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Research and Development


The Research and Development (R&D) land use classification includes non-program specific laboratories, related facilities and associated land areas that perform research, experimentation and testing in support of developing new technologies, procedures and products to enhance existing and future programs at KSC. Light industrial and manufacturing functions, as well as commercial uses may also be accommodated within R&D land use areas. Integration of educational institutions offering advanced degrees in disciplines supporting space-related research and development activities provide added enhancement and support reinforcing R&D collaboration between KSC, private industry and the educational community. Examples of R&D land uses include chemical, physical standards and laser testing laboratories; missile research and testing facilities; centers for experimentation; innovative science and technology; and life science activities accommodated in Exploration Park.

 


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