The first 2,000 folks to arrive at the visitor complex will be invited to view this launch from the closest public viewing area, the Apollo/Saturn V Center. There will also be viewing opportunities from the complex's Shuttle Plaza. Both will be included in regular admission to the attraction.
(Note: The timing of the launch is subject to change without warning.)
The Juno spacecraft will begin its 445-million mile trip to Jupiter to observe its gravity, magnetic fields and atmosphere. It is scheduled to be in Jupiter's atmosphere in July 2016.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center has additional launch-related activities planned, including a webcast with Juno mission scientists on Thursday, A Lego Build the Future play area (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday); and appearances by Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy") at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday.
The attraction is in the midst of its Sci-Fi Summer promotion, which features "Star Trek"-oriented exhibits.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 866-737-5235 or go to www.kennedyspacecenter.com. ADmission is $43 general, $33 for ages 3-11.