Kennedy Space Center

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Department of Defense Department of Defense mission. It was also the maiden voyage of the ''Atlantis'' orbiter. Pailes traveled over 1.6 million miles in 98 Earth orbits and logged more than 97 hours in space.Fossett planned a second circumnavigation in the GlobalFlyer, this time taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flying eastbound around the world then crossing the Atlantic a second time and then landing


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'' lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the Kennedy Space Center (w:Kennedy Space Center) in Cape Canaveral (w:Cape Canaveral), Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by NASA (w:NASA) for a space "tweetup (w:Twitter)". Carrying six veteran astronauts and an assortment of parts for the International Space Station (w:International Space Station) (ISS), the shuttle took off without any delays


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chief executive. Prior to this appointment, she was Chairman of the procurement board for the Biotechnology Program contractor, and she also served on a team that revamped the $2 billion plan for Space Station research facilities. Weber’s principal technical assignments within the Astronaut Office included Shuttle launch preparations at the Kennedy Space Center, payload and science development, and development of standards and methods for crew science training. A veteran of two space flights


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at Augusta, Georgia; US 17 becomes the coastal route into Virginia, where US 13 takes over. Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps, accessed via ACME Mapper In Florida until the 1990s, U.S. 1 used high-contrast markers (white text on a red background). John Gordon, The Virginian-Pilot, U.S. Highway 17 to Florida: Scenic, Historic and Very Slow, December 29, 1993: "Drivers know


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included engineering planning, design and development, product research, and space flight and evaluation of the CFES device. Walker was involved with the program support activities at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and at the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas. He was responsible for training the NASA astronaut crews in the operation of the CFES payload on STS-4, STS-6, STS-7, and STS-8 shuttle flights during 1982 and 1983. In May

have included work on Tethered Satellite Payload, flight software testing in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), launch support activities at Kennedy Space Center, and spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in Mission Control for STS-28, 29 (STS-29), 30 (STS-30), 33 (STS-33) and 34 (STS-34). Cameron's management assignments in NASA include Section Chief for astronaut software testing in SAIL, astronaut launch support activities, and Operations Assistant

training and evaluation program and became an astronaut in July 1986. He is qualified for assignment as a mission specialist on future Space Shuttle flight crews. Since then he has held a variety of technical assignments in support of the Space Shuttle Program including: flight software testing in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); launch support activities at the Kennedy Space Center; spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM (Flight controller#Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM))) in mission control during Space Shuttle missions; Chief of Astronaut Appearances. Gemar has flown three times and has logged over 580 hours in space. He flew on STS-38 (November 15–20, 1990), STS-48 (September 12–18, 1991), and STS-62 (March 4–18, 1994). On his first mission, Gemar served on the five-man crew of STS-38 which launched at night from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 15, 1990. During the five-day mission crew members conducted Department of Defense (United States Department of Defense) operations. After 80 orbits of the Earth in 117 hours, in the first Shuttle recovery in Florida since 1985, Space Shuttle ''Atlantis (Space Shuttle Atlantis)'' and her crew landed back at the Kennedy Space Center on November 20, 1990. STS-30 Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on May 4, 1989. During the four-day mission, the crew successfully deployed the Magellan (Magellan probe) Venus-exploration spacecraft, the first U.S. planetary science mission launched since 1978, and the first planetary probe to be deployed from the Shuttle. Magellan arrived at Venus in mid-1990, and mapped over 95% of the surface of Venus. Magellan has been one of NASA's most successful scientific missions and continues to operate today gaining information about the Venetian atmosphere and magnetic field. In addition, crew members also worked on secondary payloads involving fluid research in general, chemistry, and electrical storm studies. Following 64 orbits of the Earth, the STS-30 mission concluded with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on May 8, 1989. Mission duration was 96 hours, 57 minutes, 35 seconds. NASA experience Selected by NASA in May 1984, Gutierrez became an astronaut in June 1985. In his first technical assignment he served as commander for the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), flying simulated missions to verify Shuttle flight software. Following the Shuttle Challenger accident (STS-51-L) he served as an action officer for the Associate Administrator for Space Flight at NASA Headquarters. His duties included coordinating requests from the Presidential Commission (Rogers Commission) and the U.S. Congress during the investigation. In 1986 and 1987, he participated in the recertification of the Space Shuttle Main Engines, Main Propulsion System, and External Tank (Space Shuttle external tank). In 1988, he became the Astronaut Office lead for Shuttle software development, verification, and future requirements definition. In 1989 he supported launches of STS-28, 30 (STS-30), 32 (STS-32), 33 (STS-33) and 34 (STS-34) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Spaceflight experience STS-67 Astro-2 Space Shuttle Discovery (w:Space Shuttle Discovery) has successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center (w:Kennedy Space Center) in Florida on mission STS-128 (w:STS-128). Discovery took off at 11:59 p.m. (EDT (w:Eastern Time Zone)) for a 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). On Thursday, NASA officials confirmed that a small plastic bag of cocaine (w:cocaine) was found two days before in a secure space shuttle (w:space shuttle) processing facility within the Kennedy Space Center (w:Kennedy Space Center) located in Merritt Island (w:Merritt Island), Florida (w:Florida). ''Atlantis'' lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the Kennedy Space Center (w:Kennedy Space Center) in Cape Canaveral (w:Cape Canaveral), Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by NASA (w:NASA) for a space "tweetup (w:Twitter)". Carrying six veteran astronauts and an assortment of parts for the International Space Station (w:International Space Station) (ISS), the shuttle took off without any delays. This mission, scheduled to take twelve days, is the aging shuttle's 32nd voyage into space of its 25-year career. thumbnail left Space Shuttle Atlantis landing for the last time. (File:STS-132 landing.jpg) Space Shuttle Atlantis (:Category:Space Shuttle Atlantis) landed Wednesday, May 26, at Kennedy Space Center (w:Kennedy Space Center) in Florida, after 11 days, 18 hours and 4.8 million miles in space on mission STS-132 (w:STS-132).


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of State date 1976-08-10 and Dr. Wernher von Braun (Wernher von Braun) served as scientific adviser to Kayser. The mission is also referred to as '''ISS-12A.1''' by the ISS program. The main goals of the mission were delivery and attachment of the International Space Station's P5 truss (Integrated Truss Structure) segment, a major rewiring


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), a meeting during which NASA managers assess mission preparations and officially set the launch date, concluded on 3 June 2009. For the first time, live status updates about the FRR were published periodically during


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Discovery '' deployed three communications satellites, the Navy SYNCOM IV-4, the Australian AUSSAT, and American Satellite Company's ASC-1. They also performed a successful on-orbit rendezvous with the ailing 15,400 pound SYNCOM IV-3 satellite, and two EVAs (space walks) by Fisher and van Hoften to repair it, including the longest space walk in history (at that time). ''Discovery'' completed 112 orbits of the Earth before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 3, 1985


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; The average annual salary for an on-site worker in 2008 was $77,235. File:KennedySpaceCentreVisitor'sCentreFrontGate.JPG thumb


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Vehicle (MPCV), currently under development to facilitate human exploration of the Moon, asteroids, and Mars. Located on Merritt Island, Florida, the center is north-northwest of Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Miami and Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida) on Florida's Space Coast. It is 34 miles (55 km) long and roughly 6 miles (10 km) wide, covering . A total of 13,100 people worked at the center as of 2011

Kennedy Space Center

The '''John F. Kennedy Space Center''' ('''KSC''') is the NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39 (Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39) (LC-39), originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and most powerful operational launch vehicle in history, for the Apollo manned Moon landing program (Apollo program) proposed by President John F. Kennedy. It was named in honor of Kennedy by his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson, shortly after Kennedy's death in 1963.

Since the end of the Apollo program in 1972, LC-39 has been used to launch every NASA human space flight, including Skylab (1973), the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1974), and the Space Shuttle program (1981-2011). KSC also has a facility which was used for landing the reusable Space Shuttle orbiters when weather permitted.

KSC continues to manage and operate unmanned rocket launch facilities for the U.S. government's civilian space program from three pads at the adjoining Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Its Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is the fourth-largest structure in the world by volume, and was the largest when completed in 1965.

On December 5, 2014, the KSC launched the first unmanned flight test of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion (spacecraft)) (MPCV), currently under development to facilitate human exploration of the Moon, asteroids, and Mars.

Located on Merritt Island, Florida, the center is north-northwest of Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Miami and Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida) on Florida's Space Coast. It is 34 miles (55 km) long and roughly 6 miles (10 km) wide, covering

thumb left STS-60 (File:STS-60 Launch.jpg) shuttle launch from Pad 39A on February 3, 1994 Since December 1968, all launch operations have been conducted from launch pads A and B at LC-39. Both pads are on the ocean, 3 miles (5 km) east of the VAB. From 1969–1972, LC-39 was the departure point for all six Apollo (Apollo program) manned Moon landing missions using the Saturn V, the largest and most powerful operational launch vehicle in history, and was used from 1981–2011 for all Space Shuttle launches. The Shuttle Landing Facility, located just to the north, was used for most Shuttle landings and is among the longest runways in the world. Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). Science.ksc.nasa.gov. Retrieved on May 5, 2012.

The KSC Industrial Area, where many of the center's support facilities are located, is south of LC-39. It includes the Headquarters Building (KSC Headquarters Building), the Operations and Checkout Building and the Central Instrumentation Facility. KSC was also home to the Merritt Island Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network station (MILA), a key radio communications and spacecraft tracking complex. The center operates its own short-line railroad (NASA Railroad).

KSC is a major central Florida tourist destination and is approximately one hour's drive from the Orlando (Orlando, Florida) area. The Visitor Complex (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) offers public tours of the center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Because much of the installation is a restricted area and only nine percent of the land is developed, the site also serves as an important wildlife sanctuary; Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River (Indian River (Florida)), Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore are other features of the area. Center workers can encounter bald eagles, American alligators, wild boars (Razorback), eastern diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus), Florida panthers and Florida manatees (West Indian manatee). KSC is one of ten major NASA field centers, and has several facilities (Kennedy Space Center#KSC facilities on the National Register of Historic Places) listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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