Nighttime Delta IV Rocket Launch on May 15 at KSC

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 14, 2014) – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can experience the breathtaking sight of the nighttime launch of a Delta IV rocket as it lifts off Thursday. Visitors may view the launch from the north lawn of the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction, just five and a half miles from the launch pad. Launch viewing is included in daily admission. The Visitor Complex will open at 9 a.m. and stay open late for the 8:08 p.m. Delta IV launch.

Food and beverage venues will remain open until 8 p.m. If the launch is rescheduled, the Visitor Complex will return to its regular closing time of 7 p.m. (launch date and time are subject to change.).

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is launching the Delta IV rocket to carry GPS satellites for the U.S. Air Force. The group of GPS satellites provides the military with navigational assistance for operations on land, at sea, and in the air. In addition, the satellites support civilian users for highly accurate time, location and velocity information.  

This launch will take place at Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It is ULA’s fifth launch of 2014 and the 26th Delta IV launch.

Admission tickets may be purchased at or by calling 877-313-2610.

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