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

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 [...]

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

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”

 

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 [...]

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, [...]