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2014-04-15 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which numerous Apollo and space shuttle missions began, is beginning a new mission as a commercial launch site. NASA signed a property agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., on Monday for use and occupancy of the seaside complex along Florida's central east coast. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support...

2014-04-13 16:20:02

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will provide a status update on Launch Complex 39A at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 14 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The update, which will be held at pad 39A, will not be carried live on NASA Television. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The update is open to media already badged for Monday's SpaceX launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The...

SpaceX Selected To Begin Negotiations For NASA's Launch Complex 39A
2013-12-15 04:15:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has officially decided to begin negotiations with SpaceX over the use and maintenance of Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a highly-charged selection process. The decision came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced last week that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos....

2013-12-13 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to begin negotiations on a lease to use and operate historic Launch Complex (LC) 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Permitting use and operation of this valuable national asset by a private-sector, commercial space partner will ensure its continued viability...

Bezos Loses Wrangle Over Launch Pad
2013-12-13 13:07:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced on Friday that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The company had filed a protest with the GAO over NASA’s process for awarding rights to use of an historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad – objecting to NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s comments that Blue Origin said...

NASA To Rent Or Sell Historic Launch Pad
2013-05-20 16:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what can only be considered a sign of the times, NASA has announced that it will begin accepting bids to rent or buy its Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center from a “commercial company or consortium.” A combination of cuts in government funding and the burgeoning private space exploration industry could mean that the pad will find a new user fairly quick. "We remain committed to right-sizing our portfolio by...

2013-05-17 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released a synopsis Friday announcing plans to issue an announcement for proposals for the commercial use of Launch Pad 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement is expected next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Use of the launch pad by industry is designed to encourage commercial space activities along Florida's Space Coast and fully use the historic launch complex....

NASA's Crawler-Transporter Receives New Roller Bearing Assemblies
2013-04-03 16:22:51

NASA For more than a year, NASA's crawler-transporter (CT) 2 has been undergoing a major tuneup in the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Recent work has included preparations to install upgraded components that will enable the crawler to carry the greater loads anticipated with the agency's new rocket designed to take astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since the early 1970s. The crawler-transporter modifications are part of NASA's Ground Systems...

2012-12-17 16:21:57

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission Dec. 17 through Jan. 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's second...

Image 1 - Program Passes Milestone For Spaceport Advances
2011-12-08 04:14:54

The program tasked with setting up NASA's Kennedy Space Center to host an array of launchers and spacecraft passed a milestone last week when the 21st Century Ground Systems Program's Mission Concept Review was completed. "It gets all of our stakeholders on board," said Scott Colloredo, the project manager for the 21st Century Ground Systems Program. "We feel good about it." The program is one of two new programs for Kennedy that basically opened their doors in the past year or so. The...


Latest Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Reference Libraries

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2012-03-24 09:51:05

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 15, 1990 at 6:48 PM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20 at 4:42 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 142 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2 million miles. This was a Department of Defense mission and the mission activities are classified. The launch was originally scheduled for July 1990. However, a liquid hydrogen leak found on the orbiter Columbia during the STS-35 countdown...

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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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