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SpaceX Plans “Major Expansion” Of KSC

11 June 2018
Florida Today reported that according to a draft environmental review recently published by Kennedy Space Center (KSC), “SpaceX will undertake a major expansion of its facilities at the space center sometime in the not-too-distant future.” The new proposed Launch and Landing Control Center at Kennedy Space Center would include a “world-class, architecturally distinctive” tower up to 300 feet tall, “a 133,000-square-foot hangar and a rocket garden rising in the heart of Kennedy Space Center.” The expansion would allow the company to “refurbish large numbers of Falcon rocket boosters and nose cones at the operations center down the road from NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building.” According to SpaceX spokesman James Gleeson, as the company’s “launch cadence and manifest for missions from Florida continues to grow, we are seeking to expand our capabilities and streamline operations to launch, land and re-fly our Falcon family of rockets.” (Image Credit: Associated Press–©)
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  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 Aug 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 27 Aug 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 04 Sep 2018

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