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Space Shuttle Launch Information

Kennedy Space Center Tours 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 - 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

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 31

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 for December.

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.

30 Days of Giving
November 1-30

Share the spirit of the holidays by giving to those in need during 30 Days of Giving at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 

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.

Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show
November 8-9

Experience teh Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show (AAMS) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and meet, mingle and dine with more than 30 veteran NASA astronauts.

Photographer Michael Soluri's Book Presentation and Signing
November 8

Join us for a 30 minute presentation by Soluri in Space Shuttle Atlants at teh Hubble Theatre showcasing his photographs and book release.  Following the presentation is a one-hour signing located near Soluri's art displays on the lwoer level of the Space Shuttle Atlantis for his newly released book, INFINITE WORLDS: The People and  Places of Space Exploration, published by Simon Schuster.

Meet an Astronaut - John Bartoe
November 16-21

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.

Orion and EFT-1 Presentation by Lockheed Martin
November 21

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 exploration and the Exploration Flight Test-1 Launch, set for December.

Meet an Astronaut - Ken Cameron
November 22-27

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 - Jim Reilly
November 28 - December 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.

Holidays in Space
November 28 - January 4

The Visitor Complex is adorned with a stunning array of holiday decorations.  The International Space Station Mural is swathed in holiday candlelight.  Wreaths, garlands, lights, eibbons and bows throughout the Visitor Complex add to the holiday festival atmosphere.  Included with admission.

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
December 4, 7:04 am

Witness history in the making during the first launch of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, built to take humans into deep space. See the launch and feel the rumble from prime viewing sites at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  The launch is available for booking.  Get your tickets today!

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

Meet an Astronaut - J.O. Creighton
December 7-12

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.

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.

Meet an Astronaut - Sam Gemar
December 25 - January 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.

Rocket Launch - Atlas V - MUOS 3
January TBD

Experience the memorable sights and sounds of the powerful roaring engines of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket as it launches the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) for the US Navy.

Meet an Astronaut - Mark Lee
January 3-6

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.

SpaceX Rocket Launch: Falcon 9 - Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)
January 13

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) for the NASA, NOAA and the US Air Force.

 

 
 
 
 
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