Press Release

NASA Receives Award For Kennedy Crawlerway Evaluation Project

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2011
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) presented the Florida Project of the Year award on Tuesday to the crawlerway system evaluation team at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Cape Canaveral branch of the ASCE nominated the team for its project, the Crawlerway Evaluation to Support a Heavy-Lift Program. The crawlerway is a 130-foot-wide, specialty-built roadway between Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where rockets and spacecraft are prepared for flight, and Launch Pad 39A and 39B.

The team’s more than two-year evaluation confirmed the crawlerway system would be able to support the weight of moving the agency’s future heavy-lift rockets and potential commercial vehicles from the VAB to the launch pads.

“Putting all of the different entities together has resulted in an outstanding product that the center and the program can stand firmly on,” said Justin Junod, project manager for the team.

The award honors the team’s outstanding engineering efforts in research, design, construction and management, recognizing the complexity of multi-agency coordination and cost-effective engineering advances. For more information on the American Society of Civil Engineers, visit: http://www.asce.org

For more information on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy

SpaceRef staff editor.