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Rocket Launch Planned For Tonight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be launching 60 satellites into space this evening.

One big perk of living in Central Florida is having the ability to see rocket launches by simply having a clear view to the east. At 10:30PM tonight a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will blast of from the Kennedy Space Center. The rocket is carrying the first 60 satellites of what will eventually make up the “Starlink” constellation of satellites. Starlink is designed to eventually include up to 12,000 satellites with the goal of delivering affordable internet access to people around the world. Visit the SpaceX official twitter for the latest updates on the launch.

You can plan to see the launch by having a clear view of the eastern sky (Kennedy Space Center is roughly 45 miles east of Orlando). Or you can make the drive to one of our favorite free viewing locations found below:

Downtown Titusville and the Space View Park:

Martin Andersen Beachline Espressway Causeway:

The Beach of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach: