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Historic Spaceport Building Named for Neil Armstrong

Historic Spaceport Building Named for Neil Armstrong

Bob Granath, NASA's Kennedy Space Center When visitors come to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, iconic facilities such as the mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and launch pads leave lasting impressions. Another facility that has...

Latest Operations and Checkout Building Stories

2014-07-07 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is renaming one of its iconic facilities in honor of legendary astronaut and the first person to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the ceremony at the Operations and Checkout Building at 9 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 21. The event will include remarks from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Center...

Orion spacecraft
2014-06-05 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "It is extremely exciting to see the heat shield in place, ready to do its job," said Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager at NASA's Johnson Space...

Work On Orion Spacecraft Progresses As Engineers Pivot To 2014
2013-12-27 10:26:48

NASA Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is less than a year away now, and the team building the spacecraft is meeting milestones left and right as they prepare the vehicle for its debut. The Orion crew module that will fly 3,600 miles above Earth on the spacecraft’s first mission is continuing to come together inside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Since the heat shield that will protect it from temperatures...

Orion Crew Module Put Through Static Load Tests
2013-05-08 13:43:34

NASA Completely surrounded by a massive 20-foot-high structure called the crew module static load test fixture, the Orion crew module is being put through a series of tests that simulate the massive loads the spacecraft would experience during its mission. Orion is NASA´s new exploration spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther into space than ever before. During its first flight test next year, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), it will travel 3,600 miles into space and return...

2013-04-12 10:16:55

NASA is offering media representatives at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida an opportunity on Monday, April 15, to see Orion, the spacecraft that could take astronauts on a sample collection mission to an asteroid as early as 2021. The event, marking three years since President Obama set a goal of sending humans to an asteroid, will begin at noon EDT with a photo and interview availability with Robert Cabana, Kennedy's center director. Media should arrive at Kennedy's Press Site by...

2013-01-25 14:44:01

Media are invited to a photo and interview opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 30, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Journalists will visit Kennedy's Swamp Works research laboratories and the facility where NASA's Orion spacecraft is being prepared for its first launch. Kennedy Director Bob Cabana will provide a status update on the center´s transformation to a multiuse government and commercial space launch and recovery complex. Media must be at Kennedy's press site...

NASA Employs Private Companies To Make Orion Project A Reality By 2014
2013-01-15 07:49:14

[Watch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To ensure that the future of the US space exploration program keeps its head above water, NASA´s Kennedy Space Center has partnered with the private sector to get Orion rolling out the door. By employing outside workers, NASA has provided a means to expedite the Orion spaceship building process from months to just days. Working with contractors from Lockheed Martin, NASA is working hard at Kennedy´s...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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