Central Instrumentation Facility
|Center:||Kennedy Space Center|
|Location:||Cape Canaveral, Florida|
|Historic Eligibility:||National Register Listed|
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The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF), built in 1965, was listed in the NRHP on January 21, 2000 in the context of the Apollo program. It is significant at the national level under Criterion A in the areas of Space Exploration and Communications, and under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. Because the resource has achieved exceptional significance within the past 50 years, Criteria Consideration G applies. The CIF was the hub of instrumentation and data processing operations during the Apollo Program. It provided instrumentation to receive, monitor, process, display, and record information received from the space vehicle during test, launch, and flight. This three-story building, designed in the International style, has remained essentially unaltered, except for small additions. The resource boundary extends from the outer perimeter of the structure approximately 3 m (10 ft), which includes all necessary components historically required to support its functions.