on April 13 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 2, 2015) — KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can experience the stunning sights and powerful sounds of the April 13 launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled for 4:33 p.m., with two exclusive launch viewing locations from which to choose.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will send the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the sixth of 14 resupply missions by SpaceX for NASA, delivering food and supplies, including new science experiments and technology research, to the crew aboard the ISS.
The Visitor Complex will offer launch viewing from the 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 located in the main Visitor Complex.
Each of the locations offers thrilling viewing experiences:
- The Apollo/Saturn V Center is located within Kennedy Space Center and is approximately eight miles from Space Launch Complex 37. 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 Transportation Tickets to Apollo/Saturn V Center are available for $20 in addition to admission and may be purchased online at KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 866-870-6239. Buses from the Visitor Complex will begin taking guests with Launch Transportation Tickets to the Apollo/Saturn V Center at 2:45 p.m.
- Located at the main Visitor Complex, viewing adjacent to Space Shuttle Atlantis is included in daily admission. The viewing area is approximately seven miles from the launch pad and 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.
Visitor Complex hours on April 13 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, Exploration Space®: 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. 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.
Nancy Glasgow, 407-290-1060, ext. 104, firstname.lastname@example.org