||The "Beach House"
South of Complex 41 sits an unremarkable two-story house. Known simply as the
Beach House, it has served as a temporary place of rest for astronauts. Since the
days of the Apollo project, astronauts have visited the Beach House to spend a
few hours relaxing with their families before the mission.
The Beach House
sits in a sea turtle nesting area. Signs on and around the house ask visitors to
keep exterior lights off during nesting season (May 1 - October 31).
Photo courtesy of Steve Sanders
Mission Flight Control Officer, CCAFS