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Project Morpheus Concludes Successful Flight Test Campaign With Spectacular Night Launch

The Morpheus prototype planetary lander takes flight under cover of darkness for Free Flight 14 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 28, 2014. Photo Credit: NASA

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, at the northern edge of the former space shuttle landing facility, is an area that looks very much like the [...]

Meet NASA's Morpheus 'Bravo' Prototype Planetary Lander

NASA’s prototype Morpheus lander at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Alan Walters

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, at the edge of the shuttle landing facility, is an area that looks very much like the surface of the Moon, complete with rocks and craters. The resemblance, however, is no [...]

NASA Providing Support for Santa's Annual Christmas Mission Tonight

Kennedy Space Center’s 2012 holiday poster, depicting Santa Claus and NASA’s spaceflight endeavors. Image Credit: NASA

Santa’s epic mission to deliver toys to good children around the world for Christmas 2013 is already underway, with an estimated 132 million Christian homes on his “nice” list that can expect a visit. Pulling off this feat, [...]

Mailing List Opens Opportunity to Fly Above KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility

Photo Credit: NASA

The Shuttle Landing Experience (SLE) encourages those interested in replicating the thrill of shuttle landings to sign up for its mailing list. Each month, one person who signs up will be selected to receive a gift certificate from SLE, which is good for one free Level 1 flight with a guest of [...]

Historic Structures at Kennedy Space Center Face Uncertain Future

The Mobile Launcher Platforms, one of which supports the space shuttle in this image, have had a Request for Information opened on them. NASA is attempting to gauge interest in these three historic structures. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Three historic pieces of space flight hardware are being opened for [...]

SpaceX's Grasshopper Ascends, Conducts Lateral Manuevers

SpaceX has successfully conducted a test of the firm’s Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing test vehicle, the Grasshopper. Photo Credit: SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies, more commonly known as “SpaceX,” successfully completed another test flight of the company’s Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) “Grasshopper” vehicle today, Aug. 13. The Grasshopper—described as, essentially, a Falcon 9 test [...]

NASA Cedes Control of Shuttle Landing Facility to Space Florida

Space Florida and NASA announced a partnership to utilize the Shuttle Landing Facility (pictured above) for commercial purposes. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — On Friday, June 28, NASA announced that Space Florida will now be responsible for the management of the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) located at NASA’s Kennedy [...]

Shuttle Landing Experience Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Image Credit: NASA

The Shuttle Landing Experience, helmed by pilot John Godfrey, has opened an Indiegogo campaign to raise awareness of its goal: to provide anyone with the experience of space-age technology at an affordable price.

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The Shuttle Landing Experience: The Shuttle is Gone, But the Dream Lives On!

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace with NASA elements

TITUSVILLE, Fla — During the space shuttle era, one of the most iconic moments of any of the missions was the orbiter’s rapid drop to the hard Earth below to the Shuttle Landing Facility, or “SLF.” Heralded by twin sonic booms, it served [...]

'Lock the Doors': Columbia’s Final Flight (Part 4)

As evidenced by the clock on the main screen at 14:15:05 GMT (9:15:05 a.m. EST), this view of a tense Mission Control was acquired a quarter of an hour after the first sign of trouble … and a minute ahead of Columbia’s expected landing. By now, everyone was aware that all hope was gone [...]