Consortium Advisory Member:

Patricia Gillis
John F. Kennedy Space Center

Contact Info:
NASA Office of STEM Engagement
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
PH: 321-867-2363
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The Kennedy Space Center has hosted millions of guests from around the world for more than 30 years — telling the story of how the United States built a space program that launched men to the moon, orbited satellites that have improved our lives, and sent probes into distant space to solve the mysteries of the cosmos.

Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s Spaceport Technology Center. It is from KSC that we sent astronauts to the moon and someday will send them to Mars and beyond.

These days we are launching astronauts into low Earth orbit aboard the Space Shuttle to build the new International Space Station and perform experiments to improve our life on Earth.

KSC is the NASA center of excellence for launch and payload processing systems as well as the lead center for acquisition and management of expendable launch vehicle services and payload carriers.

Located at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport in Florida, we handle the checkout, launch and landing of the Space Shuttle and its payloads. Because KSC is the starting point of all U.S. human space flights, we continue to draw worldwide attention.