If you’re going to wait outside for the launch, expect typical Florida summer weather, said Cassie Leahy, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Melbourne site. Temperatures along the Space Coast are expected to be in the 80s to 90s, although the temperature will be 100 to 105 degrees due to the humidity, Leahy said.
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Where can I watch the NASA Artemis launch?
There are few “bad” places to see a rocket launch on the Space Coast, but some spots offer truly spectacular views. We have 72 miles of coast, so pick a spot, any spot along one of our beaches, from Cape Canaveral to Melbourne Beach. Playalinda Beach, located north of the space center as part of the Canaveral National Seashore, will be closed to the public prior to launch.
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When not on the Space Coast, the launch may be visible to neighboring counties to the north and south of us. We are talking about northern parts of Volusia County or areas in Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Martin County.
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How can I view NASA Artemis launch remotely?
If you can’t visit Space Coast to see NASA Artemis launch live, you can livestream it.
NASA’s SLS rocket is a behemoth. It is more powerful than rockets flown from Florida’s Space Coast in decades. Its imposing height – 322 feet – makes it about 30 feet taller than other operational vehicles launched from the Eastern Range.
Hearing and feeling the power of SLS – or any rocket for that matter – will depend on a myriad of factors around viewing locations. Everything from wind to humidity to trees can change what you hear and feel.