The Best Hotel Deals for Rocket Launches

Kennedy Space Center Hotel Reservations

Ocean Front Hotels and Condos with Great Views

National Geographic names the Kennedy Space Center and the Space Coast of Florida as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Watch Rocket Launches from Your Hotel or Condo Rental

rocket launches space coastThe last manned rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center brought 100,000 visitors to the Space Coast to witness this historic event. There are now launches almost every week at the Kennedy Space center and the safest way to witness a rocket launch is from your hotel.

Now is the time to book your hotel reservations near the Kennedy Space Center!


Launch Sites

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is now named Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. All rocket launches originate from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station which is part of the overall Kennedy Space Center. Three launch pads are currently used at the Space Force Station, depending on the entity launching the rocket.

All launch sites are located on a barrier island along Florida's east coast, about 50 miles due east of Orlando and known as Cape Canaveral. Nearby Patrick Space Force Base supports security for all launches and NASA recovery efforts for manned spacecraft.

Mars Launch July 30, 2020 and Landing on February 18, 2021

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover launched on Thursday, July 30, on a seven month journey designed to search for astrobiological evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, according to NASA. Perseverance launched at 7:50 a.m. Eastern Time (7:50 p.m. BJT) Thursday, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrier rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Perseverance land rover landed on Mars on February 18, 2021 and is accompanied by a helicopter named Ingenuity that will be able to fly short distances from the rover. This is  a long term mission and you can follow the adventures of Perseverance and Ingenuity here.

Launch Delays

On occasion there are launch delays caused by local weather or weather down range. Delays may also be generated by technical issues, but those are more infrequent than in the past. If you book your hotel for several days you will still be able to see a delayed launch and enjoy the great beaches and sea food in a meantime .

Come for the Launch - Stay for the Beaches

Many of these launch hotels are on the beach so you can enjoy the ocean views and beach activities as you long as you want. There are few people on the beach early in the morning so it is a good time to take a walk or swim. The Space Coast features 72 miles of beaches so you can walk all you can. Make your Space Coast launch hotel reservations!

Visit the Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo is ranked as one of the top small zoos in the nation and is a great way to spend a day. Try a kayak ride near the hippos or the train ride that takes you all through the exhibits. For the more adventurous, the Zip Line will get your heart beating. Or feed the giraffes from the elevated feeding station, a favorite for the whole family. And of course the petting zoo is a fantastic place for kids to learn more about our animal neighbors.

Port Canaveral and Cruises

Voted the best cruise ship port in the world, and already the second busiest, Port Canaveral is a destination in itself. Home to Disney Cruise lines and many more including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Book a cruise here.

Port Canaveral is a drivable destination for most areas of the Southeast United States and flights into Orlando International Airport are available from everywhere. Rental cars or busses are the favorite mode of transportation for the fifty mile trip to Port Canaveral for those who fly in.

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