Kennedy Space Center Hosts Events Around Juno Mission

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host events and a special viewing opportunity around the August 5 launch of the Atlas V rocket whose impending mission will take it to Jupiter where it will study the core and crust of the largest planet in our solar system. 

To mark this momentous occasion, a variety of launch-related activities has been planned:

· On Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4, from noon to 5 p.m., guests may take part in the Scientists in Action Webcast and pose questions to Juno mission scientists.

· On Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m., children of all ages are invited to the LEGO® Build the Future play area. Guests will be admitted to the play area for 45 minutes to build their vision of the future out of LEGO bricks. For a glimpse at LEGO activities, visit

· On Thursday, Aug. 4, Bill Nye of the Emmy award-winning TV show, “Bill Nye The Science Guy®” will speak to guests at the IMAX® Theater at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to prepare them for the launch of the Juno spacecraft aboard the massive Atlas V rocket.  Arrive early since seating is first-come, first serve.

On Friday Aug. 5, the first 2,000 guests to arrive at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) will be invited to view the launch from the closest possible public viewing area, the Apollo/Saturn V Center.  Additional viewing will be available at the Visitor Center’s Shuttle Plaza. 

All viewing opportunities and additional activities are included in the regular KSCVC admission and each ticket is good for two days. For more information about Juno launch viewing opportunities or activities, or to purchase admission tickets, visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s