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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...

2014-03-21 23:21:53

Connor Johnson, who started a petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts, meets Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and receives a special space memento. Titusville, Florida (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Six-year-old Connor Johnson stands amazed before space shuttle Atlantis, seeing her for the first time in all her splendor. Connor scans the orbiter from the tip of her black nose to the stretch of her tail, but stays still for only a moment. He runs ahead of the crowd in his bright...

Six-Year-Old Connor Johnson Demonstrates The 'Right Stuff'
2014-03-18 09:27:29

Frank Ochoa-Gonzales, NASA While most 6-year-olds are eager to get an autograph of their favorite pro athlete or theme-park character, Connor Johnson was seeking signatures for an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. When Connor learned of potential budget cuts last year that threatened his dream of working for NASA, he decided to do something about it. First, Connor wanted to donate his piggy bank, all $10.41. But after talking it over with family, Connor...

2014-03-11 08:37:39

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso (AIM:ACSO) has signed a three-year agreement with Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc. to provide e-Commerce and mobile ticketing support to the world-renowned Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/FL88873LOGO ) "Few places are as competitive as Central Florida when it comes to engaging visitors, and Accesso's ticketing platform will allow us to better compete by...

2014-03-05 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Hensel Phelps Construction Co., of Orlando, Fla., to modify High Bay 3 in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the processing of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Hensel Phelps will receive a fixed-price contract for $99.57 million, consisting of the base amount and three options. The period of...

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program Doing Better Than Expected
2014-01-29 09:05:36

Steven Siceloff - NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Early figures from a pilot program at Kennedy Space Center show that electric cars are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a far greater amount than expected, according to the program's coordinator. "The numbers are 10 times better than we thought we’d ever see," said Frank Kline with Kennedy's Sustainability office. "No one's ever done a pilot where you get actual numbers. It’s always been estimates only." The results are...

Dream Chaser Spaceplane November 2016 Launch
2014-01-23 15:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced plans to launch a test flight of its Dream Chaser spaceplane in November 2016. The vehicle is expected to liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After circling our planet in low-Earth orbit, the vehicle will return to the Kennedy Space Center and land on the same landing strip used by the space shuttle program. “Today we are very proud to...

2013-12-19 23:25:53

L&H Industrial is building over 1300 parts, providing eight months of onsite field services at the Kennedy Space Center. Gillette, WY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 L&H Industrial, headquartered in Gillette, WY, is currently working on a large manufacturing and equipment repair project from QinetiQ North America (QNA) on behalf of the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). This project includes the machining and onsite assembly of components for Crawler Transporter #2, which...

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...


Latest Kennedy Space Center Reference Libraries

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

sts-63
2012-05-12 09:24:19

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1995 at 12:22 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11 at 6:50 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes, and 15 seconds. The first shuttle flight of 1995 included several historical achievements: The second flight of Russian cosmonaut on shuttle, the first approach and fly-around by...

sts-39
2012-03-24 09:57:56

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 28, 1991 at 7:33 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on May 6, 1991 at 2:55 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 134 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.5 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, and 23 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission whose activities are not classified. An unclassified payload included Air Force Program-675 (AFP675); Infrared Background...

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