[QUOTE=tigger;1029159]I was watching news coverage the night before the last launch. People were camping out over night at the parks around the cape (even the news crew). I heard there were people camped out on the side of the road as well.
Because there aren’t many of them left they are going to be very crowded.
I would contact the Kennedy Space Center about tickets and alternate viewing locations.
I live close enough that I can feel the Shuttle launches (rattles the house) and the last one lit up the sky like the sun was coming up early. We are going to get up early and drive over to see the next one.
I know the Shuttle is a big draw but don’t forget there are other rocket launches that happen at the cape. SpaceX will be launching their private rocket some time this spring. There are also other launches happening during most months.
The Shuttle is amazing. When I lived in South FL we could see it launch from the beach (about 200 miles south!). When I lived in Southwest FL we could hear the sonic bomb from the landing approach. In central FL you can hear and feel the rumble of the launch. If you can work it out you really need to experience it. At least see if Disney is allowing access to the Contemporary balcony that morning for resort guest (bring a portable radio as well).[/QUOTE]
Thanks for all the information. I really do think all the launches are going to be super crowded. The July launch is at about 8 am so we’ll have to get up really early or stay up all night.