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Space Shuttle site may soon be used to test self-driving cars

Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that. Continue reading Space Shuttle...Show More Summary

Kennedy Center expansion project clears final design hurdle

The Kennedy Center’s revised expansion project that will create 60,000-square feet of rehearsal, classroom and performance space received final approval Thursday from the Commission of Fine Arts, its last regulatory hurdle. Designed by Steven Holl, the project features three land-based pavilions on four acres to the south of the Edward Durell Stone building. It is […]

JOE PAPPALARDO: The Rebirth of Cape Canaveral: How NASA became a spaceport landlord to companies l…

JOE PAPPALARDO: The Rebirth of Cape Canaveral: How NASA became a spaceport landlord to companies like Boeing and SpaceX, and saved its iconic Kennedy Space Center in the process. “By reorganizing itself from the ground up, KSC is positioning itself for a commercial spaceflight industry that is still embryonic but increasingly hopeful.”

Making Rocket Launches A Breeze: NASA Unveils A New Wind Measurement System

Accurate wind data can help NASA's rocket scientists make informed decisions about whether or not to launch. The window for launches at NASA's famed Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida can often be as little as 10 minutes or less—and...Show More Summary

What Do The Corvette Z06, Tesla P85D, NASCAR And NASA Have In Common?

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It’s quite a path to follow: A dirt stock-car track to a Kentucky distillery to the assembly home of the Corvette Z06 to Daytona Beach to Kennedy Space Center to the Tesla P85D in insane mode. Only in America, on any given July, could all of those threads possibly connect. Read more...

NASA'S Put Space Shuttle Wreckage Into This Heartbreaking Exhibition

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One day before the unfortunate SpaceX launch failure —which proved once again that space is hard—a new, deeply saddening but time inspiring exhibition was opened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Read more...

Elon Musk: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded because of ‘an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank’

Houston, we have a SpaceX problem. Again. The privately held company today attempted to send its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station to deliver cargo from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. But three minutes after launch, the rocket blew up. Just before a NASA press conference to […]

Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Memorial: ‘Forever Remembered’ Honors The Memory Of The Crews From The Challenger And Columbia Disasters [Video]

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has opened an exhibit titled “Forever Remembered.” The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the 14 astronauts who lost their lives in the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, two of the biggest space shuttle disasters in NASA’s history. Show More Summary

NASA honors fallen astronauts, lost shuttles

4 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new memorial at the Kennedy Space Center honors the crews of Challenger and Columbia

Preparing America’s Spaceport for NASA’s New Rocket

At Kennedy Space Center, NASA's ground systems program prepares for the first flight of the Space Launch System in 2018.

Jack King, voice of Apollo 11 moon shot, dies at 84

Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died June 11 at a hospice center near Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He was 84 and lived in Cocoa Beach, Fla.The cause was a heart ailment, said Hugh Harris, retired director of public affairs at Kennedy. Read full article >>

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Everybody identifies Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center as the epicenters of America’s now defunct Space Shuttle Program. What most people don’t know is that the Shuttle almost had a second home at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the south central coast of California. Read more...

Kennedy Space Center Just Broke Ground on a Cosmic New Attraction

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Commonplace space tourism is still a thing of the future. But if you want to get up close and personal with the world of astronauts, you'll soon have a new option. A few days ago, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex broke ground on a new attraction, Heroes and Legends, slated to open in 2016. Show More Summary

Kennedy Center in Washington Celebrates First Anniversary of Russian Lounge

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts located in Washington, DC has celebrated a one-year anniversary of its sleek communication space the Russian Lounge created with donations from Russia’s Vladimir Potanin Foundation.

Of Space, Race and Transcendence

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Swan Lake” The Washington Ballet and Evermay Chamber Orchestra Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 9 & 11 (evening), 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson These performances...Show More Summary

Alien Spotted On NASA Space Shuttle Mission And Not For The First Time

4 months agoHumor / odd : The Inquisitr - Odd

Clark McClelland a NASA Space Shuttle engineer who was part of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, stands by his claims, that evidence the presence of aliens monitoring the NASA Space Shuttle mission from a distance, in 1991....Show More Summary

NASA Employee Saw 9-Foot Tall Alien With Astronauts in Space Shuttle — Evidence Of Military Alliance With Alien Race?

Some online UFO websites are revisiting the strange case of Clark C. McClelland, a man who claimed in 2008 that he was a retired spacecraft operator (ScO) with NASA’s Shuttle Fleet at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 1958 to 1992. Show More Summary

Report: NASA May Be Hard-Pressed to Launch SLS by November 2018

A report released by NASA’s Office of Inspector General warns that the agency may be hard-pressed to have its Kennedy Space Center launch facilities ready by November 2018.

Disney’s Cinderella Is a Fundamentalist’s Wet Dream

When my daughters, 10 and 12, went to Florida with me recently, we flew into Orlando. To my great relief, neither of them expressed any interest in going to Disney World; we spent a great day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center instead.I've...Show More Summary

Massive Spacecraft Transport Vehicles Are Still Going After 50 Years

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has two of the largest vehicles ever built on treads. Crawler-transporter No. 1 and crawler-transporter No. 2 (CT-1 and CT-2) have carried rockets and spacecraft to the launch pad for the last 50 years. Read more...

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