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Rocket Launch: May 30, 2020 3:22 PM EDT | Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (CREWED)

May 30, 2020 03:22 PM Kennedy Space Center LC-39A Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (CREWED)

UPDATE: SpaceX is now targeting Saturday, May 30, 3:22 PM ET for the Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 launch.


MISSION

The Commercial Crew Program brings a new era of space exploration to the Space Coast of Florida. For this historic mission, Americans once again launch from U.S. soil for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program.

SpaceX will send two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, on a test mission to help prove the systems meet NASA’s requirements for certification to carry astronauts to the ISS and back.

Learn more about the first Commercial Crew Program flight assignments


LAUNCH VIEWING

The Explore Today/Explore Tomorrow tickets for May 30th, 2020 are sold out . Each ticket is date specific and is not transferable between days.


Launch viewing opportunities for the Commercial Crew Demonstration 2 mission is available at the following locations at the main visitor complex:

North Atlantis Lawn

  • Approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers from launch pad.
  • Included with daily admission.
  • Bleacher seating with access to restrooms.
  • Opens at 12 PM with launch video feed.

South Atlantis Lot

  • Approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers from launch pad.
  • Included with daily admission.
  • Opens at 12 PM with launch video feed.

Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. The visitor complex opens at 10:00 AM. Plan ahead for traffic, parking, temperature check lines and security screening. Viewing locations and the available bleacher seating are first come, first served.

Please note, security checkpoints will be in place on May 30th, due to launch. Display your admission ticket to the officers and proceed to parking. Allow time for a delay in arrival.



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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.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (left) and Doug Hurley pose for a portrait in front of the SpaceX Dragon Commercial Crew vehicle mock up.

Rocket Launch: May 30, 2020 3:22 PM EDT | Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (CREWED)