Category: Kennedy Space Center

Three Space Explorers Inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 11 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Beneath Atlantis, former astronauts Chris Ferguson, David Leestma, and Sandra Magnus were inducted as the class of 2022. This year’s induction brings the total number of AHOF members to 105. […]

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NASA Plans to Conduct Another Attempt of Wet Dress Rehearsal in Early June

NASA’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft arrived back at Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building on April 26 after a 10-hour journey from launch pad 39B. NASA plans to conduct another attempt of the wet dress rehearsal in early June to demonstrate the ability to load propellant into the tanks and conduct a full launch countdown ahead of the Artemis I launch this summer. […]

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NASA Set to Discuss the Next Wet Dress Rehearsal Test for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 18, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission. […]

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NASA to Discuss Wet Dress Rehearsal, Initial Findings From Artemis Moon Mission Modified Test

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 15, to discuss the wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission. […]

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NASA Prepares for Launch of SpaceX Crew-4 Mission to the International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission sending astronauts to the International Space Station is targeted for 5:26 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 23, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, dubbed by Crew-4 as Freedom, is scheduled to dock at the space station at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 24. […]

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American Space Museum to Host ‘Golden Anniversary of the Dawn of the Space Shuttle Era’ on April 16

The American Space Museum will host the “Golden Anniversary of the Dawn of the Space Shuttle Era” on Saturday, April 16th at Hyatt Place Titusville from 9 am – 5 pm, featuring talks and fellowship with space workers and astronauts. […]

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Space Perspective Reveals the World’s First Ever Customizable Space Lounge

Space Perspective, the Earth’s leading luxury spaceflight experience company, set on advancing a better appreciation of planet Earth and the interconnectedness of the human race, today reveals Spaceship Neptune’s patented, customizable Space Lounge interior. […]

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WATCH: Axiom Private Astronauts Headed to International Space Station, Will Dock With ISS Saturday

Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off at 11:17 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 8, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. […]

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Artemis I Team Ends Monday’s Attempt at Wet Dress Rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B

The Artemis I team has ended Monday’s attempt at the wet dress rehearsal test at 5 p.m. The countdown ended after partially loading liquid oxygen into the Space Launch System core stage tank. After troubleshooting a temperature limit issue for the liquid oxygen, which delayed the countdown by several hours, the team successfully developed a new procedure for loading the liquid oxygen and filled the tank to 50 percent.  […]

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NASA Axiom Mission 1 Launch Set April 6 From Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A

NASA and Axiom Space will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website will provide coverage for docking and undocking operations and some prelaunch and launch activities. […]

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NASA’s Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Complete First Roll to Launch Pad 3B at Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft atop arrived at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a final test before its Artemis I Moon mission. […]

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IMAGE OF THE DAY: NASA’s Crawler-Transporter 2 Moves to Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center

A pair of behemoth machines called crawler-trans­porters have carried the load of taking rockets and spacecraft to the launchpad for more than 50 years at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. […]

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NASA PROFILE: Meet Kennedy Space Center Certified Crawler System Engineer Dan Zapata

Twenty-nine-year-old Dan Zapata knew from the time he was in second grade he wanted to be an engineer. Nowadays, Zapata is one of seven certified crawler drivers at Kennedy. Certification took more than two years of on-the-job training to achieve. […]

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