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VIEW ROCKET LAUNCHES & MEET ASTRONAUTS

Come face-to-face with space during special events at Kennedy Space Center. Visitors can watch rockets blast off, meet astronauts and celebrate holidays in space, just to name a few. Make space in your travels for unique and inspiring experiences during your Florida vacation.
 

EVENTS CALENDAR

Who is the astronaut of the day? When is the next rocket launch? Any special events coming up? Check the calendar to plan your visit.

Please note that only officially confirmed launch dates appear on the event calendar.  How to Watch a Rocket Launch at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Wendy Lawrence

When: Mar 08, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Wendy Lawrence during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Rocket Launches

Rocket Launch: March 14, 2020 9:21 AM EDT | SpaceX Falcon 9 Starlink 6th Mission

When: Mar 14, 2020 09:21 AM

Where: Launch Complex 39A

Witness the launch of the 6th Starlink mission, set to liftoff from Kennedy Space Center.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Ken Cameron

When: Mar 15, 2020 – Mar 19, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Ken Cameron during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission!
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Events

Fly With An Astronaut | Barbara Morgan

When: Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 22, 2020 | 9:15 AM – 1:30 PM Daily

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Take a guided tour of Kennedy Space Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a retired NASA astronaut, during this exclusive program.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Anna Fisher

When: Mar 20, 2020 – Mar 23, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Anna Fisher during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Ken Cameron

When: Mar 24, 2020 – Mar 26, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Ken Cameron during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Winston Scott

When: Mar 27, 2020 – Mar 29, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Winston Scott during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Bring your camera and questions!
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Rocket Launches

Rocket Launch: NET March 30, 2020 | SpaceX Falcon 9 SAOCOM 1B

When: Mar 30, 2020

Where: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 for Argentina’s space agency.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Jon McBride

When: Mar 30, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Jon McBride during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission, or Dine With An Astronaut. Be sure to bring your questions and camera!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Marcos Pontes

When: Apr 01, 2020 – Apr 07, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Marcos Pontes during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Bring your questions and camera!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut J.O.Creighton

When: Apr 08, 2020 – Apr 13, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet an astronaut J.O. Creighton during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter.
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Events

Honoring Apollo 13 | Apollo Program 50th Anniversary Celebrations

When: Apr 11, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

For the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, guests to the visitor complex receive a collectable commemorative card set honoring Apollo 13.
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NASA Ambassador Presentation | Skye Schwartz

When: Apr 11, 2020

Where: Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted

Hear from NASA Solar System Ambassador Skye Schwartz as she discusses current NASA missions.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Charlie Walker

When: Apr 14, 2020 – Apr 18, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Charlie Walker during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter. Bring your camera and your questions!
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Events

Earth Day Celebration | 50th Anniversary

When: Apr 16, 2020 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Apollo / Saturn V Center

It’s the 50th year for Earth Day! Stop by for a showcase of eco-friendly and sustainable practices, products and technologies.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Jerry Ross

When: Apr 19, 2020 – Apr 23, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Jerry Ross during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Learn all of the ways you can meet the Astronaut of the Day!
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Events

Fly With An Astronaut Anna Fisher

When: Apr 24, 2020 – Apr 26, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Take a guided tour of Kennedy Space Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a retired NASA astronaut, during this exclusive program.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Winston Scott

When: Apr 24, 2020 – Apr 26, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Winston Scott during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Bring your camera and questions!
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NASA Ambassador Presentation | Skye Schwartz

When: Apr 25, 2020

Where: Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted

Hear from NASA Solar System Ambassador Skye Schwartz as she discusses current NASA missions.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Anna Fisher

When: Apr 27, 2020 – Apr 28, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Anna Fisher during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Bob Cenker

When: Apr 29, 2020 – May 03, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Bob Cenker during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Mark Lee

When: May 04, 2020 – May 07, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Mark Lee during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission! Learn all of the ways you can see the Astronaut of the Day.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Ken Cameron

When: May 08, 2020 – May 12, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Ken Cameron during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Fred Gregory

When: May 13, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Fred Gregory during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Learn all of the ways you can meet the Astronaut of the Day!
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Events

2020 U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame Induction

When: May 16, 2020 11:00 AM

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Join us as veteran astronauts Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Pamela A. Melroy and Scott Kelly are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place at the visitor complex and is included with admission.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Don Thomas

When: May 18, 2020 – May 22, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Don Thomas during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Bring a camera and your questions!
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Events

Fly With An Astronaut | Norm Thagard

When: May 22, 2020 – May 24, 2020 | 9:15 AM – 1:30 PM Daily

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Take a guided tour of Kennedy Space Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a retired NASA astronaut, during this exclusive program.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut John Blaha

When: May 23, 2020 – May 27, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut John Blaha during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and snap a photo with the Astronaut of the Day!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Jack Lousma

When: May 28, 2020 – Jun 01, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Jack Lousma during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Charlie Walker

When: Jun 02, 2020 – Jun 05, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Charlie Walker during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter. Bring your camera and your questions!
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Events

Launch Director Tour Of Space Shuttle Atlantis®

When: Jun 04, 2020 | 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Where: Space Shuttle Atlantis

Reserve this exclusive tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Launch Director Mike Leinbach, who gave the final “go” for the launch of 37 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of Atlantis STS-135.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Ken Cameron

When: Jun 06, 2020 – Jun 09, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Ken Cameron during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Wendy Lawrence

When: Jun 10, 2020 – Jun 14, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Wendy Lawrence during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Bill McArthur

When: Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 19, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Bill McArthur during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Events

Launch Director Tour Of Space Shuttle Atlantis®

When: Jun 18, 2020 | 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Where: Space Shuttle Atlantis

Reserve this exclusive tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Launch Director Mike Leinbach, who gave the final “go” for the launch of 37 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of Atlantis STS-135.
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Events

Fly With An Astronaut | Mike Foreman

When: Jun 19, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020 | 9:15 AM – 1:30 PM Daily

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Take a guided tour of Kennedy Space Center, eat a catered lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a retired NASA astronaut, during this exclusive program.
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Sam Durrance

When: Jun 20, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Sam Durrance during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission, or Dine With An Astronaut. Be sure to bring your questions and camera!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Mike Foreman

When: Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 24, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center

Meet astronaut Mike Foreman during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Be sure to bring your camera and questions for the Astronaut of the Day!
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Astronaut Appearance

Meet Astronaut Brian Duffy

When: Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 03, 2020

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Meet astronaut Brian Duffy during a live presentation at Astronaut Encounter, included with daily admission. Learn all of the ways you can meet the Astronaut of the Day!

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