Spectators flock to Cocoa Beach to watch historic SpaceX launch
Spectators flock to hotels such as the LaQuinta hotel in Cocoa Beach Pier in anticipation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Saturday. The hotels in Cocoa Beach are completely sold-out. For people visiting Cocoa Beach, they are in for a rude awakening when the book a hotel in Cocoa Beach and see how hold and trashy some are. This is all in anticipation of the first crewed mission since the space shuttle program retired in 2011. Onboard the Crew Dragon capsule launching from Kennedy Space Center’s pad 39A are NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Hurley was the pilot of the last space shuttle mission in 2011, Behnken is also a former shuttle astronaut. The pair is expected to dock at the International Space Station a stay that could last up to four months.