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Jan 9 2009 Vol. 49, No. 1

Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe

Inside this


Media gets first
look at S6 Truss

Page 3

Experts deal
with bats at O&C

Page 6

NASA bought
747 35 years ago

Page 7

Kennedy celebrates NASA's

50 years in 2008, eyes next 50

T hle employees at
Kennedy Space
Center celebrated
the first 50 years of NASA
in 2008, they also were
working on missions and
projects that will carry the
space agency into the next
five decades and beyond.
NASA commemorated
its 50th anniversary
Oct. 1, and the Ken-
nedy Space Center Visitor
Complex helped the public
mark the golden milestone
by hosting three weeks of
live concerts with music
from America's space eras.
The 2008 Fall Concert
Series featured music from
the 1960s, '70s and '80s,
spanning the time of the
Mercury, Gemini, Apollo
and Space Shuttle Programs.
The series culminated with
Kennedy's second Space
& Air Show in November,
which was highlighted by
the precision flying of U.S.
Navy Blue Angels.
About the same time
NASA was celebrating the
anniversary, Kennedy was
welcoming a new center
director. Bob Cabana
assumed the role as the
center's tenth director
Oct. 26. Cabana, who is
a former space shuttle
astronaut, came to Kennedy
from Stennis Space Center
in Mississippi where he was
director for the past year.
He also was inducted
See KENNEDY, Page 2

NASA file photos/2008
2008 was a pretty busy year a Kennedy Space Center Afew missions, clockwise, from bottom left STS-122 mission kicked off
the year taking the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station in February, the Japanese
Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory was carried by the STS-124 mission in May, a Delta II rocket took off from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station, on June 11 with GLAST, a powerful space observatory, and Discovery returned to Kennedy in December on a
ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California

Jan 9.,2009

Vol. 49, No. 1

Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS Jan 9 2009

From KENNEDY, Page 1

into the U.S. Astronaut Hall
of Fame in May. Cabana
succeeds Bill Parsons who
left the agency Oct. 11 to
pursue opportunities in the
private sector.
Kennedy teams were
involved in launching seven
different missions into space
in 2008, four on space shut-
tles and three on expendable
launch vehicles.
Atlantis' STS-122
mission started the year's
shuttle flights with a
February trip to the Inter-
national Space Station.
Atlantis' seven astronauts
attached the European Space
Agency's Columbus science
The following month,
Endeavour's STS-123 mis-
sion took to the space sta-
tion the first section of the
Japan Aerospace Explora-
tion Agency's Kibo labora-
tory and the Canadian Space
Agency's two-armed robotic
system, known as Dextre.
In May, Discovery's
STS-124 mission deliv-
ered and installed the Kibo
pressurized module and the
Japanese Remote Manipula-
tor System to the station.
Finally in Novem-
ber, shuttle Endeavour's
STS-126 mission took up
supplies and equipment that
will allow the space station
to expand from its current
three-person crew to a six-
person crew in May 2009.
The shuttle program's
emphasis on NASA's and
America's international
partners in 2008 was ex-
emplified early in the year
at Kennedy. NASA and the
U.S. Department of State
welcomed ambassadors
from more than 45 countries
to the center.
The visit, one of the
largest tours undertaken by
the diplomatic corps, pro-
vided dignitaries an over-
view of the United States'
space exploration programs
and showed them various
facilities at the center.

NASA image
The first major flight hardware pieces, the upper stage simulator and the forward skirt of the Ares I-X rocket, began arriving at
Kennedy Space Center in November for the inaugural test flight targeted for July 11

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Two of the three NASA
science missions sent into
space aboard expend-
able launch vehicles this
year took place in June.
NASA's Gamma-ray Large
Area Space Telescope, or
GLAST, launched from
Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station on June 11. GLAST
is exploring the universe's
ultimate frontier and study-
ing gamma-ray bursts.
On June 20, the Ocean
Surface Topography Mis-
sion/Jason-2 launched from
Vandenberg Air Force Base,
Calif. The satellite is on a
globe-circling voyage to
continue charting sea levels,
a vital indicator of global
climate change.
Then on Oct. 19,
NASA's Interstellar Bound-
ary Explorer mission, or
IBEX, successfully launched
from the Kwajalein Atoll
in the Pacific Ocean. IBEX
will be the first spacecraft

to image and map dynamic
interactions occurring in the
outer solar system.
Solar interactions with
Earth were the focus of a
new partnership between
NASA and Florida Power
& Light, or FPL, signed
in June. Kennedy and the
state's largest electric utility
teamed up to provide Flori-
da residents and America's
space program with new
sources of "green power."
The agreement will
permit FPL to lease 60 acres
of Kennedy's approximately
140,000 acres for a solar
photovoltaic power gen-
eration system. The facility
will produce an estimated
10 megawatts of electrical
power, which is enough
energy to serve roughly
3,000 homes. As part of the
agreement, FPL will build a
separate one megawatt solar
power facility at Kennedy
that will support the electri-
cal needs of the center.
Groundbreaking for the one
megawatt facility will be
early this year.
The first major flight
hardware pieces of the
Ares I-X rocket began arriv-
ing in Florida in November
for the inaugural test flight
of the agency's next-genera-
tion launch system.
The Ares I-X upper

stage simulator and the
forward skirt are being pre-
pared for the targeted
July 11 test flight. During
the next few months, all
of the additional hardware
needed to complete the test
vehicle will be delivered to
Kennedy, beginning with a
piece that simulates a fifth
segment for the four-seg-
ment solid rocket booster
and concluding with deliv-
ery of the complete motor
set this month.
The Ares I-X rocket is a
combination of existing and
simulator hardware that will
resemble the Ares I crew
launch vehicle in size, shape
and weight. It will provide
valuable data to guide the
final design of the Ares I,
which will launch astronauts
in the Orion crew explora-
tion vehicle. The test flight
also will bring NASA one
step closer to its exploration
goals of returning humans
to the moon for sustained
exploration of the lunar sur-
face and missions to destina-
tions beyond.
In May, Kennedy
awarded a contract for the
construction of the Ares I
mobile launcher platform
for NASA's Constellation
Program. The new platform
will be used in the assembly,
testing and servicing of Ares

I at existing Kennedy facili-
ties. The space shuttle mo-
bile launcher platform that
will be used for Discovery's
targeted February mission
to the International Space
Station will be turned over
to the Constellation Program
and modified for the Ares
I-X test flight.
After more than four
decades of use, Kennedy's
Launch Pad 39A sustained
significant damage during
the launch of space shuttle
Discovery on May 31.
It occurred to an area of
the pad known as the flame
trench. The damage was
analyzed and repaired by
August. The fix is expected
to last through the remainder
of the shuttle program.
Shortly after the repairs
were complete, Tropical
Storm Fay slowly made
its way across the state.
Although Kennedy was
closed Aug. 19-21 because
of heavy rain and wind, the
center sustained minimal
NASA entered into two
agreements in May to help
the work force and regional
economy with the transi-
tion from the Space Shuttle
Program to the Constellation
Program. Kennedy manage-
ment signed a Space Act
Agreement and renewed its
partnership with the Eco-
nomic Development Com-
mission of Florida's Space
Coast to strengthen, retain
and expand Brevard County
as the prime location for the
aerospace industry.
Then Kennedy manage-
ment signed the center's
first Space Act Agreement
with the Brevard Workforce
Development Board to help
support existing and future
missions at the space center.
The Space Gateway
Support 10-year Joint Base
Operations Services Con-
tract ended Sept. 30. New
contractors officially began
the transition Oct. 1, resum-
ing operations and services
to the center.


Jan 9 2009

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S6 truss segment, solar arrays bring balance to ISS

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Space shuttle Discov-
ery's STS-119 mission
will bring a long-
awaited balance to the Inter-
national Space Station.
The mission's payload,
the starboard, or S6, truss
segment and solar arrays
were the highlight of a
special presentation and
viewing for media repre-
sentatives inside Kennedy
Space Center's Space Station
Processing Facility, or SSPF,
in December.
The S6 truss is the
fourth and final truss seg-
ment and solar arrays for
delivery to the orbiting
laboratory and will complete
the station's 11-segment
integrated truss structure.
The truss will provide the
additional power needed to
support six crew members on
the station and the additional
research activity they will
Robert Ashley is the S6
mission manager and deputy
of the Project Integration
Division in the International
Space Station and Spacecraft
Processing Directorate. He
said the S6 truss represents
one-fourth of the total power
generation capability for the
U.S. segment.
"S6 also carries the
distinction of being the final
major U.S.-built component
of the space station core as-
sembly," Ashley said.
For the approximately
200 Boeing and NASA
workers at Kennedy who
performed final assembly,
integrated systems testing
and closeouts on the truss
segment since its arrival in
2002, its departure is viewed
with a mixture of emotions.
"Many of the workers
have mixed feelings,"
said David Cormack, the
Boeing S6 flow manager.
"They're sad to see it go,
but excited to see the results
of their efforts, which will
expand the capabilities

"Many of the
workers have
mixed feelings ...
they're sad to see
it go, but excited
to see the results
of their efforts."

David Cormack,
Boeing Corp.
S6 flow manager

of the space station."
The truss weighs about
31,000 pounds. It is 45 feet
long and 16 feet wide. When
fully expanded, the solar ar-
ray wings will have a span of
240 feet. With 32,800 solar
cells per wing, they will
generate 66 kilowatt hours of
power, or enough power to
support 30 homes.
The truss segment also
will carry two battery charge
and discharge units. The
segment was modified to
carry the additional payload,
attached to its long spacer
truss structure.
During the STS-119
mission, crew members will
use Discovery's and station
robotic arms to attach the S6
truss to the S5 truss segment
already on the station. Mis-
sion specialists will perform
a spacewalk to complete
final attachments and deploy
the solar arrays.
The new addition will
be noticeable to people on
the ground.
"The station will be
brighter when S6 is mated
with the rest of the station
and the solar array wings are
deployed," Cormack said.
Inside the SSPF, the
S6 truss went through final
testing and closeout before
being installed into the
payload canister. The truss is
scheduled to move to Launch
Pad 39A on Jan. 11, for
installation into Discovery's
payload bay Jan. 17.
Discovery's STS-119
mission is targeted for
launch on Feb. 12.

NASA/Kim Shiflett
The S6 truss segment, with its set of large U S solar arrays, will be attached to the starboard, or right, side of the station
during space shuttle Discovery's STS-119 mission The S6 truss, currently at Kennedy Space Center's Space Station
Processing Facility, will complete the backbone of the station The two solar wings will provide one-fourth of the total power
needed to support a crew of six

Jan 9 2009


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Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Dimitrn Gerondldakis
Mission Specialists Tom Marshburn and Christopher Cassidy perform a glove fit-check on pump module assembly caps at SPACEHAB Inc in Titusville,
Fla The STS-127 crew members were at Kennedy on Dec 15 for a preliminary crew equipment interface test, or CEIT, which provides experience handling
mission tools, equipment and hardware The crew is targeted to launch to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Endeavour on May 15

Reader-submitted photo
Renee Debing, left, Lisa Zuber, Jennifer Abernathy and Sue Waterman were among
the volunteers who gathered goodies for the Salvation Army stockings Donations were
distributed to Brevard County children and families for the holidays

Spaceport News wants your photos

Send photos of yourself and/or your co-workers in action
for possible publication. Photos should include a short
caption describing what's going on, with names and job
titles, from left to right. Send your photos to:


NASA/Kim Shiflett
An overhead crane lowers the Multi-Purpose Logistics
Module Leonardo toward its work stand in the Space
Station Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center
Leonardo carried 32,000 pounds of supplies to the
International Space Station on the STS-126 mission

NASA/Jim Grossman
Space shuttle Endeavour is being lifted away from the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility on Dec 13 The
SCA gave the shuttle a piggyback ride from California, where Endeavour landed Nov 30, ending the STS-126 mission

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Local sixth-graders learned about NASA's plans for returning to the moon and traveling to Mars during Space Week in
December The students arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and toured the Apollo/Saturn V Center, met
astronaut Story Musgrave, enjoyed a Lunar Theater Show and watched a NASA demonstration at the IMAX Theater

NASA/Jim Grossman
Workers guide the second stage of the Delta II rocket for mating with the first stage on Complex 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station The Delta II is the
launch vehicle for NASA's Kepler spacecraft The planet-hunting mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than March 5



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Expert helps bats get out, stay out of O&C Building

W e all have a nose
for something;
Christmas morn-
ing, mom's apple pie, grand-
pa's cologne. Patricia Lynn
has a nose for bats. While
walking down the hall of
Kennedy Space Center's
Operations and Checkout
Building, the environmental
protection specialist with
NASA's Environmental
Program Office sniffed out
a roost of about 1,000 Mexi-
can free-tailed bats.
With the elevator only
going up to the fourth floor,
Lynn takes a flight of stairs
to her fifth-floor office. It
was in front of the eleva-
tor where an odor triggered
thoughts of her yard in north
"When I walked by the
transformer room I stopped
in the middle of my walk,"
Lynn said. "I stopped and
recognized the bat odor ...
sure enough, it was coming
from the transformer room."
There's a reason Lynn
knows the smell so well.
"I wanted a bat house in
my backyard after making a
trip to Carlsbad Caverns in
New Mexico," Lynn said.
"I now have an established
colony of bats ... I know
the smell."

NASA/Tim Jacobs
Fly By Night Inc 's Tom Finn holds a Mexican free-tailed bat he recently helped get out of the Operations and Checkout
Building Experts think there are about 1,000 or so in a roost near the fourth floor The company, along with NASA
environmental specialists, are helping the bats get out to prevent them from flying around the hallways and work areas

Fly By Night Inc., a bat
specialist company that has
a contract with NASA, was
called in to help relocate the
nocturnal creatures.
"Once you recognize
the smell.. you never for-
get it," Laura Finn, execu-
tive director of Fly By Night
said. "They have a scent that
is very distinct."
According to John
Shaffer of the NASA Envi-
ronmental Planning Office,

NASA/Tim Jacobs
Fly By Night Inc 's Tom Finn installs a hallow tube to allow the bats in the
Operations and Checkout Building to get out, but not in The slippery inside
prohibits bats from climbing up Finn says an empty tube of caulk does the job

bats that find their way
into structures at Kennedy
have the potential to impact
construction remodeling and
roof replacement projects.
"As we move to each
phase during construc-
tion, we sometimes have
to deal with bats that have
not found their way out,"
Shaffer said. "Their impact
is minimal but we must be
Bats at the Operations
and Checkout Building had
to be relocated because
NASA will be replacing the
fourth floor roof.
Workers wondered how
the bats were getting into
work areas. Many thought it
was the construction going
on at the building.
Becky Bolt, a wildlife
ecologist with Dynamac
Corp., said during the past
couple of years there have
been about 35 incidences
of bats flying around in the
work space.
"I started getting calls
as far back as 2006," Bolt
said. "So we started investi-
gating where the bats were
coming from."
EG&G brought in a

High Reach aerial lift to get
Fly By Night's Tom Finn,
Laura's husband, to the spot
where the bats were getting
Bushes wouldn't allow
the lift to extend enough to
reach the fourth floor for an
exclusion of the bat colony.
So they needed a plan and
Tom Finn knew exactly
what was necessary.
"I'll just lean over the
edge and take care of it," he
Tom Finn installed an
exclusion device that allows
bats to leave the building

More information
If you think you see a bat roost
at Kennedy Space Center, contact
Becky Bolt at 867-7330 or e-mail
If your want more information
on bats or to view a live bat house
cam feed, go to

but not re-enter.
"They need something
to hold onto when they
return to the roost," he said.
"The device makes it too
slippery to get back in."
Our hopes are they
will establish with another
colony along State Road
3 or the NASA Causeway
On Dec. 17, Fly By
Night captured 97 bats and
transferred them into the bat
houses behind the USA Lo-
gistics Facility on Kennedy.
"They can bite," Lynn
said. "But the bats we were
catching didn't feel threat-
ened, so they wouldn't bite."
Laura Finn has visited
the largest colony of Mexi-
can free-tailed bats, found in
Bracken Cave, north of San
Antonio, Texas. There are
an estimated 20 million bats
in that cave.
"It's hard to describe
the feeling you get watch-
ing them come out of the
cave," Laura Finn said. "It's
breathtaking to see that
many bats in one place."

NASA/Tim Jacobs
According to Laura Finn of Fly By Night Inc the largest colony of bats at Kennedy
Space Center is underneath the bridge at State Road 3 and NASA Parkway


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Jan 9,2009

Remembering Our Heritage

747 took on jumbo task 35 years ago

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
The space shuttle has
wings and lands on
a runway like an air-
plane, but that's where the
similarities stop. Once it re-
enters Earth's atmosphere,
the shuttle is a glider and
unable to fly anywhere
without assistance.
NASA envisioned
securing the shuttle to
another aircraft for transport
between ground locations.
Modification of an
existing jumbo jet into a
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or
SCA, was the most practical
approach. The larger plane
could provide the shuttle
with a ferry or piggyback
ride to any destination. A
gantry-like structure for lift-
ing and mating or demating
the shuttle to the SCA could
be created for the special-
ized task.
Consideration was
given to adapting the Lock-
heed C-5A Galaxy carrier
and the Boeing 747 passen-
ger aircraft. The availabil-
ity of low-cost, used 747s
swayed NASA's decision,
and Boeing was awarded
the contract to make the
NASA purchased
a Boeing 747-123 from
American Airlines for
$15 million in July 1974.
The jet had logged about
9,000 flight hours primarily
between New York and Los
Angeles. It was redesig-
nated NASA 905.
The plane was first
used in a flight research pro-
gram conducted by NASA's
Dryden Flight Research
Center in California to
investigate the problems
associated with wake vortex
flow from side body jet
Following the research
program, the 747 was

NASA file/1995
The NASA logo on a hangar at Dryden Flight Research Center is framed by NASA's two modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft The one on the left is the 747-100 model,
designated 911, and the other is the 747-100SR (short range), designated 905 The two aircraft are identical in appearance and performance as shuttle ferrys

returned to Boeing in April
1976 for modifications to
support NASA's Space
Shuttle Program.
First, its main structure
was reinforced to support
the 200,000-pound weight
of the shuttle. Then, for-
ward and aft supports and
adapters were positioned
atop the fuselage to carry
the shuttle, and tip fins
were added to the plane's
horizontal stabilizer
to provide additional
aerodynamic stability
during mated flight.
Modifications also
were made within the
cockpit. Instruments were
installed to monitor shuttle
electrical loads. About
7,000 pounds of pea rock

were placed in the forward
cargo bay for ballast. Ap-
proximately 1,400 pounds
of pig iron were added to
the main forward section for
weight and balance.
The interior was
stripped of its seats and
galleys. By adjusting the
amount of fuel loaded
aboard when carrying the
shuttle, the takeoff weight of
the combination can be kept
to less than 713,000 pounds.
Before launch, the
shuttle had to pass a series
of Approach and Landing
Tests. The increased weight
and aerodynamic drag of the
SCA mated to the shuttle and
the need to reach as high an
altitude as possible required
that the four Pratt and Whit-

ney engines be converted,
increasing the takeoff thrust
from 43,500 to 46,950
pounds per engine.
During its interesting
history, NASA 905 has
carried Enterprise, the test
model for shuttles, during
the crewed and uncrewed
flights, while attached to the
Space shuttle Colum-
bia also was returned from
Northrup Strip in White
Sands, N.M., to Kennedy
Space Center atop NASA
905 in April 1982. Wet
conditions on Edwards Air
Force Base's dry lake bed
caused the landing to be
In the ferry configura-
tion, the SCA cruises low

and slow -- typically
288 mph between
13,000 and 15,000 feet --
providing sky watchers with
a good view as it flies by.
A pilot, co-pilot and
two flight engineers make
up the SCA crew. The
shuttle is carried without a
Japan Airlines sold a
second 747 to NASA in
1989. NASA took delivery
of NASA 911 at the Boeing
facilities in Wichita, Kan.,
in November 1990.
NASA 911 is used for
most ferry flights today,
most recently the return of
Endeavour from California
following mission STS-126
in December.


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NASA/Sandy Joseph
Employees of the Month for January are, from left Linda Foster, Launch Services Program, Weiping
Yu, Engineering Directorate, Daniel Hull, Center Operations, Al Jenkins, Information Technology &
Communications Services, Rommel Rublo, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Ellen Lamp,
Procurement Office, and Lisa Huddleston, Engineering Directorate Not pictured are Daniel Schultz,
Applied Technology Directorate, Jennifer Lindsey, Constellation Project Office, Ronald Long, Safety &
Mission Assurance Directorate, and Douglas Younger, Center Operations

NASA Employees of the Month: November


Did you make any
New Year's resolutions?

l "No, because I'm still working on
all the stuff I didn't finish last year."
Gena Henderson,
with NASA

"No. I don't do that anymore. I just ask
God to help me and give me strength."
Ernest Campbell,
with Abacus Technology Corp.

S"Yes. to make sure I'm a very good
mom to my 2-year-old son, Riley."
Kristina Bumgarner,
with NASA Exchange

Employees of the Month for November, are, from left Charles Barry Broughton, Launch Integration
Office, Mark Woloshin, Constellation Project Office, James Lichtenthal, Center Operations, Gary
Beatovich, Launch Services Program, Jeannette Lockman, Safety & Admission Assurance Directorate,
Wyck Hebert, Information Technology & Communication Services, Kevin Vega, Engineering Directorate,
and Clifford Hausmann, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate Not pictured are Victoria Salazar,
Engineering Directorate and Gladys Escobar, Procurement Office

Looking up and ahead

No earlier than Jan 13
Feb 4

Target Feb 12
March 7

No earlier than May 5
No earlier than April 6
Scheduled for March 5
April 24
Target May 12
Target May 15
Target July 11
Target Aug 6
No earlier than Oct 8
Target Nov 12
Target Dec 10
Target Feb 11, 2010
Target April 8, 2010
Target May 31, 2010

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, NROL-26, TBD
LaunchNAFB Delta II, NOAA-N Prime, 5 22 am EST
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-119, 7 36 a m
KSC All-American Picnic, KARS Park I

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Delta II, Kepler, 10 48 p m EST
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-125, 1 11 p m
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, 4 52 p m
Launch/KSC Ares I-X test flight/Launch Pad 39B, TBD
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-128, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-129, TBD
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, TBD
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-131, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-132, TBD
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, TBD

"1 didn 't make one this year. But I am trying to
help others and keep trying to do a better job."
Chris Hopkins,
with Halo Safety Inc.

F "No. I made my resolutions in 2008
and I'm still trying to finish them."
Betty Lee.
with NASA

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