**Launch date is tentative and subject to change** A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5…Details
This is where it all began. The Space Coast of Florida is where astronauts sat atop a fiery explosion that hurled them 238,000 miles to the moon and then back. Here is the home of the men and women who dared to attempt the impossible and the geniuses who made it real. And it is where rockets still roar into orbit. That's why they call this the Space Coast.
We now have more live rocket launches on the Space Coast than ever before. With SpaceX and United Launch Alliance having operations at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, we typically have launches every single month. Launches can be viewed from different venues around Space Coast. Come and experience this century's Space Race, with the mission being commercial space flight and eventually, Mars. Space exploration has never been more exciting, and the only way to fully understand it is to feel the rumble of a real live rocket launch.
And even if there isn't a live launch scheduled during your stay, you can still experience the drama of spaceflight with a visit to Kennedy Space Center - where you can strap in and launch as part of one of the most realistic spaceflight simulators in the world or immerse your imagination inside the immense IMAX Theater experience. And that's just the beginning. Get up close to Space Shuttle Atlantis in a remarkable display that puts you so near you can actually see the space dust on its nose. Meet astronauts. See Angry Birds Space Encounter. Find out why those birds are so angry. Fun? You bet. And if you learn something along the way, well, that's the price you pay.
The 20th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is scheduled for January 25-30, 2017. Festival…Details
Make the boat on time with Comfort Inn & Suites Resort Hotels & Conference Center's FLY, SNOOZE & CRUISE…Details
Fly into the Orlando, Sanford, or Melbourne International Airport and shuttle transportation will pick you up…Details