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NASA Airstrip Helps John Hennessy's Venom GT Break A World Record
2014-03-06 14:14:05

The Hennessey Venom GT set a record for fastest production car in the world last month at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Motoring down the Shuttle Landing Facility's 3.2-mile-long airstrip, the car set a record speed of...

NASA Taps Space Florida To Operate, Maintain Kennedy Shuttle Landing Facility
2013-06-29 09:04:22

NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, to maintain and operate the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

2012-04-04 03:19:58

Events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for space shuttle Discovery's departure.

Image 1 - Dryden Supported Many Aspects Of Space Shuttle Missions
2011-12-12 06:57:57

Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California's high desert, where NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is located, was selected as the initial primary landing site for the space shuttles because of the safety margin presented by Rogers Dry Lake and its long runways.

2011-07-20 10:26:47

The final flight of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth.

2011-07-19 19:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final flight of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth.

2011-03-09 10:08:15

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will greet space shuttle Discovery's astronauts on Wednesday after the crew's planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.