CAPE CANAVERAL: Throngs of crowds have begun arriving on the Space Coast in anticipation of the demonstration launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. This demonstration mission will be the first time this rocket, with 27 Merlin engines flies. Tourists from around the world are planning a trip to witness the first launch as Elon Musk attempts to put his Cherry Red Tesla Roadster into a heliocentric orbit near Mars. Here’s what you need to know if you are coming for the launch and landing.
Most demo flights lift some random weight. SpaceX is sending Elon Musk’s car to space. Photo Credit: SpaceX
Where to Watch the Launch
Delaware North Corporation, operators of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center have sold out of launch viewing tickets. They sold 3000 tickets for their Feel the Heat package and up to 3000 more tickets for various other viewing options. Expect traffic on Route 405 approaching Kennedy Space Center to be congested before and after the launch. Delaware North has attempted to ease the traffic situation by assigning an arrival time for each parking placard. It is hard to say if this will help or not. People who purchased tickets early received their ...