KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: At 12:30 PM on Wednesday January 24, 2018, SpaceX fired up the 27 engines of their Falcon Heavy at Pad 39A. With the successful static fire, launch fever cranked up as Delaware North announced $195 VIP Launch Viewing Tickets starting at 9AM on Thursday January 25. This price is higher than ever before, but is good for multiple days in case of a scrub.
Twenty seven Merlin 1D engines roar to life at Kennedy Space Center. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space
Delaware North is a multi-national hospitality company who operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. They stand to gross $600,000 in Feel the Heat launch viewing tickets. The Visitor Center will be closed to other patrons on launch day as the KSC bus fleet will be ferrying 3000 ticket holders to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Losing regular admission could become costly if the Falcon Heavy launch scrubs for several days in a row.
Ticket sales were brisk, with 1,300 of the 3,000 available Feel the Heat packages sold by 11:30 AM on Thursday. Tickets were available online at full price. Annual Pass holders could save 10% by calling in. Telephone lines were jammed, with ...