by Megan Massion | June 3, 2019

Summer 2019 Rocket Launches on the Space Coast

3. 2. 1. Blast Off! Make your plans now to witness history on Florida's Space Coast.

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At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, the crew access arm has been extended to the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft
SpaceX now draws its own crowds to watch its Falcon rockets take off. Photography courtesy of NASA

June 21, 2019: Kennedy Space Center

— Vehicle —
SpaceX Falcon Heavy | STP-2
— Mission —
 SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 mission with a group of military and research satellites.

June 27, 2019: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

— Vehicle —
ULA Atlas V | AEHF 5
— Mission —
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket takes off to send into space the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, which will deliver highly secure communications to Earth.

July 7, 2019:Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

— Vehicle —
SpaceX Falcon 9 | SpaceX CRS 18 
— Mission —
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to dispatch the 20th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 18th operational cargo delivery to the International Space Station.

Shuttle Launches are a rich part of Florida’s history, read more here.

July 25, 2019: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

— Vehicle —
ULA Delta 4 | GPS 3 SV02
— Mission —
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket to launch the U.S. Air Force’s second third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

July 25, 2019: Kennedy Space Center 

— Vehicle —
SpaceX Falcon 9 | Crew Dragon Demo 2
— Mission —
 A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will dispatch a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on its first manned test flight with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken aboard.

August 17: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

— Vehicle —
 ULA Atlas V | CST-100 Starliner
— Mission —
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will send Boeing’s first CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an orbital test mission to the International Space Station.

Note: Launch dates and times subject to change. Check schedules before making plans.

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