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Space Shuttle Launch Information

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This page is updated regularly to reflect the current shuttle launch schedule and general information about launches from the Kennedy Space Center.  Be sure to check back often or follow us on Twitter as new developments are released.  With limited launches remaining, please be sure to follow us on Twitter for launch ticket release information.  For the most up-to-the-minute information about shuttle launches, tickets, and dates please follow us @kennedysc.  If you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact our staff of travel experts.


2013 Launch Dates and Information

Meet an Astronaut - Bruce Melnik
August 21-24

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
August 25-28

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Rocket Launch - SpaceX Falcon 9 - AsiaSat 6
August 26

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launces the AsiaSat 6 communications satelite.

Meet an Astronaut - Ken Cameron
August 29 - September 3

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
September 4-5

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Orion and EFT-1 Presentation by Lockheed Martin
September 9 & 10

Lockheed Martin employees working on the Orion spacecraft take the stage in Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted every Friday through November 2014.  Hear from the developers of Orion about the capsule's role in the future space exploration and the Exploration Flight Test-1 launch, set from December.

Space Shuttle Astronaut Don Thomas
September 6-12

Veteran NASA astronaut Don Thomas has flown four space shuttle flights as a mission specialist.  Don't miss his presentation on his time in space!  Daily Astronaut Encounters or Lunch With An Astronaut offer guests an up-close astronaut experience.

Meet an Astronaut - Susan Kilrain
September 13-15

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Jim Reilly
September 16-22

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Rocket Launch: Atlas V - CLIO
September 16

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the CLIO mission on a commercial flight for a US government customer.

SpaceX Rocket Launch - Falcon 9 - SpaceX-4
no earlier than September 19, TBD

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launces the fourth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
September 23-26

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Sam Durrance
September 27-28

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
September 29- October 3

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Orion and EFT-1 Presentation by Lockheed Martin
October 3 and 10

Lockheed Martin employees working on the Orion spacecraft take the stage in Exploration Space.  Explorers wanted every Friday through November 2014.  Hear frmo the developers of Orion about the capsule's role in future space exploration and the Exploration Flight Test-1 launch, set for December.

 

Meet an Astronaut - Rick Searfross
October 16-22

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Fred Gregory
October 26-31

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Rocket Launch - Atlas V - Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8
October 26

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Meet an Astronaut - Fred Gregory
October 26-31

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Rocket Launch - Atlas V - Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF -8
October 29

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launces the Air Force's eight Block IIF navigation satelite for teh Global Positioning System.

Meet an Astronaut - John Bartoe
November 1-7

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Orion and EFT-1 Presentation by Lockheed Martin
November 7 & 10

Lockheed Martin employees working on the Orion spacecraft take the stage in Exploration Space.  Explorers wanted every Friday through November 2014.  Hear from the developers of Orion about the capsule's role in future space exploration and the Exploration Flight Test-1 launch, set for December.

Meet an Astronaut - Winston Scott
November 8-9

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

SpaceX Rocket Launch - Falcon 9 - SpaceX-5
December TBD

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launces on an operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
December 4-6

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

Rocket Launch - Delta IV Heavy - Orion EFT-1
no earlier than December 4, TBD

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle on Exploration Flight Test-1.

SpaceX Rocket Launch - Falcon 9 - SpaceX 6
December 5

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on an operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station

Space Shuttle Astronaut Don Thomas
December 13-19

Veteran NASA astronaut Don Thomas has flown four space shuttle flights as a mission specialist.  Don't miss his presentation on his time in space!  Daily Astonaut Encounters or Lunch with an Astronaut offer guests an up-close astronaut experience.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
December 20-24

Come face-to-face with a veteran NASA astronaut every day of the year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This interactive Q&A-oriented program aims at inspiring children and adults alike to strive for excellence while learning about the various adventures of highly skilled space explorers.

 

 
 
 
 
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