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2013-07-30 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open for two launches and a media viewing opportunity in September from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The media activities are associated with the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission, the agency's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Mission research flights and the launch of Orbital Sciences...

2013-07-25 16:20:19

Team Successfully Completes Five Major Processing Milestones, in Just Eight Days, Including One Launch CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During the last eight days, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) team has completed five major processing activities, including one launch, on three different launch pads at both Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. On July 17, for the first time, ULA conducted a Delta...

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...

2013-06-28 12:21:07

Space Florida Proposes to Operate Shuttle Landing Facility WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, for negotiations toward a partnership agreement to maintain and operate the historic Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC),...

2013-06-18 09:42:42

News media representatives are invited to witness the first research flight on a suborbital rocket funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities Program when UP Aerospace Inc.'s SpaceLoft 7 vehicle lifts off June 21 at Spaceport America near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Liftoff is scheduled to occur between 7 and 10 a.m. MDT. NASA has funded the flight for seven space-technology experiments to be flown in a space-relevant environment aboard the UP Aerospace sounding rocket. The sub-orbital flight is...

2013-06-14 12:20:11

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Activities during the week will include a RockOn! workshop for 50 university and community college-level participants, and the Wallops Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) for a high school...

2013-06-06 00:20:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched at 11:05 p.m. June 5 from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) With CIBER, scientists are studying when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how brightly they burned their nuclear fuel. Jamie Bock, CIBER...

2013-06-05 00:20:17

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch tonight of a Black Brant XII suborbital rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, has been postponed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The mission was postponed due to insufficient time to cool the instruments on the payload down to the required temperatures before launch. The launch is now scheduled between 11 and 11:59 p.m., June 5. The launch window runs through June 10....

2013-05-29 12:20:47

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) is scheduled for launch between 11 and 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 4, from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are June 5 through 10. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. With CIBER, scientists will...

2013-04-21 20:20:06

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 5 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The test flight was the first launch from the pad at Wallops and was the first flight of Antares, which delivered the equivalent mass of a spacecraft, a...