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Rocket Launch: December 5, 2020 11:39 AM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-21

Dec 05, 2020 11:39 AM Kennedy Space Center LC-39A SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-21

MISSION

The 21st commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 39A aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon cargo spacecraft will deliver supplies and science investigations, including studies on cardiovascular cells, the interaction between microbes and minerals, and a blood analysis tool. This is the first mission under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract.


LAUNCH VIEWING

Launch viewing opportunities may be offered from the main visitor complex. If the launch date and time are within the visitor complex’s operating hours, guests may be able to view the launch from the main visitor complex with an Explore More admission ticket. Launch viewing opportunities will be announced as soon as possible after the announcement of a targeted launch date and time. Please note, the Explore More admission ticket is not a launch viewing ticket. It is date-specific and is not transferrable between dates. 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.

Watch a Falcon 9 blast off from Kennedy Space Center. Launch viewing is available from the following location:

ATLANTIS SOUTH LOT

  • Approximately 7.4 miles/12 kilometers from launch pad.
  • Included with daily admission
  • Opens at 9:30 AM with launch commentary and access to restrooms
  • Location is first come, first served until maximum capacity is reached
  • BUY ADMISSION

ATLANTIS NORTH LAWN - SOLD OUT

  • Approximately 7.4 miles/12 kilometers from launch pad.
  • $40 in addition to daily admission
  • Opens at 9:30 AM with bleacher seating, launch commentary and access to restrooms
  • Includes light meal, served at 9:45 AM, and a souvenir
  • BUY TICKET

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex will open at 9:15 AM for launch viewing. Plan ahead for traffic, parking, temperature check lines and security screening.

Please note, the launch viewing ticket for Atlantis North Lawn does not include admission, is mission specific and cannot be transferred to another launch. Learn more about our scrub policy. The Explore More admission ticket is not a launch viewing ticket. The ticket is date specific and is not transferable between days. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change.

As part of our commitment to creating a Trusted Space for our guests and employees, measures and procedures are in place including limiting attendance, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, accommodating social distancing and increasing the frequency of sanitization. Learn more about the visitor complex's commitment to creating a trusted space for you and your crew.


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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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