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2011-01-24 14:38:04

NASA has released a formal Notice of Availability (NOA) and Request for Information (RFI) to identify interest from industry for space processing and support facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The facilities may become available for space-related commercial use following the end of the Space Shuttle Program. The facilities that may become available are well-suited for entities operating or directly supporting government or commercial launches or space user services....

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2010-11-09 14:20:01

Hundreds of bicyclists mingled with spacecraft Oct. 23 as Kennedy employees, family and guests pedaled around the center for the second Tour de KSC. Grouped by speed and skill levels, some riders covered all the landmarks Kennedy has to offer, including the Vehicle Assembly Building, both shuttle launch pads and the Shuttle Landing Facility. Plenty of stops along the way offered employees and their guests photo ops with space shuttle Discovery on Launch Pad 39A. In all, 681 people rode their...

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2010-07-07 06:45:00

You don't need a space shuttle to rocket down the runway at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, as NASCAR racer Matt DiBenedetto proved recently. Driving the same kind of car used at American superspeedways, DiBenedetto streaked down the runway at 205 mph, just shy of the space shuttle's touchdown speed. He shifted to neutral until the car touched 150 mph before revving up again. "I never thought I'd get lucky enough to come out and use the Kennedy Space Center runway," he...

2010-05-25 10:56:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Wednesday, May 26, after a 12-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Atlantis to land. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Wednesday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 8:48 a.m. and 10:22 a.m. EDT. If Atlantis is unable to land...

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2010-04-19 10:00:00

NASA is delaying the homecoming of the Discovery space shuttle until Tuesday after bad weather has spoiled two landing attempts on Monday, according to NASA officials. The landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been rescheduled for 7:33 am (EDT) Tuesday morning. NASA has allowed for several backup plans that could possibly push the landing to the west coast if the weather doesn't cooperate. NASA would rather land in Florida than California, as the shuttle would have to be ferried...

2010-04-17 10:52:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Discovery to land. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Monday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 8:51 a.m. and 10:26 a.m. EDT. If Discovery is unable to land Monday,...

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2010-04-17 11:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 8:52 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot James P. Dutton, Jr. will grab the stick and perform a fly around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex. Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before...

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2010-02-20 06:45:00

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Sunday, Feb. 21 after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Endeavour to land. Sunday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 10:16 p.m. and 11:51 p.m. EST. There are additional opportunities at 1:20 a.m. and 2:55 a.m. EST Monday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., a backup landing site. For recorded updates about landing,...

2009-11-25 14:32:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Friday, Nov. 27, after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 9:44 a.m. and 11:19 a.m. EST. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Atlantis and its crew to land. If bad weather prevents a return to...

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2009-11-25 15:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Friday, Nov. 27, after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 9:44 a.m. and 11:19 a.m. EST. NASA will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Atlantis and its crew to land. If bad weather prevents a return to Florida on Friday or Saturday, both Kennedy and the backup landing site at Edwards Air Force Base in California will be...


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