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Next Launch AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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27 Aug 14 4:50:00 GMT
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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 [...]

Clues To Life On Mars Beckon America’s Curiosity Rover

AmericaSpace and The Mars Society are starting their coverage of the arrival of the Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” with this article detailing the rover’s suite of scientific instruments. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment

Like a scientific commando lowered from  a rocket powered hovercraft into a dangerous landing zone 154 million mi. from Earth,  the [...]

Three Shuttle Veterans Set to Be Inducted Into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Three space shuttle veterans are being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be carried like on NASA Television. The three astronauts that will be included into the hall of [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Smithsonian Welcomes Shuttle Discovery To The National Collection

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery, the most flown reusable manned spacecraft is history, is now a museum piece – put on permanent public display as the [...]

Shuttle Endeavour – Inside & Out

 

When I told folks that I would actually be going inside one of the space shuttles – they were surprised. They assumed that this was something that I had done long ago. Up until not too long ago – the shuttles were still taking wing and it was not easy to get to [...]

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, [...]

Cabana on Budget: “No Impact on Launch Services”

 

During a brief question-and-answer session conducted today, Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana stated that, overall, KSC fared very well. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Kennedy Space Center Director and former space shuttle astronaut Robert Cabana briefly spoke with reporters concerning the impact that the 2013 fiscal year Budget proposal [...]