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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

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 CSAs 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE