Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boeing to Announce OPF-3 Lease

Orbiters Endeavour and Discovery parked outside OPF-3 on August 11, 2011. Image source: NASA.

Last July I wrote about reports that Boeing intended to lease Orbiter Processing Facility 3 at Kennedy Space Center to build its commercial crew vehicle, the CST-100.

Florida Today reports the format announcement is imminent.

The Boeing Co. next week will confirm plans to assemble a commercial space capsule in one of the former shuttle hangars at Kennedy Space Center, work that could create more than 500 jobs.

The company on Tuesday emailed invitations to VIP guests for a 10 a.m. Monday event at a hangar that formerly housed the orbiter Discovery.

According to the article, NASA will transfer OPF-3 to Space Florida, which will then lease the facility to Boeing.

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