Friday, September 28, 2012
Rocket Liftoff Up Close and Personal
What: See the space launch of a Delta IV rocket from a special viewing area and listen to live launch commentary from mission control.
When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012; launch window scheduled for between 8:10 and 8:29 a.m. EDT.
Where: Launch Complex 37 B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cost: Launch viewing is included with admission to Kennedy Space Center which is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11.
Details: The Delta IV-Medium rocket, built by the United Launch Alliance, will be carrying the Navstar GPS, a constellation of satellites providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air, as well as supporting consumer GPS devices by providing accurate time, location and velocity information.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open early at 7 a.m.
Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily.
Call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.