Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is set to host a special launch viewing for the ULA Atlas V Starliner Orbital Flight Test on Friday, July 30th, with special packages that include commemorative gifts, live commentary, and more.

What’s Happening:

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests will once again “feel the heat” when the United Launch Alliance Atlas V CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) soars toward the stratosphere on Friday, July 30 at approximately 2:53 p.m. EDT.
  • Special viewing packages will include the popular Feel the Fun (Atlantis North Lawn) and Feel the Heat (Apollo/Saturn V Center).
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers some of the closest public viewing of launches with distinctive experiences like live launch commentary from space experts and access to all exhibits and attractions prior to the launch. Viewing opportunities include:
    • Feel The Heat
      • Location: Banana Creek at Apollo/Saturn V Center, 5.4 miles from Launch Complex 41
      • Cost:  $250 per person
      • Package includes:
      • Two-day admission (second use is valid after launch, within 30 days)
      • Special badge with lanyard
      • Exclusive gift and mission lithograph
      • Catered meal from Moon Rock Cafe
      • Jumbotron live feed and commentary provided by a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex space expert
      • Bus transportation to and from Banana Creek
      • Digital photo at Apollo/Saturn V Center
    • Feel The Fun
      • Location:  Atlantis North Lawn, 7.1 miles from Launch Complex 41
      • Cost:  $149 per person
      • Package Includes:
      • Two-day admission (second use is valid after launch, within 30 days)
      • Special badge with lanyard
      • Exclusive gift and mission lithograph
      • Catered meal
      • Jumbotron live feed and commentary provided by a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex space expert
      • Live DJ
      • Interactive activities
      • Digital photo at viewing location
    • Main Visitor Complex
      • Location: Atlantis South Lot
      • Cost:  $75
      • Package includes:
      • Two-day admission (second use is valid after launch, within 30 days)
      • Live launch feed projected on large screen and commentary provided by a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex space expert
      • Mission lithograph
  • Launch viewing packages support two launch attempts. The 2nd daily admission ticket included in each package is valid to use within 30 days after the launch date.
  • Only those with a FEEL THE HEAT Package will have access to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. No bus transportation reservations will be available on launch day.
  • Each viewing location has bleacher seating that is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • All launch viewing packages are for all ages and are mission specific for OFT-2. Admission is only valid on the date of the OFT-2 launch, no other launches.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not responsible for the launch’s status or schedule.
  • As always, the health and safety of employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, the visitor complex continues to operate at a limited capacity and encourages advance daily admission purchases. The visitor complex continues to accommodate social distancing queues in restaurants, show viewing areas, and other facilities throughout the complex; and implement increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
  • It is important to note that ticket packages are sold for the specific mission and not for a specific date. Packages can be booked via the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website at the following link: www.kennedyspacecenter.com or by calling 855-737-5235. The limited-availability packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

What They’re Saying:

  • Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: “As we continue to reopen operations, we are excited to bring back some of our most sought-after launch viewing opportunities. This is an exciting launch as we prepare for Boeing’s upcoming crewed launches.”