What’s expected after the Artemis I launch? ‘Gridlock,’ ‘bumper-to-bumper traffic’

, Fla. — People along the Space Coast have already staked out their spots for the Artemis I launch set for Saturday afternoon.


Brevard County leaders said they’re expecting 400,000 people to show up to see the launch, twice as many as first expected for the first attempt.

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Some folks had their spots last week, and they’ve been patiently waiting for the launch ever since. Others found a spot Friday and are holding it down.

But what about after the launch?

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“When the launch is over, (then) you’re going to see the gridlock, you’re to see the bumper-to-bumper traffic,” said Don Walker, Brevard County communications director.

The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. Saturday.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.