KSC Launch Complex 39B (NASA)

SLS Chief Technologist Dr. Carlos Mata was the Lead Design Engineer for the lightning protection system at NASA’s next-generation Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at the Kennedy Space Center. Home to quite possibly the most advanced lightning protection system ever constructed, LC-39B will host NASA’s massive Space Launch System rocket during its inaugural flight in 2019.

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