Kennedy Space Center News

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is a major hub of NASA’s space launch operations, located on Merritt Island, Florida. Established in 1962 and named in honor of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination in 1963, the center has been the starting point for numerous pivotal space missions, including the Apollo moon-landing flights and Space Shuttle launches. KSC includes facilities such as launch pads, a vehicle assembly building, and a visitor complex that offers educational exhibits and displays of spacecraft and memorabilia. It is integral not only to NASA’s crewed spaceflight missions but also to its scientific and commercial ventures. As the primary site for the assembly and launch of U.S. human spaceflights, the Kennedy Space Center plays a crucial role in advancing the frontiers of space exploration.