Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Then & Now’ Tour

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Bill Blakeney knows a thing-or-two about the history of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a “communicator” with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – he has to. Blakeney is one of the tour guides that work to inform the 1.2 million guests that visit the […]

SpaceX Conducts Successful Wet Dress Rehearsal of Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft rest at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) after a day of successful testing that began at 4 a.m. EST. Photo Credit Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Hawthorne, Calif-based Space Explorations Technologies (SpaceX) conducted a wet dress rehearsal or WDR Thursday, Mar. 1 – of the Falcon 9 […]

AmericaSpace Exclusive: Stunning Video From Recent MUOS-1 Launch

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Excluding the “countdown” audio and music score during the second launch video – all the elements of this presentation were produced by AmericaSpace and its affiliates. Alan Walters, Mike Killian, Jason Rhian, Matt Gaetjens as well as Mike Barrett & Jeff Seibert with Wired4Space.com and Lloyd Behrendt with Blue Sawtooth Studios contributed to make […]

Bobby Block Leaving SpaceX

Bobby Block who as brought on as SpaceX's Vice-President of Communications – has opted to leave the commercial space firm. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

Bobby Block, who began working for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) as the company’s Vice-President of Communications in March of 2011 – has decided to leave the NewSpace firm to work […]

Bolden Announces NASA Leadership Shakeup

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced changes to elements of NASA's senior leadership. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Changes are underway at NASA. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today that his senior leadership team – will undergo some restructuring. Chris Scolese, who is currently NASA’s associate administrator will now serve as director of NASA’s Goddard Space […]

Book Review – Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope

While some elements of "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope are difficult to read – the book, overall, is an inspiring read. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

On Jan. 8, 2011 Gabrielle Giffords was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Tuscon, Arizona when a deranged gunman walked up and shot her in […]

MUOS-1 Launch Slips to Feb. 24

 

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 has been moved to no-earlier-than Friday, Feb. 24. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite will have to wait a little longer before being launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas […]

History of Shuttle Program Video Highlights Why Shuttle “Rocked”

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Video Courtesy of Suresh Atapattu 

For those of us that followed or worked on the space shuttle program, the fleet of flying gliders will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We will miss seeing Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour riding pillars of flame to orbit, hearing the twin sonic booms that heralded the […]

NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

NASA held a celebration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex marking 50 years of Americans in orbit. Photo Credit: Julian Leek/Blue Sawtooth Studios

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – A half century ago a Marine Corps test pilot climbed into his tiny Mercury capsule and thundered to orbit, where he spent just under five hours […]

NASA Leadership Talk Up KSC’s Future

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana (right) particiate in a question-and-answer session about the upcoming test flight of an Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System and commercial space flight efforts. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – As NASA marked 50 years of U.S. astronauts in orbit, […]