NASA Offering Shuttle Sites for Rent, Purchase; Joyce Riquelme Comments

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NASA is advertising space and equipment formerly used for the space shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for either rent or sale, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Scott Powers writes the agency’s maintenance funding for that space will expire at the end of the year.

Joyce Riquelme, NASA’s director of KSC planning and development for KSC, told the Sentinel the agency wants to have agreements in place within the next few months as the facilities will become unusable if they are abandoned for long periods of time.

Powers writes Cape Canaveral is a coastal-marsh environment and equipment could rust.

The Sentinel reports Boeing is leasing a shuttle garage to build a space capsule for a NASA commercial space travel program, where the company is aiming to send seven astronauts to the International Space Station.

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