December 26, 2012
Removal of Legacy Hardware Leads to NASA Modernization
The Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is going through major renovations to support the manufacturing of The Boeing Company’s CST-100 spacecraft. Known throughout the space shuttle era as Orbiter Processing Facilty-3, the facility’s orbiter-specific platforms were removed recently to make room for a clean-floor factory-like facility. The modernization will allow Boeing to process its new fleet of low-Earth-orbit bound spacecraft, which is under development in collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing is leasing the excess government facility for next-generation commercial activities through a land-use agreement with Space Florida.