Kennedy Space Center Guests can experience the thrilling sights and sounds of the July 22 launch of an Delta IV rocket, scheduled for 8:07 p.m. EDT, with three exclusive launch viewing locations from which to choose. The Delta IV will carry a Wideband Global SATCOM 7 Satellite, the seventh of 10 high-capacity military communications satellites providing vital service for tactical forces that rely on WGS for connectivity to the Defense Information Systems Network.
The visitor complex will offer launch viewing from the LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center, located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center, as well as bleacher seating or an open lawn viewing area near Space Shuttle Atlantis in the main visitor complex.
Each of the locations offers thrilling viewing experiences:
- The LC-39 Observation Gantry offers a premium, up-close view of the rocket on the launch pad and during lift off. Just miles away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, guests can feel the force of the launch and hear the roar of the engines. This area features lawn and bleacher seating, as well as live launch commentary. The viewing package includes launch transportation, a light snack and a souvenir T-shirt. Launch Transportation Tickets to the LC-39 Observation Gantry are available for $49 in addition to admission. Purchase tickets by calling 855-475-8415.
- The Apollo/Saturn V Center is located within Kennedy Space Center and the viewing area features an open lawn and bleacher section overlooking the scenic Banana River. The area includes live launch commentary, food and retail available for purchase, and indoor restroom facilities. Launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center is included in daily admission. Tickets to the Apollo/Saturn V Center are available for $20 in addition to admission. Guests may purchase tickets by calling 866-870-6239.
- Located at the main visitor complex, viewing adjacent to Space Shuttle Atlantis is included in daily admission. The viewing area offers guests a view of the rocket once it clears the tree line. Bleacher seating, an open lawn viewing area and live launch commentary are provided.
Buses from the visitor complex will take guests to the LC-39 Observation Gantry from the Rocket Garden from 5:30 p.m. until the last bus departs at 7 p.m. Buses will transport guests to the Apollo/Saturn V Center from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the visitor complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tickets may be purchased at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 877-313-2610. Visitor complex hours on July 15 are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As a reminder, launch date, time, and viewing locations are subject to change at any time.