Viewing Launches at Cape Canaveral
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As of September 2011, only Delta 4, Atlas 5 and Falcon 9 rockets are launching from Cape Canaveral
Please click the above link for viewing information for the next launch.

There is nothing on Earth like a rocket launch, and Cape Canaveral is one of the only places in the world with easy to reach, publicly-accessible spots to view them in person, up close. A launch is something everyone should experience at least once in their life.

If you are traveling to see a launch, or if you will be in the Central Florida area at the time of a launch, you should not miss out on the opportunity. I have met many a person who has been hesitant about wasting his or her time on a launch, especially if it wasn't the space shuttle.

But then, they came to see one. Rocket launches are by no means regular business, and some describe them as all the fireworks shows rolled into one. Several people I know who finally came to see one then wanted to come back every chance for another. A rocket launch is an amazing experience, especially at night when it lights up the sky for miles around (frequently, they cause people as far south as Miami to phone the police reporting an explosion or UFO).

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On the web since early 2005, what follows are complete, accurate (guaranteed) & descriptive launch viewing information packets for each type of rocket currently launching. I have made every effort to include every possible public viewing option for each type of rocket launched from The Cape, and the correct directions to all of them. I have personally verified from calculations & experience that those sites named are the best and closest viewing locations, and that the distances given are accurate to within a tenth of a mile. Where I could, I have included or linked to photos of launches taken from those areas.

Feel free to
drop me a line with further questions if you have them, or to share your experiences.

Delta 4, Atlas 5 and Falcon 9 are the only current launches taking place at Cape Canaveral:
Space Shuttle Launch Viewing
(Archived)
Delta 2 Launch Viewing
(Archived)
Delta 4 / Atlas 5 / Falcon 9 Viewing