Space Shuttle Launch Information

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2013 Launch Dates and Information

Fly with an Astronaut
April 2-6

Take a guided tour of Apollo/Saturn V Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience with veteran, NASA astornaut Jon McBride during this exclusive program.

SpaceX Falcon 9 - TurkmenSat1
April TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocke launches the TurkmenSat1 communications satellite for Thales Alenia Space and the government of Turkmenistan.  TurkmenSat1 is Turkmenistan's first national satellite and will support communications over Central Asia.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
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..

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
April 16-18

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
April 19-21

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 McBride
April 22-24

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.

Hubble 25th Anniversary
April 24-26

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 - Winston Scott
April 25-26

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 - Charlie Walker
April 27-May 2

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 - Barbara Morgan
May 17-21

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.

Fly with an Astronaut
May 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.

Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
May 30

You're invited to be a part of one of the largest gatherings of American astronauts each year - the US Astronaut of Fame Induction - on Saturday, May 30 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  This year, four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a public ceremony inside the Visitor Complex's Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction.

Rocket Launch: Atlas V - Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-10
June TBD

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches the Air Force's tenth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning Sysem.

SpaceX Rocket Launch - Falcon 9 - SpaceX CRS-7
June TBD

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

Meet an Astronaut - Jerry Ross
June 3-8

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 - Wendy Lawrence
June 9-15

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 - Sam Durrance
June 22-23

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 - Tom Jones
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.

Meet an Astronaut - J.O. Creighton
July 6-10

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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