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The Two Towers: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Atlantis Exhibit Boasts New Addition

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Atlantis Exhibit is gaining new elements that should serve as a beacon for guests. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The operators of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Delaware North Companies (DNC), are continuing to make progress toward the planned June 29, 2013, opening for [...]

Atlantis Ascends: Orbiter's New Home Readied for June Opening

Former NASA shuttle astronaut Jon McBride (far left), along with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Chief Executive Officer Bill Moore, unveil the new sign in front of Shuttle Atlantis’ exhibit. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Shuttle Atlantis’ new digs has a new sign in preparation for [...]

NASA'S Robotic Refueling Mission Proves Its Worth in Space

The Canadian Space Agency’s Dextre robotic arm on the International Space Station has successfully completed the first experiment under the Robotic Refueling Mission. Photo Credit: NASA / CSA

An experiment that flew up to the orbiting International Space Station in the final days of the space shuttle era is proving a once theoretical procedure is [...]

Book Review: 'Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer'

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross flew into space seven times aboard the space shuttle—more than any other astronaut in history. He has a book that will be coming out next month entitled Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer. Photo Credit: NASA

One would think that reading about the [...]

Robotic Refueling Mission Put Through Paces

 

Video courtesy of NASA 

One of the more understated components of the final shuttle mission is taking center stage. The Robotic Refueling Mission, or “RMM,” is being readied to test out procedures that could prolong the life of satellites far beyond their initial warrantees—and revolutionize how the world views and uses [...]

ESC Empowers Part 3: Payloads & Space Life Sciences

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — David Reed is a soft-spoken man with a passion for science. This much became obvious while AmericaSpace spoke with him at the Space Life Sciences Lab (SLSL) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—where Reed is the payload engineering lead for the Engineering Services Contract [...]

ESC Empowers Part 2: It's Electric—Lightning Protection at Launch Complex 39B

This feature uses sections of NASA video segments.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – In this second installment of our series detailing the efforts of the men and women of the Engineering Services Contract, or ESC, we will detail the efforts conducted to renovate and safeguard the historic Launch Complex-39B (LC-39B) for future [...]

ESC Empowers Part 1: The People that Make the Magic

The first in a six-part series detailing the men and women working on the contract that is working to rebuild and redirect NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the future. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The general public views NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as the place where America launches astronauts into space. [...]

What Do Mir's Solar Arrays Predict for ISS Arrays? Part 2: The Mir Cooperative Solar Array

Space Station Mir seen from the aft. The MCSA is titled in the image. Image Credit: NASA

The Mir Solar Array Return Experiment was not the only U.S. effort to test technology for the then-upcoming International Space Station; the U.S. also contributed to a new solar array to feed the ever power-hungry Mir.

The [...]

2012: A Year of Loss

The year 2012 was one of great loss for the aerospace community. The industry lost pioneers in space exploration, role models who inspired generations to strive to push the limits ever higher, and icons who proved that the sky is most certainly not the limit. In this feature AmericaSpace seeks to honor those that left [...]