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June26 2009 Vol 49 No 13

Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnewstoc.html 4


New facility
coming soon

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Crews work on
hydrogen leak

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Ares I-X update

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SSPF dedicated
in 1994

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Mission targets uncharted 'water'

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
A pair of spacecraft is
heading to the moon
to gather informa-
tion about potential landing
sites and to find out whether
water exists on or near the
lunar surface. The missions
are NASA's first to the
moon in 10 years, and come
40 years after astronauts
first walked there.
The Lunar Reconnais-
sance Orbiter, LRO, and
Lunar Crater Observation
and Sensing Satellite, or
LCROSS, lifted off together
atop an Atlas V rocket from
Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station on June 18 at
5:32 p.m.
Although both space-
craft are headed to the
moon, their missions are
using far different methods
to study Earth's closest
LRO entered lunar
orbit Tuesday morning, four
days after launch. Each of
its instruments will survey
the surface on their own,
producing a complete map
of the moon's temperature
scales, radiation levels and
precise elevations. Together,
the information should give
mission planners on Earth
what they need to pick out
the best place for a lunar
outpost in the future.
The LCROSS mission
calls for the satellite to steer
the empty 5,000-pound
Centaur upper stage from
the Atlas V into the moon to
blast up a plume of material.
LCROSS will fly through
the plume with its own in-

struments to try to find proof
of ice or water vapor before
it too slams into the lunar
surface to kick up a second
"You see there's this
strong interplay between
science and exploration,"
said Mike Wargo, chief
lunar scientist for NASA's
Exploration Science Mis-
sion Directorate. "We're go-
ing to have a really compre-
hensive set of data sets that
NASA needs to return to the
The missions build on
past research of the moon,
including signs of ice picked
up by the Lunar Prospec-
tor spacecraft in 1999.
LCROSS managers intend
to crash the spacecraft into
the moon at one of the
points where the Prospec-
tor saw the best chance for
The places thought to
have water are at the moon's
poles, not the middle
regions where the Apollo
astronauts landed. Those ar-
eas get a lot of sunlight that
would boil any water away.
But there are large craters at
the poles where sun either
doesn't shine much, or the
crater walls create a large
shadow over the floor that
could protect water.
Some of the craters do
not climb above -200 de-
grees Celsius, said LCROSS
Project Scientist Tony
LCROSS has nine
instruments on board,
including spectrometers and
several specialized cameras.
See WATER, Page 2



NASA/Sandra Joseph -Tony Gray
An Atlas V rocket carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater
Observation and Sensing Satellite launches from Launch Complex 41 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station on June 18 at 5 32 p m LRO and LCROSS are the
first missions in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon and begin establishing
a lunar outpost by 2020

June 26. 2009

Vol 49, No 13

Propellants North Facility to break ground

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Kennedy Space Cen-
ter soon will break
ground on a new
Propellants North Facility
in the Launch Complex 39
area that will qualify for
the U.S. Green Building
Council's Leadership in
Energy and Environmental
Design, or LEED, Platinum
designation. It is the highest
designation a LEED facility
can achieve, and will be the
first for the center.
According to Center
Operations LEED Specialist
Frank Kline, the new facility
will feature a high-
efficiency roof and walls,
air conditioning with energy
recovery technology; ef-
ficient variable frequency
motors, variable air volume
boxes; high-efficiency light-
ing fixtures; smart lighting
controls with step dimming
and occupancy sensors;
Energy Star appliances;
water-conserving bathroom
fixtures; and high-velocity
hand dryers.
The facility also will
have natural daylight using
high windows and correct
solar orientation; high-ef-
ficiency windows; and
sustainable flooring using
polished concrete and lami-
nated bamboo.
"Center Operations
continually strives for
excellence as we develop
first-rate facilities to support
our mission programs and

NASA image
An artist's rendition shows the proposed Propellants North Facility in Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 area, which will qualify for the U S Green Building
Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Platinum designation

customers," Kline said. "The
construction of this new
facility reflects our dedica-
tion to the environment and
the tax payer."
Kline said currently
there are only 145 Plati-
num-rated facilities in the
U.S. and only one other in
"NASA is next," Kline
The 10,730-square-
foot facility will replace old
facilities built in the 1960s.
Jones Edmunds and Associ-

ates, Inc. of Titusville, Fla.,
and Green Building Services
of Orlando, Fla., completed
the design in 2008.
The construction con-
tract was awarded to HW
Davis Construction Inc. of
Orlando. That company's
most recent local project was
the Shuttle Launch Experi-
ence at the Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex.
The company will
reuse deconstructed Launch
Control Center firing room
glazing and frames, and re-

claimed and processed waste
concrete from Kennedy's
demolition projects for facil-
ity foundation and paving
subbase materials.
The roof will be con-
structed of recycled metal
covered with a rainwater
harvesting system that will
supply restroom fixtures.
Xeriscape landscaping
will use native species and
recycled crushed crawler-
way rock for mulch.
"The building will be 52
percent more efficient than

current ASHRAE (American
Society of Heating, Refrig-
erating and Air-Conditioning
Engineers) standards," Kline
The green facility will
house up to 64 managers,
mechanics and technicians
who fuel spacecraft at Ken-
nedy. An 1,800-square-foot,
single-story shop will be set
aside for cryogenic transfer
equipment storage.
The new facility is
scheduled to be complete in
late 2010.

From WATER, Page 1
All will look at the flash and plume
from the Centaur's impact and relay
the information quickly before the
spacecraft impacts as well.
The LRO spacecraft, NASA's
Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-
based observatories will watch
debris clouds erupt and search them
for signs of chemicals and water.
It's an important study because

if astronauts can count on water
already waiting at the moon, then
they may be able to use it to fuel
their engines for the return trip
to Earth instead of having to take
all their propellants with them at
the start. The water also could be
broken down and used as air for the
LRO's work using seven
instruments also is crucial to future
missions by astronauts. The Con-

stellation Program has identified 50
potential landing sites that will be
intensively surveyed by LRO, said
Rich Vondrak, project scientist for
the mission.
LRO also will be able to tell
which parts of the moon see near-
continuous sunlight, another ele-
ment crucial for astronauts hoping
to deploy solar arrays to power their
lunar systems.
It will take a month for LRO

to map the moon completely. The
readings will be compared through-
out at least a year of observations to
see how radiation, temperature and
sunlight change.
With all the new information
at hand, mission managers and
astronauts expect to go much more
safely to the moon than previous
space crews and go to different
places that have never been studied
by astronauts before.


June 26 2009

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Confident crews work to repair GUCP hydrogen leak

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
or the second time
in less than a week,
launch teams scrubbed
space shuttle Endeavour's
STS-127 mission because
of a hydrogen gas leak at
the Ground Umbilical Car-
rier Plate, or GUCP, during
tanking at Kennedy Space
Fueling of Endeavour's
external fuel tank with more
than 500,000 gallons of su-
per cold liquid hydrogen and
liquid oxygen stopped at
1:02 a.m. June 17, while the
launch team evaluated the
situation. A vent valve was
opened and closed several
times and a fast flow of liq-
uid hydrogen was restarted.
"It was a very chal-
lenging day," said LeRoy
Cain, deputy Space Shuttle
Program manager, during a
post-scrub briefing. "This is
a team that will be relentless.
We recover from these things
and it makes us stronger."
Vent valve trouble-
shooting took place for about
an hour before it became
clear the problem could not

NASA/Tim Jacobs
Workers check out and remove the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate, or GUCP on Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center
A hydrogen leak during tanking June 12 and again on June 17, pushed the STS-127 mission launch to no earlier than July 11

be solved.
Endeavour's launch was
officially scrubbed at
1:55 a.m. by STS-127
Shuttle Launch Director Pete
"The leak is about the
size of the head of a pin
around the 7-inch quick dis-
connect," Nickolenko said.
"It's a small area, but we're
dealing with hydrogen."
Gaseous hydrogen, or

GH2, flow control valves are
part of the main propulsion
system on the space shuttle.
There are three valves within
the system, one dedicated
to each of the shuttle's main
engines. The valves regu-
late the main engines to the
external fuel tank so the tank
maintains structural integrity
and delivers liquid hydrogen
to the engines at the correct

The leak was is in a
location where similar leaks
resulted in a scrub on
June 13 and another during
Discovery's STS-119 tanking
in May.
The leaks will be evalu-
ated in order to determine
the cause. Cain said data
collected during fueling is
expected to help the trouble-
shooting effort.
"Once we get it fixed

and we're confident we have
a solution that's going to
work and allow us to go fly
safely, then we'll proceed
forward," Cain said.
While teams at Kennedy
work tirelessly to find the
solution, the STS-127 astro-
nauts are back in Houston
continuing to train for their
16-day mission to the Inter-
national Space Station.
The crew is set to deliver
the final two segments of the
Japan Aerospace Exploration
Agency's Kibo laboratory.
During five spacewalks, as-
tronauts will use the shuttle,
station and Kibo robotic
arms to attach platforms to
the Japanese module that
will allow experiments to be
exposed to space.
STS-127 Commander
Mark Polansky, also known
as Astro 127 on the social-
networking site Twitter,
posted this about the scrub:
"I'm sure you all know that
we postponed again. It's a
reminder that spaceflight is
NOT routine."
Endeavour's next launch
attempt is targeted for
July 11 at 7:39 p.m.

Music, military memorabilia ready for trip to space

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
From medallions and patches
to a NASCAR team hat, the
varied paths of the seven
astronauts of STS-127 are reflected
in the commemorative items they are
bringing along.
Each crew member is allowed
to pack a few things into the shuttle
for the trip, although there are some
limits, including size and weight.
Three of the astronauts have
flown before, but that didn't dimin-
ish their desire to celebrate their
latest flight into orbit.
Commander Mark Polansky
flew on STS-98 and STS-116. This
time up, his commemorative choices
include a banner from East Central

High School in San Antonio, his
wife's hometown.
Dave Wolf first flew in 1993 and
served on the Russian space station
Mir for 128 days. His hometown
of Indianapolis is represented by
numerous articles, including an
airplane paperweight.
A piece of sheet music is mak-
ing the trip into space to commemo-
rate Julie Payette's work with the
Montreal Symphony Orchestra. The
Canadian astronaut is an accom-
plished singer and pianist.
Christopher Cassidy, making
his first flight into space, reflects
his previous career with a host of
commemoratives from the U.S.
Navy's elite SEAL teams. He's car-
rying a medallion from the National

Navy Underwater Demolition Team
- SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce,
Fla., plus medallions and patches
representing SEAL units across the
Fellow first-time flier Doug
Hurley is taking a hat from the NAS-
CAR team Joe Gibbs Racing, along
with a T-shirt from his alma mater
Owego Free Academy in Owego,
Tom Marshburn is bringing a
pin from Statesville, N.C., his home-
town, along with a pewter coaster
from the University of Virginia's
engineering department. That's the
school he graduated from.
Tim Kopra piloted helicopters in
the U.S. Army before joining NASA.
He is taking with him a copper me-

dallion from his high school, McCal-
lum High School in Austin, Texas.
Endeavour also is packed with
hundreds of items commemorating
something not intended to make
the trip back the Exposed Facility
of Japan's Kibo laboratory for the
International Space Station.
The exposed facility is a plat-
form that attaches to one end of the
Kibo section on the space station.
The platform will hold experiments
designed to study the vacuum of
space outside the station's protective
The Japan Aerospace Explora-
tion Agency, or JAXA, will celebrate
the achievement of the lab and the
mission in part with the patches, pins
and flags flying on Endeavour.

June 26 2009


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Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center


annual Kennedy Space Center
BBQ a finger-lickin' good time

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Col Jeffrey Macrander, commander with the 920th Rescue Wing, signs copies of his
book June 19 at the Kennedy Space Center Training Auditorium Macrander shared
his experiences in support of special-operations forces and rescue-recovery opera-
tions from coast to coast, as well as overseas

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Space Florida Academy alumni gather at the countdown clock during a recent visit to Kennedy Space Center Back row, from left, are, Kevin LaMott of Science Applications International Corp, Denisse Aranda of SAIC, Emma Rader of Space Florida,
Michelle Gilmore of United Space Alliance, Tony Gannon of Space Florida, Charles Payne of Lockheed Martin, Michael Green of Kennedy, James Humphries of Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc Aaron Liebold of Kennedy, and Gerard Newsham of
Dynamac Front row, from left, are, Adam Copley of USA, Lukas Lance of Kennedy, and Zach Lance of Kennedy

NASA/Jim Grossmann
From left, Rep Steve Crisafulli, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and Sen Mike Haridopolos share a
conversation at the National Space Club's June luncheon on June 9 in Cocoa Beach, Fla The topic of the luncheon was
"Space in the 2010 Legislative Session "

NASA/ Tom Farrar
The Kennedy Space Center Education Office, along with the University of Central Florida, hosted 18 education majors in the Pre-Service Teacher Institute Program from June 1-12 Pre-service teachers, along with Lisa
Valencia of Kennedy's Education Office, far left, and Linda Scauzillo of UCF, far right, took a photo in front of the Vehicle Assembly Building during a recent tour of Kennedy The two-week residential workshop increas-
es students' skills in teaching mathematics and science, while incorporating technology in their curriculum The students prepared and presented lesson plans to Gardendale Elementary students on Merritt Island, Fla



June 26, 2009 June 26, 2009

Ares I-X rocket heating up for summer launch

By Elaine M. Marconi
Spaceport News

It was an exhilarating
time at Kennedy Space
Center and throughout
NASA as a procession of
Ares I-X launch vehicle
hardware rolled into the
Vehicle Assembly Build-
ing, or VAB, on June 11.
Members of the media,
program managers and
more than 300 Kennedy
employees gathered to
watch as new sections of
the Constellation Program's
Ares I-X traveled from
the center's Assembly and
Refurbishment Facility to
the VAB for processing and
"We are going to build
this rocket, we're going to
fly it this year and people
are going to see that we at
Kennedy Space Center can
pull things together and
get the job done," center
director Bob Cabana said.
"Thanks to all of you for
your hard work and dedica-
The Ares I-X rocket
will combine existing and
simulated hardware to
resemble the Ares I crew
launch vehicle in size,
shape and weight. With
this combination, engineers
expect to generate valuable
flight data to determine the
final design of Ares I -- the
vehicle that will launch
the Orion crew exploration
The forward assem-
bly, which consists of the
forward skirt, forward skirt
extension and the frustum,
connects the 12-foot diam-
eter first-stage motor to the
18-foot diameter upper-
stage simulator.
Weighing more than
40,000 pounds, the as-
sembly also houses three
newly designed descent
parachutes for first-stage
Interestingly, sev-

eral parts of the new
Ares launch vehicle have
their origins in the Space
Shuttle Program. The aft
skirt, which is still used
at the bottom of shuttle's
solid rocket boosters, went
through a modification
process for Ares I-X.
Technicians soon will
begin stacking the hardware
sections to prepare for the
first Ares flight test sched-
uled for late summer right
here at Kennedy.
"The commitment,
dedication of everybody
here -- I'm proud to be
a part of this team and
now we can start putting
our rocket together," said
NASA Ares I-X mission
manager Bob Ess. "We've
been looking forward to
this day for two years now
and the fact that we finally
got to this milestone is a
testament to you all work-
ing so hard."
Once stacking opera-
tions begin, it will be the
first time a new vehicle has
been stacked on NASA's
Mobile Launcher Platform-
1 in more than 25 years.
The launcher was
turned over from the Space
Shuttle Program to the
Constellation Program in
March, and holds a rich his-
tory from both shuttle and
Apollo launches.
"Ares I-X is a key part
of the Ares program," said
Joe Oliva, first stage pro-
gram manager for the Ares
I-X at ATK Space Systems
in Salt Lake City. "This test
flight will be a key proof
of concept that allows us to
have lots of confidence that
this vehicle will work as
The flight test of Ares
I-X will bring NASA one
step closer to its explora-
tion goals of returning
humans to the moon for
long-duration exploration
of the lunar surface and

NASA/Kim Shiflett
The Ares I-X fifth segment simulator assembly joins other segments in High Bay 4 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB,
at Kennedy Space Center The hardware rolled into the VAB on June 11 for processing and assembly The Ares I-X flight test
will allow NASA to gather critical data during ascent of the integrated Orion spacecraft and the Ares I rocket The data will
ensure the entire vehicle system is safe and fully operational before astronauts begin traveling to orbit Ares I-X is targeted to
liftoff from Launch Pad 39B in late August


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June 26, 2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Space Station Processing Facility dedicated 15 years ago

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
Fifteen years have
passed since the
dedication of the
Space Station Processing
Facility, or SSPF, the largest
processing facility built at
Kennedy Space Center since
the Apollo era. The ceremo-
nial ribbon was cut June 23,
Groundbreaking for
the crucial facility -- in
Kennedy's Industrial Area,
next to the Operations and
Checkout Building -- was in
March 1991. The facility was
destined to accomplish a big
job: to serve as the central
preflight checkout and pro-
cessing point for elements of
the Space Station Freedom,
as the International Space
Station was called then.
The 456,000-square-
foot, three-story building en-
compasses communications
and electrical control areas,
laboratories, logistics staging
areas, operational control
rooms, office areas and a
cafeteria. A high bay and an
intermediate bay provide
63,000 square feet for space
station hardware process-
ing. Adjacent to the primary
processing area is a 5,000-
square foot airlock. Both the
airlock and processing area
are 100,000-parts-per-mil-
lion-rated clean rooms. Glass
windows overlooking the
high bay provide a public
viewing area for the ongoing
work on the floor below.
Jacobs Engineering
Group Inc. of Lakeland, Fla.,
designed the facility, and
Metric Constructors Inc. of
Tampa, Fla., built it. The cost
of the SSPF was $72 million.
Jose Perez-Morales
was NASA's lead design
engineer for the building and
its ground support equip-
ment, or GSE, and later was
the project manager for the
construction and the devel-

NASA file/1998
The Space Station Processing Facility, which serves as the central preflight checkout and processing point for elements of the International Space Station, was
dedicated June 23, 1994 Construction of the 457,000-square-foot facility began in April 1991 It includes clean rooms for processing station elements with supporting
control rooms and laboratories, logistics staging areas, operational control rooms, a cafeteria for employees and office space to accommodate more than 1,000 workers

opment of the GSE.
"Building that facility
was a kind of funny situa-
tion," Perez-Morales said.
"The station program went
through many redesigns dur-
ing the design of the build-
ing, but there was a big push
to have the facility ready by
a certain date."
Tommy Mack, NASA's
construction manager for the
SSPF, agreed.
"We had to mitigate an
impact to the scrub jay habi-
tat before we could begin,"
Mack said. "As construction
progressed, we negotiated
many contract changes with
the prime contractor and
their subcontractors. The
contract changes were driven
by design changes, customer
requirements and the con-
struction schedule."
Perez-Morales recalled
one particular example, "The
Test Control and Monitoring
System, or TCMS, software
team needed to have access
to their space on the second
floor long before the facility
would be finished. We sched-
uled the work so TCMS
could have early occupancy.
With all the station's funding
issues and redesigns, the
facility was done a couple of
years before it was needed."
The first flight hardware
was processed through the
SSPF in the fall of 1994. The

honors went to the Russian-
built spacecraft docking
module that enabled space
shuttle Atlantis to join up
with the orbiting Russian
space station Mir on the
STS-74 mission. Then, the
facility lay idle, awaiting the
arrival of the first hardware
slated for the International
Space Station.
Today, Perez-Morales is
the senior project manager
for the redesign of the launch
pads on Launch Complex
39 in support of the Constel-
lation Program. Mack is
division chief for Planning,
Operations and Partnerships
in the Applied Technology
During construction
of the SSPF, NASA's Ruth
Gardner became the opera-
tions and maintenance lead
representing the Payloads
Processing Directorate soon
after the groundbreaking.
She worked closely with the
Design Engineering organi-
zation to ensure the facil-
ity would meet the station
program's needs once it was
"The SSPF is a very
well-thought-out facility,"
Gardner said. "Lessons
learned from other process-
ing facilities were incorpo-
rated into the design."
The station has lots
of different types of flight

hardware -- trusses, logis-
tics modules, solar arrays
and pressurized modules.
Unlike a shuttle bay, which
is designed to support one
vehicle, the SSPF high bay
can be reconfigured. The
high bay floor was kept
free of fixed structures, and
typical utilities and services
that run in tunnels under-
neath the bay, such as power,
high-pressure gas lines and
communication lines. All
of the work stands can be
moved with air-bearing
pallets. Through the years,
the configuration of the high
bay has changed hundreds of
"We've had so many
payloads stuffed in there at
times that every square foot
was covered with flight hard-
ware," Gardner said.
Gardner was appointed
the first facility manager for
the SSPF after it was opera-
tional in 1994.
Today, she is NASA's
Ground Systems Develop-
ment Project Office manager
for the Constellation Ground
Operations Project at Ken-
nedy. Gardner is responsible
for the development of all
ground systems for handling,
processing and launching the
Constellation launch vehicles
and spacecraft, as well as
oversight of a very experi-
enced team.

"Many of us who
worked on the development
of the SSPF are working
together again on the devel-
opment of the new ground
systems for Constellation
-- an enormous task that
eventually will transform the
Kennedy Space Center back
to the moonport," Gardner
Russell Romanella,
Kennedy's director of
Space Station Processing,
welcomed the latest station
element -- the Node 3 named
Tranquility -- to the SSPE
"In June 1997, I was
here when the first U.S.
element arrived -- Node 1,
Unity," he said. "Since then,
I have seen wave after wave
of space station elements
come through this facility.
Construction of the
station now is 81 percent
complete and is the length of
the high bay from its far west
to its far east ends.
"Over the next year, we
are going to fill up this high
bay once again -- and for the
last time -- as we complete
the International Space Sta-
tion," Romanella said. "It
means we are approaching
the end of this amazing jour-
ney we've been on --building
one of the most ambitious
structures ever constructed
by humankind."


June 26, 2009

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Celebrate Independence Day and the
40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

The Kennedy Space Center
Visitor Complex has teamed with
several businesses and sponsors to
put on a firework show July 4. Hosted
by the communities of Cocoa Beach
and Cape Canaveral, Fla, the event
will take place offshore from Shepard
Park in Cocoa Beach at 9 p.m. on
Independence Day.

Get help on your next 'tech eval'
NASA is offering an automated tool to help evaluate change proposals TurboTech is a
Web-based process for composing technical evaluations of contractor proposals, task orders
and delivery orders To find out more and get a user ID and password, go to
A Web-based demo will be offered at 1 p m June 24 at https://nasa.webex.com
For more information, e-mail Zachery Dolch at Zachary.M.Dolch@nasa.gov

Looking up and ahead ...

June 26 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, 6 14 p m EDT

No earlier than July 11
Planned for July 27

Aug 12

Aug 17

Targeted for Aug 18
Planned for Sept 3

No earlier than Aug 30

September TBD

Sept 15

Sept 30

No earlier than Nov 1

Targeted for Nov 12
Planned for Nov 23

No earlier than Nov 12
No earlier than Nov 24

Late November/Early December

No earlier than Jan 23, 2010

Target Feb 4, 2010
Target March 18, 2010

Target May 14, 2010
Target May 23, 2010

Target July 29, 2010
Target Sept 16, 2010
Targeted for Fall 2011

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, 7 39 p m EDT
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility 12 16 p m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, PAN, 455 p m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, GPS IIR-21, 6 35 am EDT

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-128, 4 25 am EDT
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test, 7 a m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Commercial Payload, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, 7 38 p m EDT

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 4 22p m EST
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD

LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 6 20 a m EST

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131,1 08 pm EDT
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 3 05 p m EDT
LaunchNAFB Delta II, Aquarius / SAC-D Satellite, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, 8 45 am EDT
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134, 1 pm EDT
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


With all the green initiatives taking place at Kennedy Space Center,
what are you doing to help our planet?

* "Recycle bottles and cans at home... and
unplug my cell phone charger when not in use."
Omar lzquierdo,
with United Space Alliance

"Recycle plastic and paper. If I see trash lying
around, I pick it up."
Kelvin Johnson,
with Launch Coast Services Inc.

E" Replace lights in my house with compact
fluorescents ... they're great in the morning."
Michael Smutek,
with NASA

"Besides aluminum, paper and plastic... I tell the
kids to not stand in front the fridge too long."
Tom Good now,
with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc.

* 1 recycle bottles and such at home ... I'm really
into the most basic recycling.
Jeff Meach.
with United Space Alliance

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June 26, 2009

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