Crew-3 Crew Photo with Logo
Crew-3 Launch

Crew-3 Has Moved It's Launch Date

SpaceX and NASA are teaming up again to launch astronauts from American soil to the International Space Station. The latest targeted launch attempt is November 10, 2021 at 9:03 PM

Get your front seat on the Space Coast as astronauts Thomas Mashburn, Kayla Barron, Matthias Maurer, and Commander Raj Chari catch a ride to the International Space Station!

Crew-3 will be the third crew rotation mission of SpaceX's human space transportation system and its fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, to the space station through NASA's Commercial Crew Program. NASA and SpaceX have moved the targeted launch attempt to no earlier than November 10, 2021 at 9:03 PM, for launch.

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Viewing Locations

If you’re making your way to the Space Coast to experience the United State’s latest crewed mission, there are some very important factors to consider.

Parking on the sides of highways and on causeways is extremely dangerous and strictly prohibited.

Launch Viewing Location Map

Check out this map of our favorite spots to watch a rocket launch on the Space Coast. 

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers some of the closest options for launch viewing. They are offering two viewing options for Crew-3: "Feel the Fun", which places a little under 7 miles from the launch pad, and "Feel the Heat", which will put you within 4 miles of the launch pad.  You can find information on their viewing options for Crew-3 here

Beachside Viewing

Heading to the beach is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the launch; however, parking spots on popular beach access points fill up quickly. Plan to be here early to secure your spot in the lot and on the sand. 

Playalinda Beach - Canaveral National Seashore

The seashore plans to remain open for Kennedy Space Center launches that are within park operating hours of 6 AM - 8 PM. Incoming traffic may close for park safety/capacity. NASA has the authority to close part of the seashore for space center operations.

Jetty Park 

Jetty Park may be open for launch viewing.  Day passes can be purchased online here.

• If you leave the park and return, re-entry is not guaranteed if 
   the park is at capacity
• Jetty park is open until 9:00pm. 

Port Canaveral Parking
Parking Plan at Jetty Park, Image courtesy of Port Canaveral
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Parking Plan for The Cove at Port Canaveral. Image courtesy of Port Canaveral 

Park Viewing 

There are several parks throughout the Space Coast perfect for launch viewing. Plan to arrive early as parking spaces are limited.

Viewing By Boat

Viewing rocket launches from a boat on the Indian River Lagoon or the Atlantic Ocean is a fun and unique way to witness history. 

Mariners and pilots can learn about launch hazard areas and restrictions by calling (800) 470-7232. The United States Coast Guard broadcasts this information on Marine Band Channel 16.

Crew3 Mariner Map

Check boat ramp access status by searching for Brevard County, FL US with the FWC Boat Ramp Status App.  It's extremely important to become familiar with and adhere to the Boater Safety and Security Zones in place by the Coast Guard. More information including a map of Security Zones will be updated as it becomes available.

Live Streaming Options

Skip the traffic and crowds by streaming the launch of Crew-3.

  • Download the Launch Console App on Google Play or Apple App Store for accurate and up-to-date push notifications, a real-time, up-to-the-second countdown clock, a live video feed, and a compass to point where to view in the sky.
  • Check out Space Coast Launches for a live feed from SpaceX the day of the launch. 

Traffic Considerations

Historic spaceflight has always drawn large crowds to the Space Coast. Our county works hard to direct the flow of traffic. If you choose to visit the Space Coast to witness the launch of Crew-3, expect traffic and considerable delays. Make sure that you have all the essential items you need for an extended trip including important medication, water, food, and gasoline. 

Sign Up For Traffic and Emergency Alerts

Stay up to date with traffic and launch conditions by texting BrevardEOC to 888-777 for SMS alerts. You can also connect with Brevard County Emergency Management's social media for important notifications on your preferred social platform. 

Planning Your Trip

There are many ways you can enjoy your trip to the Space Coast to see the Crew-3 launch. Check out these great activities for your family to reconnect away from crowds and experience great ways to spend some time in Cocoa Beach before and after the launch. 

Our Visitor Update page contains important information about road closures, and health and safety guidelines, so you can make the most informed decisions for your family when you choose to travel to the Space Coast. 

Hotels

Many of our hotels offer great viewing! Hotels along our beaches and with balconies facing the launch pads are ideal viewing areas for any launch. These accommodations are great for people who like to plan ahead. Make the most of your rocket launch experience and stay on the Space Coast. Find and book a room here

More Information About This Historic Flight

Disclaimer: We are doing our best to keep this information up-to-date and accurate. At the time of publication, this information is factual. Please understand that details are subject to change at any time.