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NASA may scrap unused facilities

Published by spacecowboy on Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:05 pm
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Mercury, Apollo 1 areas targeted

BY CHRIS KRIDLER
FLORIDA TODAY

CAPE CANAVERAL – Officials concerned with preservation will get a look today at historic but unused space facilities that face demolition.

To save money and avoid safety problems, NASA proposes to get rid of the Mercury mission control center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the engineering support building at pad 34, the site of the deadly Apollo 1 fire and early Saturn launches.

“We’ve been invited to the meeting to find out what it’s all about and to see if there’s anything that can be done, cannot be done,” said Stephen Benn, director of the Brevard County Historical Commission.

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