Located on Merritt Island, Florida, and formed in 1962, John F. Kennedy Space Center is one of NASA’s ten field centers. A majority of NASA’s human spaceflight launches have taken place at the space center, including missions from Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Skylab.
Very close to the Kennedy Space Center is Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and due to the close proximity, the two space centers work closely together and operate facilities on each other’s property.
There are around 700 different facilities and buildings scattered across Kennedy Space Center’s 144,000 acres. This includes the Vehicle Assembly Building, Launch Control Center, and Operations and Checkout Building.