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NASA To Rent Or Sell Historic Launch Pad
2013-05-20 16:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what can only be considered a sign of the times, NASA has announced that it will begin accepting bids to rent or buy its Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center from a “commercial company or consortium.” A combination of cuts in government funding and the burgeoning private space exploration industry could mean that the pad will find a new user fairly quick. "We remain committed to right-sizing our portfolio by...

2013-05-20 16:21:29

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will hold media availabilities at all three of the agency's centers in California this week, highlighting progress on the asteroid mission, commercial crew transportation and space technology development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden will tour of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems' Dream Chaser spacecraft Wednesday, May 22 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research...

2013-05-20 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Sally Ride Science are inviting journalists to tonight's "Sally Ride: A Lifetime of Accomplishment, A Champion of Science Literacy," a national tribute to America's first woman in space. The special event will be held at the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The celebration...

2013-05-17 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released a synopsis Friday announcing plans to issue an announcement for proposals for the commercial use of Launch Pad 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement is expected next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Use of the launch pad by industry is designed to encourage commercial space activities along Florida's Space Coast and fully use the historic launch complex....

2013-05-17 12:20:26

ARLINGTON, Va., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Challenger Center for Space Science Education, sponsored a first-of-its-kind crowd funding campaign to place a trailer before Star Trek Into Darkness beginning May 17 to educate the public - most especially young people - on the exciting human spaceflight programs now underway. The trailer will play in more than 50 cities nationwide. "With the end of the Space Shuttle program,...

2013-05-09 20:21:18

HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents attending Maifest 2013 the weekend of May 17-19 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit will be open from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 17; from noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and...

2013-05-09 12:02:02

NASA has awarded a contract to J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. of Rockledge, Fla., to modify the mobile launcher that will enable the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system. The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months. The mobile launcher is located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Kennedy is expanding its capabilities...

2013-05-08 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. of Rockledge, Fla., to modify the mobile launcher that will enable the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months....

2013-05-07 16:20:24

HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Q. Hartwig has been named to succeed Virginia A. Barnes as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective May 10, 2013. Barnes will be returning to The Boeing Company as the company's Space Launch System (SLS) Vice President and Program Manager in Huntsville, Alabama, after having served for three years as USA President and CEO. Hartwig currently serves as USA Vice President of Aerospace Services and Mission...

2013-05-02 10:10:10

Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and testing facilities at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Friday, May 3. These facilities are critical to the construction and testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Commercial Crew Program. Michoud and Stennis also are important to partnerships with private industry, which is helping maximize the use of NASA facilities. At 9 a.m. CDT, Garver will visit...


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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