As NASA plans for future spaceflight programs to low-Earth orbit and beyond, teams of engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are gaining flight systems experience in designing and launching vehicle systems on a small scale....Show More Summary
One of the things that always shocks me when I go to the Kennedy Space Center is the tiny size of the Mercury (left) and Gemini (right) capsules — the missions that jumpstarted the American space exploration program. This unique photo clearly shows how ridiculous these tin cans are. More »
One of the things that always shocks me when I go to the Kennedy Space Center is the tiny size of the Mercury (left) and Gemini (right) capsules—the missions that jumpstarted the American space exploration program. This unique photo clearly shows how ridiculous these tin cans are. Read more...
Need to launch a satellite? You’re in luck. NASA has put one of two launchpads at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral up for lease. Since the shutdown of the space-shuttle program, NASA has been shrinking its operation. According...Show More Summary
Tonight, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien will serve as master of ceremonies in a Kennedy Center gala honoring the life and legacy of astronaut Sally Ride. The tribute will highlight her impact on the space program and her lifelong commitment to promoting youth science literacy. Her Sally Ride Science organization reached out to girls, [...]
NASA launched the unmanned Skylab-1 into orbit by a Saturn V booster 40 years ago today, on May 14, 1973, from Kennedy Space Center. It was the United States's first foray into significant scientific research in microgravity. The following...Show More Summary
It's been six long years since world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking got a taste of weightlessness during a zero-G airplane flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center — but he still wants to feel the real deal aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. The 71-ye …
Image via Let me to pitch a TV show idea to you. It's the 1960s in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Not far away is the Launch Operations Center, the facility we now know as Kennedy Space Center, where the smartest people in the country are sending rockets into space. Show More Summary
A week from Monday marks the third anniversary of President Obama’s speech at the Kennedy Space Center where he formally announced the goal of a human mission to an asteroid by 2025. While that is an official goal of NASA’s human space exploration program, there remains some opposition or, at the very least, lack of [...]
Space Shuttle Atlantis has a new home in Florida that is nearing completion. As the latest Space Coast attraction, the new $100-million home of the historic spacecraft will launch June 29 at Kennedy Space Center. Far more than a place...Show More Summary
For more than a year, NASA's crawler-transporter (CT) 2 has been undergoing a major tuneup in the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Recent work has included preparations to install upgraded components that willShow More Summary
Kennedy Space Center gets Angry about making learning fun. There are many reasons to visit the Kennedy Space Center. But if if seeing rocket ships up close and learning from real astronauts what it’s like to be in space seems old hat, there’s now an exciting new exhibit that is sure to engage and impress: Angry Birds. Show More Summary
On Friday, Rovio's Angry Birds franchise took a giant leap into the real world with the unveiling of a new space-themed attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The new interactive exhibit features a kid-friendly...
Angry Birds are flying off your smartphone screen and into the real world, making a landing at the Kennedy Space Center. Angry Birds Space Encounter recently opened at the center, and boasts seven unique interactive exhibits for guests...Show More Summary
Rovio is yet again breaking into new businesses with the introduction of the first Angry Birds interactive attraction, as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is opening an Angry Birds Space Encounter Exhibit. The whole thing measures up to 4,500 square feet of pure Angry Birds wonder. Show More Summary
The launch pad of the future is taking shape at NASA's Kennedy Space Center as the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program office, along with Center Operations, continues with upgrades and modifications to Launch Pad...Show More Summary
On July 16, 1969, the world watched as the historic Apollo 11 mission took flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida that would end with Neil Armstrong [...]
America's space shuttle program may have come to an end when Atlantis was laid to rest at the Kennedy Space Center, but that's done nothing to dampen our interest in the universe through which we float. NASA's Curiosity captivates us...Show More Summary
YouTube link. A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discoverys external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASAs Kennedy Space Center concluded.Based...Show More Summary
Late last October, one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the United States bashed the beaches of Brevard County in Florida, including the shoreline of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Scientists are assessing damage along a 1.2 mile stretch of shoreline near Launch Pads 39A and B and developing restoration plans.