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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hennessey Venom GT set a record for fastest production car in the world last month at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Hennessey Performance’s Venom GT set the record run of 270.49 miles per hour at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility on Valentine’s Day. The vehicle was equipped with accelerometers and GPS receivers to help it collect precise information and confirm the car’s safety and handling throughout its...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, to maintain and operate the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the US space agency announced Friday. "This agreement will continue to expand Kennedy's viability as a multi-user spaceport and strengthen the economic opportunities for Florida and the nation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said during a...

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. A NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jet, will transport Discovery to Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Tuesday, April 17. Journalists are invited to cover the following events (all times are EDT): Tuesday, April 10 5:30 p.m. SCA arrival at Shuttle Landing Facility -- Arrive at Press Site by 4 p.m. for 4:30...

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, one of which stretches 7.5 miles. It was also the location of the approach and landing tests of the prototype shuttle Enterprise in 1977 that proved the bulky, high-drag shuttle could be safely maneuvered to a precise landing on...

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. The landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida marks the completion of a 13-day mission to supply the International Space Station for the post-shuttle era. Thursday's Kennedy landing opportunities are at 5:56 a.m. and 7:32 a.m. EDT. Atlantis' entry flight control team, led by Flight Director Tony Ceccacci, will evaluate weather...

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. The landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida marks the completion of a 13-day mission to supply the International Space Station for the post-shuttle era. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Thursday's Kennedy landing opportunities are at...

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. Bolden will make brief remarks live on NASA Television from Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility about the final mission for the agency's longest-serving shuttle and its place in space exploration history. Discovery has two Kennedy landing opportunities Wednesday at 11:57 a.m. and 1:34 p.m. EST. The remarks will take place about...


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