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NASA has asked for suggestions on how to re-purpose three mobile launch platforms, built in 1967, that are going unused at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Each two-story structure weighs around 8.2 million pounds, and is 160 feet long and 135 feet wide.

NASA has asked for suggestions on how to re-purpose three mobile launch platforms, built in 1967, that are going unused at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Each two-story structure weighs around 8.2 million pounds, and is 160 feet long and 135 feet wide.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.