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SLS Construction One Step Closer With Friction Stir Welding Machine's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

At NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility on Friday June 23 dignitaries from the space agency and its contractors unveiled a new Friction Stir Welding machine. This new tool will be used to form the core stage of the Space Launch System. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

NEW ORLEANS, La — NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, or [...]

Shuttle Landing Experience Launches Indiegogo Campaign

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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 [...]

Atlantis Emerges From Cocoon at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The business end of Space Shuttle Atlantis emerges from the protective cocoon that has covered her since shortly after she arrived at her new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex began unwrapping a very special Space Coast [...]

Wired4Space Video: Rollout of Atlas V Rocket With NASA TDRS-K

Video courtesy of Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Wired4Space covered the rollout of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) as it was moved out to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) located in Florida. On Jan. 29, 2013, the railcars delivered the fully-stacked [...]

Remembering Apollo 1

AmericaSpace image of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 34A during the memorial services for Apollo 1 held on Jan. 27, 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The wind blew briskly off of the Atlantic Ocean as the 47th memorial service for the crew of Apollo 1 [...]

NASA Awards Space Launch System Advanced Development Grants

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WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation’s next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

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45th Space Wing's Commander: 'Yes, We Are Still Launching Rockets!'

The commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony Cotton, addresses members of the press who attended a media day held by the 45th Space Wing. The media day was held to highlight the heavy workload that the men and women of the Eastern Range have in sending various payloads to orbit. Photo [...]

What Does it Take to Photograph Spacecraft in a Clean-Room?

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — It isn’t every day that one gets to go into the clean rooms located at Astrotech’s facilities in Titusville, Fla. When a member of the media does so, it’s usually to take images or video of the spacecraft that are processed there. The procedure [...]

ESC Empowers Part 4: Rolling Thunder

This video contains elements from NASA videos

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In the space business, one has to get used to heights. In terms of scale, only the expansive VAB and pads of Launch Complex-39 beat the height of NASA’s new Mobile Launcher (ML) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. [...]