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12.22.03 - Expanding technological boundaries and blazing new trails are part of NASA-Kennedy Space Center's (KSC) daily endeavors, and 2003 comprised a full year of these achievements.
12.22.03 - On Christmas Eve, when Santa Claus slips into NASA-Kennedy Space Center airspace under cover of darkness, a radar controller at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) will be following his every move from a brand new, state-of-the-art traffic control tower.
12.09.03 - Since January, eight spacecraft have been safely and successfully deployed on expendable launch vehicles (ELVs).
12.03.03 - News media are invited to view and photograph the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis as it is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) to the Vehicle Assemble Building (VAB).
11.21.03 - Space Station hardware for return to flight is available at 10 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 at Kennedy Space Center.
11.19.03 - The 100,000 square-foot facility offers research and commercialization opportunities to address key issues in biological sciences.
11.17.03 - After a review of test data, a decision has been made to reschedule the launch of Gravity Probe B (GP-B).
11.14.03 - The first in a series of engineering data gathering tests will be performed next week involving the Space Shuttle's crawler transporter and the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) at Kennedy Space Center.
11.14.03 - Joining forces to encourage successful research are the NASA-Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC).
11.12.03 - Brevard County charities are the beneficiaries of the largest dollar-donations made by NASA employees of Kennedy Space Center in its annual fundraising drive.
11.12.03 - NASA-Kennedy Space Center and the State of Florida are hosting a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Space Life Sciences Lab (formerly known as the Space Experiment Research and Processing Laboratory – SERPL) and Space Commerce Way, Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. at the new lab.
11.07.03 - James Fesmire, NASA lead engineer of the Cryogenics Testbed Facility at Kennedy Space Center, received the R&D 100 Award for his work on a new product, "Flexible Aerogel Superinsulation," a composite insulation blanket.
11.05.03 - Fire usually doesn’t come to mind when thinking of preserving the ozone layer and preventing global warming.
11.03.03 - Gravity Probe B, a relativity experiment developed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Stanford University and Lockheed Martin will be available for the news media to see and photograph on Monday, Nov. 10.
10.27.03 - NASA-Kennedy Space Center's Technology Transfer Office recently granted patent licenses on four of NASA's technologies, developed at KSC, for application in several commercial/industrial markets.
10.24.03 - Kennedy Space Center Contractor Awards for Fiscal Year 2003 were announced during the Business Opportunities Expo 2003, Oct. 21, at Port Canaveral, Fla.
10.17.03 - Business leaders interested in learning more about government contracting and what local and national vendors have to offer will not want to miss the Business Opportunities Expo 2003 on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
10.09.03 - A team of NASA representatives will be in the Atlanta area, Oct. 14-17, in search of talented and enthusiastic students or recent graduates of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College interested in pursuing a career with NASA.
10.01.03 - An opportunity for the news media to be briefed on and to see the improved tracking cameras and long-range optical tracking systems for Return to Flight Space Shuttle Ascent Imagery is planned at KSC on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
09.29.03 - NASA is searching for students who have the "right-stuff." A team of NASA representatives will hold a series of recruitment workshops at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Oct. 1-5, 2003.
09.23.03 - The media is invited to tour the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and to see the Space Shuttle Atlantis, as it is prepared for Return to Flight.
09.18.03 - A final planned media walkthrough of the hangar housing the Space Shuttle Columbia debris is set for Thursday, Sept. 11.
09.17.03 - The Japanese Experiment Module-Pressurized Module Kibo and NASA's Node-2 performed well in complex testing.
09.17.03 - The contract provides communications services to support the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Payload Carriers and Launch Services.
09.10.03 - A final planned media walkthrough of the hangar housing the Space Shuttle Columbia debris is set for Thursday, Sept. 11.
08.25.03 - A media opportunity with the Kennedy Space Center Director, Jim Kennedy, regarding the Columbia Accident Investigation Board’s (CAIB) final report is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 3 p.m. at the KSC TV auditorium.
08.25.03 - NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) successfully launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:35:39 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:35:39 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, August 24) aboard a Delta II launch vehicle.
08.23.03 - A final decision was made early this evening by NASA and Boeing management to continue with the countdown and launch preparations for the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF).
08.19.03 - The launch of NASA’s Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) has been rescheduled to no earlier than Monday, Aug. 25, at 1:35:39 a.m. EDT.
08.19.03 - A group of outstanding high school students from Japan who had their experiments fly on Space Shuttle mission STS-107 will be at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Aug. 20.
08.19.03 - Media representatives will have an opportunity to speak to participants in underwater acoustic research taking place at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.
08.18.03 - On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Kennedy Space Center web site will begin its coverage of the launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), currently scheduled for 1:37 a.m. EDT Aug. 23.
08.15.03 - The launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility aboard a Boeing Delta II Heavy expendable launch vehicle is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, at the opening of an instantaneous launch window that occurs at 1:37:29 a.m. EDT.
08.12.03 - The launch of the Canadian Space Agency's SCISAT-1 (Scientific Satellite Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL vehicle occurred on time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 10:09.33 p.m. EDT.
08.04.03 - James W. Kennedy has scheduled his first meeting with the media for Friday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at the KSC Press Site.
08.04.03 - The launch of the Canadian Space Agency's SCISAT-1 (Scientific Satellite Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL vehicle is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12, during a window which extends from 7:05 - 8:02 p.m. PDT.
07.30.03 - JoAnn Morgan, director of External Relations and Business Development at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), announced her retirement from NASA, effective Aug. 3, 2003.
07.28.03 - Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has completed the construction of two new security gates on State Road 3 and State Road 405, complementing the opening of the Space Commerce Park and a new roadway.
07.24.03 - NASA officials recently named James E. Hattaway Jr. as the new associate director of Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
07.24.03 - The mission is scheduled for launch to Pluto in January 2006.
07.22.03 - Local area high school students participating in NASA's Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) will present their summer projects on July 25 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from 9 - 11 a.m.
07.17.03 - Educators participating in NASA's Explorer Schools Program will have the opportunity to talk with the Expedition 7 crew members on board the International Space Station in an interactive educational program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., on July 22.
07.16.03 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials today named Michael E. Wetmore as the new Launch Integration Manager for the Space Shuttle program.
07.15.03 - A more effective, economical tracking and communication technology took flight today.
07.14.03 - William F. Readdy, Associate Administrator for Space Flight at NASA Headquarters in Washington, today named Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., Ph.D., as the new Deputy Director of the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., effective August 31.
07.11.03 - The NASA spacecraft designed to test two important predictions of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity was shipped yesterday from the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., to the launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., after completing environmental testing.
07.11.03 - The launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is scheduled to occur on Aug. 23, 2003 at 1:37:43 a.m. EDT.
07.07.03 - NASA launched its second Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, late Monday night aboard a Delta II launch vehicle whose bright glare briefly illuminated Florida Space Coast beaches.
07.06.03 - The second of two Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, is rescheduled for launch Monday, July 7 at 10:35:23 p.m. EDT.
07.05.03 - The launch of the MER-B Mars Exploration Rover "Opportunity" aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket has been postponed an additional 24 hours.
07.03.03 - The second of two Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, is rescheduled for launch on Sunday, July 6 at 10:43:16 p.m. EDT.
07.02.03 - NASA's new education initiative, the NASA Explorer Schools Program, was launched June 30, 2003 during the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC 2003) in Seattle.
06.30.03 - The launch of the MER-B "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover aboard the Boeing Delta II Heavy Iaunch vehicle has been postponed to no earlier than Saturday, July 5.
06.29.03 - Upon inspecting the first stage of the Delta launch vehicle after the June 28 launch attempt, engineers found that the lower band of cork insulation that was removed and replaced has limited areas that have debonded from the surface of the vehicle.
06.29.03 - Launch of the MER-B "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover aboard a Boeing Delta II Heavy launch vehicle has been postponed due to upper level wind conditions at launch time.
06.29.03 - Launch of the MER-B "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover aboard a Boeing Delta II Heavy launch vehicle has been postponed due to upper level wind conditions at launch time.
06.26.03 - William F. Readdy, Associate Administrator for Space Flight at NASA Headquarters in Washington, today named James W. Kennedy as the new Director of the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
06.24.03 - The second of two Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, is targeted for launch on Saturday, June 28 at 11:56:16 p.m. EDT.
06.23.03 - Based on completing the work as currently scheduled, launch managers continue to plan toward Saturday, June 28 as the launch date for MER-B with the "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover.
06.21.03 - The Flight Readiness Review was held today for the MER-B launch of the "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover.
06.20.03 - With the launch of the first rover beginning the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission, the Kennedy Space Center Web site is celebrating its first-time online coverage of an expendable vehicle mission.
06.20.03 - More than 100 students and faculty throughout the United States are spending their summer at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), working side-by-side with NASA and contractor scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and business professionals.
06.17.03 - The second of two Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity, is targeted for launch on Thursday, June 26 at 12:27:31 a.m. EDT.
06.16.03 - On June 20, space enthusiasts with questions about the history and legacy of Shuttle Columbia will have their questions answered during a live NASA Direct! webcast featuring former astronaut Robert Crippen, the orbiter's first pilot.
06.13.03 - A ceremony to highlight the arrival of two major components of the International Space Station is scheduled for June 18 at the Kennedy Space Center.
06.12.03 - Space Gateway Support of Herndon, Va. will provide facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance for under $300 million.
06.09.03 - Launch of the MER-A spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II vehicle scheduled for June 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. has been postponed for an additional 24 hours.
06.08.03 - Launch of the MER-A spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II vehicle scheduled for June 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. has been postponed for 24 hours.
06.05.03 - With the launch of the first rover beginning the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission, the Kennedy Space Center Web site is celebrating its first-time online coverage of an expendable vehicle mission.
06.04.03 - NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project kicks off by launching the first of two unique robotic geologists on June 8.
06.04.03 - The first of two Mars Exploration Rovers, MER-A, is targeted for launch no earlier than Sunday, June 8 at 2:05:55 p.m. EDT.
06.03.03 - After traveling thousands of miles, two major components of the International Space Station completed the first leg of a journey that will eventually end 240 miles above the Earth.
05.29.03 - With STS-107 debris recovery and reconstruction operations winding down, a final planned media walkthrough of the KSC hangar currently housing the recovered parts of the orbiter Columbia is being offered to members of the press.
05.27.03 - The first of two Mars Exploration Rovers, MER-A, is targeted for launch no earlier than Sunday, June 8 at 2:05:55 p.m. EDT.
05.27.03 - "KSC Gateway to Technology and Space Flight" is the theme for this year’s annual Community Leaders Briefing to be held May 29 at the KSC Visitor Complex.
05.23.03 - What do NASA's soon-to-be-launched Mars Exploration Rover (MER-1 and MER-2) spacecraft have in common with the Viking and Voyager spacecraft launched decades ago?
05.15.03 - A research and development team from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) recently used a new hazardous gas detection system to study volcanic emissions in Costa Rica.
05.09.03 - NASA's Kennedy Space Center has issued a Request for Information (RFI), seeking organizations interested in using debris from the orbiter Columbia in researching the effects of reentry.
05.02.03 - International news media planning to cover the launch of the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER A and MER B) on June 5 and June 25 and the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) anticipated to occur in late August are required to request accreditation 30 days in advance.
04.28.03 - NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft was successfully launched today from a Pegasus XL rocket released by an L-1011 aircraft off the coast of Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Station at 7:59:57 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
04.23.03 - Media representatives will have an opportunity to speak with participants of the Oculina Coral Banks Project at the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) docking port on Monday, April 28.
04.21.03 - The launch of NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) air-launched Pegasus vehicle is scheduled for deployment over the Atlantic Ocean from OSC’s L-1011 carrier aircraft on Monday, April 28 at 8 a.m. EDT.
04.11.03 - NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) to be launched in late April will be featured in a news media opportunity on Monday, April 14.
04.09.03 - The launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility aboard a Boeing Delta II Heavy expendable launch vehicle is scheduled for Friday, April 18, at the opening of an instantaneous launch window that occurs at 4:32:49 a.m. EDT.
04.04.03 - Providing premier base support services to the Cape Canaveral Spaceport is Susan Kroskey's main objective in her new role as executive director of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office (CCSMO).
04.04.03 - Retired NASA/Kennedy Space Center engineer and inventor Adam Kissiah will be officially inducted to the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame next week for helping thousands of individuals to hear, some for the very first time.
04.02.03 - Over 50 members of the Kennedy Space Center workforce have been called to active duty to protect America overseas.
03.19.03 - NASA’s Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), to be launched on a Boeing Delta II launch vehicle on April 18, will be the subject of a news media opportunity at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Friday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m.
03.19.03 - NASA, Kennedy Space Center and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, will host the Central Florida Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, March 20-22, 2003, at the UCF Arena in Orlando.
03.18.03 - NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers, to be launched on Boeing Delta II launch vehicles on May 30 and June 25, will be the subject of a news media opportunity at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Friday, March 21 at 9 a.m.
03.06.03 - The Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) arrived today at the Kennedy Space Center to begin final preparations for its launch next month aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket.
02.24.03 - The first of two Mars Exploration Rovers, MER-2 arrived at the Kennedy Space Center today from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
02.24.03 - On Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m., KSC Director Roy Bridges, members of KSC management and local industry officials will break ground to kick off the new Operations Support Building (OSB) II construction project.
02.12.03 - NASA hosts “Explore Mars!” - a Cape Canaveral-area community and family day focusing on the upcoming Mars Exploration Rover-2003 mission.
02.11.03 - Media representatives will have the opportunity to cover the arrival of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
A ceremony to honor the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia -- NASA astronauts Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon -- is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 a.m. EST at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) in Florida.
On Friday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. KSC Direct will present its next webcast “Bumper: The Story Behind the First Launches from the Cape.”
The orbiter Columbia is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Saturday, Feb. 1, at about 9:16 a.m. EST completing the 16-day STS-107 international microgravity research mission.
The launch weather guidelines involving the Space Shuttle and expendable rockets are similar in many areas, but a distinction is made for the individual characteristics of each. The criteria are broadly conservative and assure avoidance of possibly adverse conditions.
NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) successfully launched today aboard a Pegasus XL rocket over the Atlantic Ocean.
Due to other programming requirements for NASA Television, the time of the Pegasus/SORCE Prelaunch Press Conference on Friday, Jan. 24 has been changed to 1 p.m. EST.
01.21.03 - The launch of the NASA-sponsored Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) air-launched Pegasus vehicle is scheduled for deployment over the Atlantic Ocean from OSC’s L-1011 carrier aircraft on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 3:14 p.m. EST.
Managers today confirmed the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia for Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10:39 a.m. EST. The launch window extends for 2 hours and 30 minutes. This announcement comes following a final review of Shuttle processing activities and a satisfactory engineering analysis of the Ball Strut Tie Rod Assembly (BSTRA).
The NASA-sponsored Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft, to be launched on Jan. 25, will be featured in a news media opportunity on Wednesday, Jan. 15. SORCE will be seen mated to the Orbital Sciences Pegasus rocket during the activities to encapsulate the satellite into the vehicle fairing.
01.13.03 - The launch of Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16. All restricted areas surrounding the Kennedy Space Center will be active and the area covered by flight restrictions extends beyond the Cape Canaveral restricted areas. The length of time the restrictions will be in effect prior to launch has also been extended.
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation satellite (ICESat) and Cosmic Hot Interstellar Spectrometer (CHIPS) satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 4:45 p.m. PST aboard Boeing’s Delta II rocket.
News media badging requirements and operating hours for Kennedy Space Center’s News Center have been established for the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107. Launch is set to occur on Jan. 16 between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Eastern time.
01.09.03 - News conferences and other events have been scheduled for launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107, the 113th launch in the Shuttle program.
01.09.03 - At the conclusion of the STS-107 Flight Readiness Review today at the Kennedy Space Center, managers targeted Space Shuttle Columbia for launch Jan. 16 on an international mission devoted to space research, the first dedicated research mission to be flown by the shuttle in almost three years.
Kennedy Space Center’s web coverage events have been set for the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107, scheduled for launch Thursday, Jan. 16.
01.09.03 - NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center has awarded a firm fixed price contract for the construction of a second Operations Support Building (OSB II) to David Boland, Inc., Titusville, Fla.
01.07.03 - The launch of NASA’s ICESat and CHIPSat spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket is now scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:45 p.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif. The possible launch attempt on Friday, Jan. 10 will not be made.
01.02.03 - The launch of the ICESat (Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite) and CHIPSat (Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer) polar-orbiting satellites for NASA aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket has been retargeted to occur on Friday, Jan. 10.