Cape Coral family travels to watch Artemis 1 launch

Published: August 28, 2022 7:54 PM EDT

A Cape Coral family travels to watch the launch of Artemis 1 on Monday morning.

WINK News was at Space View Park across from the Kennedy Space Center.

The launch isn’t expected to take off until 8:33 a.m. Monday morning but people are already claiming their spots to try to get the best view of the Artemis I.

Up to 200,000 people are expected to descend on the space coast for this historic mission into space.

Some of the people claiming their spots include the Gaffney family and a couple of their friends.

The Gaffney’s were all decked out in NASA gear and excited to witness history, even if it means waking up in the middle of the night to drive across the state.

Carl Gaffney, a Cape Coral resident said, “It’s going to be intense. This one should be pretty big. So I haven’t seen a huge one like this since I was a kid so I don’t know for sure how crazy it’s going to be .”

Gaffney said he thinks it going to be an intense launch.

Alexandra Gaffney, a Cape Coral resident said, “I’m really looking forward to waking up early. I’m also really looking forward to like when it blasts off, I love how it makes like all the noise and it seems so exciting.”

WINK News will be in Cape Canaveral on Monday to watch Artemis 1 take off.