The Space Coast of Florida is the very place that astronauts sat atop a fiery explosion that hurled them 238,000 miles to the moon and then back. And it is where rockets still roar into orbit today. Visiting is about so much more than surfing and beach activities. As a major tech hub and home to the first manned space flights in the U.S., this is your gateway to the rest of the universe. Come face to face with the latest technology and watch it blast into the sky at speeds faster than you’ll believe. Witness science fly through the stratosphere and have a front row seat on a beautiful beach shore when it happens. There are tons of great viewing locations to watch rocket launches in Brevard County. Playalinda, Jetty Park, and Cocoa Beach’s Pier are some of the favorite sandy seats. Visitors can learn more about where space travel came to life and the people that made it possible at the American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame! Walk in the footsteps of the feet that walked the moon and pick the brains of the tech geniuses that put it all together. Dedicated to preserving the history of space and honoring the brave men and women associated with America’s space program that began the journey that started just miles away. Take a tour and appreciate all of the space relics that have survived very long journies into infinity and beyond. Visitors are also able to witness rocket launches from the Canaveral Air Force Station, just minutes away from the museum.