Boeing is Ready to Test Their CST-100 Starliner!
Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2, or OFT-2, is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path to fly crew missions for NASA to the International Space Station. The uncrewed mission will test the end-to-end capabilities of Starliner and the Atlas V rocket from launch to docking to a return to Earth in the desert of the western United States.
The launch attempt for the Boeing: CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) is scheduled to lift off no earlier than 2:53 p.m. EST, July 30, from Launch Complex 41.
*Disclaimer: All launches are subject to cancellation, or "scrub," at any time, for any reason.
If you’re making your way to the Space Coast to experience the United State’s latest crewed mission to the International Space Station, 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. Please keep in mind the considerations noted above when choosing your ideal launch viewing location.
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.
Jetty Park will open for launch viewing.
• 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.
There are several parks throughout the Space Coast perfect for launch viewing. Plan to arrive early as parking spaces are limited.
- Find a prime viewing spot, learn details about the next mission and watch it launch "Live" by visiting our Launches page and Space Coast Launches for info on upcoming launches.
- Enjoy this extensive list of launch viewing locations in Titusville.
- Check out NASA's preferred list of Space Coast Parks for launch viewing.
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.
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.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is one of the closest places you can see a launch from. You can find information on their viewing options for OFT-2 here.
Live Streaming Options
Skip the traffic and crowds by streaming the launch of OFT-2.
- 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 NASA and United Launch Alliance the day of the launch.
- Watch the NASA Live for direct live streaming from NASA the day of the launch.
- See ULALaunch.com for ULA's launch coverage.
Audio-only launch coverage
Audio only of launch coverage will be carried on the NASA “V” circuits, which may be accessed by dialing (321) 867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," the launch conductor’s countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on (321) 867-7135. Launch will also be available on local amateur VHF radio frequency 146.940 MHz heard within Brevard County.
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 OFT-2, 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 OFT-2 launch. Check out these great activities for your family to reconnect away from crowds and experience great Summer Activities before and after the launch.
Our Visitor Update page contains further information regarding restaurants and city-specific guidelines so you can make the most informed decisions for your family when you choose to travel to the Space Coast.
Beachfront hotels are an ideal viewing area for any launch. These extended stay accommodations are great for people who like to plan ahead. They ensure you will have a front-row seat to beach viewing access, a private bathroom and a place to enjoy some of the great takeout options the Space Coast has to offer. Find and book a room here.
More Information About This Historic Flight
- Stay connected with NASA and OFT-2
- Watch NASA TV
- Learn about the OFT-2 Mission
- Check out Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Event Schedule