Launch Control Center (NRIS 99001645)
NASA, John F. Kennedy Space Center,
Kennedy Space Center,
Florida. 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:
- Launch Control Center
- The Launch Control Center (LCC) is a four-story building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, used to manage launches of spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39. The LCC handles all American space flights with human crews. Attached to the southeast corner of the Vehicle Assembly Building, the LCC contains offices; telemetry, tracking, and instrumentation equipment; the automated Launch Processing System; and four firing rooms.
LCC has conducted launches since the unmanned Apollo 4 (Apollo-Saturn 501) launch on November 9, 1967. LCC's first launch with a human crew was Apollo 8 on December 21, 1968. NASA's Space Shuttle program also used LCC. NASA has renovated the center for the upcoming Space Launch System (SLS) missions, which are scheduled to begin in 2020 with Exploration Mission-1. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/99001645