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Rocket Launch: June 3, 2021 1:29 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-22

Jun 03, 2021 01:29 PM Kennedy Space Center LC-39A SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-22


The 22nd 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 kidney disease treatments, cotton root systems, tardigrades' adaptation to space, and more. Follow along with the launch by registering for email updates from NASA and you will receive schedule updates, activities and resources.


Watch the next launch from one of three launch viewing areas: review the location options below.

BANANA CREEK LAUNCH VIEWING AREA, located adjacent to the Apollo/Saturn V Center

  • Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad.
  • $20 in addition to admission.
  • Includes reserved bleacher seating, launch commentary, and webcast with access to restrooms and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
  • The Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area bleachers open at 12:45 PM: select bus boarding time while purchasing tickets. On-site bus transportation reservations are not required or suggested.
  • Review the Scrub Policy.
  • To purchase, contact a Reservations Agent at 1.855.433.4210.


  • Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad.
  • Requires a complimentary transportation reservation with a departure time prior to the launch, in addition to admission. Reservations can only be made on-site for the same day. Only a limited number of reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Access to the Banana Creek viewing area is not included.
  • Includes launch audio along with access to restrooms.
  • The Apollo/Saturn V Center Lawn opens at 11:00 AM.


  • Approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers from launch pad.
  • Includes bleacher seating and launch commentary included with admission.
  • The North Atlantis Lawn opens at 11:30 AM with the launch video feed.

Please note, the visitor complex will open early at 10:00 AM. Be sure to arrive early and prepare for increased attendance and traffic on launch days. Plan ahead for traffic, parking, and security screening. The Apollo/Saturn V Center Lawn and North Atlantis Lawn viewing locations and available bleacher seating is first-come, first-served. Please note that launch viewing tickets, including Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area tickets, are non-transferable and non-refundable. 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, accommodating social distancing and increasing the frequency of sanitization.


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 and range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company

Rocket Launch: June 3, 2021 1:29 PM ET | SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-22