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 12.22.06 - NASA Welcomes Discovery Crew Home for the Holidays
The Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew returned home to Kennedy Space Center Friday, Dec. 22, at 5:32 p.m. EST after a 13-day journey of more than 5.3 million miles in space.
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 12.21.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Set to Land Friday
Commander Mark Polansky and his crew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery will complete their 13-day mission to the International Space Station on Friday, Dec. 22.
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 12.21.06 - NASA's KSC Providing Assistance to Santa on Christmas Eve
The Debris Imaging Radar System, used during the night launch of STS-116, is a new system at KSC that will now be made available to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
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 12.15.06 - NASA Investigation Board Issues Final Report
An investigation board, named to look into the circumstances surrounding the March 17, 2006, construction worker fatality at Kennedy Space Center, has issued its final report.
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 12.11.06 - THEMIS Arrives in Florida for Launch Preparations
NASA's Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms (THEMIS) spacecraft arrived in Florida today, to begin final testing and launch preparations.
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 12.09.06 - NASA's Shuttle Discovery Begins Mission to the Space Station
Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off Saturday from Kennedy Space Center at 8:47 p.m. EST on one of the most complex missions ever to the International Space Station.
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 12.07.06 - Weather Scrubs Shuttle Launch
Next attempt set for 8:47 p.m. EST on Dec. 9.
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 12.04.06 - NASA Announces STS-116 Mission Web and Television Coverage
NASA Television and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov, will provide extensive prelaunch coverage of Space Shuttle Discovery's mission STS-116.
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 12.01.06 - Airspace, Bridges and Waterway Restrictions in Effect for STS-116
NASA managers are urging all aircraft pilots and boaters to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around KSC for space shuttle launches and landings.
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 11.30.06 - Launch Countdown Begins Dec. 4 For Space Shuttle Discovery
NASA will begin the countdown for Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission at 11 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 4, at the T-43 hour point.
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 11.30.06 - NASA Sets Shuttle Events, Briefings and News Center Hours
News conferences, events and operating hours for KSC's News Center are set for the Dec. 7 launch of Discovery on the STS-116 mission to the International Space Station.
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 11.29.06 - NASA Gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle Discovery Launch
NASA senior managers today unanimously recommended launching the Space Shuttle Discovery on Dec. 7.
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 11.21.06 - NASA Announces News Conference on Next Shuttle Launch
NASA managers plan to hold a news conference at approximately 3 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 29, to discuss the status of the upcoming STS-116 mission.
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 11.09.06 - NASA Invites Media to STS-116 Countdown Test Activities
News media are invited to Kennedy Space Center to cover activities during the terminal countdown demonstration test for the upcoming 12-day mission, designated STS-116.
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 11.08.06 - NASA Invites Media To Cover KSC/CCAFS 2006 Family Day Nov. 18
The first Family Day since 2000 will allow badged space program workers to bring their families, friends and guests to tour the spaceport.
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 11.07.06 - NASA Kicks Off New Partnership With Jean Childs-Young Middle School
NASA will visit Jean Childs-Young Middle School in Atlanta at 10 a.m. Thursday to help kick off the school's new three-year partnership with the agency.
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 11.01.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Rolls to Vehicle Assembly Building
NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery completed one milestone and is nearing another as workers prepare the orbiter for a December launch to the International Space Station.
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 10.26.06 - Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Move to Vehicle Assembly Building
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to move from the Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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 10.26.06 - NASA Announces 2005 Agency Invention of the Year Winner
A groundwater treatment technology developed at the John F. Kennedy Space Center has been chosen as NASA's 2005 invention of the year award winner.
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 10.25.06 - NASA's First 3-D Solar Imaging Mission Soars Into Space
NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories mission, known as STEREO, successfully launched Wednesday at 8:52 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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 10.19.06 - NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next Shuttle Mission
Media accreditation is now open for the Space Shuttle Discovery's launch on the STS-116 mission to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for no earlier than Dec. 7.
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 10.17.06 - NASA Kicks Off New Partnership with Charles H. Emanuel School
NASA will visit Charles H. Emanuel School in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 23 to help kick off the school's new three-year partnership with the agency.
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 10.17.06 - STEREO Solar Observatories Launching Aboard Delta II on Oct. 25
Launch of NASA's STEREO spacecraft is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
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 10.13.06 - NASA Invites Media to View Next Space Station Component
NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will hold a media opportunity on Friday, Oct. 20, to view the Port 5 truss segment, the next element to be added to the International Space Station.
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 10.06.06 - NASA Kicks Off New Partnership With Conyers Middle School
NASA will help kick off the Conyers, Ga., middle school's new three-year partnership with NASA.
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 10.06.06 - NASA Awards Grant to Educate Next Generation of Explorers at KSC
NASA awarded a grant to the University of Central Florida and the Florida Space Grant Consortium to continue operating KSC's Educator Resource Center and Exploration Station.
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 09.22.06 - NASA to Hold Public Meetings for Proposed Mars Mission
NASA officials will be available on Sept. 27 to receive public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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 09.21.06 - NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth
The Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew are home after a 12-day journey in space. The mission, STS-115, succeeded in restarting assembly of the International Space Station.
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 09.20.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Set for Thursday Landing
The Space Shuttle Atlantis, led by Commander Brent Jett, is scheduled to land at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 21, completing space shuttle mission STS-115.
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 09.14.06 - NASA Exercises Payload Processing Services Contract Option
Kennedy Space Center will extend its Checkout, Assembly, and Payload Processing Services contract for three years with Boeing Space Operations Company of Titusville, Fla.
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 09.12.06 - NASA Names Parsons New Kennedy Space Center Director
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin today named William (Bill) W. Parsons the new director of the agency's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., effective in January 2007.
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 09.09.06 - NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Begins Mission to the Space Station
The Space Shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew are on their way to the International Space Station after lifting-off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 11:14:55 a.m. EDT.
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 09.08.06 - NASA Launch Aims for Shuttle Launch Saturday
Sensor failure postpones Friday's attempt.
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 09.07.06 - Shuttle Atlantis Set to Lift Off Friday
Shuttle program managers made the lift-off decision after reviewing more detailed data on a problem associated with one of the spacecraft's electricity-producing fuel cells.
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 09.06.06 - NASA Aims for Friday Launch Attempt
Engineers continue to analyze a problem with one of the shuttle's fuel cells.
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 09.06.06 - NASA Postpones Space Shuttle Launch
NASA has delayed Wednesday's launch of Atlantis on its STS-115 mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle Program managers made the decision early Wednesday morning.
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 09.05.06 - Airspace, Bridges and Waterway Restrictions in Effect for STS-115
All aircraft pilots and boaters are urged to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around Kennedy prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.
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 09.01.06 - NASA Updates Space Shuttle Atlantis Prelaunch Events
News conferences, events and operating hours for the NASA Kennedy Space Center News Center are set for the Sept. 6 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-115 mission.
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 09.01.06 - Launch Countdown Begins Sept. 3 for Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA will begin the countdown once again for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115 Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. EDT, at the T-43 hour point.
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 09.01.06 - NASA Requests Proposals for Exploration Park Developer
NASA today issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of a master developer for a 320-acre technology and commerce park at Kennedy Space Center.
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 08.31.06 - NASA Announces Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Date
After assessing conditions at Kennedy following Tropical Depression Ernesto, NASA managers set the liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis for 12:29 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 6.
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 08.31.06 - NASA Selects Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Prime Contractor
NASA selected Lockheed Martin Corp., based in Bethesda, Md., as the prime contractor to design, develop, and build Orion, America's spacecraft for a new generation of explorers.
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 08.31.06 - Kennedy Space Center Reopens After the Passage of Ernesto
The Kennedy Space Center returned to normal operations today with the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto late Wednesday. No damage to hardware or facilities has been identified.
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 08.29.06 - Atlantis Rolls Back to Launch Pad
Improving forecasts for Ernesto may allow for launch next week.
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 08.29.06 - Kennedy Space Center Closes for Tropical Storm Ernesto
As a result of Tropical Storm Ernesto approaching Central Florida, Kennedy Space Center will close at midnight tonight and remain closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
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 08.29.06 - NASA Decides to Move Shuttle Atlantis Off Launch Pad
NASA has decided to roll Atlantis off its launch pad and back inside the protection of the Vehicle Assembly Building, starting at approximately 10:05 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
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 08.28.06 - Ernesto Forces Atlantis Launch Delay
Tuesday's scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on its STS-115 mission to the International Space Station is being postponed because of Tropical Storm Ernesto. A new launch date has not been set.
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 08.24.06 - NASA Vodcasts Deliver Launches to Portable Media Players
For the first time, NASA is making space shuttle launch footage available to anyone who has a portable media player with video capability, for the liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
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 08.24.06 - Launch Countdown Began Aug. 24 for Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA began the countdown for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115 at noon EDT Thursday, Aug. 24, at the T-43 hour point.
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 08.22.06 - NASA Announces Space Shuttle Web and Television Coverage
NASA Television and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov, will provide extensive prelaunch and launch day coverage of space shuttle mission STS-115.
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 08.22.06 - Airspace, Bridges and Waterway Restrictions in Effect for STS-115
Aircraft pilots and boaters are urged to fully comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around KSC prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.
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 08.21.06 - Simpkins Named Director of New KSC Engineering Group
NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy announced today that Patrick Simpkins has been appointed the director of the center's new Engineering Directorate.
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 08.18.06 - Launch Countdown Begins Aug. 24 for Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA will begin the countdown for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115 at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 24, at the T-43 hour point.
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 08.18.06 - STS-115 Events, Briefings and KSC News Center Operating Hours Set
News conferences, events and operating hours for Kennedy Space Center's News Center have been set for the Aug. 27 launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115.
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 08.16.06 - Atlantis Go for Aug. 27
Launch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT.
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 08.10.06 - NASA Announces Post-Readiness Review Press Conference
NASA will host a news conference no earlier than 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 16, following a two-day detailed assessment of the readiness of Space Shuttle Atlantis for launch.
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 08.07.06 - NASA Offers Media Access to STEREO Spacecraft Aug. 11
NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), set to launch aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket on Aug. 31, will be the focus of a media opportunity at 1 p.m. Friday.
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 08.02.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Moves to Launch Pad
The Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived at its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 8:54 a.m. EDT Wednesday on top of a giant vehicle known as the crawler transporter.
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 07.31.06 - NASA's Next Space Shuttle Crew Ready for Countdown Test
The astronauts and ground crews for Space Shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission, STS-115, will participate in a full launch dress rehearsal Aug. 7-10 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
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 07.28.06 - NASA Awards Launch Services for Lunar Mission
NASA announced today the award of launch services for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission to Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Inc. of Littleton, Colo.
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 07.26.06 - NASA Awards Contracts for Constellation Program Study
NASA has awarded 90-day study contracts to four space-related companies to examine long-term ground processing and infrastructure planning for the Constellation Program.
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 07.26.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Prepares to Roll to Launch Pad
NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to embark on a four-mile journey to Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Monday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.
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 07.25.06 - NASA Appoints Board to Investigate Injury at KSC's Pad 39-A
NASA has formed an investigation board at Kennedy Space Center to review the circumstances surrounding the injury of a construction worker at Pad 39-A July 19.
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 07.20.06 - Space Shuttle Atlantis Set to Move to Vehicle Assembly Building
Atlantis is scheduled to be moved out of its hangar and roll to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on July 24.
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 07.19.06 - NASA Announces Accreditation Deadlines for Next Shuttle Flight
The launch window for the next shuttle mission, designated STS-115, opens Aug. 28. All media covering launch-related events must apply for credentials.
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 07.17.06 - NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth
Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew are home after a 13-day, five million-mile journey in space. Landing was Monday, July 17, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 9:14 a.m. EDT.
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 07.14.06 - NASA'S Space Shuttle Discovery Set to Land Monday
Space Shuttle Discovery will complete its mission, STS-121, with a landing at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, set for 9:07 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 17.
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 07.14.06 - NASA Showcases Next Space Station Component
NASA's Kennedy Space Center is holding a media event Thursday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. EDT to highlight the next element to be added to the International Space Station.
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 07.12.06 - NASA Seeks Master Developer for KSC's Exploration Park
NASA today issued a solicitation to attract offers for the development and long-term operation of Exploration Park at Kennedy Space Center and seeks comments by Aug. 17.
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 07.04.06 - NASA's Shuttle Discovery Launch Provides Spectacular Fireworks
The Space Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the International Space Station after lifting off at 2:37:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the first-ever space shuttle launch on Independence Day.
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 07.02.06 - NASA Aims for Independence Day Space Shuttle Launch
The next launch attempt for Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-121 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4, at 2:38 p.m. EDT.
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 07.01.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Launch Reset for Sunday
NASA's launch of Space Shuttle Discovery was scrubbed today due to the presence of anvil clouds and thunderstorms within 20 miles of the launch site at Kennedy Space Center.
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 06.27.06 - Playalinda Beach, Wildlife Refuge to Close for Shuttle Launch
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Playalinda Beach will be closed to the public from June 28 through July 1 for the STS-121 Space Shuttle Discovery launch.
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 06.27.06 - NASA Announces Shuttle Launch Briefings and Events
News conferences, events and operating hours for Kennedy Space Center's News Center have been set for the July 1 launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121.
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 06.26.06 - Airspace, Bridges and Waterway Restrictions in Effect for STS-121
For the STS-121 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, all aircraft pilots and boaters are urged to comply with the airspace, bridges and waterway restrictions imposed around KSC.
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 06.26.06 - NASA Offers Tour of Weather Forecast Facility for STS-121
News media covering the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-121 will have an opportunity to tour the weather forecast facility at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28.
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 06.23.06 - NASA Announces Space Shuttle Web and Television Coverage
NASA Television and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov, will provide extensive pre-launch and launch day coverage of Discovery's mission STS-121.
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 06.23.06 - NASA Space Shuttle Discovery's Launch Countdown Begins June 28
NASA will begin the countdown for the launch of Discovery at 5 p.m. EDT June 28, at the T-43 hour point, leading to a preferred launch time at about 3:49 p.m. EDT on July 1.
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 06.20.06 - NASA Offers Media View of New Firing Room for STS-121 Launch
The STS-121 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on July 1 will mark the first use of a newly renovated firing room, Firing Room 4, for a space shuttle launch countdown.
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 06.17.06 - NASA Gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle Discovery's Launch
NASA senior managers on Saturday cleared the Space Shuttle Discovery for a July 1 flight.
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 06.13.06 - NASA to Select Shuttle Discovery Launch Date
NASA officials will host a news conference on Saturday, June 17, following a two-day detailed assessment of the readiness of Space Shuttle Discovery for launch.
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 06.02.06 - NASA Announces Mars Science Lab Mission Launch Contract
NASA's Kennedy Space Center has selected Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Inc. to deliver an Atlas V rocket for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
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 06.02.06 - NASA Presents Exploration Program Update
NASA Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Scott Horowitz and Constellation Program Manager Jeff Hanley will brief the media Monday, June 5.
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 06.02.06 - NASA Welcomes European Space Station Module
NASA is celebrating the arrival of an important component to the International Space Station, the Columbus research laboratory, a contribution of the European Space Agency.
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 06.02.06 - NASA's Next Space Shuttle Crew Participate in Countdown Test
The astronauts and ground crews for Shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission, STS-121, will go through a full launch dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center on June 12-15.
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 05.25.06 - NASA Sets Space Shuttle Program Update on May 31
NASA managers will brief media about the status of the Space Shuttle Program and the next shuttle mission, designated STS-121, at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31.
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 05.24.06 - NASA Set to Welcome European Space Station Component
The European Space Agency's research laboratory, Columbus, will arrive at KSC on May 30 where it will be prepared for delivery to the International Space Station.
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 05.18.06 - GOES-N Prelaunch Press Conference Set for May 23
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-N (GOES-N) to be launched into orbit for NASA will be the focus of a prelaunch press conference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 23.
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 05.18.06 - NASA Selects Georgia, Virgin Island Schools for Explorer Program
NASA recently selected 26 new schools in the Explorer Schools program, including three schools from KSC's district area in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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 05.17.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Cargo Ready for Flight
The payloads that will launch aboard the next space shuttle mission, STS-121, arrived Wednesday at Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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 05.16.06 - NASA Announces Accreditation Deadline for Next Shuttle Flight
News media planning to cover NASA's next space shuttle mission must apply for Kennedy Space Center credentials by June 1. Requests may be submitted online.
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 05.15.06 - NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery to Move to Launch Pad
News media are invited to attend the rollout of Space Shuttle Discovery to Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Friday, May 19.
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 05.09.06 - Community Leaders Briefing to Discuss Space Exploration on May 12
The 2006 annual Community Leaders Briefing, which will focus on many of the space industry's most important aspects, is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. May 12 at the KSC Visitor Complex.
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 05.08.06 - Stephen J. Altemus to Lead New KSC Engineering Organization
Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy announced the creation of a new organization called the Engineering Directorate with Stephen J. Altemus as its director.
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 05.08.06 - Tracy Anania Named Director of KSC Human Resources
Center Director Jim Kennedy announced that Tracy Anania has been appointed director of Human Resources for NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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 05.05.06 - International Space Station Module to Arrive in Florida This Month
The European Space Agency's Columbus module, a laboratory facility destined for the International Space Station, is set to arrive at Kennedy Space Center on May 30.
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 05.03.06 - STEREO Arrives in Florida
NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft arrived today at Astrotech, a payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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 05.01.06 - Space Shuttle Discovery to Move to Vehicle Assembly Building
News media are invited to Kennedy Space Center Friday, May 12, as Space Shuttle Discovery is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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 05.01.06 - NASA KSC Director Announces Retirement
James W. Kennedy, the eighth director in the history of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, announced his intention to retire in January 2007 after 35 years of government service.
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 04.27.06 - NASA'S Cloudsat And Calipso Launch Rescheduled
NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base is now set for Friday, April 28.
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 04.26.06 - Weather Again Scrubs NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO Launch
NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was scrubbed again Wednesday.
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 04.25.06 - NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO Launch Scrubbed
NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was scrubbed Tuesday.
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 04.23.06 - NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO Launch Rescheduled
The launch of NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) satellites is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25.
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 04.21.06 - NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO Launch Rescheduled
The launch of NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) satellites is rescheduled for Saturday, April 22.
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 04.17.06 - NASA, Brevard County Partner to Preserve Historic Schoolhouse
Kennedy Space Center and Brevard County are set to take a major step in preserving the Clifton School, a 116-year-old schoolhouse used by the children of early black homesteaders.
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 04.13.06 - NASA to Webcast Minotaur Launch of COSMIC Spacecraft
The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, or COSMIC, is set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:10 p.m. PDT Friday, April 14.
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 04.12.06 - CALIPSO/CloudSat Satellites Ready for April 21 Launch
NASA's Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and CloudSat satellites are set to launch aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket on Friday, April 21.
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 04.06.06 - NASA Kennedy Space Center Names Firing Room for First Shuttle Crew
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, Kennedy Space Center's firing room 1 is being named for the crew, Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen.
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 04.06.06 - Exploration Park to Host Space Technology and Commerce
Private-sector partners are being sought to help NASA develop a space technology and commerce park to be named "Exploration Park at John F. Kennedy Space Center."
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 04.06.06 - NASA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First Shuttle Flight
NASA today launches a series of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight on April 12, 1981, aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.
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 04.06.06 - NASA Adjusts Media Accreditation Deadlines for Next Shuttle Mission
With the launch of the next space shuttle mission, designated STS-121, now targeted for July, NASA is adjusting the deadlines for media accreditation to cover the flight.
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 04.04.06 - NASA and ZERO-G Agree on Regular Shuttle Runway Use
NASA and Zero Gravity Corp. announced today the company -- known as ZERO-G -- will begin to regularly use the space shuttle's runway and landing facility.
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 03.29.06 - NASA and HDNet Announce High Definition TV Broadcast Partnership
NASA and HDNet have joined together to provide high definition TV coverage of space shuttle liftoffs and landings at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida through 2010.
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 03.28.06 - NASA Announces Foreign Press Accreditation Procedures
For access to the CALIPSO/CloudSat launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., international media must apply for accreditation by April 8.
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 03.23.06 - NASA Appoints Board to Investigate Fatality at Kennedy Space Center
NASA has formed an investigation board at Kennedy Space Center to review the circumstances surrounding the death of a construction worker who fell off a building at the center.
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 03.21.06 - NASA Announces ST5 Spacecraft Launch Set for Wednesday
The second launch attempt of NASA's Space Technology 5 spacecraft is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 9:02 a.m. EST. NASA TV begins live coverage at 7:30 a.m. EST.
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 03.20.06 - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Second Operations Support Building
Kennedy Space Center management and local industry officials will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Operations Support Building II on Friday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m.
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 03.17.06 - NASA Appoints Board to Investigate Shuttle Arm Incident
NASA has formed a board at the agency's Kennedy Space Center to investigate the March 4 incident that damaged Space Shuttle Discovery's remote manipulator system (shuttle arm).
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 03.15.06 - ST5 Launch To Be Rescheduled
The launch of NASA's ST5 spacecraft was called off today when a locking pin in the Pegasus XL rocket's flight control service mechanism did not retract just prior to launch.
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 03.14.06 - NASA Announces New Window For Next Space Shuttle Mission
NASA announced today July 1 to 19, 2006, is the new launch planning window for Space Shuttle Discovery's mission (STS-121).
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 03.13.06 - ST5 Launch Postponed 24 Hours Due to Weather Forecast
The launch of NASA's ST5 spacecraft aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket has been postponed 24 hours to March 15 due to predicted launch weather conditions.
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 03.06.06 - NASA Sets Media Events for Space Technology 5 Launch
NASA has set the media events to support the Space Technology 5 mission, set for launch from an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL vehicle at 6:02 a.m. PST (9:02 EST) on March 14.
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 02.28.06 - NASA's Fuel Tank for Next Shuttle Launch Arrives at Kennedy
The redesigned external fuel tank that will launch the Space Shuttle Discovery on the next shuttle mission is scheduled to arrive at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday.
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 02.27.06 - Heads of Agency News Briefing Set for Thursday
Reporters at participating NASA centers will be able to ask questions of the NASA Administrator and his counterparts from the International Space Station partnership on Thursday.
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 02.23.06 - Space Coast Federally Employed Women Donate To WENDI Program
The Federally Employed Women (FEW) Space Coast Chapter at NASA's Kennedy Space Center recently voted to contribute $6,000 in educational scholarship funds for 2006 to the Brevard Community College WENDI program.
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 02.15.06 - NASA Announces Shuttle Crew Media Event Time Change
The six American crew members of the next shuttle mission, STS-121, will meet with the media at 9:30 a.m. EST Friday, not 8 a.m. EST as originally announced.
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 02.15.06 - NASA Astronaut and KSC Director Meet Explorer School Students
Astronaut Roger Crouch and Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy will help NASA kick off a new Explorer Schools partnership with South Plantation High School on Feb. 21.
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 02.13.06 - NASA's Next Shuttle Crew Meets Media at Kennedy Space Center
The crew of the next space shuttle mission, designated STS-121, will take questions from the media Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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 02.09.06 - Local Teachers Fly and Experiment on NASA's 'Weightless Wonder'
Teachers from Oscar Patterson Middle School in Panama City, Fla., are taking their experiments out of the classroom and into NASA’s "Weightless Wonder," a flying microgravity laboratory.
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 02.08.06 - GlobalFlyer Departs From NASA's Kennedy Shuttle Runway
The Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft took off today from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., at 7:22 a.m. EST.
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 02.07.06 - Media Accreditation for STS-121
NASA media accreditation is open for the Space Shuttle Discovery mission (STS-121).
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 01.24.06 - NASA Names Parsons New Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director
William (Bill) W. Parsons has been named the new deputy director of the agency's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., effective in mid-February.
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 01.23.06 - GlobalFlyer Opens Window for Shuttle Runway Take Off
The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer aircraft is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., completing final preparations before taking off on its record-setting flight.
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 01.20.06 - NASA to Bring the Moon, Mars Experience to Fort Myers Jan. 27-Feb. 2
Visitors to the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Myers, Fla., will travel millions of miles without ever leaving the city via a NASA exhibit.
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 01.19.06 - NASA's Pluto Mission Launched Toward New Horizons
The first mission to distant planet Pluto is under way after the successful launch today of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
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 01.18.06 - NASA Astronaut and Center Director Meet Explorer School Students
NASA will kick off a new Explorer Schools partnership with Warrington Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., at 9:30 a.m. EST Monday, Jan. 23.
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 01.12.06 - New Horizons Prelaunch Webcast, Launch Coverage Set
NASA Direct, Kennedy Space Center's Internet broadcasting network, is featuring a prelaunch webcast of the New Horizons mission. Launch is set for 1:24 p.m. EST Jan. 17.
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 01.11.06 - NASA Administrator Meets Media at Kennedy Space Center
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will meet with media covering the New Horizons launch at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
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 01.09.06 - GlobalFlyer Aircraft Arrival Set for This Week
The arrival of the Virgin Atlantic Airways GlobalFlyer aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., is set for Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.
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 01.06.06 - NASA Schedules New Horizons Launch Coverage Events
The launch of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, bound for the planet Pluto, is currently targeted for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1:24 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
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 01.04.06 - GlobalFlyer Arrival Postponed
Virgin Atlantic Airways postponed the arrival of their GlobalFlyer aircraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. It was due to arrive Friday.
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 01.04.06 - NASA Celebrates Crawler Transporter's 40th Anniversary
Media are invited to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 13 to mark the 40th anniversary of the use of crawler transporters in advancing space flight.
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