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

6 days 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

last monthGenres / 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

2 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

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

On February 14, a Venom GT supercar by Hennessey Performance ( 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

Long-Lost Chinese Star Wars Comic Reveals Darth Vader's Obsession With Florida

During the height of the American space program, the Florida-based Kennedy Space Center was a crown jewel in the United States' quest to reach the stars. Naturally, this got the attention of the world, and in particular the attention of Russia and China, two of the United States' greatest opponents in the Cold War. Show More Summary

SpaceX-3 science payloads return to Kennedy

A trio of science payloads have completed their missions on the International Space Station and returned to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where they'll be turned over to the scientists who designed them.

The 30 US landmarks most likely to be obliterated by climate change

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

From the Statue of Liberty in NYC to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, American landmarks are threatened by a likelihood of floods, rising sea levels and fires, said a group of scientists today. Read the rest

Bill Cosby urges others to let go of their fears, reveals his own

Comedy legend Bill Cosby just added another award to his already heavy shelf. Now sharing space with his Kennedy Center honor, his Presidential Medal of Freedom and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (and many others) is his new Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence, which he accepted just last week. Show More Summary

NASA's Orion spacecraft tested in anticipation of maiden flight

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has successfully completed the latest series of tests for its next-generation Orion Spacecraft, currently housed at the Kennedy Space Center. The latest trials focused on vibration-testing the spacecraft, simulating the stress that...Show More Summary

NASA Ready to Build Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft

NASA gave the go-ahead to start construction of the first asteroid-bound spacecraft on Wednesday, which is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the Fall of 2016. OSIRIS-REx will land on an asteroid named Bennu, which comes close to Earth in 2018. Show More Summary

Hennessey Venom GT “World’s Fastest Edition” celebrates 270.4 mph top speed run

Earlier this year in February, the Hennessey built Venom GT reached a top speed of 270.4 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To celebrate the record speed run,....

Hennessey gets patriotic with Venom GT “World’s Fastest Edition”

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Last month, the Hennessey Performance (HPE) Venom GT skidded into the record books when it hit over 270 mph at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. To commemorate this event, as well as snatching a Guinness World Record...Show More Summary

Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition: God Bless American Speed

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, having hit 270.49 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate this victory for glorious American speed, Hennessey has released a very lovely special edition of their record-shattering machine. Read more...

Apollo Television Camera, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

5 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Apollo Television Camera," a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Jeff Stvan. An Apollo Command Module television camera on display in the Apollo Treasures Gallery at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral, FL

It Was Us That Scorched the Sky

What if I told you that the image above was shot on Earth? You’d probably believe us because it’s not that crazy. Video footage of the Morpheus vehicle’s successful test flight and landing at the Kennedy Space Center on the other hand is.

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