SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS NG-20 Launch Viewing Details Revealed: Experience the Spectacle of a NASA Resupply Mission

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida will be the site of the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS NG-20 launch on January 30, 2024, at 12:07 PM. This mission marks Northrop Grumman’s 20th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. The payload, the NG-20 Cygnus spacecraft, will transport scientific research, crew supplies, and hardware to the ISS.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering two locations for viewing the launch. The Banana Creek Launch Viewing Area, approximately 6.2 miles from the launch pad, will open to the public at 9:30 AM. Accessible via the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, this viewing area provides launch video, audio, and communicator commentary. The other viewing area is the Atlantis North Lawn, approximately 6.8 miles from the launch pad. Visitors to the Space Shuttle Atlantis® exhibit can watch the rocket from this location, with launch audio, video, and communicator commentary available.

Space enthusiasts attending the launch should keep in mind that viewing is included with admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for admission can be purchased on the Kennedy Space Center website.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS NG-20 mission is part of NASA’s ongoing efforts to resupply the International Space Station. The Falcon 9, a reusable launch vehicle developed by SpaceX, will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The NG-20 Cygnus spacecraft will carry various supplies to support the crew on the ISS, as well as scientific experiments to further space research. Upon clearing the tree line, the rocket will be visible from the Atlantis North Lawn viewing area. This mission is crucial for the continued operations and scientific advancements on the ISS.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a visitor-funded entity operated for NASA by Delaware North. The complex offers an immersive experience for space enthusiasts, allowing them to explore the rich history of space exploration and witness remarkable launches like the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS NG-20.

To stay informed about upcoming launches, rocket launches, astronaut appearances, and other space-related events, visitors can sign up to receive exclusive news and launch alerts from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. By providing their contact information, they will never miss out on the exciting events happening at the complex.