Atlas V Rocket Launch from Kennedy Space Center Thrills Spectators
Crowds from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Watch Launch
from Apollo/Saturn V Center
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2014) - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests at the Apollo/Saturn V Center inside Kennedy Space Center experienced the unforgettable sights, sounds and earth-shaking vibrations of an Atlas V rocket launch today at 1:21 p.m. United Launch Alliance launched the Atlas V rocket to carry the GPS IIF-8 satellite. GPS IIF-8 is one of the next-generation satellites that serve and protect warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. In addition to government needs, civilians around the world use and depend on GPS capabilities on a daily basis, whether it be through smart phones, computers, car GPS or even for shopping and gaming.
“It was very good. After seeing them years ago on the television, to see one in person is brilliant!” said Peter Quigley of Oxford, England.
 “It was amazing, it was awesome. Very, very amazing,” said Kathy Pastorius visiting from Amelia Island, Florida, “We bought an annual pass so we can come back.”
“It was futureiffic!” said Emily Duncan visiting from Warwick, England with her parents and older brother.
The launch today is one of numerous rocket launches taking place at Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station each year, carrying not only NASA science missions and government satellites, but also testing commercial space endeavors such as SpaceX.
2014 Rocket Launch Schedule (schedule subject to change):
December TBD                                   Delta IV: ULA Orion Exploration Flight Test-1
Dec. 5                                                  SpaceX 5 commercial resupply services flight
A list of upcoming launches, launch-related activities and other special events are available online at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com/events or by calling 866-737-5235.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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 and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.


Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Email: afarmer@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 321-449-4318
Nancy Glasgow, 407-375-2433, nancy@bitner.com
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