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Here's a selection of the 5 best places in the world to see a rocket launch into space.

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WHERE CAN I SEE ROCKET LAUNCHES?

This cape in Florida is one of the best places in the world to launch rockets from. To see a rocket launch, you can go to the Kennedy Space Center, where there are viewing rooms, expositions, space simulation centers, and even the opportunity to meet an astronaut. You can also see launches for free from nearby areas like Cocoa Beach.

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Satish Dhawan Space Center(India)

GoddardSpace Flight Center(US)

BaikonurCosmodrome(Kazakhstan)

Guiana Spaceport(French Guiana)

Cape Canaveral(US)

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WHERE CAN I SEE ROCKET LAUNCHES?

This center launches an average of one rocket per month, which gives you pretty good odds of being able to see a launch. To see the show, request a free invitation which will allow you to attend at one of the five areas near the center itself. The best views are offered from the Jupiter Room.

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Satish Dhawan Space Center(India)

Goddard Space Flight Center(US)

Baikonur Cosmodrome(Kazakhstan)

Guiana Spaceport(French Guiana)

Cape Canaveral (US)

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WHERE CAN I SEE ROCKET LAUNCHES?

This is where the rocket that took Yuri Gagarin to space in 1961 launched from, which is why it's considered such an important location in the history of space exploration. The Cosmodrome, which boasts 8 platforms, is located in southern Kazakhstan. To see the rocket launches, you can visit the Gagarin Start platform, found at the base, just 0.6 miles away from the launch pad.

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Satish Dhawan Space Center(India)

Goddard Space Flight Center(US)

Baikonur Cosmodrome(Kazakhstan)

Guiana Spaceport(French Guiana)

Cape Canaveral (US)

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WHERE CAN I SEE ROCKET LAUNCHES?

This NASA center located on the island of Wallops has one of the oldest launch locations in the world. A visitor's center is located around 6 miles away, and is always open, making it one of the best places to see rocket launches. You can also see the launches from the Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Satish Dhawan Space Center(India)

Goddard Space Flight Center(US)

Baikonur Cosmodrome(Kazakhstan)

Guiana Spaceport(French Guiana)

Cape Canaveral (US)

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WHERE CAN I SEE ROCKET LAUNCHES?

The only location rockets launch from in India is found on the island of Sriharikota. It's planned to be the main center for India's Human Spaceflight Program, and it will be expanded to launch a new rocket and its crew. To see a launch, go to the center's vicinity.

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Satish Dhawan Space Center(India)

Goddard SpaceFlight Center(US)

Baikonur Cosmodrome(Kazakhstan)

Guiana Spaceport(French Guiana)

Cape Canaveral (US)

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