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Next Launch MUOS-3 on a Atlas V 551 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
scheduled for:
21 Jan 15 1:04:00 GMT
20 Jan 15 20:04:00 EST

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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 […]

Gabrielle Giffords and Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Make Plea for Stronger Gun Control Measures

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly talk with Diane Sawyer on ABC World News on January 6, 2013. Photo Credit: ABC/Ida Astute

In the wake of the recent mass shootings in the U.S., there has been renewed, and intense, debate about gun control. And now, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark […]

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. […]

Looking Back-Looking Forward: 50 Years with NASA

The past year saw NASA move away from the space shuttle program, continue its exploration efforts, and pursue paths that would return crews to deep space exploration missions. Images Courtesy of NASA and Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – For the past 50 years, NASA has been responsible for achievements in space—and on Earth. In […]

Reaching for the Stars Part 3: Interstellar Overdrive

The concept of a faster-than-light “warp drive” is being taken seriously by theoreticians and may one day be realized. Image Credit: NASA

It might be acceptable to send a robot probe on a 50-year journey to a nearby star, but human interstellar travel is going to demand much shorter travel times and therefore much […]

Opportunity Completes Cruise at Endeavour Crater

Opportunity has been studying the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars since the rover arrived there in August 2011. This crater spans 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter, or about the same area as the city of Seattle. This is more than 20 times wider than Victoria Crater, the largest impact crater that […]

Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to […]

Intrepid Insult: Shuttle Enterprise Damaged, Disrespected & Endangered

In July of this year AmericaSpace posted the following article expressing concerns about the temporary structure that Enterprise was housed in. The author, who was the curator for the Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Museum, was accused of bias and the article’s integrity was called into question. AmericaSpace regrets to report that Hurricane Sandy has shown […]