Texas Man Buys NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

As crazy as that headline looks, we may be reading something like it soon after the Shuttle Program ends. The facilities may not be for sale, but just this week I saw that NASA’s Kennedy Space Center facilities may become available for space-related commercial use following the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

Vehicle Assembly Building - Spacious Oceanfront Property Looking for new occupant?

Vehicle Assembly Building - Spacious Oceanfront Property Looking for new occupant?

“Kennedy [Space Center] has been working for some time to enable commercial space activities at the center that are in line with NASA’s mission,” Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana said. “Partnering with the commercial space industry will help NASA meet its goals and help sustain facility assets to support our nation’s space objectives.”

Listen to the list of facilities that may be available: : Launch Pads 39A and 39B, the Vehicle Assembly Building, Orbiter Processing Facilities and the Shuttle Landing Facility.

Shuttle, Ares I-X and Saturn V Launch Pad 39B - Before Demolition

Shuttle, Ares I-X and Saturn V Launch Pad 39B - Before Demolition

We won the Space Race using those facilities. It seems almost impossible to imagine that such facilities could ever come to be in the hands of anyone other than NASA.

Please leave comments and let me know what you think.

–Dave

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1 Response to Texas Man Buys NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

  1. matteo says:

    the us government has progressively cut down nasa into a former shell of itself
    its actually quite disgusting to see all of this give way to private business
    how can anyone respect the government when they have turned their back on discovery

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