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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The starboard side of orbiter Endeavour is shown as it sits inside the Florida Space Authority?s Reusable Launch Vehicle hangar at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center. While in the hangar, Endeavour has undergone testing to see how orbiters respond to a new radar system that will be used during launch to detect debris. Endeavour is returning to the Orbiter Processing Facility today to continue Orbiter Major Modifications (OMM). OMMs are scheduled at regular intervals to...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- Radar System, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=25173
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A closeup of a sample piece from the leaking ground support liquid hydrogen vent line on the south side of the Mobile Launcher Platform. The leak in the line caused the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-110 April 4 to be scrubbed. The Shuttle Mission Management Team rescheduled the launch for April 8.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9242
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The S-1C booster for the Apollo 11 Saturn V was erected atop its mobile launcher in the Spaceport's VAB today.
Topics: What -- Apollo 11, What -- Saturn, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=23165
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Apollo 15 Saturn V Space Vehicle soars into the skies after liftoff at Launch Pad 39A marking the beginning of NASA's fourth Manned Lunar Landing Mission. The astronauts aboard are David R. Scott, commander; James B. Irwin, Lunar Module pilot; and Alfred M. Worden Jr., Command Module pilot. The landing site for the Lunar Module is the Hadley-Apennine area of the Moon, about 465 miles north of the Lunar Equator. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) will be used for...
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 15, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16790
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Hosted by Damon Talley of NASA's Digital Learning Network, the webcast takes you behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and includes an interview with Flow Director Ken Tenbusch, who oversees the critical work to prepare shuttle Endeavour for flight. No copyright protection is asserted for this video. If a recognizable person appears in this video, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA...
Topics: Where -- Florida, NASA, STS-126, astronaut, Kennedy, Space, Shuttle, Endeavour
Source: http://youtu.be/yoXGi6DuA6M
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JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS - With a half-Earth in the background, the Lunar Module ascent stage with Moon-walking astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. approaches for a rendezvous with the Apollo Command Module manned by Michael Collins. The Apollo 11 liftoff from the Moon came early, ending a 22-hour stay on the Moon by Armstrong and Aldrin.
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Apollo 11,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=23178
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Apollo 9 astronauts, left to right, James R. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart, receive flowers during a brief stopover on this Bahamian island while enroute back to Cape Kennedy. The three astronauts were launched from Cape Kennedy on March 3 from Launch Pad 39A and spent 10days in Earth orbit to test the Lunar Module Spacecraft in preparation for the upcoming manned lunar landings. Following their splashdown yesterday about 780 nautical...
Topics: Who -- David R. Scott, What -- Apollo 9, What -- Earth, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16219
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Framed by a blue hazy sky and bluer Atlantic Ocean, the Boeing Delta II rocket with the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft aboard is ready for launch on a seven-year journey to the planet Mercury. This is the second launch attempt in two days after the first attempt Aug. 2 was postponed due to lightning potential from residual clouds that were associated with Tropical Storm Alex. The launch of MESSENGER is rescheduled...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER, What -- Earth, What -- Venus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=23512
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THEMIS heads for space to study the Northern Lights. The mission will investigate what causes auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to THEMIS heads for space to study the Northern Lights. The mission will investigate what causes auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to dramatically change from slowly shimmering waves of light to wildly shifting streaks of bright color. No copyright protection is asserted for this video. If a recognizable person appears in this video, use for commercial purposes may...
Topics: THEMIS, launch, NASA, KSC, KSCVideos, earth, auroras, mission, Kennedy, rocket
Source: http://youtu.be/I5v2dhGRu2w
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In Cocoa Beach, Fla., a new five-meter telescope is lifted up to the dome for installation. The tracking telescope is part of the Distant Object Attitude Measurement System (DOAMS) that provides optical support for launches from KSC and Cape Canaveral.
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=20753
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KKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 crew members listen to instructions from a trainer (left) about equipment in the SPACEHAB module. Starting second from left are Mission Specialist Christer Fugelsang, who is with the European Space Agency, Pilot William Oefelein, Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam an Mission Commander Terrence Wilcutt. Objective of their mission to the International Space Station is to deliver and attach the third port truss segment, the P5 Truss, deactivate and retract P6...
Topics: Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Robert Curbeam, Who -- Terrence Wilcutt, What -- STS-116, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17552
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Bright morning sun shines on Space Shuttle Atlantis as it sits on Launch Pad 39A. In front of the wings, on either side of the orbiter are tail service masts, which support the fluid, gas and electrical requirements of the orbiter?s liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen aft T-0 umbilicals. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-98, the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station, carrying the U.S. Laboratory, named Destiny. The lab has five system racks...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Sun, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-98, What -- International...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=7082
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Expedition 5 crew pauses during suitup before going to the pad for a simulated launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. From left are cosmonaut Sergei Treschev, astronaut Peggy Whitson and Commander Valeri Korzun. . Expedition 5 will travel to the International Space Station on mission STS-111 as the replacement crew for Expedition 4, who will return to Earth aboard Endeavour. Mission STS-111 is known as Utilization Flight 2,...
Topics: Who -- Peggy Whitson, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- STS-111, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9601
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-121 crew pose with workers in the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral during the Crew Equipment Interface Test. The astronauts (in blue suits) are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Michael Fossum, Pilot Mark Kelly and Commander Steven Lindsey. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will be using on their upcoming mission. STS-121 is scheduled to launch in July aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo credit:...
Topics: Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Michael Fossum, Who -- Steven Lindsey, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28516
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The main engines on the orbiter Endeavour (upper right) are seen as Endeavour is lowered into high bay 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking with the external tank (seen at left) and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform. Endeavour will be launched on mission STS-118, its first flight in more than four years. The shuttle has undergone extensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to shuttles Discovery and...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- Discovery, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=32723
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Endeavour rolls down runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after traveling nearly 5.3 million miles on mission STS-118. On the horizon is Launch Pad 39B. The Space Shuttle Endeavour crew, led by Commander Scott Kelly, completes a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. The STS-118 mission began Aug. 8 and installed a new gyroscope, an external spare parts platform and another truss segment to the expanding station. Endeavour's main gear touched down...
Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=33323
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Space Shuttle Discovery soars into the morning skies above Florida, carying a crew of five and the Hubble Space Telescope. Launch of Space Shuttle Mission STS-31from Pad 39B occurred at 8:33:51 a.m. EDT, April 24. Crew members are Commander Loren J. Shriver; Pilot Charles F. Bolden Jr.; and Mission Specialists Kathryn D. Sullivan, Steven A. Hawley, and Bruce McCandless II.
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30358, Who -- Bruce McCandless II, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, members of the STS-101 crew take part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test, which gives them an opportunity to look over equipment and payloads that will fly on the mission. In the foreground at left is Mission Specialist Mary Ellen Weber (Ph.D.), at center is Mission Specialist Edward Tsang Lu; at right is astronaut Marsha Ivins, who is assigned to mission STS-98 and is a veteran of five space flights. Her last flight, STS-81,...
Topics: Who -- Marsha Ivins, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-101, What -- Opportunity, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=5817
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The crowd filling the bleachers cheer and applaud during the closing presentations of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition held at the KSC Visitor Complex. Teams of high school students from all over the country tested the limits of their imagination using robots they designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Melbourne
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=5346
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Getting ready to take his turn at the wheel of the M-113 is Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata of Japan. Behind him can be seen Mission Specialists Bill McArthur (left) and Leroy Chiao (right), who wait their turns. Learning to drive the armored vehicle is part of emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The tracked vehicle could be used by the crew in the event of an emergency at the pad during which the crew must make a quick exit from the area....
Topics: Who -- Koichi Wakata, Who -- Leroy Chiao, What -- STS-92, What -- International Space Station...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=4623
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Five of the Mercury astronauts gathered on the stage of KSC's Apollo/Saturn V Center during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of American spaceflight. From left are former astronauts Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, John Glenn and James Lovell, who served as host of the celebration.
Topics: Who -- Gordon Cooper, Who -- Wally Schirra, Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- John H. Glenn, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9159
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Watching a successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from the roof of the Launch Control Center are (left to right) U.S. President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Astronaut Robert Cabana and NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin. This was the first launch of a Space Shuttle to be viewed by President Clinton, or any President to date. They attended the launch to witness the return to space of American legend John H. Glenn Jr., payload specialist on mission STS-95. Cabana will...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1904, Who -- Robert Cabana, What -- Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, STS-98 Pilot Mark Polansky inspects the window in the cockpit of Atlantis. He and the rest of the crew are at KSC for Crew Equipment Interface Test activities. Launch on mission STS-98 is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2001. It will be transporting the U.S. Lab, Destiny, to the International Space Station with five system racks already installed inside of the module. After delivery of electronics in the lab, electrically powered...
Topics: Who -- Mark Polansky, What -- STS-98, What -- Atlantis, What -- Destiny, What -- International...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=5127
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Chinese foreign nationals (center and right), who arrived unannounced on Kennedy Space Center grounds, wait for representatives of Immigration and Naturalization Services to transport them to an office in Orlando for processing
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8017
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Astrovan (on the road at the bottom center of photo), carrying the STS-114 crew, drives back from Launch Pad 39B after the scrub of the Return to Flight mission. The scrub was called due to a faulty sensor reading in the External Tank. The center of the photo shows the NASA News Center surrounded by trailers, satellite trucks and vehicles of the media covering the historic launch.
Topics: What -- STS-114, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=26374
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The inside of the RLV Hangar at KSC is ready to receive the parts of Columbia recovered after the tragic accident that also claimed the seven lives of the crew. The grid marks will help with reconstruction of Columbia to the extent possible and final disposition.
Topics: What -- Columbia, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=18346
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Remote Manipulator System lab in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), Kennedy workers move the shipping container aside to gain access to part of the new Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS). Once the entire structure has arrived, the OBSS will be assembled and undergo final checkout and testing in the lab prior to being transferred to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) for installation on Space Shuttle Discovery. The 50-foot-long OBSS will be attached to the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-114, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=24655
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Greeted by cheers from wellwishers at KSC and eager for their venture into space on the Neurolab mission, the STS-90 astronauts depart the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39B. The seven-member crew include (front to back, right to left) Mission Commander Richard Searfoss; Pilot Scott Altman; Mission Specialists Kathryn (Kay) Hire, Dafydd (Dave) Williams, M.D., with the Canadian Space Agency, and Richard Linnehan, D.V.M.; and Payload...
Topics: Who -- Richard Linnehan, Who -- Scott Altman, Who -- James Pawelczyk, Who -- Jay Buckey, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=2991
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis moves back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building after an aborted rollout to Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-98, the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station. The orbiter will carry in its payload bay the U.S. Laboratory, named Destiny, that will have five system racks already installed inside the module. After delivery of electronics in the lab, electrically powered attitude control for Control Moment...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-98, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=7073
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Pad 17-A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the first of nine solid rocket boosters arrives at the mobile service tower. The SRB will be lifted into the tower for mating with the Delta II first stage. The Delta is the launch vehicle for the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft. Phoenix will land in icy soils near the north polar permanent ice cap of Mars and explore the history of the water in these soils and any associated rocks, while monitoring polar climate....
Topics: What -- Phoenix Mars Lander, What -- Mars, What -- Phoenix, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=32503
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility finish installing blanket insulation on Deep Space 1. The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 is designed to validate 12 new technologies for scientific space missions of the next century. Onboard experiments include an ion propulsion engine and software that tracks celestial bodies so the spacecraft can make its own navigation decisions without the intervention of ground controllers. Deep...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1628, What -- Deep Space 1, What -- ion engine,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Apollo 11 Commander Neil A. Armstrong leads astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. from the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building to the transfer van from the eight-mile trip to Pad 39A. Liftoff of Apollo 11 is scheduled at 9:32 a.m. EDT, whch will begin man's first lunar landing mission.
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, What -- Apollo 11, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=23194
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The second stage of a Delta II rocket arrives near the top of the gantry on Launch Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, for mating with the first stage. The Delta II will propel the Genesis spacecraft on a journey to capture samples of the ions and elements in the solar wind and return them to Earth for scientists to use to determine the exact composition of the Sun and the solar system?s origin. NASA?s Genesis project in managed by the Jet Propulsion...
Topics: What -- Genesis, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Jet...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=7937
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As the Rotating Service Structure is rolled back, Space Shuttle Columbia, with its orange external tank and white solid rocket boosters, is revealed on pad 39A prior to launch. The Shuttle sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform. Columbia is scheduled for launch Jan. 16 at 10:39 a.m. EST, the start of a 2.5-hour window, on mission STS-107.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=18047
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-116 Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang, who is with the European Space Agency, is in training at SPACEHAB, Port Canaveral, Fla., along with other crew members Commander Terrence Wilcutt, Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam. Objective of their mission to the International Space Station is to deliver and attach the third port truss segment, the P5 Truss, deactivate and retract the P6 Truss Channel 4B (port-side) solar array, and...
Topics: Who -- Christer Fuglesang, Who -- Terrence Wilcutt, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Robert Curbeam,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=19261
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a WB-57F aircraft is being prepared for a practice flight. The aircraft will take photos of Space Shuttle Discovery during its launch on Return to Flight mission STS-114. NASA approved the development and implementation of the aircraft-based imaging system, known as the WB-57 Ascent Video Experiment (WAVE). The WAVE provides both ascent and entry imagery and enables better observation of the Shuttle on days of heavier...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-114, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Kennedy Space Center, the container holding the radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) is removed from a truck. The RTG is the baseline power supply for the NASA?s New Horizons spacecraft, scheduled to launch in January 2006 on a journey to Pluto and its moon, Charon. The RTG is the baseline power supply for the NASA?s New Horizons spacecraft, scheduled to launch in January 2006 on a journey to Pluto and its moon, Charon. As it approaches Pluto, the...
Topics: What -- New Horizons, What -- Pluto, What -- Moon, What -- Charon, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=27541
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated on Launch Pad 39B, while amber lights on the fixed service structure give a surreal appearance. Seen above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the space shuttle vehicle. Lower down, and next to Atlantis, is the White Room...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29991
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-117 crew arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to take part in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a preparation for the launch March 15 to the International Space Station. Commander Rick Sturckow, at the microphone, speaks to the media. With him, from the left, are Mission Specialists James Reilly, Danny Olivas, Steven Swanson and Patrick Forrester, and Pilot Lee Archambault. The TCDT includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch...
Topics: Who -- Patrick Forrester, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- International...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=31374
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- This fledgling eagle, at right, stares at his mother, at left, in their nest at the north end of S.R. 3 near Kennedy Space Center. The resident eagle parents are raising two offspring. This year-old nest is one of a dozen eagle nests both in KSC and in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which surrounds KSC. The refuge includes several wading bird rookeries, many osprey nests, up to 400 manatees during the spring, and approximately 2,500 Florida scrub...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, external tank No. 120 is lowered into high bay 1 where it will be mated with the solid rocket boosters. Seen on the tank are the sites of modification to the foam where BX265 foam insulation and super lightweight ablator, cork insulation was removed and the BX265 foam insulation alone reapplied. The external tank-SRB stack is being prepared for the orbiter Discovery, which will be mated to the stack...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-120, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=33408
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - America's Space Shuttle stands poised on Launch Pad 39A, ready for Flight Readiness Firing of the main engines of the orbiter Columbia. The Rotating Service Structure has been retracted in this view, moving the "White Room" access to the Cargo Bay and other support facilities away from the exhaust damage zone. This view was taken from the base of the approach ramp used by the Crawler when the Shuttle and its Mobile Launch Platform are moved from the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28302
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Participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center are STS-87 crew members, assisted by Glenda Laws, extravehicular activity (EVA) coordinator, Johnson Space Center. Standing behind Laws are Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, and Winston Scott, both mission specialists on STS-87. The STS-87 mission will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the mission,...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=973, Who -- Takao Doi, Who -- Winston Scott,...
Source: 1997
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Space shuttle Discovery rocketed into space safely this evening to begin a 14-day mission to attach a new scientific module to the International Space Station. Launch came at 5:02 p.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set Discovery on a trajectory to intercept the space station in two days. No copyright protection is asserted for this video. If a recognizable person appears in this video, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be...
Topics: Where -- Florida, STS-124, NASA, Space, Shuttle, Launch, Discovery, Kennedy
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In the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) Bay 2, under the watchful eyes of a KSC worker (far left) the STS-99 crew look over equipment as part of a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT). From left (second from right) are Mission Specialists Janet Lynn Kavandi (Ph.D.), Mamoru Mohri, Gerhard P.J. Thiele, and Janice Voss (Ph.D.); behind Voss are Pilot Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie and Commander Kevin R. Kregel. Mohri is with the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan, and Thiele is with the...
Topics: Who -- Mamoru Mohri, Who -- Janice Voss, What -- STS-99, What -- Opportunity, What -- Shuttle Radar...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker checks wiring on the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. Two solar arrays will be installed June 24-25, followed by a deployment test. Launch is scheduled for July 30, 2004 from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft will fly past Earth once, Venus twice and Mercury three times before starting a year-long orbital study of Mercury in...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER, What -- Earth, What -- Venus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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The first stage of a Boeing Delta rocket arrives on Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket will carry the 2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter, scheduled for launch April 7, 2001. Mars Odyssey contains three science instruments: THEMIS, the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), and the Mars Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE). THEMIS will map the mineralogy and morphology of the Martian surface using a high-resolution camera and a thermal infrared imaging spectrometer. The GRS will...
Topics: What -- 2001 Mars Odyssey, What -- Mars, What -- THEMIS, What -- Spectrometer
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers on Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, check the cables on the overhead crane that will lift the first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket off its transporter and moved into the mobile service tower. The Delta II is the launch vehicle for the MESSENGER spacecraft, scheduled to lift off Aug. 2, bound for Mercury. The spacecraft is expected to reach orbit around Mercury in March 2011. MESSENGER was built for NASA by the Johns Hopkins University Applied...
Topics: What -- MESSENGER, What -- Mercury, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing Delta II Heavy second-stage engine, the Aerojet AJ10-118K, is lifted up the mobile service tower at Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Delta II is the launch vehicle for the MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft, scheduled to lift off Aug. 2. Bound for Mercury, the spacecraft is expected to reach orbit around the planet in March 2011. MESSENGER was built for NASA by the Johns Hopkins University...
Topics: What -- MESSENGER, What -- Mercury, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center, Atlantis? payload bay doors are open. The Remote Manipulator System, or Shuttle arm, is seen on the port side (top) and Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) is seen on the starboard side (lower) of the payload bay. The 50-foot-long OBSS attaches to the Shuttle arm and is one of the new safety measures for Return to Flight. It equips the orbiter with cameras and laser systems to inspect the Shuttle?s...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-121, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At NASA Kennedy Space Center, a wingtip observer watches as the orbiter Atlantis is lowered through the extendible platforms in VAB high bay 3 for mating with the Solid Rocket Boosters and External Tank (ET) already stacked there on the Mobile Launcher Platform. The observer is tasked with identifying a potential interference with the platforms, in which case he can communicate with the crane operators and move the orbiter accordingly. Once the orbiter is in...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-121, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Astrotech in Titusville, Fla., NASA Mission Integration Manager Cheryle Mako and NASA Launch Site Integration Manager John Hueckel talk before the deployment of the solar array panels on the MESSENGER spacecraft behind them. The solar arrays will provide MESSENGER?s power on its journey to Mercury. MESSENGER is scheduled to launch Aug. 2 aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. It will return to Earth for a gravity...
Topics: What -- MESSENGER, What -- Mercury, What -- Earth, What -- Venus, What -- Mariner 10, Where --...
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The STS-99 crew wave to onlookers as they step eagerly from the Operations and Checkout Building enroute to Launch Pad 39A for liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour. In their orange launch and entry suits, they are (foreground) Pilot Dominic Gorie and Commander Kevin Kregel. Behind them (left to right) are Mission Specialists Janice Voss, Mamoru Mohri of Japan, Gerhard Thiele of Germany and Janet Lynn Kavandi. Mohri is with the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan, and Thiele is with...
Topics: Who -- Dominic Gorie, Who -- Kevin Kregel, Who -- Janice Voss, Who -- Mamoru Mohri, Who -- Gerhard...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On Launch Pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose after successfully completing a pre-launch countdown exercise as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. From left, they are Mission Specialist James H. Newman, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Ph.D., Jerry L. Ross and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1983, Who -- James H. Newman, Who -- Jerry L....
Source: 1998
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility -2 (SAEF-2), the Mars Climate Orbiter (top) is lowered toward the third stage of the Boeing Delta II launch vehicle below it, to which it will be attached. The third stage is a solid-propellant Thiokol Star 48B booster, the same final stage used in the 1996 launch of Mars Global Surveyor. Targeted for launch on Dec. 10, 1998, the orbiter is heading for Mars where it will primarily support its companion Mars...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=2134, What -- Mars Climate Orbiter, What --...
Source: 1998
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The rotating service structure (left) on Launch Pad 39B is rolled back to reveal Space Shuttle Atlantis. The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad and then is rolled away before liftoff. Atlantis is scheduled to launch Sept. 6 at 12:29 p.m. EDT on mission STS-115. During the mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The belly of Atlantis can be seen as the orbiter, suspended vertically above the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building, is slowly lifted up into the upper regions for transfer to high bay 1. The orbiter will then be lowered onto the mobile launcher platform where the external tank and solid rocket boosters are already stacked. Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted to roll out to Launch Pad 39A on February 14 for mission STS-117. The mission is No. 21 to the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-117, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls out to Launch Pad 39A, the destination of its journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building, for final preparations for liftoff of the STS-89 mission. Endeavour and its crew of seven are targeted for a Jan. 22 launch. STS-89 will be the eighth Shuttle docking with the Russian Space Station Mir as part of Phase 1 of the International Space Station program. Mission Specialist Andy Thomas, Ph.D., will succeed Mission Specialist David...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1354, Who -- David Wolf, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: 1997
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STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator from Ohio, talks to the media after the crew's arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility to make final preparations for their launch. Targeted for liftoff at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29, the STS-95 mission includes research payloads such as the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker, as well as the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on...
Topics: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=1845, What -- STS-95, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: 1998
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-111 and Expedition 5 crews eagerly exit from the Operations and Checkout Building for launch aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. It is the second launch attempt in six days. From front to back are Pilot Paul Lockhart and Commander Kenneth Cockrell; astronaut Peggy Whitson; Expedition 5 Commander Valeri Korzun (RSA) and cosmonaut Sergei Treschev (RSA); and Mission Specialists Philippe Perrin (CNES) and Franklin Chang-Diaz. This mission marks the 14th Shuttle...
Topics: Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- Kenneth Cockrell, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Philippe Perrin, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - NASCAR Busch Series race driver Tim Fedewa completes his tour of KSC with a view from an upper level of the Fixed Service Structure on Launch Pad 39A. The Vehicle Assembly Building is in the background. Fedewa is touring KSC for the Speed Channel TV show ?NBS 24/7,? which is devoted to NASCAR. Other sites on his tour are the Launch Control Center, Vehicle Assembly Building and the Orbiter Processing Facility.
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The media look at equipment on board one of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) retrieval ships. The stop was part of a day-long event that featured the movement of the first SRB segments to the Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking for Return to Flight mission STS-114. Two SRBs support the liftoff of the Space Shuttle on a launch. The twin 149-foot tall, 12-foot diameter SRBs provide the main propulsion system during launch to place the orbiters in the proper orbit...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-114, What -- Earth, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After the NASA Update by Administrator Sean O?Keefe, Center Director Jim Kennedy presented a One NASA Peer Award to Virginia Whitehead for her outstanding customer service. From left are Associate Administrator of Space Operations Mission Directorate William F. Readdy, O'Keefe, Whitehead, and Kennedy. Whitehead is a manager in the Center?s Payload Processing Directorate. The award is given to recognize employees who have demonstrated behaviors consistent with the...
Topics: What -- Spirit, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Virginia
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - An overhead crane is lowered toward the Remote Manipulator System (RMS), or Shuttle arm, in the Orbiter Processing Facility. The RMS is being moved for installation in Atlantis? payload bay. The RMS includes the electromechanical arm that maneuvers a payload from the payload bay of the orbiter to its deployment position and then releases it. It can also grapple a free-flying payload, maneuver it to the payload bay of the orbiter and berth it in the orbiter. The RMS...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-121, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On their way to the white room on Launch Pad 39B to enter Space Shuttle Discovery, Commander Mark Polansky (right) and Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick are greeted by the closeout crew. The STS-116 mission crew practices for launch with a simulation of activities, from suit-up to countdown in the orbiter. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated...
Topics: Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- Nicholas Patrick, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 39A, one of Endeavour's payload bay doors is closed. Part of the cargo inside can still be seen in the center: the SPACEHAB module and the S5 truss. The payload bay doors were opened to allow for payload closeouts, including camera tests on the shuttle robotic arm and the extension, known as the orbiter boom sensor system. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Aug. 7 on mission STS-118, the 22nd flight to the International Space Station. NASA/Charisse...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-118, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Another of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds lands at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The aerial demonstration squadron is performing for the World Space Expo being held from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Other aircraft participating in the salute include U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle, the P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight and the U.S. Air Force 920th...
Topics: Who -- John H. Glenn, Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Eileen Collins, What -- Mercury, What --...
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The walls of the Butler Building at Kennedy Space Center come tumbling down, with the help of the crane in the background. The building, which is near the Orbiter Processing Facility, is being demolished in order to extend the crawlerway leading to the high bay of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), part of KSC's Safe Haven project. The goal of Safe Haven is to strengthen readiness for Florida's hurricane season by expanding the VAB's storage capacity. Construction includes outfitting the VAB...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, the STS-101 crew inspect equipment and payload for their mission. From left to right are Mission Specialist Mary Ellen Weber (Ph.D.) , Commander James D. Halsell Jr., Mission Specialist Edward Tsang Lu and Pilot Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz (Ph.D.). They are taking part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test, which gives them an opportunity to look over equipment and payloads that will fly on the mission. Space Shuttle Atlantis will...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-101, What -- Opportunity, What -- Atlantis, Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The day before the expected launch of STS-99, Commander Kevin Kregel enjoys a reunion with his wife, Jeanne, near Launch Pad 39A where family and friends have gathered to greet the crew. STS-99, known as the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), is scheduled to lift off 12:47 p.m. EST from Launch Pad 39A. The SRTM will chart a new course to produce unrivaled 3-D images of the Earth's surface, using two antennae and a 200-foot-long section of space...
Topics: Who -- Kevin Kregel, What -- STS-99, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What...
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STS-92 Mission Specialist Peter J.K. ?Jeff? Wisoff reaches out to shake the hand of Danny Wyatt, KSC NASA Quality Assurance specialist, after completing final check of his launch and entry suit in the White Room before entering Discovery. The White Room is an environmentally controlled area at the end of the Orbiter Access Arm that provides entry to the orbiter as well as emergency egress if needed. The arm remains in the extended position until 7 minutes 24 seconds before launch. Wisoff and...
Topics: What -- STS-92, What -- Discovery, What -- International Space Station (ISS)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Photographers take aim as the Boeing Delta II rocket propels NASA?s Genesis spacecraft into the sky on a journey to collect and return to Earth just 10 to 20 micrograms of solar wind, invisible charged particles that flow outward from the Sun. The particles will be studied by scientists over the next century to search for answers to fundamental questions about the exact composition of our star and the birth of our solar system. The Genesis/Delta launch occurred...
Topics: What -- Genesis, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 (SAEF-2), a worker removes the High Energy Neutron Detector (HEND), part of the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), from the 2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter. The HEND was built by Russia?s Space Research Institute (IKI). The GRS will achieve global mapping of the elemental composition of the surface and determine the abundance of hydrogen in the shallow subsurface. The orbiter will carry two other science instruments: THEMIS and the Mars Radiation...
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, What -- 2001 Mars Odyssey, What -- Mars, What -- THEMIS
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A blue-black indigo snake is seen crossing a roadway inside the Center. Indigo snakes are active during the day and spend a great deal of time foraging for food and mates. They often hide in gopher tortoise burrows (the tortoises don?t seem to mind) in sandy scrub habitats. The longest snakes in the United States, some individuals reach almost nine feet in length. In 1978, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed indigo snakes as a threatened species in all...
Topics: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- United States of America, Where -- Georgia, Where --...
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. ? Inside Orbital Sciences? Building 1555 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, workers assure the shipping container surrounding the Space Technology 5 (ST5) spacecraft is lifted safely. ST5 will be launched by a Pegasus XL rocket. The satellites contain miniaturized redundant components and technologies. Each will validate New Millennium Program selected technologies, such as the Cold Gas Micro-Thruster and X-Band Transponder Communication System. After...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Constellation, Where -- California
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