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Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) modifications

As part of NASA's Ground Systems Development and Operations Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, large space shuttle-era work platforms have been removed from the high bays of the Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB.

The work is part of a center-wide modernization and refurbishment initiative to accommodate NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and a variety of other spacecraft instead of the whole building supporting one design.

Future work also will replace the antiquated communications, power and vehicle access resources with modern efficient systems. Some of the utilities and systems slated for replacement have been used since the VAB opened in 1965.


Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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