Sunday, October 9, 2011

Architects, Engineers Plan for a New KSC


Launch Complex 39-A in May 2010. Architects are studying if it could handle the projected weight of a Space Launch System vehicle. Image source: NASA.

Florida Today reports that "many government and contractor teams [are] engrossed in projects to re-imagine, then re-engineer and ultimately re-build an array of historic space-launch facilities."

Recent decisions to go ahead with a Saturn-caliber super rocket and to redevelop — and modernize — most of KSC are good signs. A steady stream of commercial space companies poking around KSC and Cape facilities looking for bases of operation also shows promise.

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