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Rocket Launch: May 25, 2022 | 2:25 PM - 3:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter - 5

May 25, 2022 02:35 PM SLC-40 SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter - 5


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Transporter-5, a mission comprised of numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers headed for a sun-synchronous orbit.


Hear the rumble with daily admission at any of the following locations:


Rocket Launch: May 25, 2022 | 2:25 PM - 3:24 PM EST | SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter - 5

LC-39 Observation Gantry ($49 in addition to daily admission) - SOLD OUT


  • Additional launch transportation ticket required in addition to valid daily admission ticket
  • Buses will board at engine-end of Saturn 1B rocket in the Rocket Garden from 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available
  • Includes light snack and souvenir (redeemed at LC-39 viewing site)
  • Buses will drop off in Apollo / Saturn V Center bus loop post-launch



Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area at the Apollo/Saturn V Center
(Included with daily admission)


  • Approximately 3.35 miles/5.39 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 10:30 AM
  • Accessible via Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, see Daily Schedule for more information upon arrival
  • See the rocket leave the launch pad
  • Bleacher seating with live launch commentary and video feed will begin at 12:30 PM



Atlantis North Lawn Viewing Area (Included with daily admission)

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®

  • Approximately 6.7 miles/10.8 kilometers from launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 12:30 PM
  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Bleacher seating with live launch commentary and video feed



Important Information

  • Kennedy Space Center experiences increased traffic on launch days, and there is construction on SR 405/NASA Causeway and SR 3/Courtenay Parkway resulting in lower speed limits and lane closures. Allow extra time for single-lane roads leading up the visitor complex.
  • Launch Transportation Tickets (LTTs) must be purchased in addition to daily admission or an annual pass. Ticket prices are for all ages. LTTs are date and mission specific, and are not valid for other launches. Learn more about our Scrub Policy.
  • The available bleacher and gantry seating at all locations are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and subject to NASA and U.S. Space 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.