Cape Canaveral, Florida, is America's launch pad for space flights. The first rocket, launched on July 24, 1950, was Bumper 8. Today, NASA Kennedy Space Center is open for tours. The next Space Shuttle Mission will be the STS-113 / Discovery, target launch is November 1, at 4:40 pm. Bearwiskers says...visit this great location in the great State of Florida!