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Encyclopedia > John F. Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white).
Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white).

The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport) near Cape Canaveral on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. The site is midway between Miami and Jacksonville, Florida. It is 34 mi long and around 6 mi wide, covering 219 square miles. Around 17,000 people work at the site. There is a visitor center and public tours and KSC is a major tourist destination for visitors to Florida. Because much of KSC is off limits to development, the site also serves as an important wildlife sanctuary, with only 9% of the land developed. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x1050, 175 KB)Merritt Island, Florida, with Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x1050, 175 KB)Merritt Island, Florida, with Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer-Earth objects and generally anything that involves the technologies, science, and politics regarding space endeavors. ... A spaceport is a site for launching spacecraft, by analogy with airport for aircraft. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral (Cabo Cañaveral in Spanish) is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ... Merritt Island is a census designated place in Brevard County, on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Flag Seal Motto: Where Florida Begins Location Location in the state of Florida Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Florida Duval Mayor John Peyton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 2,264. ... A Tourist destination is a city, town or other area the economy of which is dependent to a significant extent on the revenues accruing from Tourism. ... National Wildlife Refuge is a designation for certain protected areas of the United States managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. ...


Operations are currently controlled from Launch complex 39, the location of the Vehicle Assembly Building. 4 mi to the east of the assembly building are the two launch pads. 5 mi south is the KSC Industrial Area, where many of the Center's support facilities are located and the administrative headquarters. Launch Complex Plan - 1963 Launch Complex 39A Launch Complex 39B with Discovery shuttle Launch Complex 39 actually refers to LC39A and LC39B at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, which are currently launch pads for the space shuttle. ... The vast Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center (2005). ...


Kennedy Space Center's only launch operations are at Launch Complex 39. All other launch operations take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) which is operated by the U.S. Air Force. The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Seal of the Air Force. ...


The announcement of the lunar program led to an expansion of operations from the Cape to the adjacent Merritt Island. NASA began acquisition in 1962, taking title to 131 mi² by outright purchase and negotiating with the state of Florida for an additional 87 mi². In July 1962 the site was named the Launch Operations Center. It was renamed the John F. Kennedy Space Center in November 1963, after the recently assassinated president John F. Kennedy. The surrounding Cape Canaveral was also renamed Cape Kennedy, but this change was unpopular with the local people and the name reverted in 1973. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ...


The lunar project had three stages—Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. The objective of Mercury was to orbit and retrieve a manned Earth satellite. The project started in October 1957 using the Atlas ICBM as the base to carry the Mercury payload. but early testing used the Redstone rocket for a series of suborbital flights including the 15-minute flights of Alan Shepard on May 5 and Virgil Grissom on July 21, 1961. The first human carried by an Atlas was John Glenn on February 20, 1962. Description Role: Orbital spaceflight Crew: one, pilot Dimensions Height: 11. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Description Role: Earth and Lunar Orbit Crew: 3; CDR, CM pilot, LM pilot Dimensions Height: 36. ... A sub-orbital spaceflight (or sub-orbital flight) is a spaceflight that does not involve putting a vehicle into orbit. ... Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Gus Grissom in his Mercury spacesuit Virgil Ivan Gus Grissom (April 3, 1926–January 27, 1967) was a U.S. Air Force pilot who became one of the first American astronauts. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... John Herschel Glenn Jr. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...

Space Shuttle Atlantis is prepared for launch on Mission STS-36.
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Space Shuttle Atlantis is prepared for launch on Mission STS-36.

From the knowledge gained through Mercury the more complex two-man capsules of Gemini were prepared as was a new launcher based on the Titan II ICBM. The first manned flight took place on March 23, 1965 with John Young and Virgil Grissom. Gemini 4 featured the first extravehicular activity, by Edward H. White. There were twelve Gemini launches from KSC. Download high resolution version (900x720, 99 KB)Caption: The STS-36 vehicle and launch platform were rolled out to Launch Pad 39A on January 25, 1990, after the shortest stay in the Vehicle Assembly Building since return-to-flight. ... Download high resolution version (900x720, 99 KB)Caption: The STS-36 vehicle and launch platform were rolled out to Launch Pad 39A on January 25, 1990, after the shortest stay in the Vehicle Assembly Building since return-to-flight. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the space shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... STS-36 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Atlantis. ... A Minuteman III missile soars after a test launch. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... John W. Young in 1986 John Watts Young (born September 24, 1930) is a former NASA astronaut who walked on the Moon on Apollo 16, April 21, 1972. ...


The Apollo program had another new launcher—the three-stage Saturn V (111 m high and 10 m in diameter), built by Boeing (first stage), North American Aviation (engines and second stage) and Douglas Aircraft (third stage). North American Aviation also made the command and service modules while Grumman Aircraft Engineering constructed the lunar lander. IBM, MIT and GE provided instrumentation. This article is about the rocket. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... North American Aviation, Inc. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas in July 1921. ... The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading producer of military and civilian aircraft of the 20th century. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a private research university located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Its mission and culture are guided by an emphasis on teaching and research grounded in practical applications of science and technology. ... GE redirects here. ...


At KSC a $800 million massive new launch center was built to take this new launcher—Launch Complex 39. It included a hangar to hold four Saturn V rockets, the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB, 130 million ft³); a transportation system from the hangar to the launch pad, capable of carrying 5440 tonnes; a 446-foot movable service structure and a control center. construction began in November 1962, the launch pads were completed by October 1965, the VAB was completed in June 1965, and the infrastructure by late 1966. From 1967 through 1973, there were 13 Saturn V launches from Complex 39. The vast Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center (2005). ...


Before the Saturn V launches there were a series of smaller Saturn I and IB launches to test the men and equipment from Complex 34 on the Cape Canaveral site. The death of three astronauts by fire on Apollo-Saturn 204 (later designated Apollo 1) on January 27, 1967 occurred at Complex 34. Apollo One is the official name given retroactively to the Apollo/Saturn 204 (AS-204) spacecraft, destroyed by fire during a training exercise on January 27, 1967, at Pad 34 (Launch Complex 34 at Cape Canaveral) atop a Saturn IB rocket. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


The first Saturn V test launch, Apollo 4 (Apollo-Saturn 501) began its 104 hour countdown on October 30, 1967 and, after delays, was launched on November 9. Apollo 7 was the first manned test on October 11, 1968(on a Saturn IB). Apollo 8, the first manned Saturn V launch, made 10 lunar orbits on December 24-25, 1968. Apollo 9 and Apollo 10 tested the lunar lander. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969 and the Moon was walked on at 10.56 pm, July 20. The Apollo program continued at KSC, through Apollo 14 (1971), the 24th American manned space flight (40th in the world), until Apollo 17 of December 1972. Apollo 4 was the first unmanned flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Apollo 7 was the first manned mission in the Apollo program to be launched. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Apollo 8 was the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, in which Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to leave Earth orbit and to orbit around the Moon. ... Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the Apollo program, a ten day earth-orbital mission launched 3 March 1969. ... Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program, and the first (and only manned Saturn V) mission to launch from pad 39B. The mission included the second crew to orbit the Moon, and the test of the lunar module in lunar orbit. ... Apollo 11 was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon, and the first manned mission to land on the Moon. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Human spaceflight is space exploration with a human crew, and possibly passengers (in contrast to unmanned space missions, which are remotely-controlled or robotic space probes). ...


The Air Force chose to expand the capabilities of the Titan launch vehicles for its heavy lift capabilities. It constructed Launch Complexes 40 and 41 to launch Titan III and Titan IV rockets at CCAFS, just south of Kennedy Space Center. A Titan III has about the same payload capacity as a Saturn IB at a considerable cost savings. Launch Complex 40 and 41 has been used to launch defense reconnaissance, communications and weather satellites and NASA planetary missions. The Air Force also planned to launch two Air Force manned space projects from LC 40 and 41. They were the Dyna-Soar, a manned orbital rocket plane (cancelled in 1963) and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, a manned reconnaissance space station (cancelled in 1969). An aerial view of LC-41. ... Artists conception of the X-20 during re-entry The X-20 Dyna-Soar was a USAF program to develop an orbital spaceplane that could be used for a variety of military missions including reconnaissance, bombing, space rescue, satellite maintenance, and sabotage of enemy satellites. ... Manned Orbiting Laboratory early 1960 conceptual drawing that did not use the Gemini spacecraft. ...

An aerial view of the Launch Complex 39 area shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (center), with the Launch Control Center on its right.
An aerial view of the Launch Complex 39 area shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (center), with the Launch Control Center on its right.

ELV rocket development also continued at KSC—before Apollo, an Atlas-Centaur launched from Launch Complex 36 had put the first American Surveyor lander softly on the Moon on May 30, 1966. A further five out of seven Surveyor craft were also successfully transferred to the Moon. From 1974-1977 the powerful Titan-Centaur became the new heavy lift vehicle for NASA, launching the Viking and Voyager series of spacecraft from Launch Complex 41, an Air Force site lent to NASA. Complex 41 later became the launch site for the most powerful unmanned U.S. rocket, the Titan IV, developed for the Air Force. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x574, 126 KB)Caption: An aerial view of the Launch Complex 39 area shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (center), with the Launch Control Center on its right. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x574, 126 KB)Caption: An aerial view of the Launch Complex 39 area shows the Vehicle Assembly Building (center), with the Launch Control Center on its right. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... Photograph of Surveyor(3) lunar landing spacecraft taken by Apollo 12 astronauts (descriptions added). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... NASAs Viking program consisted of two unmanned space missions to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2. ... The Voyager spacecraft Launch of Voyager 2 Voyager is also the name of a planned series of unmanned probes to Mars, cancelled in 1968. ...


The Saturn V was also used to put the Skylab space station in orbit in 1973. Launchpad 39B was slightly modified for Saturn IB use, and launched three manned missions to Skylab in 1973, as well as the Apollo component of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. Drawing of Skylab with components labelled Skylab was the first space station the United States launched into orbit. ... The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint flight of the US and Soviet space programs. ...


KSC is now the launch site for the Space Shuttle, reusing the Complex 39 Apollo infrastructure. The first launch was of Columbia on April 12, 1981. KSC also has a landing site for the orbiter, the 4.6 km Shuttle Landing Facility. However, the first end-of-mission Shuttle landing at KSC did not take place until February 11, 1984, when Challenger completed STS-41-B; the primary landing site had until that time been Edwards Air Force Base in California. Twenty-five flights had been completed by September 1988, with a large hiatus from January 28, 1986, to September 29, 1988, following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (which was the first shuttle launch from Pad 39B). The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (IATA: TTS, ICAO: KTTS) is an airport located in the city of Titusville in Brevard County, Florida, USA. It is a part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and is used by the NASA Space Shuttle, military aircraft and civilian aircraft. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, after Columbia. ... // Crew Vance Brand (flew on Apollo-Soyuz, STS-5, STS-41-B & STS-35), Commander Robert L. Gibson (flew on STS-41-B, STS-61-C, STS-27, STS-47 & STS-71), Pilot Bruce McCandless II (flew on STS-41-B & STS-31), Mission Specialist Ronald E. McNair (flew on... Edwards Air Force Base is a USAF airbase located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, 7 miles (11 km) due East of Rosamond, USA at 34°57′ N 117°52′ W. An airbase since 1933, Edwards has long been a home... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An iconic image of the accident. ...


In September 2004, parts of Kennedy Space Center were damaged by Hurricane Frances. The Vehicle Assembly Building lost 1,000 exterior panels, each 3.9 x 9.8 feet in size. This exposed 39,800 ft² of the building to the elements. Damage occurred to the south and east sides of the VAB. The Space Shuttle tile manufacturing facility suffered extensive damage. The roof was partially torn off and the interior suffered extensive water damage. Tile manufacturing will probably be moved to the Palmdale, California backup facility. Further damage to KSC was caused by Hurricane Wilma on October 2005. B C D E F G H I 10 J K L M N O Categories: | | | | | ... City nickname:Aerospace Capital of America County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 272. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa) (Lowest pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic hurricane) Damages $16-20 billion (2005 USD) Fatalities 22 direct, 40 indirect Areas affected Jamaica, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Yucatán Peninsula, Florida, Bahamas, Atlantic Canada Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Wilma...


Visitor Complex

The gate to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, July 2006. The Space Shuttle Explorer is in the background.
The Rocket Garden (open to visitors) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, December 2004.
The Rocket Garden (open to visitors) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, December 2004.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, operated by Delaware North Companies at no taxpayer expense, is home to a number of museums, two IMAX theatres, and various bus tours allowing visitors a closer look at various restricted areas that would otherwise not be possible. Included in the base admission is tour-bus transportation into the restricted area to an observation gantry on the grounds of Launch complex 39, and to the Apollo-Saturn V Center. The observation gantry provides unobstructed views of both launch pads and all of Kennedy Space Center property. The Apollo-Saturn V Center is a large museum built around its centerpiece exhibit, a restored Saturn V launch vehicle, and features other space related exhibits, including an Apollo capsule. Two theaters allow the visitor to relive parts of the Apollo program. One simulates the environment inside an Apollo-era firing room during an Apollo launch, and another simulates the Apollo 11 landing. The tour also includes a visit to a building where modules for the International Space Station are tested. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 634 KB) Summary Kennedy Space Centre Visitors Centre front gate - taken by Ed Leung on 22 July 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 634 KB) Summary Kennedy Space Centre Visitors Centre front gate - taken by Ed Leung on 22 July 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... Explorer at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. ... The Rocket Garden (open to visitors) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, December 2004. ... The Rocket Garden (open to visitors) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, December 2004. ... The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. ... Delaware North Companies is a privately held company operating in the food service, retail and hospitality industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia. ... Launch Complex Plan - 1963 Launch Complex 39A Launch Complex 39B with Discovery shuttle Launch Complex 39 actually refers to LC39A and LC39B at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, which are currently launch pads for the space shuttle. ... This article is about the rocket. ... Apollo 11 was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon, and the first manned mission to land on the Moon. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of July 6, 2006 Perigee: 352. ...

NASA Space Center Tour Bus
NASA Space Center Tour Bus

The Visitor Complex also includes two facilities run by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. The most visible of these is the Astronaut Memorial, also known as the Space Mirror, a huge black granite mirror through-engraved with the names of all astronauts who died in the line of duty. These names are constantly illuminated from behind, with natural light when possible, and artificial light when necessary. The glowing names seem to float in a reflection of the sky. Supplemental displays nearby give the details of the lives and deaths of the astronauts memorialized. Elsewhere on the Visitor Complex grounds is the Foundation's Center for Space Education, which includes a resource center for teachers, among other facilities. Image File history File linksMetadata Nasa_tour_bus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Nasa_tour_bus. ... The Astronaut Memorial, also known as the Space Mirror, is a memorial on the grounds of the John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Florida. ...


See also

Merritt Islands two spaceports are shown side-by-side on this map. ... Crawlerway is a 100 foot-wide (30m) double pathway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ...

External links

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Atlantic Missile Range drop zone | Grand Turk Island drop zone | Mobile Launch Area | SLBM Launch Area | Patrick AFB | Shuttle Landing Facility | Runway 30/12 The Encyclopedia Astronautica is a reference web site on space travel. ... Merritt Island is a census designated place in Brevard County, on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of Florida. ... Merritt Islands two spaceports are shown side-by-side on this map. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Launch Complex 1 (LC1) is a deactivated US Air Force launch site located on Cape Canaveral, United States at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ... Launch Complex 2 (LC2) is a deactivated US Air Force launch site located on Cape Canaveral, United States at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ... Mercury-Redstone 1 at LC-5. ... An atlas rocket launches a manned Mercury spacecraft from LC-14. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The launch of Gemini 6A from LC-19. ... Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Compex 26 (LC-26) was a launch site at Merritt Island, Florida. ... A Saturn I at Pad 34, ready for mission SA-3 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 (LC-34) is a launch site at Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Florida. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The launch of GOES-N atop a Delta IV, from LC-37B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 37 (LC-37) is a launch complex at Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Florida. ... The aerial view of Launch Complex 39. ... An aerial view of LC-41. ... Patrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located near Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. Patrick Air Force Base is home to the 45th Space Wing. ... The NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (IATA: TTS, ICAO: KTTS) is an airport located in the city of Titusville in Brevard County, Florida, USA. It is a part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and is used by the NASA Space Shuttle, military aircraft and civilian aircraft. ...


 
 

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