Can you see a NASA launch pad?
Viewing locations are within a few miles/kilometers from the launch pads, so you can see and feel the liftoff of spacecraft leaving Earth under the full power of mighty rocket engines. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for launch viewing announcements.
What launchpad did the space shuttle use?
Launch Complex 39
Launch Complex 39 (LC-39) is a rocket launch site at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. The site and its collection of facilities were originally built as the Apollo program’s “Moonport” and later modified for the Space Shuttle program.
Is there a virtual tour of the International Space Station?
Google Arts & Culture now offers a full, 360-degree virtual tour of the International Space Station, and it’s accessible to anyone with internet access.
Are space launches open to the public?
See a Launch Up Close! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches, as well as launch commentary, bleacher seating and access to exhibits and attractions. Launch viewing tickets are available for some — but not all — launches, depending on date and time of the launch.
How much does it cost to watch a space shuttle launch?
Located in the Canaveral National Seashore, Playalinda Beach is one the closest locations to view rocket launches on the Space Coast. With a short walk down the beach, you can be within 5 miles of the launch. It is located within a National Park, so a $10 entrance fee is required.
What does a launching pad do?
the platform on which a missile or launch vehicle undergoes final prelaunch checkout and countdown and from which it is launched from the surface of the earth.
How do you explore space virtually?
Here are the best virtual tours:
- Commercial Crew Program 360-Degree VR Tour.
- “Go for Flight”
- “Next Stop: The Stratosphere”
- Exoplanet Travel Bureau.
- Hubble Space Telescope mission operations center.
- NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions.
- International Space Station.
- NASA Facilities.