Kennedy Space Center

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.

Live Rocket Launches

There's 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,  launches typically take place every single month. Launches can be viewed from different venues around Florida's 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. Celebrate the pioneers of NASA’s early space programs which inspired a nation to reach for the stars at the Heroes & Legends exhibit. Meet astronauts. Fun? You bet. And if you learn something along the way, well, that's the price you pay.

Want to learn more about Florida's Space Coast? Visit the FAQs page or order a Vacation Guide.

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21st Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival January 24, 2018 - January 29, 2018

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SpaceX Falcon 9- SES 16/GovSat 1- Rocket Launch January 30, 2018

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