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NASA’s Dharma Initiative “Swan Station?”

All that is missing is the computer, the beeping, and a prompt to enter the code 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. The dome-shaped survival room deep under Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been abandoned for over 40 years and now NASA is letting folks take a look.

Launch Events and Good News

NASA has increased the chances for favorable weather to 70% on Friday, which is great news! It will make my 5am EST drive to the airport much less stressful. The first big event in the launch cycle is the movement of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) back from the launch pad at 11:30pm EST tonight.…