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Jan 23 2009 Vol. 49, No. 2


Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnewstoc.htrnml



STS-119 crew arrives for TCDT


By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Clear blue sky
served as the back-
drop as Discovery's
STS-119 crew members
touched down at Ken-
nedy Space Center's Shuttle
Landing Facility aboard
T-38 aircraft Jan. 19, for the
Terminal Countdown Dem-
onstration Test, or TCDT. A
year's worth of training cul-
minated in three days at the
center to prepare for their
mission to the International
Space Station to deliver and
install the S6 truss segment
and solar arrays.
They were greeted by
Launch Director Mike Lein-
bach and NASA Test Direc-
tor Pete Nickolenko, and
then fielded questions from
members of the news media
during a brief Q-and-A.
Commander Lee Ar-
chambault, Pilot Tony An-
tonelli, and Mission Special-
ists Richard Arnold, Joseph
Acaba, John Phillips, Steve
Swanson and Japan Aero-
space Exploration Agency
astronaut Koichi Wakata,
spent three days at Kennedy


NASA/Kim Shiflett
STS-119 mission crew members head across the tarmac to greet the media after arriving at the Shuttle Landing Facility From left, is Commander Lee Archambault,
Pilot Tony Antonelli, and Mission Specialists Joseph Acaba, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Kolchi Wakata The crew flew to Kennedy Space Center
to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include equipment familiarization, emergency exit training, and a simulated launch countdown


to familiarize themselves
with the mission payload,
practice emergency egress,
and take part in a simulated
launch countdown.
Commander Archam-
bault said they've been
training for more than a year
and are anxious to get going
on this mission. He said


adding the final pieces of
the station's power supply
will allow a full comple-
ment of power to operate the
Columbus and Japanese labs
on the station.
"I'd like to recognize
the people at Kennedy,"
Archambault said. "We
do most of our training at


Johnson Space Center and
get out here very seldom
for official training. This
is really the culmination of
our training when we get to
spend a couple days here."
Archambault said it's
a great time to recognize
the thousands of people at
Kennedy who do so much


for NASA s space program.
"It's beautiful to see Discov-
ery on the pad and we know
it's the result of many thou-
sands and thousands of man
hours," Archambault said.
Wakata said delivery
of the S6 truss and solar
See STS-119, Page 2


Inside this issue ...

Director's update Lightning tower goes
up at Launch Pad 39B


Getting suited up


Heritage:
First Block II Saturn I
launched 45 years ago


I


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Jan 23.,2009


Vol. 49, No. 2


Page 2


FLAW
Page 7










Upcoming challenges bring in the new year


A new year is upon us
and the challenges
abound! The future
holds great things for the
Kennedy Space Center, and
successfully navigating the
turbulent waters that lay
ahead of us will be the key
to our success.
This is a truly exciting
time for human spaceflight.
As we look around Kennedy
we see the signs of change
and new beginnings.
Modifications to Launch
Pad 39B are taking shape as
the first of three new light-
ning protection towers has
been erected to support the
Constellation Program.
In the Vehicle Assembly
Building, the upper stage
for the Ares I-X test flight is
being stacked, and the first
stage solid rocket motor seg-
ments have arrived and are
being processed to support a


launch later this year.
The Operations and
Checkout Building's high
bay has been totally redone
and is being dedicated this
month to support the as-
sembly and processing of the
new Orion spacecraft.
Work is taking place
around the center to prepare
us to launch and recover
the first new U. S. human
spacecraft to be developed in
more than thirty years. This
is history in the making and
we're at the center of it.


In addition to the new
challenges presented by the
Constellation Program, we
have five shuttle missions
scheduled this year, includ-
ing four to the International
Space Station and the final
servicing mission to NASA's
Hubble Space Telescope.
These missions are essential
to complete the ISS, and
continue to increase in their
difficulty and criticality.
Now, add to this an
expendable launch program
that's one of the most ag-


Director's

Update

Bob Cabana
Kennedy Space Center Director


gressive in recent years and
you can understand why
it's so important that we
stay focused and continue
to meet our commitments
in the excellent manner we
always have.
Change isn't always
easy to deal with. Often
times it brings with it un-
certainty about the future,
which can cause concern.
Administrations,
programs and management
personnel may come and
go, but the one thing that
remains constant is Kennedy
Space Center is the premier
launch facility for America's
space program. You have a
secure role in the exploration
of space that is vital to our
future.
Change also brings with
it the opportunity to do our
jobs even better. One of the
areas we're going to look


From STS-119, Page 1
arrays is significant. "We're going
to the six-member phase of the
International Space Station later this
year," Wakata said. "I'm ready and
looking forward to contributing to
this mission."
During the mission, Wakata
will transfer to the station and
replace NASA astronaut Sandra
Magnus as Expedition 18 flight
engineer.
Phillips said the crew watched
a lot of video from previous solar
array installations in order to pre-
pare for the STS-119 mission.
"We take this very seriously,"
Phillips said. "We all have a role to
play in this installation."
Phillips will operate the space
station's robotic arm, while An-
tonelli, Acaba and Wakata operate
the space shuttle's robotic arm.
Swanson and Arnold will perform
three spacewalks, and Acaba will
perform two during the mission.
Though the crew's schedule
did not permit them to watch the
inauguration, Archambault said he
would like to encourage the new
president to press on with the


NASA/Kim Shiflett
STS-119 Commander Lee Archambault is in the driver's seat of the M-113 armored personnel carrier
used for emergency escape, if needed, from Launch Pad 39A Other crew members behind him are,
from left, Mission Specialist Steve Swanson, Pilot Tony Antonelli, and Mission Specialists Joseph
Acaba, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Kolchi Wakata, who represents the Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency


Constellation Program.
"I would at least encourage
President Obama to keep the course
NASA is going on," Archambault
said. "The long-term goal of
getting back to the moon and ulti-
mately beyond is really the future


of the program."
On Monday, crew members re-
ceived an orientation on the M-113
armored vehicle and then practiced
driving the vehicle near Launch Pad
39B. Resembling a small tank, the
vehicle serves as a means of escape


if the crew needs to exit the space
shuttle and ride the slidewire bas-
kets to the ground in an emergency.
Later, Commander Archam-
bault and Pilot Antonelli put on
their launch-and-entry suits and
practiced landing at the Shuttle
Landing Facility aboard the Shuttle
Training Aircraft, or STA. The STA
is a modified Gulfstream II jet that
mimics the space shuttle's gliding
profile during landing.
On Tuesday, crew members
rode to the pad and participated
in an emergency exit walk down
and sat in the slidewire baskets
at the 195-foot level of the fixed
service structure. They also viewed
Discovery's payload bay from the
payload changeout room.
Just as they will on launch day,
the crew suited up in the Operations
and Checkout Building, boarded the
Astrovan and traveled to Launch
Pad 39A to participate in a simulated
launch countdown Wednesday morn-
ing. In the afternoon they boarded
the T-38 jets and returned to NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Discovery's STS-119 mission is
targeted for launch Feb. 12.


at early this year is whether
we're structured properly to
meet our commitments to
the programs in the future.
With that in mind, key
members of senior staff and
project managers at Ken-
nedy will be meeting in the
next few weeks to clarify the
roles and responsibilities of
the programs and the institu-
tion, and then determine the
best possible organization
for Kennedy to effectively
utilize our work force.
The future is here; it's at
Kennedy now, and we have
to deliver. We must continue
to provide excellent techni-
cal solutions, on time and
under budget.
This is going to be a
great year and it's a privilege
to be a part of this outstand-
ing Kennedy team.


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First of three Ares

lightning protection

towers up at Pad 39B


By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Looking out over Ken-
nedy Space Center's
skyline toward the
Atlantic Ocean, the stage
is being set around Launch
Pad 39B for the next gen-
eration of NASA space
vehicles.
A 600-foot-tall light-
ning tower took shape on
the east side of the pad as
an even taller crane lifted
the remaining steel structure
and fiberglass mast from the
ground nearby and placed it
on top of the tower Jan. 4.
"This project is like a
reality check, it marks the
beginning of the Constella-
tion Program," said Launch
Pad Senior Project Manager
Jose Perez-Morales.
The tower is the first
of three that are part of the
new lightning protection
system for the Constellation
Program's Ares and Orion
launches. The contract to
complete the work was
awarded to Ivey's Construc-
tion Inc. on Merritt Island in
July 2007 and construction
on the foundation for each
began in August 2008.
It's taking 900 tons
of steel, about 50 NASA
and contractor workers, as
well as two cranes, a small
one and a mammoth one,
to complete the work. The
small crane rotates tower
segments, while a 640-
foot-tall Manitowoc Model
2100 crane lifts segments to
higher elevations. Workers
preassemble sections of the
tower on the ground before
lifting them into place.
According to Perez-
Morales, the initial assem-
bly of all three towers is
expected to be complete by
April and the entire light-
ning protection system by


'This project
is like a reality
check, it marks
the beginning
of the
Constellation
Program."

Jose
Perez-Morales,
Launch Pad Senior
Project Manager


March 2010. The pad's fixed
service structure and rotat-
ing service structure will be
demolished in 2010.
"These towers will
significantly change the
landscape of Pad B, espe-
cially when the fixed and
rotating service structures
are removed from the pad,"
Perez-Morales said.
A system of catenary
wires attached to the mast
of each tower will provide
the Ares launch vehicles a
blanket of protection from
lightning strikes, while cam-
eras installed on each tower
will record any strikes. For
the Ares I-X test flight,
currently targeted for July
2009, the catenary wires
will be attached from tower
2 to tower 1 to protect the
vehicle.
The towers also will
house weather stations at
four elevations to measure
wind speed, wind direction,
temperature and humidity.
Workers are testing a proto-
type of the weather station
at Kennedy's Engineering
Development Lab.
"When all the work is
complete, this launch pad
will look quite a bit differ-
ent," Perez-Morales said.


NASA/Kim Shiflett
On Launch Pad 39B, a crane places the 100-foot fiberglass mast atop the new lightning tower The towers are part of the new
lightning protection system for the Constellation Program's Ares and Orion launches Each of the three new lightning towers will
be 500 feet tall with the additional 100-foot fiberglass mast atop supporting a wire catenary system


Jan 23 2009


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Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Nineteen Kennedy Space Center workers were presented with NASA's Silver Snoopy Award for service to space shuttle astronauts The award was created by the astronauts to honor people who contribute most to the safety and success of human spaceflight


A worker inspects the high-gain antenna on NASA's Kepler spacecraft in preparation for testing at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla
hunting Kepler mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than March 5 atop a Delta II rocket


NASA/Kim Shiflett
NASA's planet-


NASA/Jim Grossmann
Johnson Space Center suit techs describe how medics should properly remove an astronaut's suit in case of a medical emergency at the 2009 Kennedy Space
Center Spaceflight Medical Support Training Course at the Debus Conference Center inside the the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Jan 13


NASA/Dimitn Gerondidakis
STS-126 crew members chatted with Kennedy workers after the astronauts' presentation Jan 14
of their experiences during the mission Pilot Eric Boe signs a picture during the crew return


Reader-submitted photo
Mike Sumner, left, receives a flown flag from Jim Hattaway, associate director for Business
Operations, during Sumner's retirement coffee Dec 19 Sumner retired after 35 years with NASA


Photos by NASA/Tim Jacobs and Jim Grossmann


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Getting suited up,


a mission in itself


By Anna Heiney
Spaceport News
On launch day,
a space shuttle
astronaut's first
challenge isn't handling the
force of liftoff or adjusting
to microgravity.
It's getting into the
bulky, bright-orange Ad-
vanced Crew Escape Suit,
or ACES, that provides each
crew member a safe cocoon
of pressure, breathable air
and survival essentials dur-
ing launch and landing.
Early in the astronauts'
launch day activities at Ken-
nedy Space Center, they go
to the suit-up room, which is
the same room where astro-
nauts have suited for flight
since the Apollo missions.
Each astronaut climbs into
their one-piece suit with the
help of several United Space
Alliance technicians from
the Crew Escape Equipment
Group at Johnson Space
Center in Houston.
"Work begins days
and days in advance,"
said Insertion Technician
Drew Billingsley, who has
worked with at least 20
shuttle crews in the past 12
years. He's part of the Crew
Escape Equipment Group,
which includes six insertion
techs and 14 suit techs.
Billingsley reviews


just a few of the prepara-
tion milestones: Emergency
oxygen bottles are inspected
and installed into their
harnesses. The suit's liquid
cooling system is checked
to verify it's not leaking
and is functioning properly.
There are parachute inspec-
tions and suit pressurized
leak checks, as well as an
"end-to-end" check of the
communications systems.
All this advance work
sets the stage for a smooth
suit-up on launch day.
First, in private, the
astronaut puts on long-
sleeve, long-pant thermal
underwear lined with tubes,
through which cooling water
flows after the ACES is on.
Then the astronaut enters
the suit-up room and while
sitting in a recliner, steps
into the suit feet-first.
"At this point, you dive
and then you scrunch," said
astronaut Michael Foale, a
veteran of four space shuttle
missions and long-dura-
tion stays on the Russian
Mir space station and
International Space Sta-
tion. "You're bending your
stomach muscles as much
as you can to bend yourself
over in two. You put one
hand in, then the other hand,
and wriggle your arms. This
pushes you through the suit


NASA/Kim Shiflett
Crew members for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission depart for Launch
Pad 39A aboard NASA's silver Astrovan The sleeves of their tube-lined thermal
suits are visible beneath their orange launch-and-entry suits


NASA file/1999
In the suit-up room at Kennedy Space Center, Mission Specialist Michael Foale smiles as a suit tech helps him put on his
launch-and-entry suit before liftoff on the STS-103 mission


arms, and gets your head
somewhere near the neck
ring.
No%% your back is
sticking out, covered in blue
underwear. Your legs are in
the suit, and your arms are
in the suit, but the rest of
you isn't."
Next, the astronaut
ducks his or her head into
the suit's metal neck ring,
but the last obstacle is
actually a neoprene dam
that forms a seal around the
neck.
"It's designed to be the
width of your neck, not your
head, so it's very tight as
you push your head through
it. Your hair gets pulled out
as the rubber comes down
over your face and squeezes
your neck," Foale said.
A suit tech assists each
crew member through every
step by holding the suit as
the astronaut climbs in and
ensures a proper fit before
zipping the suit closed. Next
are boots, which are strong
enough to support the feet
and ankles in the event of
a parachute fall but flexible
enough to allow the astro-
naut to run.
The helmet and gloves
are locked into place with
connecting metal rings, but
are only worn long enough


for suit techs to check the
entire ensemble for pressure
leaks. Then the helmet and
gloves are removed until the
astronaut is seated inside the
shuttle.
Suit techs pack the
astronaut's pockets with
survival items such as flares
and radios, along with a
lanyard to help reach the
suit zipper. Crew members
also may carry a variety
of personal items, such as
a pen, pencil, flashlight,
glasses, watch, wrist mirror
and more.
The carefully choreo-
graphed launch countdown
allows a 45-minute window
for the completion of suit-up
and testing. Because any
problem that pops up during
suit testing can take time to
resolve, the process is time-
critical.
The flight crew leaves
together for the launch pad,
riding the elevator from the
crew quarters down to the
ground level where the sil-
ver Astrovan awaits. Inside
the van, the astronauts can
plug into cooling units at
each seat to avoid overheat-
ing in their heavy suits. One
insertion tech accompanies
the crew to the launch pad;
another is already there.
Both insertion techs are part


of the closeout crew.
When an astronaut
reaches the White Room,
Billingsley explains, there
are several additional tasks
to complete. The parachute
harness is put on, as is the
,snoop% cap," the cap con-
taining the crew member's
communications headset. At
the same time, the protec-
tive booties that covered the
astronaut's boots during the
trip to the launch pad are
removed.
As the astronauts are
seated and strapped in, the
gloves and helmets are put
on once more -- this time,
for flight. A round of voice
checks confirms each crew
member is able to communi-
cate with crewmates, launch
controllers at Kennedy
and mission controllers in
Houston.
Two minutes before
liftoff, crew members close
and lock their helmet visors
for the upcoming journey
to orbit. Once in space,
crew members remove their
gloves and helmets and
climb out of their suits, as-
sisted by other astronauts if
necessary. They'll also help
each other suit up once more
as another successful mission
draws to a close and the crew
and shuttle return home.


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Remembering Our Heritage



SA-5 put America ahead in space race


By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
The hustle and bustle
at Kennedy Space
Center's Launch Pad
39B today to prepare for the
Constellation Program is
reminiscent of the buzz at
Launch Pad 37-B on Cape
Canaveral 45 years ago.
The excitement grew
Jan. 29, 1964, with the
liftoff of SA-5, the first test
in NASA's Apollo Program
of the Saturn I Block II
configuration. SA-5 was the
fifth in a series of 10 Saturn
flights -- all important to the
development of the Saturn
IB and Saturn V rockets --
and the maiden launch from
Pad 37-B.
With a Jupiter nose
cone, SA-5 stood about 164
feet high. It was the first in
the Saturn series to generate
a full 1 1/2 million pounds
of thrust at liftoff, its full
rated thrust. If successful, it
would be America's mighti-
est space booster, sending
the heaviest payload into
orbit at the time.
The Block II series
was distinguished by the
addition of eight aerody-
namic fins to the lower stage
for enhanced stability in
flight. The most significant
feature of Block II, though,
was the addition of a live
upper stage, the S-IV, built
by Douglas Aircraft Co.
The S-IV stage introduced
liquid hydrogen propellant
technology into the Saturn
vehicle program.
Six Pratt & Whitney
RL-10 liquid hydrogen
rocket engines were used in
the upper stage to allow or-
bital operations for the first
time for the Saturn I rockets.
Above the S-IV stage,
the Block II vehicles also
carried the first instrument
canisters for guidance and
control of powered ascent


NASA file
The launch of the SA-5 on Jan 29, 1964, was the fifth Saturn I launch vehicle The SA-5 marked a number of firsts, including
the first flight of the Saturn I Block II vehicle with eight aerodynamic fins at the bottom of the S-1 first stage for enhanced
stability in flight This also was the first flight of a live S-IV upper stage with the cluster of six liquid hydrogen-fueled RL-10
engines, the first successful stage separation, and the first use of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37


and an array of sensing and
evaluation equipment for
telemetry acquisition from
the ground.
By the end of April
1963, Pad 37-B had been
outfitted with a dummy
SA-5 vehicle and mechani-
cal support equipment tests
completed. There were


a number of routine prob-
lems, such as leaking liquid
oxygen lines, freezing liquid
oxygen vent valves, and
inoperative gauges. A modi-
fication of the baffles in the
S-1 stage liquid oxygen tank
was the only major change
required, but there was time
to accomplish this because


the SA-5 launch date had
been moved from August to
December.
When the 562-ton
rocket launched at
11:25 a.m. EST Jan. 29, it
remained on the pedestal for
a seemingly endless three
seconds following ignition,
then began its slow, steady


climb skyward.
The Saturn vehicles all
carried an invaluable array of
visual instrumentation equip-
ment. The Block II series
continued the tradition that
began during Block I flights
with great attention given to
on-board television systems.
During the flight, eight
on-board motion picture
cameras photographed vari-
ous operations of the rocket
and a TV camera provided
real-time photographs of
separation and ignition of
the S-IV stage. The mo-
tion picture cameras were
ejected about 750 miles
downrange.
The largest U.S. Air
Force Air Rescue Service
aerospace recovery deploy-
ment following a rocket
launch on the Atlantic
Missile Range was directed
toward recovering these
eight film cassettes.
The members of the Air
Force pararescue team were
highly trained and skilled in
the art of survival, first aid,
the use of scuba, and were
expert parachutists. Despite
adverse weather conditions
and rough seas, seven of
the eight cassettes were
recovered.
The success of SA-5,
lofting its almost 40,000-
pound payload into orbit,
was heralded as placing
America one lap ahead of
the Soviet Union in the
space race.
The mission made the
history books for a number
of firsts. Not only was it the
first flight for the S-IV stage,
the first successful stage
separation in the Apollo
Program, and the first use of
guidance and control pack-
ages, it also was the first
orbital Saturn vehicle, the
first Saturn to use uprated
engines and the first suc-
cessful recovery of motion
picture camera pods.


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Photos by NASA/Jim Grossmann

Discovery makes moves


Above, space shuttle
Discovery rolls out of
Kennedy Space Center's
Orbiter Processing
Facility to head to the
Vehicle Assembly Build-
ing (background). At
right, Discovery, atop the
mobile launcher platform
and crawler-transporter,
approaches the ramp to
Launch Pad 39A.


Looking up and ahead
Feb 4 LaunchNAFB Delta II, NOAA-N Prime, 5 22 a m EST
Target Feb 12 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-119, 7 32 a m
Target Feb 23 LaunchNAFB Taurus XL, OCO, 4 50 a m
Scheduled for March 5 Launch/CCAFS Delta II, Kepler, 10 48 p m EST
March 7 KSC All-American Picnic, KARS Park I
April 24 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, LRO/LCROSS, TBD
No earlier than April 28 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, TBD
No earlier than May 5 LaunchNAFB Delta II, STSS-ATRR, TBD
Target May 12 Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-125, 1 11 p m
Target May 15 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, 4 52 pm
Target July 11 Launch/KSC Ares I-X test flight/Launch Pad 39B, TBD
TargetAug 6 Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-128, TBD
No earlier than Oct 1 LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD
No earlier than Oct 8 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD
Target Nov 12 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-129, TBD
Target Dec 10 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, TBD
Target Feb 11, 2010 Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-131, TBD
Target April 8, 2010 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-132, TBD
Target May 31, 2010 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, TBD


He should focus on the U.S. preeminence in
space and stress exploration goals for the U. S."
S Karen Thompson,
with NASA



"Get the new vehicles flying before we are forced
to fly someone else's crewed spacecraft."
Larry Geiger,
with ASRC Aerospace Corp.




'Focus on closing the gap of spaceflight. We can't
afford to be without our own crewed spacecraft.
David Ward.
with NASA





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WORD STREET
What aeronautics, science or space exploration
goal, or goals, would you like
President Barack Obama to focus on?

"We should get to the moon and go to Mars.
We seem to have lost sight of going beyond."
Jason Palmer,
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"To decrease that gap between the shuttle and
the Ares programs. It's most important right now."
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