Kennedy Space Center in Transition

It’s hard to read about the state of the Kennedy Space Center these days:

At the apex of the space shuttle program, some 18,000 people worked here. Now, just 7,500 do. On a recent Wednesday morning, parking lots across the vast complex sat two-thirds empty.

I had the incredible good fortune to work at Kennedy in the run up to STS-95, on which we had a small experiment investigating gravity signaling in roots. During that period, the space center and the rest of the Cape were crawling with activity. I hope the next generation of space vehicles moves forward and reinvigorates KSC again soon.

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