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From Port Canaveral to the Indian River Lagoon to the beaches, there are many easy-to-access sites along the Space Coast to watch Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Florida's Space Coast has a great list of more than a dozen rocket launch viewing sites, with descriptions and maps. Check it out here!
2022 AND BEYOND: Florida and nationwide
(Sources: SpaceX, NASA, United Launch Alliance, Space Launch Delta 45, Boeing, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Next Spaceflight, Lockheed Martin, FireFly Aerospace, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin)
ATLANTIS: Kennedy Space Center
ENDEAVOUR: California Science Center, Los Angeles
DISCOVERY: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
ENTERPRISE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City
SOURCES: Information and images on this page are from NASA, United Launch Alliance and SpaceX.