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2013-06-28 20:20:07

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - On June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open the doors to the world's most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program -Space Shuttle Atlantis.(SM) To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61725-space-shuttle-atlantis-nasa-attraction-kennedy-space-center (Photo:...

2013-06-28 12:21:07

Space Florida Proposes to Operate Shuttle Landing Facility WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, for negotiations toward a partnership agreement to maintain and operate the historic Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC),...

2013-06-27 08:21:24

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will hold a media availability at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, June 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden, Kennedy Center Director Robert Cabana and officials from the state of Florida will discuss NASA's future spaceflight programs and initiatives. These include plans to launch astronauts from Kennedy to study an...

2013-06-21 23:01:59

Kennedy Space Center Project Using Blue LED Neon Flex Underway Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 LED Neon Flex, a renowned engineering company that provides LED-based space lighting and signage, is proud to announce a new project that is underway with The Nassal Company for display at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. LED Neon Flex is an engineering company that specializes in LED displays that are energy efficient, friendly to the environment and brilliantly colored. The company is...

Masters With Masters Session Details Transition Eras
2013-05-31 13:45:42

NASA NASA's Kennedy Space Center saw a dramatic restructuring in the late 1970s, but the transition now under way is in some ways more substantial given that the entire civilian spaceflight architecture is changing, said two of the main figures behind both evolutions. "We don't want to lose the lessons we learned, but we also need to see how to operate more efficiently," said Bob Cabana, Kennedy's center director and a former space shuttle commander. "We know where we want to be and we...

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....

2013-04-25 20:21:09

$100 Million Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) Attraction on Track for June 29 Opening at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today began the two-day process of unwrapping the Atlantis orbiter from the protective shrink wrap that has encased the priceless artifact during construction of the $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) attraction, set to open June 29....

2013-04-16 10:08:01

NASA marked the third anniversary Monday of President Obama's speech at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he laid out a plan to ensure the United States will remain the world's leader in space exploration. Obama's plan includes reaching new destinations, such as an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s, using NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft. During an anniversary event at Kennedy's Operations and Checkout Building, where Orion spacecraft...

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...


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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