Dressed for a little exercise, Deputy Program Manager of Launch Services Chuck Dovale addresses the employees who have turned out during their lunchtime for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new fitness trail next to the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The one-mile-long track will provide employees with a safe place off Kennedy's roadways to walk or run. The more than 6 tons of green waste removed to create the trail's footprint will be mulched and used for cover at Kennedy's landfill. Approximately 1,594 tons of crawler fines -- ground-up crawler rock removed from the crawlerway in the Launch Complex 39 area -- was used for the foundation of the trail. Fitness equipment has been ordered and will be installed on a concrete slab at the trail's west end. After the equipment has been installed, the slab will be coated to provide a rubberized exercise pad. At Kennedy Space Center, the health and safety of every employee is paramount. To learn more about Kennedy, visit http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin