Kennedy News

Tracy Young
NASA Kennedy Space Center
321/867-2468
Feb. 24, 2003
RELEASE : 20-03
Groundbreaking for KSC's Second Operations Support Building Set for Feb. 25
On Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m., KSC Director Roy Bridges, members of KSC management and local industry officials will break ground to kick off the new Operations Support Building (OSB) II construction project.

The OSB II is an agency safety and health initiative project to replace modular housing and trailers in the Launch Complex 39 area at KSC. The new facility will be five-story, 189,000-square-foot building and consist of approximately 860 office spaces, training rooms, computer rooms, multimedia conference rooms, technical libraries, and a 352-person mission conference center with observation deck.

Architect and Engineers Wolfberg, Alvarez and Partners, Coral Gables, Fla., designed the facility. David Boland, Inc., a small business HUBZone firm in Titusville, Fla, will perform construction (reference KSC release 3-03). Facility completion is scheduled for March 2005.

Media wishing to attend the groundbreaking ceremony should apply for accreditation on affiliation letterhead and fax to 321/867-2692. Information required for accreditation include full name, social security number, and date of birth. Badging and access will be via Gate 3 on State Road 405 east of U.S. 1 south of Titusville, departure for the Press Site will be at 9 a.m.

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