Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced viewing packages are available for guests up to see the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-44 on Tuesday, November 1, from some of the closest public launch viewing sites. The launch viewing packages will include real-time expert launch commentary, commemorative souvenirs, and exciting activities.
The Visitor’s Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering multiple days of fun, inspiration, and educational activities. Included with admission is the all-new Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex, Heroes & Legends, which features the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, the Rocket Garden, Planet Play and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
According to a release, the launch window for Tuesday's launch opens from 9:40 – 10:11 a.m., and SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the USSF-44 mission for the U.S. Space Force from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The mission will deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, including a TETRA 1 microsatellite.
Guests who purchase a launch viewing package will also have the opportunity to watch the landing of both side boosters, which will return to landing sites 1 and 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and hear the sonic boom.
The packages for the launch include:
Feel the Heat Package
General Admission Launch Viewing
- Launch viewing is available with daily admission tickets; however, the launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.
Following the launch, guests can get a “nose-to-nose” view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster suspended from the ceiling inside Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex. While there, guests can see other flight-flown artifacts – including the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 capsule and SpaceX Cargo Dragon COTS-2.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com.