Written requests for vehicle passes to view Space Shuttle launches within
the restricted perimeter of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are once again being
accepted. These passes grant visitors permission to drive through several
designated guard stations to a public viewing site on the causeway between
KSC and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station without the requirement of an

Anyone is welcome to make a request, including members of the general public
worldwide, educators, and representatives from groups or organizations
wishing to attend the launch together.

Only requests for passes for the following Space Shuttle missions currently
targeted for launch in the year 2001 are being accepted:

  • STS-102 (March)
  • STS-100 (April)
  • STS-104 (May)
  • STS-105 (June)
  • STS-107 (Aug.)
  • STS-108 (Oct.)
  • STS-109 (Nov.)

Specific Space Shuttle mission launch assessment dates can be found on the
World Wide Web at http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/schedule.htm.

Since the number of vehicle passes is limited, requests will be accepted on
a first come first served basis. All requests should be submitted in writing

Car Pass Request


Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899

Letter and postcard requests are allowed. No e-mail or telephone requests
will be accepted.

The request must be for one mission only. The mission must be specified in
the request letter. The request must also specify which of the following
category of vehicle pass is required: car, motor home, bus, or disabled.

Only those selected will be notified by mail. The passes will then be mailed
to the recipient’s address approximately three weeks prior to the launch.
Only one request per person will be honored. Only one pass will be issued
per request.

Because of the limited number of passes available, only one (1) request per
household or address will be honored each calendar year. This policy will
apply to all future Space Shuttle missions. Requests for passes for missions
launching after the year 2001 will not be honored at this time.

For more information, visit the following Web site: