Launch Viewing Plans for SpaceX-7, Summer 2015

December 22, 2016 – 03:50 pm

IMG_3262_2a_Antares-Orb-3_Ken-Kremer-copyThis page provides logistical information for the SSEP delegations traveling down to the launch of the Mission 7 to ISS Odyssey experiments payload aboard SpaceX CRS-7, currently scheduled for liftoff at 11:09 am EDT, June 26, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

SSEP delegations will be watching the launch from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) (download a map), and we are excited to report NASA has requested that on launch day the SSEP Student Researcher delegates conduct two 1-hour Public Briefings on the flight experiments. KSCVC is also working on a VIP tour of KSC on the day after launch.

For the Launch Plan detailed below (June 27-30) we have currently 124 attending (30 SSEP Student Researchers, 14 teachers/administrators, 68 family members, and 12 other stakeholders) from 9 communities: La Verne, California; Hartford, Connecticut; Bear, Delaware; Hillsborough County, Florida; Johnson County, Nebraska; Somerset, New Jersey; Erie, Pennsylvania; Knox County, Tennessee; and North Charleston, South Carolina.

Dress code: all delegates are advised that dress code is business casual, e.g., slacks, shirt with collar (no T-shirts or sneakers).

of Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

A. Basic Travel Information

1. Airline and Airport

Where should folks fly in? NASA recommends to their guests that they fly into Orlando given it is serviced by multiple carriers. You can certainly try flying in to Melbourne, which is closer, but flights are far more limited.


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