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yeknom-ecaps
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posted 06-02-2007 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At one time the KSC post office was a substation of Orlando FL post office as "Orlando" appeared as part of the KSC hand cancel. Is KSC p.o. still part of Orlando or completely separate? If separate, any idea when that occurred? Thanks.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 06-02-2007 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an Orlando post office at the international airport facility that, overall, controls the mail stream from Kennedy Space Center. That regional post office complex still maintains KSC-related mail operations on a routine basis.

Much of the space philatelic operations, however, are now a part of a much smaller postal facility, or "store," located in Titusville, FL, at the intersection of Harrison and Barna streets.

Meanwhile, since July 1965, there is still in operation a separate postal station located inside the KSC Headquarters Bldg. of the space center's industrial area. All of the on-base spaceport's mail, both government and contractor, is handled and processed here. Requested philatelic mail is also processed, within limitations, at the same facility.

yeknom-ecaps
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posted 06-02-2007 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yeknom-ecaps   Click Here to Email yeknom-ecaps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken! - do you know when the hand cancels with "Orlando" in it was replaced with ones that didn't have it?

DOX32
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posted 01-31-2011 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DOX32   Click Here to Email DOX32     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where is the KSC post office located as I am trying to get some Apollo 14 dual canceled this week?

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posted 01-31-2011 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Byeman   Click Here to Email Byeman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kennedy Space Center's Headquarters building.

DOX32
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posted 01-31-2011 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DOX32   Click Here to Email DOX32     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where is the Headquarters located and is it accessible to visitors?

ea757grrl
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posted 01-31-2011 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The KSC HQ building is past the security checkpoint, in the Industrial Area. I had to check in at the pass office when I was at KSC three years ago, and my pass (which had been arranged in advance) was checked at the security checkpoint.

I may be mistaken, but I don't believe they let visitors in who aren't on official business. Having been in the HQ building, I can say that with the exception of the company store, it's amazingly like every other office building I've ever been in.

Ben
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posted 01-31-2011 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, the public cannot visit the HQ building. It is, however, visible from the bus tour.

DOX32
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posted 01-31-2011 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DOX32   Click Here to Email DOX32     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Met up with Ken and he is helping me. Great to be in some warm weather!

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