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SpaceX Falcon 9
Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3)

Jan 18, 2024 04:49 PM Launch Complex 39A


Launch viewing opportunities for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) crew are below:

Launch Viewing

Apollo/Saturn V Premium
Launch Transportation Ticket


$70 in addition to admission

  • Approximately 4 miles/ 6 kilometers from the launch pad
  • Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) required in addition to valid admission ticket
  • Check-in begins at 2:15 PM ET and buses will begin boarding at 2:30 PM ET in the Bus Embarkation Zone
  • Launch audio, video feed, and commentary provided by a space-expert communicator


Limited Availability.

Available for purchase on-site only.

Included with admission

Atlantis North Lawn, located to the left when approaching Space Shuttle Atlantis®

  • Included with admission to the visitor complex
  • Approximately 7 miles / 12 kilometers from the launch pad
  • See the rocket once it clears the tree line
  • Viewing area opens at 3:00 PM
  • Launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available only at the Atlantis North Lawn
Buy Admission

Important Information:


  • Plan to arrive early! Kennedy Space Center experiences increased traffic on launch days, and there is construction on SR 405/NASA Causeway resulting in lower speed limits and lane closures. Allow extra time for single-lane roads leading up to the visitor complex.

  • Please be familiar with the Launch Transportation Ticket (LTT) scrub policy when purchasing a launch viewing ticket.


Axiom Mission 3 Crew

NET JANUARY 18, 2024 | SpaceX Falcon 9 Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3)


  • Launch Provider: SpaceX
  • Rocket Type: Falcon 9 | Block 5
  • Launch Pad: Launch Complex 39A
  • Description: Axiom Space's third commercial space flight mission to the International Space Station (ISS)
  • Booster(s): Landing Zone 1 • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) is Axiom Space’s third all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and is targeting no earlier than (NET) January 18, 2024 for launch. Since this mission is to the International Space Station, this will be an instantaneous window.

This will be the first all-European commercial astronaut mission to launch to the space station, which includes: Ax-3 Commander Michael López-Alegría, dual citizen of the U.S. and Spain, Pilot Walter Villadei, Italian Air Force Col. representing Italy, Mission Specialist Alper Gezeravci representing Türkiye, and Mission Specialist Marcus Wandt, ESA project astronaut representing Sweden.