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June 12 2009Vol. 49, No. 12

Spaceport News

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

www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnewstoc.html 4


Leaders Breakfast

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KSC welcomes
new power source

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Be wary of lightning

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Shuttle docked
with ISS in 1999

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STS-127 crew to put up porch

Although they will
be installing a one-
of-a-kind porch on
the International Space Sta-
tion, the astronauts of space
shuttle Endeavour's STS-
127 mission won't have time
to sit back and relax.
The week leading up
to Endeavour's launch from
Kennedy Space Center's
Launch Pad 39A at 7:17
a.m. EDT June 13 has been
a busy one.
First, the STS-127 crew
arrived at Kennedy's Shuttle
Landing Facility from Hous-
ton in a Shuttle Training
Aircraft Gulfstream II jet at
11:53 p.m. June 8.
"We are so ready to go
... we just can't wait," Mis-
sion Specialist Tom Marsh-
bum said.
Then there were four
days of final preparations
that included studying for
the mission, medical exams,
spacesuit fit checks, landing
practices and adjusting their
body clocks.
"We have to shift in a
completely different time
zone in order to sync up
with the space station," said
Julie Payette of the Cana-
dian Space Agency.
Then there's the mis-
sion. It's scheduled to be
16 days long. That's not
the longest mission a space
shuttle has flown, but
it's only the second time
astronauts have gone into a
mission planning to stay in
space for that long.
With length comes
The shuttle crew
- Commander Mark Polan-

NASA/Kim Shiflett
The STS-127 crew arrived at Kennedy Space Center late Monday night From left are Mission Specialists Tim Kopra, Tom
Marshburn, Christopher Cassidy, and Julie Payette of the Canadian Space Agency, Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug
Hurley, and Mission Specialist Dave Wolf

sky, Pilot Doug Hurley and
Mission Specialists Chris-
topher Cassidy, Marshbum,
Dave Wolf, Payette and Tim
Kopra, who will be trading
places with station Flight
Engineer Koichi Wakata of
the Japan Aerospace Ex-
ploration Agency, or JAXA
-- has a lot on its agenda.
"We're going to be
challenged with five space-
walks coupled with compli-
cated robotics using three
different arms all at the
same time," Polansky said.
The planned five space-
walks are not a first, but
it's only the second time so
many have been planned for
a station mission.
Endeavour will arrive
with a cargo bay full of
work for the crew's four
spacewalkers orbital
replacement units and new
batteries for the station's
oldest solar array. Some of

their work will be waiting
for them on the station's
truss cargo and payload
attachment systems. But
the main event will be the
installation of the new Japa-
nese hardware.
Four spacewalks and
a great deal of the robotics
work will devote some time
to installing and outfitting
the final pieces of JAXA's
Kibo laboratory its exter-
nal facility, which will pro-
vide the Japanese a way to
expose science experiments
to the extreme environment
of space, an exposed experi-
ment logistics module for
storage and some experi-
ments to get it started.
"It's certainly really ex-
citing for JAXA," Polansky
said. "For them, this is the
last of their hardware that's
going to be permanently
attached to the space station.
This completes their series."

In fact, it's a banner
flight for all the interna-
tional partners, as all five
space agencies the United
States, Russia, Canada, Ja-
pan and Europe will have
representatives at the space
station when the shuttle
arrives, in addition to the
six extra Americans and one
extra Canadian Endeavour
will deliver. Polansky said
just having all those nations
represented and working
together toward common
goals is a huge accomplish-
"We're excited that
we'll have 13 people on
board for the first time and
all the major international
partner space agencies rep-
resented at once," Polansky
said. "It's a great reminder
of all the men and women
who work so tirelessly to
prepare missions such as

June 12. 2009

Vol. 49, No. 12

Leaders share bright outlook over breakfast

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

' We have a very bright future,"
and "Kennedy Space Center
will always be NASA's launch
center," were Kennedy Center Di-
rector Bob Cabana's uplifting mes-
sages during the annual Communi-
ty Leaders Breakfast at Kennedy's
Visitor Complex on May 28.
Local, state and U.S. govern-
ment representatives, as well as
business, industry and community
leaders received an update on the
center's achievements, and current
and future activities.
"Kennedy is very much a part
of this community," Cabana said.
"If we all work together I know
we're going to get through this chal-
lenge that lies in front of us. We all
need each other to be successful."
Cabana began the presentation
by showing a special Apollo 40th
Anniversary video and then gave
a brief overview of Kennedy's ac-
complishments, and support of the
space shuttle, International Space
Station, Constellation and Launch
Services Programs.
"We are a community, we
are a family," Cabana said. "This
is where we fly into space. It all
started here."
Cabana commended the
center's dedicated and talented work
force, but said there will be a loss of

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Rep Ralph Poppell, R-Fla, left, talks with Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana during the annual
Community Leaders Breakfast in the Debus Conference Facility at Kennedy's Visitor Complex on May 28

3,500 to 4,000 jobs at the end of the
shuttle program.
"We need to pull the Constel-
lation work forward to help close
that gap," Cabana said. "We need to
look after this work force."
Currently, there are eight
space shuttle missions remaining.
The center's focus is to fly out the
shuttle through 2010 and complete
the International Space Station.
"We must fly safely," Cabana
said. "At the same time we're con-
tinuing on the path for Constella-
tion. We're pressing on with ground
systems development."

He said the center's focus now
will be to build on its heritage as it
moves into the future.
"The last mission was a phe-
nomenal success. No robots could
have done what the astronauts did to
upgrade Hubble during the STS-125
mission," Cabana said.
Cabana gave an update on the
Constellation Program's Ares I-X
flight test preparations, the three
new lightning towers at Launch
Pad 39B, modifications to Mobile
Launcher Platform-1 and the world-
class Orion processing facility in the
Operations and Checkout Building.

"If we all work
together I know we're
going to get through
this challenge that
lies in front of us. We
all need each other to
be successful."

Bob Cabana, Kennedy
Space Center director

He said Ares I-X flight test seg-
ments are being prepared for launch
in Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly
Building and Assembly and Refur-
bishment Facility.
"It's hard to see this now, but
we're going to have a heavy-lift
vehicle that will take us back to the
moon," Cabana said, referring to the
Ares V and Altair lunar lander.
He said NASA's Launch
Services Program has had one of its
busiest years with several expend-
able launch vehicle launches.
Preparations are ongoing for the
launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance
Orbiter, or LRO, and Lunar Crater
Observation and Sensing Satellite,
or LCROSS, which are the first mis-
sions to go back to the moon.
"We are a leader in space ex-
ploration," Cabana concluded. "We
want to maintain our leadership in
the world."

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Hundreds of community leaders, business executives, educators, community organizers, and state and local government officials attended the annual Kennedy Space Center Community Leaders Breakfast in the
Debus Conference Facility at Kennedy's Visitor Complex on May 28


June 12 2009

Page 2

FPL, NASA celebrate new power source for KSC

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
ennedy Space Center and
Florida's largest utility
rovider started breaking
ground this month on a 10-mega-
watt, photovoltaic solar power facil-
ity on 60 acres of the center.
NASA officials, VIPs, news
media and elected officials kicked
off the green effort at a ceremony
May 27 at the Kennedy Space Center
Visitor Complex.
Under an agreement signed by
NASA and Florida Power & Light
in June 2008, the Space Coast Next
Generation Solar Energy Center will
support the electrical needs of the
center and help reduce reliance on
fossil fuels.
Speakers during the ceremony
were Kennedy Center Director Bob
Cabana, FPL President and Chief
Executive Officer Armando Olivera,
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and
U.S. Reps. Suzanne Kosmas, D-Fla.,
and Bill Posey, R-Fla.
"The partnership between
NASA and FPL is an excellent one
that comes at the right time," said
Cabana. "It will help provide clean,
renewable power to Florida resi-
dents, it will help support America's
space program by supplying elec-
tricity directly to Kennedy Space
Center, and it helps to reduce our
reliance on fossil fuels and improves
the environment."
FPL will build and maintain two
solar photovoltaic power genera-
tion systems at Kennedy. One will

NASA/Kim Shiflett
An aerial view of State Road 3 on Kennedy Space Center where a solar power system will be built by
Florida Power & Light As part of a public-private partnership to promote a clean-energy future, this
system will produce an estimated 10 megawatts of emissions-free power for FPL customers, which is

enough energy to serve about 1,100 homes

produce an estimated 10 megawatts
of emissions-free power for FPL
customers, which is enough energy
to serve about 1,100 homes.
The second is a one-megawatt
solar power facility that will provide
renewable energy directly to Ken-
nedy and help NASA meet its goal
for use of power generated from
renewable energy.
"Like NASA, FPL is looking
beyond the horizon," Olivera said.
"We are building more emissions-
free solar power with the quality of
life of our children and grandchil-
dren in mind."
The FPL facilities at NASA will
help provide Florida residents and
America's space program with new
sources of clean energy that will cut
reliance on fossil fuels and improve

the environment by reducing green-
house gas emissions by more than
227,000 tons during a period of 30
According to the U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency, that's
the equivalent of removing 1,800
cars from the road every year for the
entire life of the project. It also will
save about 122,000 barrels of oil and
2.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas
during its lifetime.
"There's no better time than
right now to start using the sun
and other clean sources to power
America," Nelson said. "And,
perhaps, there's no better agency to
help lead the way than NASA. Let's
hope power companies all over the
country take a cue from this partner-

The system is expected to
generate about 1.7 million kilowatt-
hours of electricity per year, which
translates to a reduction of almost
1,300 tons of carbon dioxide, nearly
four tons of sulfur dioxide and two
tons of nitrogen oxide.
"Florida is poised to be a leader
in America's growing clean energy
economy, which naturally includes
solar power," Kosmas said.
Posey said he too has a strong
commitment to renewable energy.
"I am pleased to see this project
going forward right here on the
Space Coast," Posey said. "This is an
important step in the development of
future sources of renewable energy."
Kennedy's previously largest
solar power system was installed
at the center's landfill in 2005. The
five-kilowatt, solar photovoltaic
system provides electrical power
to one of two buildings previously
powered by diesel generators, saving
the government about $26,000 per
year, and eliminating the safety and
environmental hazards associated
with generators.
In 2003, Kennedy installed a
solar thermal system at the Film
Storage Building and a one-kilowatt
array was installed to provide electri-
cal power to a lightning detection
device in 2004. Solar powered park-
ing lot lights are in use at the Life
Support Facility built in 2008.
The center reduced its elec-
tricity consumption from 266,200
megawatt-hours in 2003 to 249,700
megawatt-hours in 2008.

NASA/Kim Shiflett
An aerial view of the Industrial Area of Kennedy Space Center where a solar power system will be
built by Florida Power & Light This system will be a one-megawatt solar power facility that will provide
renewable energy directly to Kennedy

Courtesy of FPL
This is a rendering of the proposed solar power system that Florida Power & Light is beginning to con-
struct in the Industrial Area of Kennedy Space Center This one-megawatt facility will help NASA meet
its goal for use of power generated from renewable energy

June 12 2009


Page 3


Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Jim Grossmann
In Kennedy Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane lowers the Tranquility
module, or Node 3, toward a work stand. The module will be delivered to the International Space Station on
the STS-130 mission. Tranquility eventually will house the life support equipment necessary for the space
station's permanent crew of six. It also will accommodate the Cupola observation module, a seven-window,
dome-shaped structure. Tranquility is targeted for launch aboard space shuttle Endeavour in February 2010.

NASA Employees of the Month: June

NASA/Tom Farrar
Employees of the month for June are, from left: Akash Vangani, Launch Services Program; Todd Campbell,
Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate; Raymond Norman, Center Operations; Lourdes Cotto, Chief Financial
Office; Martin Boyd, Engineering Directorate; and Michael Miller, Constellation Project Office. Not pictured
are: Tony Killiri, Information Technology and Communication Services; Josephine Santiago-Bond, Engineering
Directorate; and Suzanne Dininny Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate.

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Workers secure the conjoined Ares I-X forward and center segments of the fifth segment simulator to
the simulator's aft segment in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space
Center. Ares I-X is the test vehicle for Ares I, a component of the Constellation Program to return
humans to the moon and beyond. Launch of the Ares I-X flight test is targeted for August 2009.

Photo courtesy of Tony Gannon/SPACE FLORIDA
Academy students, from left, Kimberley Koehler (University of Central Florida), Aline Seekins (Florida Tech), Brenton Thompson (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Bob Eppig (Florida Space Grant Consortium engi-
neer), and Andrew Vieves (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) make final preparations to their scientific payload during a recent launch countdown at Kennedy Space Center.

I NASA/Jim Grossmann
NASA/Tony Gray Workers check the "beanie cap" and the gaseous oxygen vent arm removed from the fixed service
Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Deputy Director Janet Petro and Mark Jager, program manager for CAPPS/Boeing, honor several Executive Safety Award winners at Kennedy Headquarters on May 28. From structure at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B. A portion of the service structure is being
left, are Petro, Ronald Davis, Edgar Jarrell, Richard Hulse, Melvin Edmonds, Jager and Cabana. Not shown are Thomas Ferruzza, Jack Legere, Gregory Hakanson, Richard Lawson and John Carden. removed for the pad's conversion as launch site for the Constellation Program's Ares I-X flight test.


June 12, 2009 June 12, 2009

Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS June 12 2009

When rai

A week-long storm
system recently
hovered over the
Space Coast, producing high
winds, piercing thunder, re-
cord rainfall and dangerous
lightning. The system, which
kicked off Florida's lightning
season a little early, even
inhibited landing attempts
by space shuttle Atlantis and
its STS-125 crew at Kennedy
Space Center.
Central Florida, known
as "Lightning Alley,"
receives more lightning
strikes than anywhere else
in the United States. Light-
ning is responsible for more
weather-related deaths in
Florida than nearly all other
weather hazards combined.
It also inflicts lifelong, de-
bilitating injuries. Lightning
season will continue through
late September, so now is the
time to be lightning safe.
Remember that no place
outside is safe with thunder-
storms in the area. While on
Kennedy or Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station property,
listen for the following light-
ning advisories:
Phase-I lightning
watch -- issued up to 30
minutes before lightning is
expected to occur within six
miles of the specified loca-
tion. This means lightning is
close enough to be a reason-
able threat.
Phase-I lightning
warning -- issued when
lightning is imminent or
occurring within six miles of
the specified location.
Follow approved local
procedures when you hear
lightning advisories. If you
don't have approved local
procedures, develop them.
Until then, use the following
If you're working out-
doors near proper shelter and
a Phase-I lightning watch is
issued, finish vital activities
quickly and go inside. If you
are not near proper shelter,
stop activities immediately

n pours and thunder roars, go indoors

li ila ilidis a ---...... ...,

Two lightning bolts struck about 1/3 of a mile from space shuttle Endeavour on Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B on May 11. This
image was taken from Kennedy's operational television cameras.

More info
More information on
lightning safety is avail-
able at www.lightning-
safety.noaa.gov. For
lightning safety training,
contact William Ro-
eder at the 45th Weather
Squadron at william.
roeder@patrick.af.mil or
call (321) 853-8410.

and go to proper shelter.
Proper shelter is considered a
large, fully enclosed building
with wiring and plumbing, or
a vehicle with a solid-metal
roof and solid-metal sides.
If you're working
outdoors and a Phase-II
lightning warning is issued,
you are in danger -- go inside
immediately. If indoors and
a watch or warning is issued,

stay inside until the advisory
is canceled.
While off property,
continue to practice lightning
safety. Two excellent slogans
are, "When thunder roars, go
indoors!" and "Half-an-hour
since thunder roars, now OK
to go outdoors!"
Follow the four levels of
lightning safety:
Level No. 1 -- schedule
outdoor activities to avoid the
lightning hazard. Listen to
your NOAA Weather Radio,
know the local weather pat-
terns and use local forecasts
from the National Weather
Service of Melbourne, Fla.,
at www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb.
Level No. 2 -- when out-
side, know when and where
to go for lightning safety.
Watch the skies for signs of
approaching or locally devel-
oping thunderstorms. Go to a

safe place early. If you hear
thunder, the storm is getting
close enough to be a danger
-- go to a safe place immedi-
ately. The safest place from
lightning is a house, office,
school or store. A car, bus or
truck offers good protection
too. When indoors, stay away
from conducting paths to the
outside: corded telephones,
electrical appliances, wiring
and plumbing.
Level No. 3 -- when
you have to be outdoors with
thunderstorms in the area.
This is considered danger-
ous and should only be done
if there is no alternative.
Avoid the riskiest locations
and activities: elevated and
wide-open areas, such as
sports fields and beaches, and
tall isolated objects, such as
trees. Get out of, off of and
away from large bodies of

water. Small, open structures,
such as pavilions and rain
shelters do not provide light-
ning protection.
Level No. 4 -- first
aid for lightning victims.
All lightning deaths are a
result of cardiac arrest or
stopped breathing at the
time of the lightning strike.
Rescue breathing, or CPR, is
the recommended first aid.
Have someone call 911, or
867-7911 if on-base. If an
automated external defibril-
lator, or AED, is available,
use it on victims with cardiac
arrest. If the cardiac arrest is
a fibrillation condition, the
AED works much better than
CPR. If it is not a fibrillation,
then the AED won't fire and
you should resume CPR.
William R. Roeder of the
45th Weather Squadron
contributed to this report.


Page 6

June 12, 2009

Remembering Our Heritage: 10 years ago

Discovery first shuttle docking with ISS 10 years ago

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
The International
Space Station became
a sign of teamwork
and partnership 10 years ago
when space shuttle Discov-
ery docked to the fledgling
structure using the Rus-
sian-designed Androgynous
Peripheral Attach System, or
APAS, on May 29, 1999.
The system evolved
from a docking system
engineered by Russian
space technologist Vladimir
Syromyatnikov whose career
began in the former Soviet
Union during the Cold War.
"I joined space technol-
ogy when there was no space
technology at all," Syro-
myatnikov told the Spaceport
News in 1995. He entered the
space race in 1956, before
the first Sputnik launch.
Although Syromyat-
nikov started in launch ve-
hicle design, he had become
the foremost docking system
designer for the Soviet space
program by the time the
United States and the Soviet
Union agreed to a joint dock-
ing. He traveled to Houston
in the 1970s to support the
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Later, as head of
electromechanical system
design for RSC Energia,

NASA file/1999
The STS-96 crew consisted of six NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut that included, from left, Daniel Barry, mission
specialist, Kent Rominger, commander, Julie Payette, mission specialist representing the Canadian Space Agency, Ellen
Ochoa, mission specialist, cosmonaut Valery Tokarev, mission specialist, Rick Husband, pilot, and Tamara Jernigan, mission


Syromyatnikov m(
design of the dock
to accommodate th
of the U.S. space s
Russia's Mir space
On June 29, 1995,
the STS-71 mission
shuttle Atlantis do
Mir with the assist
the Androgynous I
Docking System, a
called. STS-71 wa
historic 100th miss
space shuttle, and t

The International Space Station is seen during a fly-around following
with space shuttle Discovery The STS-96 flight carried the Spaceha
the payload and was the first to perform docking with the orbiting co

modified the joined spacecraft set a record
ing system as the largest structure ever
ie visits to orbit Earth.
huttle to "Docking is really an
station, assembly," Syromyatnikov
during said, explaining that in Rus-
n, space sia the docking mechanism is
cked with even known as the Androgy-
ance of nous Peripheral "Assembly"
Peripheral System.
sitwas Four years later at
the time of space shuttle
ion for the Discovery's STS-96 mission,
assembly of the Intema-
the con- tional Space Station was
just getting under way. The
*- station was no more than the
S*- habitable U.S. Unity module
attached to the Russian Zarya
control module.
STS-96 mission Com-
mander Kent Rominger's
crew included Pilot Rick
Husband and Mission Spe-
cialists Ellen Ochoa, Tamara
Jernigan, Daniel Barry,
Russian Valery Tokarev and
Canadian Julie Payette, mak-
ing her first spaceflight.
On May 29, Rominger
NASA le/1999 eased the shuttle's APAS to
separation a textbook linkup with one
b module in of two pressurized mating
mplex adapters on Unity as the

shuttle and station flew over
the Russian Kazakh border
-- but docking had been a
team effort.
As Discovery moved to
within about a half-mile of
the station, Rominger took
over manual control of the
shuttle's approach, flying
to a point about 500 feet
directly below the station,
from which he began a half-
circle of the station. During
the rendezvous, Rominger
was assisted by Husband
in controlling Discovery's
Jernigan and Ochoa
also played key roles in the
rendezvous, with Jernigan
operating the shuttle's dock-
ing mechanism and Ochoa
assisting with the rendezvous
Rominger flew Discov-
ery to a point about 250 feet
directly above the station,
stopped Discovery and then
slowly descended to a point
about 170 feet away. He then
held Discovery's position for
about a half an hour to allow
the station to move within
range of Russian commu-

nications stations. Jernigan
used this time to power up
the docking mechanism and
prepare it for contact and
capture with the station.
For the docking,
Rominger maintained the
shuttle's speed relative to the
station at about one-tenth of a
foot per second, and kept the
docking mechanisms aligned
to within three inches of one
When Discovery made
contact with the station,
latches automatically at-
tached the two spacecraft.
Shock absorber-type springs
in the docking mechanism
dampened any relative mo-
tion between the two.
Once relative motion
between the spacecraft had
been stopped, Jernigan com-
manded the docking ring
on Discovery's mechanism
to retract and close latches
to firmly secure the shuttle
to the station. Then, the
shuttle's steering jets were
reactivated to control both
spacecraft for the duration of
the docked operations of five
days, 18 hours.
The mission's pri-
mary tasks went smoothly
-- outfitting the station with
a U.S.-built crane, the orbital
transfer device, as well as
parts of the Russian crane
After undocking, Payette
deployed the Starshine satel-
lite from the shuttle's cargo
bay. The small probe instant-
ly became visible from Earth
as part of a project allowing
students from 18 countries to
track its progress.
As Payette prepares for
her second trip to the station
aboard space shuttle En-
deavour as a member of the
STS-127 crew, the station is
81 percent complete by mass,
an accomplishment that
would not have been possible
without the involvement and
teamwork of our interna-
tional partners.


June 12, 2009

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Page 8 SPACEPORT NEWS June 12 2009

Kennedy Space Center Spirit Day set for June 26

The External Relations
Education Office is sponsoring
Kennedy Space Center Spirit
Day on June 26.
Kennedy workers are
encouraged to wear their alma
mater colors, logo or jersey.
Join the fun and see
which of your coworkers
belongs to your school family
... maybe you'll find out they
belong to "that other school."
For more information,
e-mail Helen Kane at



ILooking up and ahead

June 12
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June 17
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Target Aug 7
No earlier than Aug 17
No earlier than Aug 21
No earlier than Aug 28
No earlier than Aug 30
No earlier than Oct 19
No earlier than Nov 1
Target Nov 12
No earlier than Nov 12
Late November/Early December
No earlier than Jan 23, 2010
Target Feb 4, 2010
Target March 18, 2010
Target May 14, 2010
Target July 29, 2010
Target Sept 16, 2010
Targeted for Fall 2011

KSC BEST BBQ, KARS Park I (Area 2) 3-6 p m EDT
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, 7 17a m EDT
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility 12 18 a m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, LRO/LCROSS, 3 22 p m EDT
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, 6 14 pm EDT
Launch/CCAFS Falcon 9, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-128, 8 49 a m EDT
Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Delta II, GPS IIR-21, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, TBD
Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test/7 a m EDT
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Commercial Payload, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 4 22 p m
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD
LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 6 20 a m
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 08 p m
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 3 05 p m
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, 8 45 a m
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134, 1 p m
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


LRO and LCROSS are going to the moon on a mission
targeted to launch June 17. Do you think the spacecraft will
find potential resources to sustain human life, such as ice?

E "I hope they do. If we're going to put a habitat up
there, it would be nice to find water."
Steve Barry,
with NASA

"Yes, I do. I think they'll find ice based on history
and recent lunar findings."
David Ouellette,
with Lockheed Martin Corp.

Q "No, but I think they will find things that will create
ice and water... I hope."
Don Hall,
with ASRC Aerospace Corp.

"Yes. because comets transport ice around the
galaxy and I'm sure the moon has been struck."
Luke Catella,
with NASA

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