iNTRODUCTION


“We have looked to the stars since the dawn of man, wondering what those twinkling lights in the night sky are. In our pursuit of this knowledge, we gave those lights names; found patterns between them; and attributed epic tales of heroism, sacrifice, drama, and romance to those patterns. For thousands of years, stars have guided our nomadic species as we journeyed the world in search of the next frontier, now they are that frontier. Space launches are a testament to humanity’s ingenuity and never-ending curiosity. We’ve landed men on the moon; built and inhabited an orbiting space station; sent probes to the furthest reaches of space; and now our sights are set on humanity’s next step, becoming a multiplanetary species. With the birth of private space launch companies, such as SpaceX and ULA, more rockets than ever before are leaving Earth from Florida’s Space Coast as some of the most advanced spacecraft in history are being developed on its shores. If you want front row seats to humanity’s future in the stars, there is no better place to be.”

- Chance Belloise, creator of Launch360


While space launches are becoming more common, they’re still quite daunting to plan for — especially if you’ve never experienced one before. Where do you view launches from? Does it cost money? When is the next launch? Who’s launching these rockets and what’s on them? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, know that you are not alone. These are some of the most common questions we get asked on nearly a daily basis. We’ve created this guide to answer these questions and help you get the best launch experience possible. We’ll also be updating and adding more information to this guide on a regular basis.

Below you will find a table of contents. You can navigate to a specific section by simply clicking on its title, otherwise you can click on the Next Section button to go to the next section.


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