THE IMPACT OF NASA CENTER LOCATIONS
Site and Situation
Students will learn about the process involved in determining the location of two NASA centers – the Johnson Space Center and the Kennedy Space Center. Students will answer a free-response question analyzing the human and physical advantages and disadvantages associated with the location of these centers. They will also analyze the political influences involved in the site selection process.
- list the physical and human advantages associated with the site selection of two NASA centers;
- discuss the political influence involved in the selection; and
- identify geographical implications that would minimize the effectiveness of the locations selected.
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