What’s The Safe Distance To Keep From Rocket Launches?

Depending on the agency launching the rocket, you can usually get quite close to a launch. For example, you can view a NASA rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center from the Apollo/Saturn V Center viewing area, which sits about five kilometres (three miles) from its world-famous launch pad. The ESA launches its rockets from its own spaceport, Le Centre Spatial Guyanais in French Guiana. Viewing space is limited, however, and in the case of NASA launches, you have to buy a ticket.