How to get to
Space View Park
in Titusville FL

There are better places to watch
a rocket launch from, but can you get there?

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STS-115 rises from Launch Complex 39B
at the Kennedy Space Center

Space View Park

The best place to view a
space launch - if you haven't
got a NASA pass.

See what Channel 6 said about us in 2019.

And Merritt Island Now magazine about
the 20th anniversary of our Area Code.

Next Launch:
🛰 USSF 8
🚀 Atlas V
📆 2022-01-21
x:xx pmEDT
🔭 Pad 41

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Space View Park is located in Titusville Florida directly across the Indian River from NASA's Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center. The Park has a view of the entire Canaveral Spaceport, and SpaceX Boosters that Return to The Cape can be seen on it's landing approach to Landing Zone 1. Space View Park is not a campground. but Indian River RV Park just up Broad St is.
If you must park an RV near the park, please park near the bank's Drive-Up windows

Check the Launch Schedule.

Find your way to the Eastbound routes of State Route 528, SR-50, or SR-46 to Interstate 95. Drivers on SR-528, the Beach-Line Expressway, and SR-50 need to turn onto I-95 North. Drivers from SR-46 drive I-95 South. Take I-95 to Exit 220 at State Road 406. This is the exit for the Canaveral National Seashore, the Merritt Island NationalWildlife Refuge, and Historic Downtown Titusville.

Take SR-406 (Garden St to the locals) East 2 miles. Don't just pass by the local "fast food" outlets you find on SR-406 - pick up a "Fast Food Picnic". Proceed along Garden St to US-1 and turn right onto US-1 between the 7-Eleven, and the CVS drug store. Just past the CVS driveway is Broad Street.Turn left onto Broad Street, and follow it to the end (or park free on the street if there is still a spot open).

If the Street parking on the left is full, parking behind the Wells Fargo Bank on your right is currently free, but may not be for manned launches. The proposed $20/car fee will support a local charity, but you can park for free along Broad St, or Indian River Ave. The park is on Broad St at the Indian River.

Download an "Hourly Chime" app to your smartphone, and when it "dings" , tune to 90.7 FM for the NPR newscast that starts at one minute past the hour. If they scrub the launch while you're enroute, it should get reported there.

You should get to Space View Park at least 45 minutes before launch and a picnic is one way to pass the time. Don't forget lawn chairs and a good book. Or two. Unmanned launches not going to the International Space Station can have long launch delays, and still get off the ground. To check on launch status with the web browser on your mobile phone. Visit Launches.Mobi (meant for mobile device web browsers) and press 1 on your phone's number pad, or tap the "1" key on the screen on a touch screen phone.

Suggestion: Pick up lawn chairs and other "day at the beach" supplies at the local Walgreens, WalMart, or CVS in Titusville. That way you support the local economy.

On a good, clear day the rocket can be viewed for about Four minutes in total. With binoculars, the launch can be tracked for longer.

Check out the American Space Museum (formerly the Space Walk Of Fame Museum), just a few blocks away at 308 Pine St (open 10am to 4pm Mon thru Sat). This place has things the Smithsonian can't get a hold of, because most of it actually belongs to the 'space-workers' themselves, and is merely on loan to the Museum. It's the momentos and souvenirs of the men and women who built the space center, and the rockets that carried men and metal into space.

What makes Ozzie (the guy in the Green
Shirt) a 'Rocket Hobo'? He likes
to explain that he lives near the Canaveral
Spaceport waiting to hitch a ride 'home',
Considering how he got here.

Buy Ozzie's
Rocket Hobo Patch

Did you miss the Donation Can at Space View Park?

Donate 5 Bucks to suport providing
Launch Information in the park
on any launch day (any time
day or night).

A Launch is the world's longest "Tailgate Party"
for the world's shortest "game".
            - John Oster

Don't Forget Sun Block!

28N36'49"     080W48'14"
28° 36.8166'N     080° 48.2333'W
28.6136 / -80.8038
17R NM 19121 65213

Quick Driving Directions
to Space View Park


Need launch status, and the only Internet browser you have is in your phone?
http:// Launches.Mobi
Tap the 1 button.
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SVP Interviews
on You Tube.
A video of "The Comeback Coast" including Space View Park.
Click the arrow marked 6:09 for the full clip.
(The video is complimentary to The Washington Post article)


Photo by Ozzie@SpaceyIdeas.Com

STS-91 Launches out of Launch Pad 39-A
as seen from Space View Park.


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