Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can “feel the heat” when the United Launch Alliance Atlas V CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) soars toward the stratosphere on Friday, July 30 at approximately 2:53 p.m. EDT.
“As we continue to reopen operations, we are excited to bring back some of our most sought-after launch viewing opportunities,” said Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This is an exciting launch as we prepare for Boeing’s upcoming crewed launches.”
According to a release, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches with distinctive experiences like live launch commentary from space experts and access to all exhibits and attractions before the launch. Special viewing packages will include the popular Feel the Fun located on the Atlantis North Lawn and Feel the Heat located at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
As always, the health and safety of employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex continues to run at a limited capacity and encourages advanced daily admission purchases. The visitor complex will continue to accommodate social distancing queues in restaurants, show viewing areas, and other facilities throughout the complex; and implement increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
Ticket packages are available for a specific mission and not specified dates.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will not have viewing available for daily admission ticket holders, and this launch is a blackout date for annual passes. Only guests who have valid launch package tickets will have access to the visitor complex on launch day.
Launch packages can be booked via the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website, www.kennedyspacecenter.com, or by calling 855-737-5235. The limited-availability packages are on a first-come, first-served basis.