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2013-02-07 16:20:25

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an action-filled 2012, NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just east of Orlando, is anticipating a momentous 2013 highlighted by the unveiling of the new $100 million home of space shuttle Atlantis this summer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) "Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is an absolute must-see destination, and in 2013 our guests will find more to...

2013-01-31 00:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload at 8:48 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-41. This was the first of 13 ULA launches scheduled for 2013, the 35th Atlas V mission, and the 67th ULA launch. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/SF51763) "ULA and our mission partners are honored to work with the outstanding NASA...

2012-12-11 16:21:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) for the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) at 1:03 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-41. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies. The first two OTV...

SpaceX Awarded Two Air Force Launches
2012-12-06 14:51:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is expanding its reach and has been awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The company will be using its Falcon launch vehicles to send DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2) into orbit in 2014 and 2015. "SpaceX deeply appreciates and is honored by the vote of confidence shown by the Air Force in our...

2012-10-04 10:20:54

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-3 payload for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 8:10 a.m. EDT today. This launch marks the 9(th) ULA launch this year, the 54(th) Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission, and the 65(th) launch since ULA was formed nearly six years ago. "Congratulations to the entire team on...

2012-10-02 08:44:34

Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation's newest spaceport - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. - while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission. These developments mark progress in returning space station resupply missions to American soil....

2012-10-01 14:20:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation's newest spaceport - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. - while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission. These developments mark progress in returning...

Space Coast Abuzz Over Mini-shuttle X-37B
2012-09-30 05:54:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The mysterious US Air Force (USAF) space plane that ended a top secret 15 month mission over the summer could have its base of operations consolidated to the state of Florida, according to recent media reports. The unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which departed from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in March 2011 but landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in June 2012, could have its third flight both begin and...

2012-09-28 10:21:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first SpaceX launch for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Backup launch opportunities are available on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, if needed. (Logo:...

NASA Land Requested By State Of Florida
2012-09-24 04:27:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The state of Florida has reportedly contacted NASA to ask the US space agency to turn over 150 acres of land in Cape Canaveral to the state's aerospace development group for the construction of a commercial spaceport. According to Irene Klotz of Reuters, Florida Lieutenant Governor and Space Florida Chairwoman Jennifer Carroll wrote a letter to NASA head Charles Bolden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood requesting the...