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.