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April 28, 2017

FLORIDA - SpaceX’s Falcon 9 NROL-76 to Launch From Kennedy Space Center Sunday

What: 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. This will be SpaceX’s first launch for the NRO.

To catch a glimpse of this top-secret development in action, viewers don’t have to be in Florida’s Space Coast. Rather, launches are visible from up to hundreds of miles away. With the help of the We Are Go Vacationauts app, Vacationauts can utilize the app’s specialty compass that always points in the direction of the next launch, set their eyes on the stars and watch history take off.

Vacationauts can also use the We Are Go Vacationauts app for up to date launch information, the ability to check-in as a viewer, share their photos and experience with the Vacationauts community and more.


When:
Sunday, April 30th
Launch Window from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. GMT

Where:
Space Launch Complex-39A
Kennedy Space Center

Why:
With more rocket launches happening than ever before, Florida continues to be the space launch capital of the world. These launches are both visually stunning and awe-inspiring, and serve as a reminder of the state’s leading role in America’s space program.

About We Are Go Florida
“We Are Go” — three little words that energized and inspired a nation to look toward the stars — is doing the same for a new kind of Florida tourism: space tourism. Soaring with purpose, We Are Go is Space Florida’s consumer-facing brand. We Are Go aims to reignite the world’s quest for adventure, thrilling travelers of all ages with the promise of space-related excitement that can only be found in Florida – one of the busiest spaceports in the world. 

For the most up to date information about launches, download the We Are Go Vacationauts app, follow @WeAreGOFL on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or check the website at www.WeAreGoFL.com