Blue Origin Pours Foundation For Rocket Factory At Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park
By Space Coast Daily // August 28, 2016
custom-built 750,000-square-foot rocket factory
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Work is progressing on the $200 million facility in Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park where Blue Origin will build its rocket factory on 70 acres of NASA property managed by Space Florida.
Last week, Space Florida, the state development agency that’s leasing the property and Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 36 to Blue Origin, tweeted that concrete is being poured for the campus’ first building.
The $200 million manufacturing and launch facility is expected to open by early 2018 and employ about 300 people.
Blue Origin will manufacture, process, integrate and test its orbital launch vehicle, which Jeff Bezos has referred to as “Very Big Brother.”
“The 750,000-square-foot rocket factory is custom-built from the ground up,” said Bezos.
“It’s exciting to see the bulldozers in action — we’re clearing the way for the production of a reusable fleet of orbital vehicles that we will launch and land, again and again.”
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