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NASA’s Orion capsule has made it to the Kennedy Space Center

Fully assembled after many moons, the Orion pressure vessel has made its way from the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana to the Kennedy Space Center via NASA's outlandish, Pac-Man-resembling Super Guppy aircraft.

In Pictures: Orion Assembled and Shipped to Kennedy Space Center

The shell of NASA's next Orion spacecraft has been welded together and shipped to Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Here's a photo recap of the assembly and transport process.

Orion arrives at Kennedy Space Center

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The second Orion Crew module has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center's Operations & Checkout Facility after a flight by Superguppy from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. According to primary contractor Lockheed Martin, the...Show More Summary

NASA News: Orion Pressure Vessel Arrives as Mars Mission Preparations Continue

The Mars mission has just gotten much bigger and more ambitious than ever as the Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday.

NASA Stole the Rocket Countdown From a 1929 Fritz Lang Film

A series of images from the countdown sequence of Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon. (Image: Frau im Mond/Youtube) On December 1, 2014, NASA retired a historic piece of equipment at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It wasn’t a rocket, or...Show More Summary

One of the most tragic space disasters in history helped spawn 2 innovative companies — and without them, we'd be nowhere

The morning of January 28, 1986 was cold. So cold that icicles formed a freezing ring around the space shuttle Challenger's launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After some delays, Challenger launched at 11:38 a.m. Show More Summary

These Are The Most Heartbreaking Images From The Challenger Disaster

Thirty years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger exploded after launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in an event that was watched the world over. The disaster killed seven crew members including Christa McAuliffe, who hoped to be the first teacher in space. Show More Summary

‘Courage is contagious': NASA remembers astronauts on Challenger explosion anniversary

last weekHealth : The Checkup

NASA officials gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1, as well as those from the Columbia and Challenger space shuttles, with remembrances that included a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Read full article >>

WATCH LIVE: Space shuttle Challenger remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the loss of space shuttle Challenger, NASA will host a day of remembrance with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch a live stream of the event, scheduled for 10 a.m. today. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Space shuttle Challenger remembrance appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Wonders of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Last summer, my family and I took our vacation along Florida’s Space Coast, and I have to say, this was among the most awesome and interesting vacation spots I’ve visited in a long time. Located just an hour east of Orlando, Cocoa Beach...Show More Summary

Storytelling the NASA Way: It’s Actually Rocket Science

Featured Image: Neil Armstrong’s space suit at the Kennedy Space Center. Photo courtesy of Lance Trueb. 3 Things I Learned Behind-the-Scenes at a NASA Launch “You guys are the ones who tell the story.” Two weeks ago, in a small, humble...Show More Summary

NASA completes critical design review for Kennedy Space Flight Center overhaul

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has completed its critical design review for the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program (GSDO). The proposed changes to the ground services at the Kennedy Space Flight Center, Florida, would prepare the site to host NASA's...Show More Summary

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

5 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

5 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,...

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