Kennedy Space Center Delta IV Rocket Launch

View the Sights and Sounds of the Delta IV Rocket Launch on Oct. 4 from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Experience the thrill of a space launch as a Delta IV rocket lifts off from the Space Coast on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.  Visitors can witness the sights and sounds of the launch from a special viewing area, including live launch commentary from mission control at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The launch window is scheduled between 8:10 and 8:29 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Delta IV-Medium rocket, built by the United Launch Alliance, will be carrying the Navstar GPS, a constellation of satellites providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air, as well as supporting consumer GPS devices by providing accurate time, location and velocity information. Considered the next generation of GPS satellites, the technology incorporates various improvements to provide greater accuracy and increased signals to enhance the performance for users.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-313-2610 or visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open early at 7 a.m. Launch viewing is included with admission which is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11.

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season.  Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $63 + tax for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11.  For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit


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