One of the more important aspects of what the ESC is currently doing at Kennedy Space Center involves the refurbishment of Launch Complex 39B for use in NASA’s new heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System. Image Credit: NASA

ESC Empowers Part 1: The People that Make the Magic

By Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The general public views NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as the place where America launches astronauts into space. Few of them, however, understand the dynamic between the NASA employees and the space agency’s family of contractors. Fewer still know about the important role these contractors play in allowing the dream of space flight to solidify into reality.

AmericaSpace conducted an extensive tour of the largest contract at work at KSC—the Engineering Services Contract. We spoke with the men and women who worked to conduct and close out the space shuttle era. In the process we found out about what they are currently doing to build the future.

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