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Need space? Kennedy Space Center Has Some

Kennedy Space Center is transitional from a government-focused base to a multi-user spaceport. (Source: NASA) Kennedy Space Center is transitional from a government-focused base to a multi-user spaceport. (Source: NASA)
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NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has released an announcement for proposals for private companies interested in using its Vehicle Assembly Building, High Bay 2 for assembly, integration and testing of launch vehicles.

The center also has three Mobile Launcher Platforms available for reuse in commercial space operations.

This announcement supports Kennedy's transformation to a multi-user spaceport that effectively utilizes assets identified in the center's 20-year Master Plan.

“Making unique capabilities like the VAB available to commercial companies is yet another step in our evolution to a diverse spaceport that supports government and commercial partners,” said Scott Colloredo, director of Center Planning and Development at Kennedy.

Kennedy has transformed from a government-focused launch base to a multi-user spaceport that can accommodate different vehicles, systems and commercial launch providers.

More information about the announcement and requirements to apply can be found online.

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