Prepare For Liftoff
Prepare For Liftoff

Falcon Heavy Test Flight

 

Ignite Your Senses

The inaugural flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, targeted for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 1:30 PM EST is one of the most anticipated launches in recent history. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites you to experience the awe and excitement from within a few miles/kilometers from the launch pad. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for launch viewing announcements.

Any Falcon Heavy launch viewing package holder that does not yet have your vehicle placard, you may pick it up on February 6 at the parking lot east of the former ATX Center on Vectorspace Blvd. and immediately before the bridge on NASA Parkway/FL-405 on your right. Placard distribution at this site begins at 6:30 AM.

 

ARRIVAL TIMES:

Please note your placard has a sticker identifying how many hours prior to launch you should arrive. Based on the launch window beginning at 1:30 PM, please match the arrival time below to your sticker information and plan to arrive at the correct time. This is important to minimize traffic as much as possible and allow guests to access their viewing locations. Plan on time for increased traffic and parking.

 

Arrive 6 hours prior to launch – 7:30 AM

Arrive 5 hours prior to launch – 8:30 AM

Arrive 4 hours prior to launch – 9:30 AM

Arrive 3 hours prior to launch – 10:30 AM

Arrive 2 hours prior to launch – 11:30 AM

 

Important: In order to manage the anticipated increased visitation to the visitor complex that day, all guests viewing the launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex were required to pre-purchase any of the ticket packages using the tabs below. Launch viewing ticket packages are only valid on the day of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, currently targeted for February 6, 2018 1:30 PM EST. 

 

Due to the special nature and high demand of this launch and the various package options, this launch day will be a separately priced event that requires a launch package for admission. No other tickets will be redeemable on the day of the launch including annual passes, employee complimentary tickets, vouchers and any pre-paid admission tickets.

Launch Viewing

Feel The Heat Launch Viewing

SOLD OUT

Where: Apollo/Saturn V Center, approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers from launch pad
Price: $195 per person

Inclusions:

  • Apollo/Saturn V Center (ASVC) Launch Viewing, the closest you can get to the launch pad
  • 2-Day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Exclusive Shuttle Landing Facility Experience including seeing the final wheel stop for STS-135, space shuttle Atlantis
  • Catered meal
  • (2) Drink tickets
  • Champagne toast with commemorative glass
  • SpaceX hat
  • Digital photo at ASVC
  • Vehicle placard, required for visitor complex parking

 

Feel the Heat” of the Falcon Heavy rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center! Stay up-to-date about the launch with live launch reports through our Jumbotron and communicator-led commentary.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from a special guest in a live presentation. Want to bring the entire family? Keep young ones entertained with our Junior Astronaut Activity Area and photo booth. All exhibits will be open to explore at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. This ticket has limited availability.

The last bus for the Feel the Heat package with viewing at the Apollo/Saturn V Center will leave the main visitor complex at 10:30 AM. Please plan enough time to allow for traffic, parking, security and bus boarding. Bus boarding will take place at the Bus Tours area of the visitor complex.

 

Please note that ticket 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 purchasers understand that the date of the Falcon Heavy launch is still to be announced. All ticket packages are non-refundable. 

Feel The Heat Scrub Policy

Launch times and date, and operational hours are subject to change.

 

LAUNCH TICKET PACKAGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Tickets to see the launch are mission specific (example: SpaceX Falcon Heavy). This launch can be scheduled for any date/time.  Launch tickets are valid for admission once the launch is scheduled (and subsequent launch attempts for that mission if a delays occurs).  Launch admission ticket may also be used one additional day within a 90-day period from the date of purchase to explore the rest of the visitor complex shows, exhibits and take the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.

 

  1. ADMISSION TICKETS: LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT – In the event of a delay/scrub: Tickets are mission specific, not date specific.  Tickets (with inclusions) are good for the next launch attempt. The vehicle placard is also valid for subsequent launch attempts of the same mission.
  2. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS -
    1. In the event of a delay/scrub prior to visitor complex opening on scheduled launch day:  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:  Package Inclusions will be available for next launch attempt.* Subsequent launch delay/scrubs all inclusions will be considered used. Food, beverage and retail will be available for purchase at the viewing location.  Visitor complex admission, transportation to viewing location and vehicle placard will be valid for all attempts.
      1. *One retail commemorative per guest per package purchased

FAQs

Please review the below regarding this specific launch viewing package.

Feel the Heat Launch Viewing Ticket Information

Closest Launch Viewing

SOLD OUT

Where: North lawn of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with minimal obstructions
Price: $115

Inclusions:

  • North lawn of Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Viewing, with minimal visual obstructions of the launch
  • 2-Day Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Buffet dining
  • SpaceX souvenir
  • Commemorative item for the launch
  • Digital photo on the day of the launch
  • Vehicle placard, required for visitor complex parking

The north lawn of Space Shuttle Atlantis enhancements include live, up-to-date launch information from our communicators and SpaceX’s live feed. Enjoy DJ entertainment while we anticipate the launch. Tour all areas of the visitor complex as well. This ticket has limited availability, so reserve your spot today!

 

Please note that ticket 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 purchasers understand that the date of the Falcon Heavy launch is still to be announced. All ticket packages are non-refundable. 

Closest Scrub Policy

Launch times and date, and operational hours are subject to change.

 

LAUNCH TICKET PACKAGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Tickets to see the launch are mission specific (example: SpaceX Falcon Heavy).  This launch can be scheduled for any date/time.  Launch tickets are valid for admission once the launch is scheduled (and subsequent launch attempts for that mission if a delays occurs).  Launch admission ticket may also be used one additional day within a 90-day period from the date of purchase to explore the rest of the visitor complex shows, exhibits and take the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.

 

  1. ADMISSION TICKETS: LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT – In the event of a delay/scrub: Tickets are mission specific, not date specific.  Tickets (with inclusions) will be good for the next launch attempt. The vehicle placard will also be valid for subsequent launch attempts of the same mission.
  2. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS -
    1. In the event of a delay/scrub prior to visitor complex opening on scheduled launch day:  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:  Package Inclusions will be available for next launch attempt.*  Subsequent launch delay/scrubs all inclusions will be considered used. Food, beverage and retail will be available for purchase at the viewing location.  Visitor complex admission, viewing location and vehicle placard will be valid for all attempts.
      1. *One retail commemorative per guest per package purchased

FAQs

Please review the below regarding this specific launch viewing package.

Closest Launch Viewing Ticket Information

 

Closer Launch Viewing

SOLD OUT

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, approximately 7.5 miles/ 12 kilometers with rocket visible shortly after lift off
Price: $75

Inclusions:

  • 2-Day Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Commemorative item
  • Digital photo on the day of the launch
  • Vehicle placard, required for visitor complex parking

 

Visitor complex viewing also includes live launch commentary in the Rocket Garden, with SpaceX’s live feed displayed throughout the complex. You can also explore all the attractions at the visitor complex.

 

Please note that ticket 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 purchasers understand that the date of the Falcon Heavy launch is still to be announced. All ticket packages are non-refundable. 

Closer Launch Scrub Policy

Launch times and date, and operational hours are subject to change.

 

LAUNCH TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Tickets to see the launch are mission specific (example: SpaceX Falcon Heavy).  This launch can be scheduled for any date/time.  Launch tickets are valid for admission once the launch is scheduled (and subsequent launch attempts for that mission if a delays occurs).  Launch admission tickets may also be used one additional day within a 90-day period from the date of purchase to explore the rest of the visitor complex shows, exhibits and take the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.

 

LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT In the event of a delay/scrub: Tickets are mission specific, not date specific.  Tickets will be valid for the next launch attempt. The vehicle placard will also be valid for subsequent launch attempts of the same mission.


 

FAQs

Please review the below regarding this specific launch viewing package.

Closer Launch Viewing Ticket Information

 

Close Launch Viewing

SOLD OUT

Where: ATX Center on Vectorspace Blvd. 12.5 miles/20.1 kilometers from the launch pad (6 miles/9.7 kilometers west of the visitor complex)
Price: $35

Inclusions:

  • Viewing from the ATX Center on Vectorspace Blvd., overlooking the river to the launch pad
  • Live launch information on our Jumbotron
  • Communicator-led commentary
  • Food, beverage and retail for purchase
  • Vehicle placard, required for parking
  • No visitor complex admission included

 

The Close package at Vectorspace Boulevard does not open until 11:30 AM, so please do not arrive earlier that day.

 

Please note that ticket 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 purchasers understand that the date of the Falcon Heavy launch is still to be announced. All ticket packages are non-refundable. 

Close Launch Scrub Policy

 

LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT: Please remember that all LAUNCH TICKET PACKAGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  Launch viewing tickets are mission specific, not date specific. In the event of a delay, tickets and vehicle placard are valid for the next launch attempt.

FAQs

Please review the below regarding this specific launch viewing package.

Close Launch Viewing Ticket Information

 

Launch Viewing Tips

Rocket launch viewing is an exhilarating experience! Be prepared for outdoor viewing in direct sunlight or, during an evening launch, sharing the viewing areas with insects. Though the viewing areas are as close as visitors can get, you are located miles from the launch pads as a safety precaution. The rocket engines ignite comes well before the roar of the engines, and the sound grows louder the higher the rocket climbs.

 

Visitors are welcome to bring the following items to make the most of the launch viewing experience:

  • Sun protection such as hats, umbrellas, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cameras, tripods and binoculars
  • Blankets or folding umbrella-style folding camp chairs carried in shoulder bags
  • Umbrella-style folding strollers
  • Earplugs
  • No hard-sided coolers

After boarding the bus for one of the launch viewing locations, be prepared to remain at the viewing area until the rocket has launched or scrubbed. Please bring all supplies before boarding the bus for launch viewing. Free Wi-Fi access (KSCVC-Free-Wifi) is offered at the main visitor complex and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.