on Oct. 30 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Exclusive Viewing Options Offer a ‘Front Row Seat’ for the Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2015) — KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can experience the stunning sights and powerful sounds of an Atlas V rocket launch Friday, Oct. 30 at 12:17 p.m. ET, with four exclusive launch viewing locations to choose from.
The Atlas V will carry a Global Positioning Satellite, or GPS IIF-11. This marks the 11th launch of 12 Global Positioning Satellites for the U.S. Air Force. The GPS IIF series is vital to U.S. national security and it also sustains the current GPS constellations. This provides greater accuracy for navigation, improves military signal and assists with commercial aviation and search and rescue operations.
The visitor complex will offer launch viewing from the LC-39 Observation Gantry, NASA Causeway and Apollo/Saturn V Center located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center, as well as a viewing area at the main visitor complex.
Each of the locations offers thrilling viewing experiences:
- The NASA Causeway includes an exclusive, up-close view of the rocket on the launch pad and during lift off, as well as live launch commentary and bleacher seating. This is an outdoor viewing site with no covered viewing so guests are encouraged to bring hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Launch Transportation Tickets to the NASA Causeway are available for $49 plus tax, in addition to admission. Tickets can be purchased at KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 855-456-6200.
- SOLD OUT: The LC-39 Observation Gantry offers a premium, up-close view of the rocket on the launch pad and during lift off. Just miles away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, guests can feel the force of the launch and hear the roar of the engines. This area features lawn and bleacher seating, as well as live launch commentary. The viewing package includes launch transportation, a light snack and a souvenir T-shirt. Launch Transportation Tickets to the LC-39 Observation Gantry are available for $49 in addition to admission. Purchase tickets by calling 855-475-8415.
- The Apollo/Saturn V Center is located within Kennedy Space Center and the viewing area features an open lawn and bleacher section overlooking the scenic Banana River. The area includes live launch commentary, food and retail available for purchase, and indoor restroom facilities. Launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center is included in daily admission.
Buses from the visitor complex will depart for the LC-39 Observation Gantry and the NASA Causeway from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Buses will transport guests directly to Apollo/Saturn V Center from 9 to 10:45 a.m.
Admission to the visitor complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission tickets may be purchased at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 877-313-2610.
Visitor complex hours on Oct. 30 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Launch date, time and viewing locations are subject to change.