Accession Number : ADA523335
Title : Final Environmental Assessment for the California Space Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA SPACE EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE INST SANTA MONICA CA
Report Date : 02 Jun 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 172
Abstract : This Final EA addresses the proposed construction and operation of the California Space Center (CSC) by the California Space Authority (CSA) and California Space Education and Workforce Institute on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), at the former Lake Canyon Trailer Park No. 7 site. This site is a 71-acre parcel located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Azalea Lane on VAFB. The CSA's purpose for the Center is to inspire students to study space-related curricula by providing viewings of actual rocket launches and interactive, hands-on educational space exhibits. The CSA also intends for the CSC to educate the public about California space enterprise, its history, and current mission in particular. One key feature of the CSC would be a launch viewing facility that would offer students and the public a direct line of sight to Space Launch Complexes on south VAFB. The CSA would construct the CSC in phases over 9 years, starting in mid-2010. The first day of operation is planned for mid-2012.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , MISSIONS , CALIFORNIA , LAUNCHING SITES , CULTURAL RESOURCES , LAND USE , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , SPACE SYSTEMS , SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE