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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 - Ed Gibson
April 5-11

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 - NROL67
April 10

The Atlas V launch is delayed due to technical difficulties.  A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office.

Meet an Astronaut - Dan Tani
April 12-15

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.

Rocket Launch - Falcon 9 - SpaceX 3
April 14

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches to deliver cargo to the orbiting International Space Station.

Meet an Astronaut - Jack Lousma
April 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 - Greg Linteris
April 23-25

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 - Charlie Walker
April 26- May 1

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: Falcon 9 - Orbcomm OG2
April 30

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch eight second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites.

Rocket Launch: Falcon 9 - SpaceX AsiaSat 8
May TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the AsiaSat8 communications satellite.

Meet an Astronaut - Susan Kilrain
May 2-4

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.

Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
May 3

Join Saturday as the Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomes Inductees Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross to its ranks.

Rocket Launch - Atlas V - NROL 33
May 7,9

A United Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
May 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.

Meet an Astronaut - Bruce Melnick
May 10-12

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
May 13-19

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 - GPS IIF-6
March 15

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket will launch a navigation satellite for the US Air Force.

Robotic Mining Competition
May 19-23

Don't miss the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition.  Top university robotics teams from across the United States come together for one exciting event to compete to win scholarships and bragging rights.

Meet an Astronaut - Barbara Morgan
May 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.

Meet an Astronaut - Mark Lee
May 25-30

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 - John Bartoe
May 31- June 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.

Meet an Astronaut - John Blaha
June 7-13

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: Falcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 4
June 8

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

Meet an Astronaut - Wendy Lawrence
June 14-20

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
June 21-23

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 - Susan Kilrain
June 24-27

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 - Winston Scott
June 28-30

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 - Mike Mullane
July 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.

Rocket Launch - Atlas V - GPS 2F-7
July TBD

A United Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Air Force's seventh Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

Meet an Astronaut - Fred Gregory
July 8-14

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 - Susan Kilrain
July 15-17

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
July 24-25

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 - Falcon 9 - SpaceX CRS5
July 25

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

Meet an Astronaut - Tom Jones
August 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.

 
 
 
 
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