Space Shuttle Discovery a Go!

The Space Shuttle Discovery was given the A-okay to launch on May 31 at 5:01 p.m. from Cape Canaveral. Instead of seeing it from your parked car on the side of the highway or in your front yard, they’re are two ways you can see the launch up close…

Viewing from the Astronaut Hall of Fame (hurry up on this one several other spots have already sold out so I don’t see this one last very long!): 

Tickets can be obtained from and include:

  • Views of Space Shuttle Launch from the Astronaut Hall of Fame
    This is the closest viewing area available off KSC property
  • Admission to Astronaut Hall of Fame
    Including motion based simulators and hands-on exhibits
  • Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    Including bus tour and all exhibits. Your Admission Badge can be used before launch day or after the day of launch.
  • A giant screen television keeping you up to date with all the day’s launch activites, astronaut interviews, views of the astronauts boarding the Space Shuttle, and a live shot of the Space Shuttle as it makes it’s initial lift off from the launch pad.
  • A veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut will be on hand to keep you up to date on shuttle and crew preparations, answer your questions and give you a running commentary as the countdown clock reaches zero.

Space Shuttle Discovery Cruise:

Get a view of our next Space Shuttle Launch on the Water! Dolphin Girl Cruises and Eco Tours will leave from Conch Key Grille, 6533 South U.S. Highway 1 in Rockledge. The boat leaves promptly at 3:30 p.m. for the 5:01 p.m. launch. To reserve your space, call (321)591-3760.


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