Starting next year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests will be able to explore the nine Merlin main engines, re-entry scorch marks, grid fins used for in-flight steering, and massive landing legs attached to the 156-foot booster built in California. All that hardware helped launch two missions: the Thaicom 8 communications satellite in 2016 and the three-core Falcon Heavy’s premiere in 2018.
Unlike historic rockets in the complex’s “Rocket Garden” like early Atlas and Mercury-Redstone, however, Falcon 9 will get special treatment: it will be mounted horizontally in a new attraction called “Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.” It was transported from SpaceX’s spaceport facilities to the Visitor Complex on Tuesday. Read more at Florida Today
After more than a decade of launching Falcon 9s, Florida is finally getting one for itself. It’ll be mounted horizontally in a new two-story building at the KSC Visitor Complex slated for opening next year called“Gateway.”
The new Pinellas Park Amazon robotics fulfillment center and five new delivery stations are expected to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State. As Amazon continues to invest, the company has created […]
Eglin Air Force Base is in the western Florida Panhandle, located about three miles (5 km) southwest of ValparaisoFL. The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Test Wing (formerly the 96th Air Base Wing). […]