ROCKET LAUNCH SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-44 - Kennedy Space Center

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-44

Nov 01, 2022 09:40 AM Launch Complex 39A • Kennedy Space Center


It's been more than 40 months since the last Falcon Heavy launch! Make sure to reserve your spot to see the mighty rocket take flight.

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF-44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is expected to deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, one of which is the TETRA 1 microsatellite.

For this launch, the Falcon Heavy's two side boosters will land on landing zone 1 and landing zone 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and the core stage will be expended. During this double landing, you will be able to see the boosters descend back towards the landing zones, like seen in the video below, and then experience a double sonic boom from their re-entry.


Feel the rumble of the Falcon Heavy rocket from one of the following viewing locations:

Falcon Heavy launching from Launch Complex 39A

ROCKET LAUNCH: SpaceX Falcon Heavy USSF-44 | November 1, 2022

Feel The Heat Launch Viewing Package 

Get as close to the launch pad as possible. From here, you will see the rocket leave the pad! Plus, gain exclusive access to the Apollo/Saturn V Center exhibits and attractions during the launch window. 

WHERE: Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area at the Apollo/Saturn V Center 
Approximately 3.9 miles/6.27 kilometers 
$250 plus tax, available online only 


Launch viewing packages support two launch attempts and an additional daily admission ticket that is valid to use within 30 days after the launch date. Bus transportation through NASA’s gates to the Apollo/Saturn V Center  Real-time launch commentary from a space-expert   Complimentary meal  Complimentary premium souvenir  A commemorative launch card, badge and lanyard Digital photo of your party from AstroPhotos



Check-in for Feel the Heat begins at 5:30 AM; Bus boarding begins at 6:00 AM. Plan to arrive early and plan for increased traffic Bleacher space is limited. For lawn seating, we recommend you bring a blanket or foldable chair that can be carried in a shoulder bag Launch viewing packages are for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult Launch viewing packages support two launch attempts and an additional daily admission ticket that is valid to use within 30 days after the launch date. Please review the Scrub Policy

Launch Viewing with admission

Viewing from the main visitor complex is included with admission. You will see the launch as soon as the rocket clears the tree line.

WHERE: Main Visitor Complex
 Approximately 7.5 miles/12 kilometers from the launch pad
PRICE: Included with daily admission


Live launch commentary with audio, located at designated viewing areas Access to all available exhibits, shows, and attractions located at the main visitor complex that are included with admission


Important Information: 

We highly recommend you pre-purchase your admission ticket(s) online and ahead of time. Capacity is limited.

Refunds on admission will not be offered in the event of a scrub or delay.

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