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Launch Details

Launch Details

Payload Blog

NASA Psyche Mission

Oct 13, 2023 10:19 AM Launch Complex 39A • Kennedy Space Center


Watch the launch of NASA's Psyche aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from one of the following locations:

Launch Viewing

Apollo/Saturn V Premium
Launch Transportation Ticket


$70 in addition to admission


  • Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Additional Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) required in addition to valid admission ticket
  • Check in begins at 5:45 AM ET and buses will begin boarding at 6:00 AM ET in the Bus Embarkation zone
  • Launch audio and commentary provided by a space-expert communicator
  • Launch video feed available inside Apollo/Saturn V Center at the People's Moon exhibit screens.


Atlantis North Lawn

Located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®


  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Approximately 6.7 miles / 11.4 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Viewing area opens at 7:30 AM ET
  • Included with admission to visitor complex
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available



SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifting off from pad 39A with Psyche mission patch overlay

OCTOBER 13, 2023 | NASA Psyche Mission


  • Launch Provider: SpaceX
  • Rocket Type: Falcon Heavy
  • Launch Pad: Launch Complex 39A
  • Launch Window: 10:11 AM ET - 10:21 AM ET
  • Booster(s): Landing Zones 1 & 2 • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

The Psyche mission is a journey to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. It is believed to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet, providing a unique window into the violent history of collisions and accretion that created terrestrial planets.