Central Instrumentation Facility (NRIS 99001635)
NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center,
Kennedy Space Center,
FL. County/parish: Brevard.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 21, 2000.
Part of John F. Kennedy Space Center MPS
Also known as:
- Central Instrumentation Facility
- The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) is the core of instrumentation and data processing operations at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida supporting KSC's space launch responsibilities. It centralizes the handling of the center's data including offices, laboratories and test stations; and houses general instrumentation activities serving more than one launch complex. The CIF also includes the Central Timing Facility, where a precision clock drives countdown clocks and other timing devices at KSC that require a high degree of accuracy.
The CIF also houses computers and other electronic equipment for reduction of telemetry data, analysis, and transmission to other NASA centers. The three-story structure of approximately 134,335 sq ft (12,480.1 m2) just west of the KSC Headquarters Building is one of the most distinctive buildings in the KSC Industrial Area with its rooftop array of various antennas.The CIF and the Headquarters Building, which are almost 50 years old and showing signs of their age, are to be demolished during the next several years and replaced by a headquarters building that will consolidate all shared services and most administrative functions across the Industrial Area. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/99001635