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Can a military retiree or the public visit Cape Canaveral's cultural and historical resources?

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is a restricted-access area and not open to the general public.

Doesn't the Cape belong to NASA?

No. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the site of many historic launches, is a detachment of Patrick Air Force Base and is the East Coast space launch facility for the Department of Defense.  NASA owns the Kennedy Space Center, which is in Merritt Island, Fla., next to Cape Canaveral AFS.

I am a badged employee at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Can I bring a guest or family member onto the Cape?

Presently only badged personnel are allowed access to the Cape. No family or personal tours are permitted at this time. Call Cape Security for more information at 321-494-1110.




Is the Cape ever open to the public?

Due to a heightened security posture it is uncertain when this may happen again. The 45th Space Wing does not offers tours of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Who is eligible to get on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station?

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is a restricted-access area and not open to the general public. Only personnel with a Cape badge are allowed access (DoD and/or military ID cards do not qualify as a Cape badge).



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