Research & Technology
Image above: Chemist Anne Caraccio works with a prototype reactor for incinerating trash in space. The device is inside a lab at NASA's Kenendy Space Center in Florida. She is part of the team developing a mechanism to burn trash and extract valuable gases from the material. Image credit: NASA/Dmitri Gerondidakis
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Researchers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida continue a long history of innovation as the nation's premiere spaceport provides support for both government and commercial launch vehicles and spacecraft. Developments by the scientists and engineers working at Kennedy labs and its unique facilities are critical to the future success of space exploration and also play important roles in improving the quality of life for all Americans.