Best Places to See from Volusia

Anyone up for a rocket launch to start the week? A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Starlink will launch Internet satellites this Monday.

Weather permitting, a rocket launch will be visible in the night sky above Volusia County on Monday, April 22. Below is a calendar of upcoming rocket launches and how to watch a SpaceX rocket launch this week.

Is there a rocket launch in Florida today? Rocket launch calendar for Florida trips

Here is what we know about the rocket launch missions mentioned Florida today's rocket launch calendar Monthly, updated frequently. (Check that link often for rocket launch times and dates, as they are regularly subject to change for various reasons.)

Florida Today, a USA TODAY Network-Florida newspaper, offers interactive launch coverage floridatoday.com/space Frequent updates on the launch, at least 90 minutes in advance, sometimes, depending on the mission. For questions or comments, email Space reporter Rick Neal at [email protected] or tweet him @rickneale1 On X, the social platform formerly known as Twitter.

Is SpaceX launching from Florida? Monday, April 22: SpaceX Starlink

Although SpaceX has not publicly confirmed the mission's existence, a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency navigational warning shows the rocket launch window will open Monday night.

Here are some details about the upcoming SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch:

  • Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Starlink Internet satellites from the Space Coast.
  • Launch window: Monday, April 22nd from 6:40pm to 11:11pm EDT.
  • Route: Southeast.
  • Local Sound Boom: No.
  • Booster Landing: A drone cruises across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Live Streaming: Starts 90 minutes before departure floridatoday.com/space.

Where to watch SpaceX rocket launch online?

If you want to watch a live rocket launch, Florida is today's space team Provides updates on floridatoday.com/space, starting 90 minutes before launch time. You can download or type a free app for iPhone or Android floridatoday.com/space in your browser.

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The best view of a SpaceX, NASA or United Launch Alliance rocket launch can be found in Volusia County, home to Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, immediately north of Brevard County.

From here the best views are along the coast to watch rocket launches. Look south. Readers also noted rocket launches from New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Here are some recommended places:

South New Smyrna Beach (Canaveral National Seashore), parking costs may apply. New Smyrna Beach has 17 miles of white sand beaches. An eclectic and quaint beach town with a reputation as the “Shark Bite Capital of the World,” New Smyrna Beach has always been a haven for surfers coming for the waves.

Dinner and launch: Perfect for a SpaceX or NASA rocket launch, the best waterfront restaurants in Volusia County

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Bethune Beach, located 3.5 miles south of New Smyrna Beach and one mile north of the Apollo Beach entrance to Canaveral National Seashore Park, features restrooms, picnic pavilions, showers, and nearly 800 feet of boardwalk. According to Volusia County's site. The nearby riverfront park area along South Atlantic Avenue has tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, a fishing pier and restrooms. The river in the park is a great viewing spot for manatees, dolphins and pelicans.

Apollo Beach at Canaveral National Seashore (South of New Smyrna Beach). Canaveral National Seashore runs along Florida's east coast in Volusia County and Brevard County. To access Apollo Beach, take Interstate 95 to Exit 249, then travel east until it becomes State Road A1A. Follow SR A1A south to the park entrance.

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Oak Hill Riverfront is South is the southernmost city in Volusia County.

Sunrise Park275 River Road, Oak Hill

Goodrich's Seafood and Oyster House Backyard, 253 River Road, Oak Hill

Seminole Rest National Historic Site211 River Road, Oak Hill

Riverbreeze Park250 HH Burch Road, Oak Hill

Mary Dewees Park, 178 N. Gaines St., Oak Hill. Amenities include a rental building, playground, baseball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, outdoor restrooms, pavilions, picnic areas, and grills.

Nancy Cummings Park, 232 Cummings St., Oak Hill. Amenities include a playground, baseball field, basketball courts, outdoor pavilion and restrooms.

Jimmy Van Sunrise Park, 275 River Road, Oak Hill. According to the City of Oak Hill online, the site has about 350 feet of beautifully restored beach. Amenities include a pavilion, picnic tables, and kayak launch facilities.

AC Delbert Dewees Municipal Pier, 243 River Road, Oak Hill. The Oak Hill site says amenities include a 520-foot observation deck with two covered decks and seating.

Bird watching ship AC on River Road from Delbert Municipal Pier (see above). Facilities include a 100-foot observation deck.

Rick Neal A space reporter in Florida today (for his stories, Click here.) Contact Neil at 321-242-3638 or [email protected]. Twitter/X: @RickNeale1

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