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The facility will be home to engineers from Marshall’s Materials and Processes Laboratory and Spacecraft and Vehicle Systems Department, working on next-generation launch vehicle technologies and preparing the way for explorers to journey to the moon, Mars and beyond. They also support NASA's far-reaching science missions, space shuttle propulsion systems and hardware and science aboard the International Space Station.
The new facility was designed and built according to efficient energy and water principles, making it eligible for registration with the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® — a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable structures. The Marshall Center has submitted the new facility for council certification. The center previously earned LEED® Silver Certification for Building 4600, the first facility in the new engineering complex, which opened in 2005. It was the first LEED® facility built by NASA.