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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...

Enterprise Officially On Display In New York
2012-07-19 15:05:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The retired space shuttle Enterprise is officially on display at its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion in New York. The 150,000 pound spacecraft is now encased in the center of an inflatable dome, and is available to be viewed by visitors from just a few feet away. The shuttle made its way across Coney Island and underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as it headed towards its final...

2012-07-18 10:21:24

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement Wednesday on the death of former Kennedy Space Center Director Forrest McCartney: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "On behalf of the entire NASA family, I wish to express our condolences on the passing of Retired United States Air Force Lt. General and former Kennedy Space Center Director Forrest S. McCartney. After 35 years of distinguished...

2012-07-18 10:00:17

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will attend the Thursday opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Bolden, who on April 12, 2011, announced Intrepid would receive space shuttle Enterprise, will join museum officials and three of the four original Enterprise pilots at an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony on Intrepid´s Flight Deck, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. Immediately following the ceremony, officials will...

2012-07-18 02:21:12

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will attend the Thursday opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden, who on April 12, 2011, announced Intrepid would receive space shuttle Enterprise, will join museum officials and three of the four original Enterprise pilots at an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony on Intrepid's Flight Deck, located at...

2012-07-17 06:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully completed the last Liberty space transportation system milestone under the company's unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev-2). The final milestone under the SAA was a Program Status Review (PSR) for the Liberty system. During the PSR, the Liberty team presented NASA with detailed progress of the program, including integrated master schedule, DAC cycle status,...

Space Launch System Advanced Booster Proposals Selected By NASA
2012-07-15 07:32:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA reports that it has selected six proposals to improve the cost, dependability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS), a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. For the next phase, engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for SLS will be developed by the awardees. Individual awards will vary with a total NASA...

2012-07-13 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected six proposals to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS). The awardees will develop engineering demonstrations and risk reduction concepts for SLS, a heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The initial SLS heavy-lift...

2012-07-13 08:55:30

NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy's 50 years of launching humans and machines into low Earth orbit and to other planets. They will be treated to speakers from Kennedy's past, present and...

2012-07-12 06:20:45

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center's 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy's 50 years of launching humans...


Latest Space Shuttle program Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

Linda Godwin
2012-10-18 12:06:46

Linda Godwin is a private pilot, an American scientist, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Linda Maxine Godwin on July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was raised in Jackson, however, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She then went to attend Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics in 1974. She then immediately went to graduate school at the University of Missouri, where she earned a Master of Science...

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