Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center 50th anniversary

Kennedy Space Center 50th anniversary

The Launch Operations Center in Florida became operational on July 1, 1962. The name was later changed to John F. Kennedy Space Center in honor of the president’s vision for space exploration and of Americans visiting the Moon. This video is a tribute at the many launches and space exploration highlights that occurred at KSC.

By | Jul 12, 2012|Categories: Space|Tags: |

The Flight Deck of Endeavour

The Flight Deck of Endeavour

The flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour, the youngest shuttle and the second to last ever launched. The numerous panels and displays allowed the computer-controlled orbiter to enter the top of Earth’s atmosphere at greater than the speed of sound and (thirty minutes later) land on a runway like an airplane.  Image Credit Ben Cooper (Launch Photography)

By | Apr 21, 2012|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

What did John Glenn see?

John Glenn: This is Friendship 7

Fifty years ago, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. He also was one of the first humans to study the planet from space.  NASA Photograph by John Glenn. Caption by Michael Carlowicz.

By | Feb 22, 2012|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

Atlantis’ new home

Atlantis at Space Shuttle Plaza

With space shuttle Atlantis’ 25-year spaceflight career now in the history books, its next mission — to inform and inspire generations of visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida — is one step closer to reality.

By | Jan 25, 2012|Categories: Space|Tags: , |


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