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2012-10-30 11:54:03

NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding space shuttle Atlantis' move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. At 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1, NASA TV's media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants are: -- Lisa Colloredo, associate manager, Commercial Crew Program -- Scott Colloredo, chief architect, Ground Systems...

2012-10-12 09:35:02

NASA and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will invite 28 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Nov. 1-2 in Florida. The event will commemorate the move of space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building to its final destination for permanent display at the center's visitor complex. Parts of the social will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Atlantis will make the 10-mile rolling journey Nov. 2 atop a 76-wheel flatbed...

2012-10-03 16:28:07

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will discuss the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station during a Google+ Hangout from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft are scheduled to lift off at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Bolden and Musk will talk about the flight, which will be the first of 12 contracted for NASA by SpaceX to resupply...

2012-09-29 09:05:29

The first SpaceX launch for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Backup launch opportunities are available on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, if needed. NASA Television launch coverage from Cape Canaveral begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The launch of the Dragon...


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