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Aug 7 2009 Vol 49 No 16

Spaceport News

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

Medical team welcomes STS-127 crew

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
As Endeavour glided
down the runway to
a stop, a large cara-
van of vehicles, along with
Johnson Space Center Flight
Crew Surgeon Dr. Cedrick
Senter and other medical
personnel, headed to the
waiting space shuttle.
Endeavour touched
down at Kennedy Space
Center's Shuttle Landing
Facility at 10:48 a.m. July
31, bringing to a close the
16-day STS-127 mission
to the International Space
After Endeavour was
cleared of toxic fumes
and chemicals, the Crew
Transport Vehicle, or CTV,
was raised up to the level
of the shuttle hatch. It was
then attached to the shuttle's
side for workers to open the
Dr. Senter entered the
shuttle through the CTV
and did an assessment of the
STS-127 crew members to
make sure they were well.
Then, he and others
helped them out of their
seats and down the ladder

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Space shuttle Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down at 10 48 08 a m on Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Ce
July 31 The STS-127 mission completed a 16-day, 6 5-million mile journey to the International Space Station No
touchdown was at 10 48 21 a m and wheelstop was at 10 49 13 a m Endeavour delivered the Japanese Experin
Module's Exposed Facility and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section to the space station

if they were up on the flight
deck, or to crawl out of the
middeck hatch.
"It's usually quite warm
in the shuttle after land-
ing," Senter said. "The crew
members have been wearing
bulky spacesuits for sev-
eral hours, so they are often

The flight surgeon's pri-
mary responsibility is to as-
sess and manage heat stress,
dehydration and motion
sickness. They help the crew
change into more comfort-
able flight suits, give them
something cool to drink and
let them rest briefly in the
air-conditioned CTV

When the STS-
crew members felt
enough, they did a p
landing walk around
inspect the shuttle.
Commander M
lansky and his crew
NASA Administrato
lie Bolden, Kennedc
Director Bob Caban

NASA Associate Adminis-
trator for Space Operations
Bill Gerstenmaier.
"Thank you to ev-
erybody at the Kennedy
Space Center for working
so hard on Endeavour. It's a
beautiful vehicle and we've
enjoyed every minute of
it," Polansky said. "What
a fantastic mission. We are
thrilled to be a part of a
team that is able to accom-
plish missions like this."
The crew members
boarded the Astrovan and
were transported to the
Baseline Data Collection
Facility in the Operations
and Checkout Building.
There, they received their
Sandy Joseph post-flight physical exami-
nter on nation, and participated in
'se gear medical and physiology
nent experiments that they vol-
unteered for as part of the
2ell According to Senter,
crew members typically
st- spend two to four hours un-
to dergoing post-flight evalua-
tion and testing.
ark Po- "We are there to exam-
greeted ine the crew and manage
r Char- any potential medical issues,
y Center
a and See MEDICAL, Page 2

Inside this issue ...

A cut above Bolden's All-Hands

Diving With a Purpose Heritage: Ranger 7
_snaps landing site

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Vol 49, No 16

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Barber a cut above at Kennedy for past 40 years

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
As NASA celebrated the 40th
anniversary of the Apollo
11 mission to the moon,
Fred Puig reminisced about his 40
years as a barber at Kennedy Space
Center. He mused that if you were
to lay the hair he's cut from end to
end it might reach the moon and
"The Apollo missions were
a tremendous accomplishment,"
Puig said. "It's important that
more people are aware of all of the
advantages that have come from our
country's space program."
Puig, a native of Havana, Cuba,
came to the United States when he
was six years old. His father, a U.S.
citizen, brought the family to live in
Key West, Fla. He and his siblings
were tutored in English so they
could go to school.
In the late 1950s, he served in
the U.S. Air Force as a radio opera-
tor and was stationed on Iwo Jima,
a refueling station at the time. He
worked part time as a barber and
also was a ham radio operator with
the call sign K4QLM, which stood
for "quirky little monster."
Puig worked in a salon in Co-
coa Beach, Fla., from 1963 to 1964.
He applied for a barber job with a
contractor to the NASA Exchange
at Kennedy and was hired in 1966.
He worked at the Headquarters
building for 20 years, and then took
a short break from 1986 to 1989 to
finish his U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
obligation. He received his military
retirement in 1995.
The cosmetologist and profes-
sional barber returned to Kennedy
in 1989, and moved into a new
shop in the Operations and Support
Building I, or OSB I. He's remained

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Fred Puig, who came to the United States when he was six years old, has cut the hair of every Kennedy Space Center director, beginning with Kurt Debus

there ever since and manages both
Puig said he's cut every Kenne-
dy center director's hair, beginning
with Kurt Debus. Mercury, Gemini
and Apollo astronauts also were his
customers, including Alan Shepard,
Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger
Chaffee, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Al-
drin and Michael Collins. He's cut
nearly every shuttle astronaut's hair
at the shop, or prior to a mission in
the astronaut crew quarters.
The best part of his job is meet-
ing new people and hearing about
their work at the center.
"The barbershop is a watering
hole of information," Puig said.
"I enjoy hearing what workers are
doing to support the Space Shuttle

Program and future missions."
He and co-worker Sharon
Metz, keep a wide range of books
and magazines on the shelves for
their customers. Puig said they
spark conversations about current
events and issues.
He has regular customers,
including several NASA retirees.
Ernie Reyes began coming to Puig
in 1964 at the E&L shop at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station. Reyes
was a systems engineer for the
Gemini Program and then worked
in preflight operations for the
Apollo Program. When he retired in
1995, he continued to come back to
Puig for haircuts.
"I like the way he cuts my
hair," Reyes said. "He's a good

listening post. He holds the pulse of
Puig has a passion for lan-
guages and is fluent in Spanish, and
some French and Russian. He took
a course in Mandarin, a Chinese
dialect, at Brevard Community
Puig and his wife, Lois,
celebrated their 44th wedding an-
niversary last October. They have
two children, a son, Sandy, and a
daughter, Jennifer, and two grand-
Puig loves animals and has four
dogs that he says "keeps us poor."
Two Lhasa apsos are named Rowdy
and Cookie; a Shih Szu is named
Muffy; and Punkin is their poodle.

From MEDICAL, Page 1
and to interface with the
scientists collecting data to
make sure that the process
goes smoothly," Senter said.
"It's a busy time as every-
one rushes to get everything
completed so the crew
members can be released to

their families."
Each mission's crew
is assigned a flight crew
surgeon who follows them
from the time they are as-
signed to a mission through
Flight Crew Surgeon
Dr. James Locke was the
lead crew surgeon for

several missions, including
STS-123 and STS-124.
Locke said it takes
astronauts some time to
readjust to gravity, espe-
cially after a long-duration
"We crew surgeons
keep a close watch on crew
members during the first

several days after returning
from space," Locke said.
"They sometimes experi-
ence motion sickness."
Koichi Wakata, who
lived aboard the Interna-
tional Space Station for
138 days, adjusted quite
fast to Earth's gravity,
and even made it to the

post-landing crew news
conference about four hours
after landing.
"When the hatch
opened, I smelled the grass
from the ground and was
glad to be back home,"
Wakata said. "Still feeling a
little shaky when I walk, but
I'm feeling very good."


Aug 7,2009

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Bolden shares insight of NASA's team goals

It's clear to see that
NASA's new adminis-
trator, Charles Bolden,
is passionate about space.
But even more than that,
he's passionate about the
people who take us there.
During the Kennedy
Space Center All-Hands
Meeting with Bolden on
July 30, Center Director
Bob Cabana described his
old friend and new boss.
"Charlie is a man of integ-
rity who cares about people.
And he has the leadership
ability to lead us through a
very difficult time and into
the future," Cabana said.
"But most of all, Charlie
cares about people."
It didn't take long to see
that Cabana was right about
The new leader told a
story about a young boy in
South Africa named Nkosi
Johnson, who was living
with HIV/AIDS. Bolden
said that the boy began
traveling around the world,
encouraging equal treat-
ment of those affected by

NASA/Chns Chamberland
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, delivers his first All-Hands to Kennedy
Space Center workers July 30 in the Training Auditorium Center Director Bob
Cabana introduced NASA's new boss

the disease and rallying for
a cure. And when asked why
he sought to inspire others,
the boy said something like,
"Well, I may be black, I may
be poor, I may have AIDS ...
but we are all the same."
"Bob (Cabana) tells me
that you are all in here
because you are all the same
in his mind. Contractor, civil
servant and the like -- you
are a team -- and that's

really important," Bolden
Bolden also said that it's
important for the Kennedy
team to stay passionate
about the work it does -- and
the key to that passion is
"There are a lot of places
we need to explore. We need
to be under the oceans. We
need to be understanding a
lot more about our atmo-

sphere. We definitely need
to understand a lot more
about our universe away
from Earth, and one of the
things I believe is that we
need to get out of low Earth
orbit," Bolden said.
While most of those
exploration goals are long-
term, Bolden also touched
on his first-year goals for the
agency. Those include safely
and efficiently flying out
the remaining space shuttle
missions, completing the
International Space Station
and the tall order of inspir-
ing America's youth.
"If kids are not more
excited about science, math
(and) engineering a year
from now, than they were
when I became the admin-
istrator, than I will have

failed," Bolden said.
Other goals include turn-
ing NASA into America's
preeminent agency for
research and development in
Earth sciences and aeronau-
tics, and promoting NASA's
accomplishments so that
every American knows
what the agency is doing
for them. He then asked for
Kennedy's help in making
all of those goals attainable.
"I want you to take the
amount of community
outreach that you do and
bump it up a notch. I want
you to be mentors to people,
both at work and out in your
community," Bolden said.
"You ought to be the model,
you ought to be the people
that everyone else tries to

Future of nation's human spaceflight under review

On May 7, President Barack
Obama announced the
launch of an independent
review of planned U.S. human
spaceflight activities.
Since then, a panel of 11 respect-
ed aerospace community members
has been pouring over documents,
talking with NASA program manag-
ers, Congress, international partners
and industry leaders, and traveling
across the country to receive input
from the public.
Kennedy Space Center Director
Bob Cabana kicked off the public
hearing in Cocoa Beach on July 30.
"I can normally sleep anywhere,
anytime," said Cabana. "But I woke
up this morning, early, and I couldn't
get back to sleep because I was
weighing the importance of what this
panel is trying to do for U.S. human

spaceflight capability."
The panel, tasked with review-
ing why, where and how the U.S.
explores space, is Chairman Norman
Augustine, Dr. Wanda Austin, Bohdan
Bejmuk, Dr. Leroy Chiao, Dr. Chris-
topher Chyba, Dr. Edward Crawley,
Jeff Greason, Dr. Charles Kennel,
retired General Lester Lyles, Dr. Sally
Ride. Phil McAlister is the executive
director, designated federal official.
Cabana explained to the panel
members Kennedy has a team that
is ready and willing to support an
inspirational and attainable space
"More than anything right now,
we need consistency and a clear path
forward for the future," Cabana said.
"We cannot keep changing direction.
We need to decide where we're
going, properly fund it and

execute the plan."
To reiterate Cabana's message,
Pepper Phillips, director of Kenne-
dy's Constellation Project Office,
talked about the work that's been
going on around the center to support
the Ares I-X flight test later this year
and future processing of Ares and
Orion spacecraft.
Florida Senators Mel Martinez,
and Bill Nelson, testified via video
and both stressed the importance
of maintaining Kennedy's talented
work force.
"Our country has a proud tradition
in space exploration, and I applaud
the work of all the men and women
who have dedicated their lives to
NASA's mission," Martinez said. "It
is my hope that this commission will
recommend a stronger commitment
to human space exploration."

"You've got to address that fact of
layoffs that take away the corporate
memory, the extraordinary wealth
of information and experience in the
launch teams and the design teams,
and so forth," Nelson said.
The panel will present its recom-
mendations to the president by Aug.
31, where the direction of human
spaceflight, and ultimately the future
of Kennedy will be determined.
"It's a very difficult challenge
that we've been given and we take
the task very seriously," Augustine
said. "We'll offer, I don't know how
many, probably five or so, half-a-
dozen, options that go all the way
from fitting within the budget to very
aggressive programs. And we'll pro-
vide assessments of each with regard
to risk and the benefit. And we'll see
what the president decides."

"You ought to be the model,
you ought to be the people that
everyone else tries to emulate."

Charles Bolden,
NASA Administrator

Aug 7,2009


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Scenes ,e*edd Spae ete

Photo courtesy of SeaWorld
SeaWorld's Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Team releases O'Doul, a 9-foot, 970-pound male manatee,
into the wild July 30 at KARS Park I near Kennedy Space Center O'Doul was suffering from cold stress
when he was rescued on St Patrick's Day He is the 11 th manatee SeaWorld has released this year

for NASA
Boeing honored the small businesses that support its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services, or CAPPS, contract with NASA on July 21 From left, Dr Dale Wesson of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University, Li Yang of Yang Enterprises, Janet O'Hara of InDyne Inc, Jeff Flick of Engravers Metal Fabricators Inc, Trox Austell of Creative Management Technology Inc, CAPPS Program Manager Mark Jager, Steve
Bailey of BRPH Companies Inc, Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics Inc, and Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Janet Petro

NASA/Jack Pfaller
At the Astrotech Payload Processing Facility in Titusville, Fla technicians check out the Solar Dynamics
Observatory, or SDO, as it's moved onto a Ransome table SDO is targeted to launch in November and is
the first space weather research network mission in NASA's Living With a Star Program The spacecraft's
long-term measurements will give solar scientists in-depth information about changes in the sun's mag-
netic field and insight into how they affect Earth

In Kennedy Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility, a crane lowers the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module LeonE
payload canister July 22 The payload was transferred to Launch Pad 39A on July 30 for installation in space shuttle Dis
module will carry science and storage racks to the International Space Station on the STS-128 mission targeted to launch

S In High Bay 1 of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, space
shuttle Discovery is lowered onto the mobile launcher platform, or MLP
NASA/Jack Pfaller Discovery will carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo containing
ardo toward its life support and science racks, and the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experl-
scovery The ment Support Structure Carrier to the International Space Station Launch of
ch Aug 25 Discovery's STS-128 mission is targeted for Aug 25


Aug 7,2009 Aug 7,2009

Engineer receives 'Take Pride in America' award

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

J ust like the astronauts,
Erik Denson has
explored where few
dare to go. The chief of the
Electrical Design Branch
in Kennedy Space Center's
Engineering Directorate is a
certified Professional Asso-
ciation of Dive Instructors,
or PADI, divemaster.
Denson and other
"Diving With a Purpose," or
DWP, participants recently
received a 2009 National
"Take Pride in America"
award in the Outstanding
Public Private Partnership
category from the U.S.
Department of the Interior
in Washington, D.C.
Denson is one of the
original four participants
and lead instructor of DWP,
a volunteer underwater ar-
chaeology program. Formed
in 2004, the program began
as a partnership between
the National Park Service
and National Association
of Black Scuba Divers, or
NABS, Southern region to
document shipwrecks in
Biscayne National Park off
the coast of Homestead, Fla.
"This award confirms
that we are doing something
positive to preserve and
document our country's his-
tory so that it can be shared
for generations to come,"
Denson said.
Before the award
ceremony, all of the winners
toured the White House.
"The most interesting
part of the tour was the vari-
ous rooms, Green Room,
Blue Room and the Red
Room, and how the various
administrations left their
marks," Denson said.
Denson has been diving
for 17 years and is the cur-
rent president of DIVERSe
Orlando, the local chapter of
the NABS. Several Ken-
nedy workers are members,
but only one other, Howard
Kanner with United Space

for NASA
Erik Denson, chief of the Electrical Design Branch in Kennedy Space Center's Engineering Directorate, was honored July 17 at the "Take Pride in America" national
award ceremony in Washington, D C, for his contribution to "Diving with a Purpose" The program is a volunteer underwater archeology endeavor that runs in coopera-
tion with the National Park Service Howard Kanner of United Space Alliance, not pictured, also participated in the program

Alliance, participated in the
DWP program.
Denson has trained
more than 20 scuba divers
to document underwater
archaeological sites for
historical preservation. He
created the curriculum for
the course and developed a
manual for DWP.
Training includes
underwater mapping and
trilateration. Denson said
trilateration is the method

archaeologists use to map
and measure the various
sections of a shipwreck.
Divers fan the sea floor
to expose the wreck and
document the site using a
ruler, pencil and slate with
Mylar paper.
"During the course, a
diver can spend up to one-
and-a-half hours surveying a
6-by-6 foot section of a site,
not moving from that area."
Denson said. "This type of

diving is not for everyone. It
takes diligence and concen-
The size of DWP has
grown from four divers in
2004 to 54 in 2009. The
group's first project was
documenting underwater
shipwreck sites in Biscayne
National Park. It is the
largest marine park in the
National Parks system. Den-
son said divers assisted in
performing congressionally
mandated condition assess-
ments of several archaeo-
logical sites.
Denson has logged
more than 500 dives, includ-
ing the Red Sea, Grand
Cayman, Curacao in the
Bahamas, and Cozumel and
Cenotes, an underground
spring, in Mexico.
His deepest dive was
135 feet in Pensacola, Fla.,
where an aircraft carrier,
called the USS Oriskany,

sunk intentionally as part of
the artificial reef program.
Most recently, he
completed a local dive in
Boynton Beach, Fla.
"I enjoy underwater
photography and that's what
I did on this dive," Denson
At Kennedy, Denson
works in the Engineering
Development Lab on the
Constellation Program's
electrical ground support
equipment design for Ares I.
Originally from New
York, he has a Bachelor of
Science in electrical en-
gineering from Howard Uni-
versity and a master's from
Polytechnic University.
There's another brave
endeavor Denson currently
is working on: attaining his
pilot's license.

"This award confirms that we
are doing something positive
to preserve and document our
country's history so that it can be
shared for generations to come."

Erik Denson,
Electrical Design Branch Chief


Page 6

Aug 7,2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Ranger 7 snaps first photos of Apollo landing site

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
On July 31, 1964,
Ranger 7 crashed
into the moon's
Sea of Clouds to the jubila-
tion of NASA officials and
engineers at the Jet Propul-
sion Laboratory, or JPL. The
spacecraft's six television
cameras produced 4,316 im-
ages of the lunar surface as
it plunged to impact near the
crater Tycho, the first mis-
sion success in the Ranger
series of uncrewed lunar
In preparation for Proj -
ect Apollo, fundamental in-
formation about the moon's
properties was needed. How
firm was its surface? Was it
covered with a deep layer of
dust into which a descend-
ing spacecraft might sink?
Would its craters, boulder
fields and other unsuspected
features present as-yet-un-
imagined obstacles?
The 800-pound Ranger
spacecraft were designed
to obtain high-resolution
photographs of targets on
the lunar surface and trans-
mit them back to Earth in
an electronic stream during
the final moments before
their destruction in hopes of
answering these questions.
The Ranger Program
already had been set in
motion in 1959, and the
establishment of the lunar
goal kicked it into high gear.
JPL's John Casani was de-
sign team lead for the group
tasked with the development
of a three-axis attitude-sta-
bilized spacecraft needed to
deliver the cameras to their
assigned coordinates.
Today, Casani is JPL's
assistant to the director and
manager of the Institutional
Special Projects Office, with
responsibilities that range
from reviewing new and ex-
isting projects and processes
to mentoring project manag-

NASA file/1964
Ranger 7 was the first United States space probe to successfully transmit close images of the lunar surface to Earth It car-
ried six television cameras, two wide angle and four narrow angle

ers and young, up-and-com-
ing aerospace engineers.
"The Ranger space-
craft were all basically the
same design," Casani said,
"although more advanced
features were introduced se-
rially in 'blocks,' each block
adding capability incremen-
tally to the one before."
Rangers 1 and 2 were
basic "Block I" spacecraft.
Rangers 3, 4 and 5 com-
prised Block II, with Rang-
ers 6, 7, 8 and 9 completing
Block III, the most sophisti-
cated probes in the series.
Launches began in
August 1961, and the out-

comes of the first five were
disappointing, to say the
least, due to problems with
either the launch vehicle or
the spacecraft. Only one of
these, Ranger 4, impacted
the moon at all.
Following the loss of
Ranger 5, Harris "Bud"
Schurmeier was appointed
Ranger project manager as
NASA's investigations into
the causes ensued.
Schurmeier, who is now
retired, said, "From the time
NASA was formed, JPL was
assigned the mission for all
unmanned exploration of the
moon and planets."

Then, Ranger 6 failed
to transmit photos although
striking the moon within 20
miles of its planned impact
point in the Sea of Tranquil-
ity, the landing site destined
for the Eagle on Apollo 11.
Arcing within the
high-voltage power sup-
ply system during launch
rendered the imaging system
"There was a Congres-
sional investigation follow-
ing the failure of Ranger 6,"
Schurmeier recalled. "The
reputations of NASA, JPL
and Cal Tech were on the
line. A lot was riding on the

Ranger 7 mission."
The successful launch
on July 28, 1964, from Pad
12 on Cape Canaveral lifted
not only the Atlas-Agena on
its journey to the moon, but
the spirit of the launch team,
as well.
NASA alum Harold
Zweigbaum was chief of
NASA's newly formed
Atlas-Agena Launch Opera-
tions Branch.
"We had sat in on some
of the Air Force Atlas-Age-
na launches for the experi-
ence," Zweigbaum said.
"Ranger 7 was our second
solo launch, and we were
extremely nervous. We were
so intent on studying the
launch data that I couldn't
tell you if it was 70 degrees
or 90 degrees outside."
All six cameras aboard
Ranger 7 worked properly,
sending back photographs
of the moon that improved
the resolution of lunar detail
as seen from Earth by a
factor of 1,000. The closest
pictures were snapped
2.3 seconds before impact.
The hazards of the Sea
of Tranquility were revealed
by Ranger 8, which trans-
mitted 7,137 images before
crashing onto the moon's
surface Feb. 20, 1965.
The successful 3-axis
attitude-stabilized approach
developed by Casani's team
for the Ranger Program be-
came the foundation for all
of JPL's follow-on lunar and
planetary spacecraft design,
including the Mariner series
of Mars probes and the
successful series of Voyager
planetary probes.
An evolved version of
the design still is in use on
NASA's current spacecraft,
including the Lunar Recon-
naissance Orbiter, which
returned its first imagery
of five of six Apollo moon
landing sites, captured be-
tween July 11 and 15.


Aug 7,2009

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NASA Employees of the Month: August
I I L U L I '- L '- -

NASA/ Tom Farrar
Employees of the month for August are, from left Christine Shepperd (Geever), Chief Financial Office,
Douglas Folkes, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Scott Stilwell, Center Operations, Helen
Kane (Employee of the Quarter), External Relations, Joy Pickett, Information Technology and Commu-
nications Services, and Robert Page, Launch Integration Office Not pictured are Amy Houts-Gilfriche,
Constellation Project Office, Kathleen James, Engineering Directorate, Michael Stirling, Engineering Di-
rectorate, Anthony Bartolone, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Michael Patton, Launch Services
Program, and Juan Calero (Employee of the Quarter), Human Resource Office

Looking up and ahead ...

Aug 17

Targeted for Aug 25
Planned for Sept 6

Late August

September TBD

Sept 15

Sept 30

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

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-128, 1 36 a m EDT
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, PAN, 4 55 p 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

Targeted for Oct 31 Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test, 7 a m EDT
(Pending HQ Final Approval)

Targeted for Nov 12
Planned for Nov 23

No earlier than Nov 12

No earlier than Dec 4

No earlier than Dec 10

Early 2010

Target Feb 4, 2010

Target Feb 10, 2010

Target March 18, 2010

No earlier than April 1, 2010

Target May 14, 2010

Target May 23, 2010

Target July 29, 2010

Target Sept 16, 2010

Targeted for Fall 2011

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

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD


Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, OTV, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 620 a m EST

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

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 08 p m EDT

LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD

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 a m EDT

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134, 1 p m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


Inclement weather forced STS-127 managers to reschedule
the launch of Endeavour several times.
Have this summer's storms forced you to change your plans?

H "Summer storms have kept my family and friends
from going out on the lake."
Chelsea DiMeco,
with NASA Exchange

"I do plan for afternoon thunderstorms... my
family doesn't plan for anything outside."
Rosaly Santos-Ebaugh,
with NASA

-" tend to listen to the radio and TV a little more
to catch the latest weather updates."
Pat Johnson,
with EG&G

"The scrubs we have here (at Kennedy) have a
major effect on my personal life as well."
Roxane Jennings,
with Lackman Culinary Services

S"Several times we weren t able to do what we
wanted... bad storms kept us from traveling.
Casey Booth.
with NASA Exchange

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