SpaceX, NASA to Host Social Marking Launch of Historic Mission

NASA is opening its doors to fans of social media to witness the historic launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

Fans of Social Media and NewSpace have a rare opportunity to tweet about their passion – and experience history. Their […]

Photo Feature: Discovery's Final Flight, Sunrise Departure From Kennedy Space Center

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery left Florida for the last time this morning at sunrise, right on time at 7:00 am EDT. The orbiter took […]

Payloads Workshop Highlights Commercial Space Efforts

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium hosted a work shop on space flight payloads this week in Cocoa, Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium sponsored the first Space Flight Payloads Workshop at the Florida Solar Energy Center in […]

Honor Flag Flown on Final Shuttle Mission at Funeral of Slain Deputy

The honor flag which flew on the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, aboard shuttle Atlantis, was at the funeral of slain Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputy Barbara Ann Pill. Pill was shot and killed during a traffic stop of two alleged suspects. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

When a launch occurs, all eyes focus […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ‘Then & Now’ Tour

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Bill Blakeney knows a thing-or-two about the history of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a “communicator” with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – he has to. Blakeney is one of the tour guides that work to inform the 1.2 million guests that visit the […]

Apollo Program Fondly Remembered by Those Who Made it a Reality

This image is of a poster signed by Grumman employees who worked on the Apollo program. It was photographed and put on micro-fiche and flown to the moon. Image Credit: Graham Martin

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla — “That’s one small step for man…one giant leap for mankind.” Who can forget those immortal words made […]

“A Bad Call”: The Accident Which Almost Lost Project Gemini

An exhausted Gene Cernan can barely manage a grimace for Tom Stafford's camera after completing his spacewalk on Gemini IX-A. Had the hands of fate played out a little differently, this seat might instead have been occupied by Charlie Bassett. Photo Credit: NASA

When astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell returned to Earth […]

Obama Visits Florida – But Not Space Coast

President Barack Obama waves to the media after attending a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

ORLANDO, Fla – President Barack Obama visited the Sunshine State Thursday evening for a fund-raising dinner that cost $30,000 a plate. All total, Obama made four stops in Florida, including Miami and Orlando – but made no […]

Pre-Proposal Conference for NASA’s Commercial Program Held

Lee Pagel, NASA's Acquisition Planner, addresses attendees during the CCiCap conference held at the Courtyard Marriott in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – A conference was held at the Courtyard Marriott in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Tuesday for pre-proposals for the next round of […]

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 […]