NASA is seeking proposals from private companies for the use of the Vehicle Assembly Building – High Bay 2 facility at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the development of launch vehicles.
The space agency said Tuesday the request for proposals is part of its 20-year plan to drive effective asset utilization at the Kennedy center and transform it into a multi-user spaceport.
“Making unique capabilities like the VAB available to commercial companies is yet another step in our evolution to a diverse spaceport that supports government and commercial partners, ” said Scott Colloredo, director of center planning and development at Kennedy.
He added that VAB HB2 will be available to commercial users by next year.
According to NASA, the space center also has three Mobile Launcher Platforms that will be open for commercial space operations.