Guests to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have the option to add on an experience to witness the manned SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-3 mission launch from the Florida coast.

What’s Happening:

  • On October 30, at 2:43 a.m. Guests of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have the opportunity to be able to witness the real time excitement as the SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-3 mission takes flight from Launch Complex 39A.
  • NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer will comprise the third crew rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
  • Launch viewing from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be offered at the Apollo/Saturn V Center/Banana Creek – just four miles from Launch Complex 39A – and at the main Visitor Complex.  A number of select special packages will be offered for an enhanced experience:
    • Feel the Fun Package
      • Viewing Location: Atlantis North Lawn
      • Price:   $149
      • Check In:  Begins at 1 a.m., Saturday, October 30
      • Includes:
      • Two–day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
      • Entertaining activities for the entire family including glow activities
      • Real-time launch video and audio feed, along with live, expert commentary
      • Catered meal
      • Complimentary souvenir and a commemorative launch card, badge and lanyard
      • Digital photo from AstroPhotos
    • Feel the Heat Package
      • Viewing Location: Apollo/Saturn V Center/Banana Creek
      • Prices:   $250
      • Bus Boarding: Begins at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, October 30
      • Package includes:
      • Two–day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
      • Bus transportation through NASA’s gates to the Apollo/Saturn V Center
      • Real-time launch expert commentary
      • Complimentary meal served from Moon Rock Cafe
      • Complimentary premium souvenir
      • A commemorative launch card, badge and lanyard
      • Digital photo from AstroPhotos
  • 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: https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com or by calling 855-737-5235.
  • It should be noted that launch viewing is not available for daily admission ticket holders and this launch is a blackout date for annual passes. Launch date, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities. Currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19, included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, the Rocket Garden, the all-new Planet Play and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.