A rocket launch is an educational and thrilling experience. Observing the launchpad and listening to the countdown, then seeing the rocket’s flames and powerful roar of the engine—it is so impressive that it can give you goosebumps.
Kennedy Space Center offers the closest public observation of rocket launches. The tickets are online and sell out fast so check the website regularly. The launches take place year round on certain dates, and tickets usually appear a few months or weeks in advance.
Availability and location depend on the scheduled launch time and is decided by NASA and U.S. Air Force. Since space launches require specific weather conditions, the launch schedule can change.
You can also buy an annual pass in order to see all rocket launches, as well as a number of other events happening at the Kennedy Space Center. It is located near Titusville in central Florida. There is also a wildlife refuge, as well as NASA’s launch headquarters.