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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...

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Making Room For Multiple Rockets
2012-11-08 10:55:12

NASA The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operations, or GSDO, space shuttle-era work platforms have been removed from the VAB's High Bay 3 and accommodations are being made to support a variety of future spacecraft, including NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. The changes are part of a centerwide modernization and...

2012-07-19 10:22:31

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA on Friday will begin allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/NY43387 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) The KSC Up-Close: Launch Pad Tour, the latest to open of three...

Apollo 11 Still Remembered 43 Years Later
2012-07-16 12:38:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, man embarked on a mission that made Lewis and Clark's journey across America seem like child's play, as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins set forth towards the Moon. On July 16, 1969, at 9:32 EDT, Saturn V's engines fired up and the countdown beat down to zero as the three astronauts took hold of their position in the history books that could never be replaced. The call to arms began on May...

2012-06-27 14:20:09

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, July 1 with a program that includes NASA officials discussing the historic spaceport and the dynamic transformation underway to support the next generation of space exploration. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Beginning the program at...

Some Jack-Ass Shot Up A Saturn V
2012-06-19 04:34:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Repair work is now officially underway for the historic Saturn V rocket after suffering gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooter. The rocket, a National Historic Landmark that is owned by the Smithsonian, was damaged last month when someone decided firing gunshots into the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was a good idea. The drive-by shooter shot bullets that penetrated the windows of the Davidson Center, striking...

2012-06-08 06:20:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center - where NASA directors and engineers supervised all of the 152 launches for the space shuttle and Apollo programs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120608/NY21602) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b) The KSC Up-Close: Launch...

2012-05-18 06:20:35

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- NASA is offering visitors rare access to several key areas of Kennedy Space Center during its 50th anniversary year to enhance a popular destination that already features an array of authentic attractions showcasing the space program and opportunities for up-close viewing of ongoing rocket launches. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986-a ) (Logo:...

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2012-03-31 07:20:58

On Friday, NASA officials claimed that they were the rightful owners of the Apollo 11 rocket engines found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week by a privately-funded expedition headed up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, CNN.com is reporting. As previously reported here on RedOrbit, Bezos announced the discovery of the spacecraft's F-1 engines that carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon using deep-sea sonar equipment. The engines, which powered the Saturn V...

2012-03-30 10:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the efforts announced this week by Jeff Bezos to recover main engines from the Saturn V first stage rocket of Apollo 11: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I would like to thank Jeff Bezos for his communication with NASA informing us of his historic find. I salute him and his entire team on this bold venture and wish them all the...