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NASA set to award space station cargo contracts

Contracts could introduce a new spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center.        

NASA aborts commercial launch pad plans

No commercial launch pads will be built at Kennedy Space Center, at least not for a while.        

Mini-satellites getting to be a big deal at Kennedy Space Center

Fast-growing field of mini-satellites known as CubeSats fuels need for small rockets.        

This Is How Boeing Is Building The First Commercial Starliner Spacecraft Ever

NASA and Boeing have released a little teaser on their newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, which will be built and tested at Kennedy Space Center and hopefully, eventually, taxi people to space. Imagine touring space inside one of these awesome pods in the future. The video below highlights some features of the Starliner. More »      

Even Spaceflight Will Be Impacted By Sea Level Rise

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sea level rise isn’t just a problem for coastal cities, it’s a problem for NASA. Two thirds of the space agency’s infrastructure, including the Kennedy Space Center, the Ames Research Center, and the Johnson Space Center stand between 5 and 40 feet (2 to 12 meters) above mean sea level. Show More Summary

Boeing Unveils ‘Starliner’ Spaceship Plant at Cape Canaveral

Much-anticipated Starliner spaceships by Boeing will be assembled in a hangar once used for NASA’s space shuttles, after the grand opening ceremony of the assembly plant took place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday.

NASA contractors accused of swindling agency with tire repair scam

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Two contractors hired to manage NASA’s vehicle fleet at the Kennedy Space Center defrauded the agency of at least $387,000 for unnecessary tire replacements, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Florida. The complaint accuses URS Federal Services Inc of Maryland,...

NASA unveils exhibit featuring Challenger, Columbia wreckage

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA is displaying pieces of the wreckage at the Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX's New Hangar Is Looking Good

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

SpaceX is taking over Launchpad 39A, the iconic pad at Kennedy Space Center that launched all the Apollo missions, and the first and last Shuttles. Things are looking good at the future launchpad for Dragons. Read more...

Challenger Wreckage Hidden From View Is Finally Shown

The remnants of two tragic space shuttle disasters are finally seeing the light of day. Hidden away for decades, Columbia and Challenger debris is on display at a new NASA exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the AP reports. Among the remnants are a large body...

Daily 2 Cents: 'I Looked Inside An Orb' -- UFO Buzzes Vintage B-25 Mitchell Bomber -- White 'Globes' Over Osaka, Japan

'I Looked Inside An Orb' I recently received the following information from a reader:This is an account of me observing the inside of a white orb. This occurred on May 27, 1999 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) during the launch of the...Show More Summary

Space Shuttle site may soon be used to test self-driving cars

Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that. Continue reading Space Shuttle...Show More Summary

Kennedy Center expansion project clears final design hurdle

The Kennedy Center’s revised expansion project that will create 60,000-square feet of rehearsal, classroom and performance space received final approval Thursday from the Commission of Fine Arts, its last regulatory hurdle. Designed by Steven Holl, the project features three land-based pavilions on four acres to the south of the Edward Durell Stone building. It is […]

JOE PAPPALARDO: The Rebirth of Cape Canaveral: How NASA became a spaceport landlord to companies l…

JOE PAPPALARDO: The Rebirth of Cape Canaveral: How NASA became a spaceport landlord to companies like Boeing and SpaceX, and saved its iconic Kennedy Space Center in the process. “By reorganizing itself from the ground up, KSC is positioning itself for a commercial spaceflight industry that is still embryonic but increasingly hopeful.”

Making Rocket Launches A Breeze: NASA Unveils A New Wind Measurement System

Accurate wind data can help NASA's rocket scientists make informed decisions about whether or not to launch. The window for launches at NASA's famed Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida can often be as little as 10 minutes or less—and...Show More Summary

What Do The Corvette Z06, Tesla P85D, NASCAR And NASA Have In Common?

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It’s quite a path to follow: A dirt stock-car track to a Kentucky distillery to the assembly home of the Corvette Z06 to Daytona Beach to Kennedy Space Center to the Tesla P85D in insane mode. Only in America, on any given July, could all of those threads possibly connect. Read more...

NASA'S Put Space Shuttle Wreckage Into This Heartbreaking Exhibition

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One day before the unfortunate SpaceX launch failure —which proved once again that space is hard—a new, deeply saddening but time inspiring exhibition was opened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Read more...

Elon Musk: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded because of ‘an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank’

Houston, we have a SpaceX problem. Again. The privately held company today attempted to send its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station to deliver cargo from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. But three minutes after launch, the rocket blew up. Just before a NASA press conference to […]

Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Memorial: ‘Forever Remembered’ Honors The Memory Of The Crews From The Challenger And Columbia Disasters [Video]

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has opened an exhibit titled “Forever Remembered.” The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the 14 astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, two of the biggest space shuttle disasters in NASA’s history. Show More Summary

NASA honors fallen astronauts, lost shuttles

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new memorial at the Kennedy Space Center honors the crews of Challenger and Columbia

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