KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2012) – Experience the thrill of a space launch as a Delta IV rocket lifts off from the Space Coast on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Visitors can witness the sights and sounds of the launch from a special viewing area, including live launch commentary from mission control at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The launch window is scheduled between 8:10 and 8:29 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Delta IV-Medium rocket, built by the United Launch Alliance, will be carrying the Navstar GPS is a constellation of satellites providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air, as well as supporting consumer GPS devices by providing accurate time, location and velocity information. Considered the next generation of GPS satellites, the technology incorporates various improvements to provide greater accuracy and increased signals to enhance the performance for users.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open early at 7 a.m. Launch viewing is included with admission which is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11.