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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #160 on: 11/12/2022 10:17 pm »
I have heard that Playalinda Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Nicole. It may not be open for a while for launches.
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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #161 on: 01/02/2023 11:58 am »
I have heard that Playalinda Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Nicole. It may not be open for a while for launches.
Ben Cooper updated on Jan. 2:

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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #162 on: 05/25/2023 07:35 pm »
Hi there, we are planning to be in Florida from 17.6. to 27.6. for F9 Satria mission and hopefully as a bonus Delta IV Heavy NROL-68 . As we will travel half a round the globe from Europe, do you have some tips and advice where to stay to get best possible view :-) . Thank you a lot!
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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #163 on: 05/25/2023 07:43 pm »
Hi there, we are planning to be in Florida from 17.6. to 27.6. for F9 Satria mission and hopefully as a bonus Delta IV Heavy NROL-68 . As we will travel half a round the globe from Europe, do you some tips and advice where to stay to get best possible view :-) . Thank you a lot!

regarding launch viewing, Ben Cooper's website is a great resource, it's updated very frequently and he lists lots of great places to view launches from
https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #164 on: 06/02/2023 07:33 pm »
Hi there, we are planning to be in Florida from 17.6. to 27.6. for F9 Satria mission and hopefully as a bonus Delta IV Heavy NROL-68 . As we will travel half a round the globe from Europe, do you have some tips and advice where to stay to get best possible view :-) . Thank you a lot!

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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #165 on: 10/15/2023 04:13 am »
Bad news, everybody... The excellent viewing area at the end of SR 401, just outside the CCSFS gates, is being shut down. It's been almost 5 years since they stopped allowing people to park on the shoulder of 401, but these bleachers gave excellent views of vehicles on the pad, and were about the closest the general public could get to the landing zones.

https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3554720/cape-canaveral-space-force-station-shuts-down-south-gate-viewing-area-indefinit/

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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #166 on: 10/24/2023 04:30 pm »
Hi All,

Love rocket launches and heading to orlando on the 4th of november.
Never been able to see a launch in person but would be super thrilled to see this in person. fingers crossed this is still an RTSL.

Where would people recomend, ive had a quickly look but havent seen anything that is 100% open and also populated / safe.

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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #167 on: 10/24/2023 11:35 pm »
Hi All,
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Welcome!

Check here and this page on Ben Cooper's website.
Rocket Launch Viewing Guide for Cape Canaveral
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Re: SpaceX CCSFS/KSC (Florida Space Coast) - Launch Viewing
« Reply #168 on: 12/25/2023 04:34 am »
NSF's own photog team provides the latest advice, including mention of sites that don't work anymore:


« Last Edit: 12/25/2023 04:35 am by ChrisC »
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