The famous countdown clock at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida has been in service for over 45 years. On November 19 though, it was lit up for one last time after which it was dismantled and taken out of service. The...Show More Summary
One of NASA’s more off-the-radar facilities is responsible for some of the organization’s most important research. Kennedy Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory may get the lion's share of attention, but Marshall Space Flight...Show More Summary
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Program for use of the center’s Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) Bays 1 and 2 to process the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for launch.The OPF bays were last used during NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Show More Summary
Briefly: Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida install one of the most important assemblies into its new Orion spacecraft: the launch abort system. Orion will carry astronauts to parts of the Solar System not yet explored by humans — like Mars. [NASA] More »
Engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida install one of the most important assemblies into its new Orion spacecraft: the launch abort system. Orion will carry astronauts to parts of the Solar System not yet explored by humans—like Mars. [ NASA ] Read more...
Right now, though, "swarmies" are just rumbling around the Kennedy Space Center parking lot. If we're going to successfully colonize other planets after successfully ruining Earth, we're going to need a logistics industry. That means roads, hangars, and fuel stations. Show More Summary
Today the prototype Orion spacecraft made its final move before heading to the launch pad for testing in December. The monster machine was carefully shuffled around the Kennedy Space Center, leaving its fuelling station and heading to the installation of the Launch Abort System. Read more...
At 4 p.m. ET today, NASA announced the winners of the contract for its Commercial Crew program, in a teleconference with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders, and Astronaut and former ISS Expedition crew member Mike Fincke. Show More Summary
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior officials are gathered today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a ceremony to announce that NASA will resume human space flight in the United States. The announcement will reveal which spacecraft will transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Read the rest
By Greg May - Are victims of alien abductions actually taken aboard spacecraft?Joe Jordan is a safety-specialist at Kennedy Space Center who became interested in the abduction phenomenon when he went through training as a state-section director for MUFON in 1992 in Orlando, Florida. Show More Summary
Typically, we send rovers to our planetary neighbors one at a time -- but what if we sent a small team of smaller, less impressive robots instead? That's the idea NASA is exploring at Kennedy Space Center with Swarmies: a quartet of four autonomous...
Country music star Brad Paisley traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday (Aug. 16) to launch his new space-themed song, "American Flag on the Moon." "I'm at NASA's Apollo launch pad in [Florida], leaking my new song," Paisley...Show More Summary
Hennessey Performance had good reason to fly the star-spangled banner with pride when it recorded a top speed of over 270 miles per hour at the Kennedy Space Center this past February. That was, after all, faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ever recorded. Show More Summary
NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Forty-five years ago today, Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center on humanity's first crewed mission to the surface of the moon. This view of Earth was captured from Apollo soon after translunar injection, just as the spacecraft was breaking away from our planet's orbit. Read more...
NASA On June 15, 1983, three days before launch aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride takes a last look at Houston before taking off in a T-38 jet, bound for NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a few days of preparation...Show More Summary
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is embarking on a long-range master plan that, over the next two decades, foresees major changes to the center as it evolves from one that primarily supported the Space Shuttle to one that is a “multi-user” spaceport. The master plan includes, among other features, a proposed second runway and as many [...]
Earlier this week, Boeing unveiled a full scale mockup of its CST-100 commercial "space taxi" at the new home of its future manufacturing site at the Kennedy Space Center — the same facility that was used to prepare NASA's space shuttle orbiters for missions. Read more...
With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA's Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday,...Show More Summary
On February 14, a Venom GT supercar by Hennessey Performance (www.hennesseyperformance.com) reached a speed of 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and became the world’s fastest two-seat production sports car—a distinction that once belonged to Bugatti and Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. Show More Summary