The Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida held a 'ribbon cutting' ceremony on Aug. 27 to mark the four year, $35 million comprehensive upgrade the facility has undergone. The LETF was established in the 1970s to support the qualification of the Space Shuttle Program's umbilical and launch mechanisms. Throughout the years, the facility has supported the development of systems for shuttle and space station, Delta and Atlas rockets, and various research and development programs across the agency. The LETF has unique capabilities to evolve into a versatile test and development area that supports a wide spectrum of programs.
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