When space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011, emotions were high. A history book, penned by NASA, spanning 30-years of manned space shuttles was now closed. Few were certain when the United States would send an astronaut into space again, if ever.
At the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, technicians practice and prepare to stack NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.
The annual “Holidays in Space” celebration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex returns with a new kinetic light show and breathtaking holiday décor. Just after Thanksgiving, guests will begin to see festive decorations throughout the visitor complex, setting the mood for the new show which begins December 14.
NASA will welcome the arrival from Bremen, Germany, the arrival of the European Service Module – the powerhouse that will supply NASA’s Orion spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is once again offering Florida residents a universe of savings with the Florida Four-Pack special. The offer, which can be downloaded as a coupon from the website, can be used to purchase admission for a party of four people for just $159, a savings of more than $65, through November 18, 2018.
You’ll have to excuse Lauren Lunde if her enthusiasm is tempered with just a little bit of anxiety. A NASA flight crew specialist who manages the astronaut crew quarters at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Lunde helps take care of the people who are in the business of pioneering space and business is picking up.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be increasing the cost of daily admission this July to $57 per person for adults and $47 for children. Military and senior daily admission will be $50, increasing by only $4.
Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Janet Petro will be inducted into the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Petro is one of three women selected by Florida Governor Rick Scott to receive this honor.
Visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in recent months may have noticed an increasing amount of “space dust” by the temporarily closed retail store.
NASA recently honored a pair of veteran space chroniclers for their contributions to delivering U.S. space exploration news. Craig Covault and George Diller are the newest additions to the facility’s “Chroniclers wall,” recognized during a ceremony held May 4 at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site in Florida.
The SpaceX launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is set for Friday at 4:14 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A on Friday, May 4 with a Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.