A New Generation...A Multi-User Spaceport
In the medium term, the Commercial Crew Program will begin launching American astronauts into space. KSC Space Center must continue to promote itself as the heavy-lift spaceport for both human space exploration and cargo. This is a distinct advantage that it has over other domestic launch facilities. KSC should seek the ability to adapt infrastructure to support additional launch systems of any class and new systems employing horizontal takeoff or recovery. KSC should plan on a delayed demand surge through the medium term and focus on diversifying the customer base across more aspects of the supply chain.
Medium-term actions that take advantage of and/or leverage, secure and expand KSC’s position in the non-NASA market include:
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