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Kennedy Space Center (KSC) The term 'Kennedy Space Center (KSC)' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' Located near Cape Canaveral, Florida, KSC is NASA's primary launch site. The Center handles the preparation, integration, checkout, and launch of space vehicles and their payloads. All piloted space missions since the Mercury program have been launched from here, including Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle flights. KSC is the Shuttle's home port, where orbiters are serviced and outfitted between missions, and then assembled into a complete Shuttle 'stack' before launch. The Center also manages the testing and launch of unpiloted space vehicles from an array of launch complexes, and conducts research programs '.
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