Viewing locations of rocket launches abound in Brevard County


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One of the highlights of living on the Space Coast for many are the breathtaking launches that occur at the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The front line of space exploration is right here in Brevard County and all you have to do is look toward the coast in order to see these rockets take flight. If you want to have the most spectacular views, there are four places locally that residents and visitors can see these launches. Jetty Park, Titusville, Port Canaveral and Playalinda Beach are the best places to view Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center launches in Brevard.

“By far the best place to get beautiful pictures of a launch is at Jetty Park. Find a secluded part of the beach and look north,” said Curt Mason, a communicator and launch commentator at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Located at Port Canaveral, Jetty Park makes for an intimate view of any rocket launch.

Driving to Titusville on a launch day is all you need to see that this city loves watching rockets fly. Not only do you get a view of the Vehicle Assembly Building if you park along the Indian River and U.S.1, but you also get a clear view of the famous Kennedy Space Center launch pads. This is a favorite viewing site on SpaceX launch dates.

One of the busiest sea ports in the United States, Port Canaveral offers a lot on a launch day. The port is a great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view from the various restaurant outdoor porches. Grab some lunch and watch a launch.

Playalinda Beach is not only known for its beautiful beaches, but it is a great place to view trips to space. You can enjoy the calming sounds of the ocean while you wait for the roar of a rocket launch.

There are five launches scheduled for this month from SpaceX and United Launch Alliance:

 

April 2 Falcon 9 SpaceX
April 5 Falcon 9 SpaceX
April 12/13 Atlas 5 ULA
April 16 Falcon 9 SpaceX
April 30 Falcon 9 SpaceX

No matter where you decide to watch the rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, seeing the future of space exploration happening so close to home is too incredible to miss.