Original Contracts for Complex 39

Andrew Thomason filed this request with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Andrew Thomason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any documents, including but not limited to, contracts, invoices, memorandums, letters, reports, studies, schematics, blue prints, et cetera, generated between 1961 and 1964 regarding the construction of Launch Complex 39 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Andrew Thomason


From: NASA

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Andrew Thomason

I would like to narrow my original FOIA request (15-HQ-F-00260) to invoices and purchase orders regarding the construction of Launch Complex 39 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the years 1961 to 1964.

In regards to the fee waiver, please consider the following:

1. Given the current leasing of the Launch Pad 39A by Space X, the public would benefit from knowing about the original construction of the complex, what was spent on it, materials used, et cetera. Similarly, since NASA’s Space Launch System is slated for launches from launch pad 39B, it would benefit the public to know the history of that launch pad and how that could affect its future.

2. The documents will be distributed through Muckrock.com, and will be accompanied by an article written by myself. Muckrock.com distributes news articles to the general public via it’s website http://www.muckrock.com. Various examples can easily be found at https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/

From: NASA

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.