Kennedy News

Bill Johnson
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(321) 867-2468

June 17, 2002
 
RELEASE : 59-02
 
 
Note to Editors:
Story Ideas On Business And Technology From KSC's Spaceport Technology Center
 
 
With all that's happening at the Kennedy Space Center, media coverage needn't be limited to launches and landings. Here are some ideas we'd like to share with you for stories on business and technology in our Spaceport Technology Center that are of interest to the general public.

The restructuring of the NASA workforce, which has enabled KSC to evolve as a Spaceport Technology Center.

Strategies that led KSC to becoming the NASA Center with the most Space Act Awards for technology spin-offs during the past two years.

Modern project management techniques that are employed by NASA and contractors to make the most efficient, effective use of tax dollars.

How partnering with the State has allowed financing for new projects at the Visitor Complex, ELV launch pads, SERPL, etc.

What economic effect the International Space Research Park could have on Florida and how it will strengthen the contributions of the space program by drawing more academic and commercial organizations to KSC.

The early successes of the much-praised Cape Canaveral Spaceport Planning and Customer Service Center.

Cost savings provided by Shuttle and payload processing technology upgrades and a capital investment wish list for other cost-saving upgrades. Why such spaceport technology cost savings are important in getting the price of launch down to make it more commercially viable.

United Space Alliance paving the way toward the evolution of a more commercial space program.

Visionary comprehensive planning for the Cape Canaveral Spaceport.

NASA and the Air Force leading the way for advanced spaceport and range technologies through working groups that draw membership from all over the country, including economic development officials from Florida and other states.

The promise of the Advanced Technology Development Center in helping take our Spaceport Technology Center to a new level.

 

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