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[i]Although its once-planned tenant is being scrapped, the servicing towers at the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B will be demolished this summer to ready the complex for an uncertain future.
...LVI Services Inc., a New York-based demolition and remediation firm, will begin work in late June or early July, Perez-Morales said.
The demolition will not use explosives like those used on other abandoned launch pads. Perez-Morales said the structures will be dismantled in a "very controlled" process as workers take apart the towers one piece at a time.
The launch pad will not be imploded to protect the facility's concrete surface and lightning towers, which will be reused.
NASA signed the contract with LVI in early March. The agreement stipulates that the pad be leveled within 200 days after NASA gives approval to proceed this summer, Perez-Morales said in an interview Friday.[/i]
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