased in advance. Arrive early!
  • Plan for increased traffic both before and after the launch. Anticipate slowdowns and lane closures due to construction on SR 405/NASA Causeway. 
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not responsible for the launch’s status or schedule.
  • All launch viewing packages, which are mission-specific and not date-specific, are non-refundable. Daily admission tickets are also not refundable in the event of a scrub. Please carefully read and understand the scrub policies, available at the link for each package.
  • Launch viewing package prices are for all ages.

 

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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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