Vehicle Assembly Building

Local nameVehicle Assembly Building (VAB)
LocationFlorida, United States

The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, is the large building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, designed to assemble the large pre-manufactured space vehicle components, such as the massive Saturn V and the Space Shuttle; and stack them vertically onto the mobile launcher platform and crawler-transporter. The future Space Launch System will also be assembled there.

At 129,428,000 cubic feet it is one of the largest buildings in the world by volume. The building is at Launch Complex 39 at KSC, halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, and due east of Orlando on Merritt Island on the Atlantic coast of Florida.The VAB is the largest single-story building in the world, was the tallest building in Florida until 1974, and is still the tallest building in the United States outside an urban area.

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Address 32815, United States

Coordinates 28°35'9.993" N -80°39'3.66" E

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