07.20.2015
Guests Can Enjoy Best Public Viewing of Delta IV Rocket Launch
on July 22 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
 
Exclusive Viewing Options Offer a ‘Front Row Seat’ for the Launch
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla(July 17, 2015) — KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can experience the thrilling sights and thundering 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 (WGS-7), 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 AtlantisSM 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 Apollo/Saturn V Center are available for $20 in addition to admission. Purchase tickets at KennedySpaceCenter.com or 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 beginning at 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 admission 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.
 
Launch date, time and viewing locations are subject to change.
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, the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter,Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. 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. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers multiday admission 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.

Contact(s)

Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Email: afarmer@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 321-449-4318
Nancy Glasgow, 407-290-1060, ext. 104, nancy@bitner.com
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