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January 26, 2018

FLORIDA - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For Launch of the World’s Most Powerful Rocket, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy


Special Packages include launch parties, commemorative gifts, live commentary and more

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 25, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy lifts off from Kennedy Space Center’s famed Pad 39A, the same launchpad from which Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set course for the moon on Apollo 11 in 1969, a new kind of history will be made. In anticipation of the once-in-a-lifetime event, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering guests special viewing opportunities through a selection of packages designed to enhance the experience, all within a few miles from the launchpads. They are as follows: 


Package:   “Feel the Heat”
Location:    Apollo/Saturn V Center
Cost:    $195 per person
Package includes:
  • Two-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, plus transportation to Apollo/Saturn V Center viewing location - the closest you can safely get to watch the world’s most powerful rocket
  • A trip to the Shuttle Landing Facility for a first-ever opportunity for the public to visit the exact spot where space shuttle Atlantis made its final wheel stop after its 5.2-million-mile journey.
  • Premium catered meal including a champagne toast and commemorative champagne flute keepsake
  • SpaceX hat
  • Visitor complex parking*
  • Jumbotron access and live, expert commentary of launch and landing
  • A special guest presentation
  • Full access to the shows and exhibits at Apollo/Saturn V Center for pre- and post-launch entertainment
  • Junior Astronaut Activity Tent
  • Photo Booth

Package: “Closest” at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Location:  Space Shuttle Atlantis® North lawn viewing
Cost:  $115 per person
Package includes:
  • Two– day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Launch viewing from the Space Shuttle Atlantis North Lawn Viewing Location
  • Buffet meal
  • Keepsakes such as SpaceX sticker and a commemorative item
  • Visitor complex parking*
  • Jumbotron access and live, expert commentary of launch and landing
  • Live programing 
  • Launch party featuring a live DJ, beach balls, noise makers, giveaways and more 
  • Digital photo on the day of the launch with special background options

Package: “Closer”
Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Cost:  $75 per person
Package includes:
  • Two-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • A commemorative keepsake
  • Visitor complex parking*
  • Full access to the activities, exhibits, shows and displays at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex pre- and post-launch
  • Jumbotron access and live, expert commentary of launch and landing
  • Digital photo on the day of the launch with special background options

*A limited number of preferred parking passes are available for the above packages at an additional cost of $15

Package: “Close”
Location:  ATX Center on Vectorspace Blvd.
Cost:  $35
Package includes:
  • Viewing access
  • Vectorspace parking
  • Jumbotron access and live, expert commentary of launch and landing
  • Food, beverage and retail items will be available for purchase

Ticket packages are sold for the specific mission (SpaceX Falcon Heavy) and not for a specific date. Packages can be booked via the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website at the following link:  https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launches-and-events/events-calendar/falcon-heavy-launches or by calling 855-737-5235. The limited-availability packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities, including Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere®, Rocket Garden, Cosmic Quest, and the new Astronaut Training Experience®, opening February 2018. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visitwww.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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