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  • FOR RENT: Slightly Used – Vehicle Assembly Building Highbay, Crawler-Transporters

    Edward EllegoodJune 18th, 2015

    NASA’s iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and its massive Mobile Launch Platforms (MLP) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida are being offered to commercial users interested in assembling, testing, and launching their rockets at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. It’s all part of a 20-year Master Plan aimed at turning NASA’s portion of the spaceport into a multi-user […]

  • Inside KSC: NASA’s historic VAB set for new era of human spaceflight

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — With their new super heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS ) booster set to take to the skies as soon as 2018, engineers are busy refurbishing the Vehicle Assembly Building for use with this new huge booster. Perhaps one of NASA’s more iconic structures, the VAB has been around since the late 1960s – […]

  • Work platform for NASA’s Space Launch System delivered to VAB

    Jacques van OeneApril 11th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The support structure for NASA’s new super heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System or SLS, had another element delivered to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 10, 2015. The work platform delivered on Friday will allow engineers and technicians to work on a section of the launch vehicle […]