Assembly, checkout and launch of the Space Shuttle Orbiter and its External Tank and twin Solid Rocket Boosters takes place in the Launch Complex (LC) 39 area of the space center. Preparation of payloads slated to fly on the Shuttle occurs primarily in KSC's Industrial Area, located to the south of LC 39.
From this page you can obtain additional detail on how the Space Shuttle and its payloads are assembled and prepared for flight, and the facilities where the work is performed. You can also find information about other facilities at KSC or Click here for map of KSC Area.
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