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Ethan Stiefel Is Making A Ballet About The Space Program

Washington Ballet director Julie Kent commissioned him to create a work for the JFK centennial celebrations at the Kennedy Center - but, as he says, "I didn't want to do JFK: The Ballet." (Think of the fights over who'd get to dance Jackie and Marilyn.) He came up with the idea for what to do […]

Peenemünde Army Research Center in Peenemünde, Germany

When U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins set off from the Kennedy Space Center in 1969 to become the first men to set foot on the moon, they were in a Saturn-V-Rocket, better known as Apollo 11. The development...Show More Summary

Kennedy Space Center shoots for the moon, and beyond

As private rockets take NASA's spot on the launch pad, the USA still looks to the stars.        

Kennedy Space Center 'lucky' hurricane damage wasn't worse, director says

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Hurricane Matthew caused millions of dollars of damage, KSC Director Bob Cabana says.        

Florida space center withstands hurricane with millions in damages

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Launch pads and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center mostly escaped damage as Hurricane Matthew swept along Florida's east coast, the director of the NASA facility said on Tuesday, but last week's storm still caused millions of dollars in damages.

Space center reopens after hurricane, damage in millions

NASA's Kennedy Space Center reopened for business Tuesday, relying on industrial air conditioners rushed in from around the country in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

How Obama brought capitalism to outer space

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

In 2010, nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy called for the United States to send a man to the moon, President Obama went to the Kennedy Space Center, to set a new course. Under George W. Bush, the agency had been working on another lunar mission. But now, with Buzz Aldrin sitting in the audience, Obama […]

Hurricane Matthew tore 'school bus'-size holes in a building that SpaceX uses to prepare spacecraft

When Hurricane Matthew pounded Florida's eastern coast on Friday, it damaged quite a few buildings at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Although the storm dealt most of its damage to NASA facilities, a giantShow More Summary

NASA Spared Worst of Hurricane Matthew

As the state of Florida braced for the impact of hurricane Matthew, it seemed that Cape Canaveral, the site of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, would be directly in the storm's path. The staff was reduced to a skeleton crew to ride out the storm, and the park was closed to visitors. Show More Summary

Hurricane Matthew pounded NASA and SpaceX buildings in Florida — here's what some of the damage looks like

When Hurricane Matthew pounded Florida's eastern coast on Friday, it roughed up a few important NASA and SpaceX buildings. NASA on Monday closed Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to survey the storm's damage. "Since safety is our utmost concern,...Show More Summary

NASA Releases Photos of Hurricane Matthew Damage at Kennedy Space Center, Says It's Okay for Now

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Many feared that NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was in for a world of hurt this weekend as the category 4 Hurricane Matthew ploughed its way towards the Florida panhandle. But the space agency says that damage was relatively minor and further inspections are taking place today. Read more...

Kennedy Space Center dodged a 'bullet' with Hurricane Matthew

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A significant number of spaceport facilities sustained damaged roofs, windows and doors, but it appeared catastrophic hits were avoided than...        

Kennedy Space Center "dodged a bullet" from Hurricane Matthew

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

After a tense night hunkered down in the storm, NASA officials are planning a detailed inspection of the damage

NASA Spaceport Weathers Hurricane Matthew as Satellite Reveals Double Eyewall

Matthew passed offshore of Kennedy Space Center (which lies on central Florida's Atlantic coast, just east of Orlando), apparently sparing the site a direct hit, NASA officials wrote in an update this morning (Oct. 7).

NASA Tests Its MARCO POLO/Mars Pathfinder System on a Simulated Martian Surface

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA has tested its MARCO POLO/Mars Pathfinder in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) system using a RASSOR robot to excavate the regolith layer of a simulated Martian surface at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test demonstrated how astronauts and robots can recover resources from the surface of Mars and elsewhere to further space exploration with elements […]

Kennedy Space Center team waited out Hurricane Matthew

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Winds were reported at 107 mph at Cape Canaveral.        

Hurricane Matthew Forces Closure of NASA's Kennedy Space Center

NASA'S Kennedy Space Center, on Florida's east coast, is closed today (Oct. 5) and tomorrow (Oct. 6) to prep for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to slam into the region full-force early tomorrow morning.

Hurricane Matthew: Kennedy Space Center Shuts Down Ahead Of Storm

Hurricane Matthew has shut down Kennedy Space Center along the Florida coast. Hurricane Matthew, which has killed more than 100 in Haiti, is now a Category 4 storm on a collision course with the eastern Florida coastline before turning north, with expected skirmishes with the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. Show More Summary

Kennedy Space Center braces for Hurricane Matthew

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A NASA "rideout" team will keep critical systems operating while Florida's Space Coast evacuates ahead of the killer storm

Hurricane Matthew Is a Nightmare Scenario for Kennedy Space Center

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

All signs are pointing toward deadly hurricane Matthew slamming directly into Space Coast—home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station—on Friday. If that unfortunate prediction comes true, it’ll be the worst storm to hit the iconic Florida spaceport since it was built in 1962. Read more...

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