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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

Rocket Launch - SpaceX Falcon 9 - AsiaSat 8
July TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite.

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.

Rocket Launch: SpaceX Falcon 9 - ORBCOMM OG2
July 14

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites.

Meet an Astronaut - Jon McBride
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 - Jack Lousma
July 18-23

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 - Bruce McCandless II
July 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.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 45th Anniversary
July 20

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on July 20. Guests receive a special commemorative Apollo 11 pin recognizing one of humankind's greatest achievements.  Meet astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the capsule communicator for Neil Armstrong's and Buss Aldrin's historic moonwalk.

Rocket Launch: Delta IV - AFSPC 04
July 23

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket will launch satellites for the US Air Force.

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.

Meet an Astronaut - Marcos Pontes
July 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 - SpaceX Falcon 9 - AsiaSat 6
August TBD

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

Rocket Launch: Falcon 9 - SpaceX 4
August TBD

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

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
August 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 - Rudolfo Neri Vela
August 10-14

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 - Jerry Ross
August 15-20

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 - Bruce Melnik
August 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 - Jon McBride
August 24-28

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 - 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.

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 TBD

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

Meet an Astronaut - Bob Springer
September 23-30

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 - Jon McBride
October 1-3

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.

Rocket Launch: Falcon 9 - SpaceX 5
October TBD

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

Meet an Astronaut - Winston Scott
October 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.

Meet an Astronaut - Roger Crouch
October 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.

Meet an Astronaut - John Blaha
October 11-15

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.

 
 
 
 
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