SpaceX Night Rocket Launch on June 12, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 4, 2014) – Space fans looking for the perfect way to spend the day of the SpaceX launch on June 12 will find Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex the ideal destination for space exploration. Visitors may enjoy a front row seat to view the stunning night-time launch from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, the closest possible public viewing area. The launch is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. from Launch Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase for launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center, located within Kennedy Space Center and approximately five miles from the launch pad. Launch viewing includes mission control coverage and commentary by four-time space shuttle astronaut Bob Crippen beginning at 8 p.m. and is available for Visitor Complex guests for $20 plus the cost of admission. Admission to the Visitor Complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Bus boarding for the Apollo/Saturn V Center begins at 5:45 p.m. Guests should arrive at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex no later than 7:30 p.m. to allow time for transportation to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. 

The viewing area at the Apollo/Saturn V Center features an open lawn and bleacher section overlooking the Banana River. Launch Pad 40 is located southeast of the viewing area and guests have a direct view of the rocket on the launch pad and lift-off.

In addition to providing launch commentary, Crippen also will be featured in special 20-minute Astronaut Encounter shows in the Lunar Theater at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Food concessions and restroom facilities are available at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

This is the second Falcon 9 launch within three months following the successful April 18 launch of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites to provide two-way data messaging services for global customers.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Launch date, time and viewing locations are subject to change.

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