A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 for the Kennedy Space Center's new 200,000-square-foot headquarters. (PHOTO/NASA)
Groundbreaking Tuesday for new Kennedy Space Center headquarters
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER --
An Orange County construction company is getting ready to break ground on new headquarters for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday for the space center’s new 200,000-square-foot headquarters.
The seven-story building will consolidate services and administrative offices.
Hensel Phelps Construction Company was awarded the two-year contract for more than $64 million.
Plans call to demolish the current headquarters building.
NASA said it will save $400 million over the next 40 years by cutting square footage, lowering operation and maintenance costs.