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Kennedy Space Center is celebrating its 40th year as America's premier gateway to the stars. On July 1, 1962, it was designated the Launch Operations Center, beginning four decades of a remarkable evolution that continues today. Launch facilities have risen from the landscape; manned and unmanned spacecraft have sent hundreds of people and satellites into Earth orbit and beyond. Please join us as we look back on a history rich with accomplishments.

Spaceport News Special 40th Anniversary edition (PDF)

KSC Direct! 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

Dr. Kurt H. Debus: Launching a Vision (PDF)

The Kennedy Space Center Story

40 Years of Photos & Videos

Shuttle Mission Summaries

NASA Headquarters History Office

KSC Time Capsule




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