Pint-sized astronaut enthusiasts rejoice! NASA’s rocket launch travel packages are the perfect main event for any space-loving family’s vacation.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s launch viewing packages provide the public with a sneak peek into NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The program, which will eventually carry crewed flights into space for the first time since 2011, will launch the un-crewed Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (Demo-1) on Mar. 2. Your family can score tickets to watch the big launch from less than four miles away!

Launching from Kennedy Space Center’s famed launchpad 39A—where Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong blasted off from during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission—the SpaceX Demo-1 launch is another potential history-maker. Visitors can watch the early-March launch from either the Apollo/Saturn V Center or Space Shuttle Atlantis North Lawn viewing area, depending on which package you choose.

The “Feel the Heat” package ($195 per person) includes a two-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, up-close encounters with the Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator, a premium catered meal, lanyard and commemorative Demo-1 badge, commemorative Demo-1 lithograph, SpaceX luggage tag, reusable water bottle, digital photo of the day and full access to the Apollo/Saturn V Center’s exhibits.

Visitors choosing the “Feel the Fun” package ($115 per person) will also get two-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex along with launch viewing, a catered meal, SpaceX luggage tag, commemorative Demo-1 lithograph,  digital photo, access to the launch party and a junior astronaut activity.

To purchase tickets, visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website here. Even though the launch viewing packages list a launch date, tickets are sold by mission—in other words, dates are subject to change.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Kennedy Space Center via Instagram 



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