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Iconic Countdown Clock At The Kennedy Space Center Removed After 45 Years!

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

Marshall Space Flight Center: A tour through NASA's hidden gem

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

US Air Force Taking Over Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing Facility Bays 1 & 2 for X-37B

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

Engineers Install Orion Spacecraft's Launch Abort System

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 int

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

These Robots Will Mine Outer Space For Water And Minerals

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

The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Ready For Testing!

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

LIVE: NASA Announces Boeing, SpaceX As Winners Of Commercial Crew Shuttling Contracts

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 announces “the return of human spaceflight launches to the USA”

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

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

Holy vs. Hologram: The Alien Abduction Experience

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

NASA's 'Swarmies' are a squad of smaller, less intelligent rovers

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

Brad Paisley Launches Song About 'Flag on the Moon' From Historic NASA Pad

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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 Venom F5 to gun for 290 mph with 1,400 horsepower

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 names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Humans Have Been Going to the Moon for Almost Half a Century

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being The First

  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

As KSC maps out its future plans, Rubio worries about commercial competitiveness

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 [...]

Boeing's New "Space Taxi" Will Launch Astronauts To Space From US Soil

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

NASA's Orion spacecraft stacks up for first flight

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

Top Shops June 2014: In the Fast Lane

6 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

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

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