Media Invited to Groundbreaking for New Kennedy Space Center Headquarters

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October 2, 2014
Media Invited to Groundbreaking for New Kennedy Space Center Headquarters

Media are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new NASA Kennedy Space Center headquarters building at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The new headquarters building will be the keystone to the Central Campus makeover and will take place in several phases. Headquarters will be a seven-story, 200,000-square-foot structure that will consolidate all shared services and administrative office functions and will be located north and east of the current headquarters building.

The ceremony will be hosted by Kennedy director Bob Cabana and representatives from companies involved in the project, Kurt Hazen from Hensel Phelps and Steve Belflower from Hunton Brady. The ceremony will be held between the existing headquarters building and the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout building.

News media without permanent credentials must apply for accreditation by noon on Monday, Oct. 6.  Two forms of government-issued identification are required to receive a badge. One must be with a photograph such as a driver’s license or passport. Badges will be available for pickup at the Kennedy Badging Office, located on State Road 405 east of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Hours for the Kennedy Badging Office are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Media must apply for credentials online at:

International media accreditation for this event is closed.  Green card holders must submit a scanned copy of their cards by email to for credential request processing no later than noon on Monday, Oct. 6.  Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598 or

Media should arrive at the Press Site at 8 a.m. to be escorted to the ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Following the event, the media will be escorted back to the Press Site by 10:00 a.m.

For more information about NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit:


Gregory B. Harland
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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