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Launch Date: April 29, 2011
Launch Time: 3:47 p.m. EDT
NASA – As Labor Day arrived in 1965, the hard work to construct Launch Complex 39′s Pad A was complete, and the pad was ready to be turned over to NASA. Designed to launch the Apollo Program’s Saturn V rocket, Pad A was the first of two planned pads in the complex to be completed. Construction began in November 1963. The prime contractor was a joint venture of Blount Brothers Construction Corp. and M. M. Sundt Construction Co.
Looking like a giant erector set, is the construction of the payload changeout room for the Space Shuttle Program at Launch Pad 39A. It allows the capability of loading the shuttle vertically, and making installation or removal of payloads at the launch pad possible.
This is one of several concepts prepared by Kennedy Space Center’s 21st Century Space Launch Complex Program planning team depicting Launch Pad 39A reconfigured to support a number of heavy-lift, commercial crew or other launch vehicles. more> http://twurl.nl/0txdbn
NIST – The work of the laboratory will be focused on the Engineering Laboratory mission:
To promote US innovation and industrial competitiveness in areas of national priority by anticipating and meeting the measurement science and standards needs for technology-intensive manufacturing and construction in ways that enhance economic prosperity and improve the quality of life.
Projects may be funded by industry and government on a cost-shared basis. The additional capabilities will allow NIST to:
- Test the performance of full-scale structures subjected to realistic fires and structural loading under controlled laboratory conditions.
- Develop an experimental database on the performance of large-scale structural connections, components, subassemblies, and systems under realistic fire and loading.
- Validate physics-based models to predict fire resistance performance of structures.
- Enable performance-based standards for fire resistance design of structures and foster innovations in design and construction.
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