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Rocket Launch: NET Mid-November 2020 | Commercial Crew SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1

NET Mid-November 2020 Launch Complex 39A Commercial Crew SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1

UPDATE: The Commercial Crew SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch is now targeting no earlier than mid-November for launch. All previously purchased launch viewing packages remain valid for this new launch attempt.


MISSION

The Commercial Crew Program takes the next important step in space exploration. The SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch will mark the beginning of regular flights of astronauts from America to the International Space Station (ISS). This program provides safe and reliable trips to the ISS, allowing for additional research and discovery. Aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon will be NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the ISS for a full duration mission.


LAUNCH VIEWING

For this historic launch, please read carefully as launch viewing opportunities are different than other rocket launches.

IMPORTANT: All ticket packages are non-refundable. To manage the anticipated increased visitation to the visitor complex, all guests wishing to view the upcoming SpaceX Crew-1 launch from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex must pre-purchase any of the below ticket packages. Launch viewing ticket packages are only valid for SpaceX Crew-1. Please carefully read and understand the scrub policies for each.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragron Demo-1 launch from Launch Complex 39A

Rocket Launch: NET Mid-November 2020 | Commercial Crew SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1

MAIN VISITOR COMPLEX Launch Viewing Package

Stay up-to-date with live launch reports through the launch webcast on the jumbo monitor and educator-led commentary. From here, you will see the launch as soon as the rocket clears the trees.

WHERE: Atlantis South Lot or Sawtooth Lot, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions

WHEN: Check-in and launch viewing times will be determined once a public launch date and time is announced for the SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch.

PRICE: $75 plus tax

INCLUSIONS:

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis South Lot or Sawtooth Lot Launch Viewing, with minimal visual obstructions of the launch
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry within 30 days after the launch date)
  • Commemorative launch lithograph
BUY PACKAGE

Feel The Fun Launch Viewing Package - SOLD OUT

Space Shuttle Atlantis North Lawn viewing is perfect for the entire family, with plenty of fun activities as you prepare for SpaceX's launch attempt. From here, you will see the launch as soon as the rocket clears the trees.

WHERE: Space Shuttle Atlantis® North Lawn, approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers with minimal obstructions

WHEN: Check-in and launch viewing times will be determined once a public launch date and time is announced for the SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch.

PRICE: $115 plus tax

INCLUSIONS:

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis North Lawn Launch Viewing, with minimal visual obstructions of the launch and bleachers
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (2nd day re-entry within 30 days after the launch date)
  • Vehicle placard, required for entry
  • Catered meal
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Complimentary souvenir
  • Commemorative launch lithograph, badge and lanyard
  • Digital photo from AstroPhotos

Please note that package prices are for all ages. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not responsible for the launch’s status or schedule. Please review the Scrub Policy for each package. All ticket packages are non-refundable. All ticket packages are mission specific and only valid on the date of the launch.


SCRUB POLICY

Launch packages are mission specific (example: SpaceX Crew 1). This launch can be scheduled for any date/time. Launch tickets are valid for admission once the launch is scheduled (and one additional launch attempt for that mission if a delay occurs prior to visitor complex scheduled opening time). Your launch admission ticket may also be used one additional day within a 30-day period after the launch date to explore the rest of the visitor complex shows and exhibits.

  1. In the event of a delay/scrub prior to visitor complex opening on scheduled launch day: All package inclusions will be available on next launch attempt.
  2. In the event of a delay/scrub after visitor complex opening on scheduled launch day: All package inclusions will be considered used. Food, beverage and retail will be available for purchase at the viewing location. Park admission will be valid for a total of two launch attempts.

ADDITIONAL ADD-ONS:

Enhance your visit with these add-ons to make your visit out-of-this-world. Add-ons are available to guests who have purchased a launch viewing package.

  • Meal Deal for $10: for those purchasing the Main Visitor Complex package, purchase a Meal Deal to receive a personal cheese pizza, chips and fountain drink. Pick up your meal at Orbit Cafe on the way to your launch viewing.
  • Preferred Parking for $15: guarantee that you will park closest to the main visitor complex’s entrance. Limited availability.
  • Folding Chair for $20: purchase a Kennedy Space Center folding chair in advance and redeem them at the Main Visitor Complex package launch viewing area.

HELPFUL LINKS


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.

Crew

Michael S. Hopkins (Colonel, U.S. Air Force) NASA Astronaut

Michael S. Hopkins, NASA Astronaut

Victor J. Glover, Jr. (Commander, U.S. Navy) NASA Astronaut

Victor J. Glover, NASA Astronaut

Shannon Walker (PH.D) NASA Astronaut

Shannon Walker, NASA Astronaut

Soichi Noguchi (Dr. Phil.)

Soichi Noguchi, JAXA Astronaut