The next scheduled rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center will be on April 2nd at 4:30pm EST.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch Dragon CRS-14 aboard Falcon 9 for a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The delivery of supplies and equipment will include science investigations for National Laboratory research. Highlights include:
- The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, an Earth observatory that will study severe thunderstorms and their role in the Earth’s atmosphere and climate.
- An investigation that seeks to better understand how the lack of gravity affects a process used to produce high-performance products from metal powders. This research could lead to improved manufacturing techniques.
- Continuing research on growing food in space, as the Veggie Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System experiment tests a new way to deliver nutrients to plants
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers the closest public viewing of launches with the purchase of a launch viewing/transportation ticket. Availability of viewing opportunities and locations is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval.