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Aug 21 2009 Vol 49 No 17

Spaceport News

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

Worker a fixture
at LC-39

Page 2

STS-125 crew
returns to Kennedy

Page 3

Interns present
summer projects

Page 6

Heritage: The first
payload specialist

Page 7

VAB hosts first rocket in 25 years

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
N ot since the days of
Apollo has a rocket
reached so far into
the rafters of the Vehicle
Assembly Building as the
Ares I-X.
Standing 327 feet tall,
the rocket is almost twice as
tall as a shuttle stack. It is
the same size and roughly
the same shape as the Ares I
rocket that NASA expects to
become operational later in
this decade.
"It's obviously a big
visual milestone," said Jon
Cowart, deputy program
manager of the Ares I-X.
No%\ on can really get
a feel for the scope of the
The Ares I-X program
was developed to test the
first stage of the Ares I,
which is intended to carry
astronauts into low Earth
orbit inside an Apollo-like
spacecraft called Orion.
With a few workers
watching from different
points inside the Vehicle
Assembly Building on
Aug. 13, a crane hoisted
the inactive launch abort
system tower off the floor
and placed it atop the Ares
I-X to complete the rocket.
The second stage of Ares
I-X is inactive and the nose
of the rocket is strictly a
weight and shape simulator
to test whether the first stage
can lift and control the thin-
profiled craft.
The rocket is wired
throughout with more than
700 sensors to gather data
during the flight so engineers
can test their predictions

Launch info
The Ares I-X flight test is
targeted to launch Oct. 31
at 7 a.m., pending NASA
Headquarters approval.

and refine their computer
The test rocket has
been assembled on the
top of a modified mobile
launcher previously used
by the shuttle. The rocket's
first stage is based on the
shuttle's solid rocket booster
and is held onto the platform
by four massive bolts that,
just as with the shuttle, will
split apart at launch to let the
rocket launch.
Now that the test rocket
is assembled, numerous
tests will be run on all
the systems, including
complex instruments that
will constantly measure the
rocket's movements as it
launches and the first stage
The evaluations include
a process called "modal
testing," which will shake
the stack slightly to test
stiffness of the rocket,
including the pinned and
bolted joints, and make sure
the rocket can handle the
strain of launch and ascent.
While those tests are
conducted, a team of about
30 launch controllers also
will practice their roles in the
firing room.
Just a few days before
liftoff, the doors of the
Vehicle Assembly Building
will open all the way to the
top again and the Ares I-X
will be slowly carried to
Launch Pad 39B.

NASA/Dimitn Gerondidakis
The yellow framework, nicknamed the "birdcage," lowers Super Stack 5 onto Super
Stack 4, completing the assembly of the Ares I-X rocket Standing at 327 feet tall,
the rocket is almost twice as tall as a shuttle stack and is the first new space vehicle
in Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building in more than 25 years

Aug 21,2009

Vol 49, No 17

Worker a fixture at Launch Complex 39

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
K ennedy Space Center
Security Officer Jack
ilderbrand was hoping
space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127
mission would launch on July 12,
his 70th birthday.
"Missed it by three days," Hil-
derbrand said with a laugh.
The Space Gateway Support
security officer has worked at the
center for 41 years, with the last 31
years as a guard at Launch Complex
39. That makes him almost as much
a fixture as Kennedy's launch pads.
"My main responsibility is to
protect lives and protect all assets at
Kennedy," Hilderbrand said.
During preparations for
Discovery's STS-128 mission, he's
been stationed mostly at the Launch
Pad 39A guard gate.
In 1961, Hilderbrand started
as surveyor and inspector for
Launch Complex 34 construction at
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
Launch Pads 39A and B, and the
Vehicle Assembly Building area,
followed by surveyor for the Indian
River Bridge.
He joined Kennedy's security
force as a patrol officer in 1964, and
his duties included traffic enforce-
ment at all posts and gates. He
quickly was promoted to sergeant in
December 1966, and then became
duty officer to supervise the patrol
In 1969, while working for
Boeing, he had the opportunity to
work on the Apollo Program.
"I wanted to broaden my
knowledge of the space program
and transferred to work on the
Apollo 11 launch and landing on the
moon," Hilderbrand said.
While with Boeing, he became
the fire inspector for all Boeing-
occupied facilities at the cape and
in Cocoa Beach, Fla. In 1970, he
returned to a sergeant position in
Hilderbrand took a hiatus from
Kennedy in 1973 to manage his
own painting/contracting business,
but returned to Kennedy in 1980 as
a patrol officer. He then tried out
for and joined the SWAT team from
1986 to 1991.
During the Cassini Program,

Photo courtesy of Gary Rothstein/EPA
Kennedy Space Center Security Officer Jack Hilderbrand, who has worked at the center for 41 years,
guards Launch Pad 39A as NASA prepares for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station

Hilderbrand said protesters objected
to the plutonium being used for the
"We traveled through swamps
and outlying areas, looking for pro-
testors," Hilderbrand said. "At times
we would find them and remove
them from Kennedy property."
Hilderbrand said one of the
biggest challenges of his job is the
"I have to be prepared and
ready for the unexpected to happen,
any time and any place," he said.

He recalled a time, several
years ago, when the driver of a ve-
hicle being chased by police ran his
gate on NASA Causeway near
U.S. 1 at 100 mph.
"They got the vehicle stopped
by shooting the tires and windows
out on the vehicle," Hilderbrand
said. "You just never know what
might happen."
He has seen a lot of wildlife
and oftentimes helps the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service catch al-
ligators near the launch pads

and other facilities.
Hilderbrand hopes that NASA's
space program will continue on for
decades to come and people will
enjoy it as much as he has.
"Even when the shuttle pro-
gram comes to an end, I just hope
and pray NASA will come up with
something to replace it and continue
on so there will be a future in space
and people living in this area will
have jobs," Hilderbrand said.
As for Hilderbrand, he has
enough to keep him busy for awhile,
as does the STS-128 crew, which
includes Commander Rick Sturck-
ow, Pilot Kevin Ford, and Mission
Specialists John "Danny" Olivas,
Patrick Forrester, Jose Hernandez,
Nicole Stott and European Space
Agency astronaut Christer Fugle-
They are set to deliver the
Multi-Purpose Logistics Mod-
ule Leonardo, containing science
and storage racks, a new sleeping
compartment and the COLBERT
treadmill, to the International Space
Station. Their 13-day mission will
include three spacewalks to replace
experiments outside the Euro-
pean Space Agency's Columbus
laboratory and installation of a new
ammonia storage tank. During the
mission, Stott will transfer to the
space station to replace Tim Kopra
as Expedition 20 flight engineer.
Kopra will return home aboard
"It's been steady work at the
launch pad preparing Discovery to
fly," Hilderbrand said. "I'm look-
ing forward to a safe and successful

"I have to be
prepared and
ready for the
unexpected to
happen, any
time and any

Jack Hilderbrand,
security officer


Aug 21,2009

Page 2

STS-125 crew returns with final memories of Hubble

he crew of the STS-
125 mission forever
will be remembered
as the group that gave
NASA's Hubble Space
Telescope its final tune-up.
It's been three months
since the crew left Kennedy
Space Center in a billow of
smoke and clouds. On Aug.
7, they returned to where the
mission began to talk about
their accomplishments,
share personal stories and
thank the team that made it
all possible.
"We've been traveling
around the country saying
thank you to everyone in-
volved," Commander Scott
Altman said. "But it's really
special for us to be back
here, because this is where it

really came together.
"You are the guys who
got two vehicles ready to go
at the same time to give us
that back for launch."
Altman, Pilot Gregory
C. Johnson, and Mission
Specialists Mike Massimino
and Megan McArthur at-
tended the crew return in
the Operations and Sup-
port Building II. Mission
Specialists John Grunsfeld,
Andrew Feustel and Mi-
chael Good could not make
the visit due to prior obliga-
tions. According to Altman,
Good is busy training for the
upcoming STS-132 mission
to the International Space
Baseball was a hot topic
throughout the ceremony.

One worker asked Massimi-
no if he had taken the home
plate from Yankee Stadium
up in space, knowing the
astronaut was a New York
Mets fan.
"There's a lot of cleat
marks on that thing . and
I don't think a lot of them
belonged to the Mets," Mas-
simino joked.
The astronauts repaired
and upgraded Hubble during
five spacewalks.
"If any mission ever
showed the importance of
human spaceflight, it's got
to be these guys," Ken-
nedy Center Director Bob
Cabana said. "I don't know
of any robot that can think
like them, act like them or
perform like them."

NASA/Amanda Diller
STS-125 mission Commander Scott Altman signs items for Kennedy Space Center
workers at the crew return ceremony Aug 7 in Operations and Support Building II

Space club honors trio with Lifetime Achievement awards

Most people think working
for the nation's space pro-
gram is an honor... but
what if you dedicated your life to it?
Three men have, and they recently
were honored by the National Space
Club of Florida.
Dr. James "Jim" Johnson,
Gerald Oppliger and Guenter Wendt
were awarded a Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award at a luncheon Aug. 11,
at the Oceanfront DoubleTree Hotel
in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
"Jim, Gerald and Guenter each
have made significant contributions
to the space community through their
impressive careers," said Roy Thar-
pe, committee chair of the National
Space Club. "The space club is proud
to acknowledge their achievements."
Johnson has served the space
program since 1955, from his
distinguished career at NASA to his
lifelong service to the community in
educational and public arenas.
Following his retirement from
NASA in 1995 as deputy man-
ager of the Russian Integration
Office, Johnson remained active in
the space community. He served in
key leadership positions with the Ca-
naveral Council of Technical Societ-
ies, Space Congress, NASA Alumni

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Guenter Wendt, center, discusses how to get younger Americans interested in the space program with
Gerald Oppliger, left, and Dr James "Jim" Johnson at the National Space Club's Lifetime Achievement

Award luncheon Aug 11 in Cocoa Beach, Fla

League and Brevard Space Week.
He also received numerous awards,
including two NASA Exceptional
Service medals.
Oppliger served the space
program for 50 years, beginning
with Sperry Utah Co. as a project
engineer in 1959 and ending with his
long service as president of Lock-
heed Martin Space Operations Co.
in 1997.
In the late 1950s he worked on
the nation's early missile systems.

In the 1960s, he helped design
the solid propellant motors for the
Titan missile system, as well as the
solid propellant rocket motors for the
Apollo launch escape system.
In the 1980s, Oppliger served as
executive vice president and program
manager for the construction and
checkout of the Space Shuttle Launch
Facility at Vandenberg Air Force
Base in California. He later served
as Lockheed Martin Space Opera-
tions Co. president for the Shuttle

Processing Contract with NASA.
Wendt, a space industry legend,
served on every spacecraft closeout
crew from the launch of the monkey
"Ham" until his retirement in 1989.
A confidant and personal friend
of most of the astronauts, Wendt
received NASA's Letter of Apprecia-
tion Award, several Group Achieve-
ment awards and the Silver Snoopy.
Born and educated in Germany,
Wendt came to the U.S. in 1949 and
became an American citizen in 1955.
Working as a mechanical engineer
for the McDonnell Aircraft Corp., he
was given primary responsibility for
testing, checkout and launch opera-
tions for all Mercury and Gemini
crewed flights.
After the Apollo 1 accident
in 1967, the astronauts rallied to
transfer Wendt to North American
Rockwell Corp., where he resumed
his duties as self-proclaimed "Pad
Fuhrer." He was responsible for
launch preparations for all crewed
Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz
test flights and was the last man seen
by the flight crews prior to liftoff.
Residing in Merritt Island, Fla.,
Wendt frequently is consulted for
historical productions and remains
active as a space advocate.

Aug 21,2009


Page 3


Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Kim Shiflett
STS-128 crew members take a break from their Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test in Kennedy Space Center's Payload Changeout
Room at Launch Pad 39A on Aug 7 From left, Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester, Pilot Kevin Ford, and Mission Specialists Nicole Stott
and Danny Olivas The STS-128 mission is targeted to launch from Kennedy at 1 36 a m Aug 25

for NASA
Members of the Disability Awareness and Action Working Group, or DAAWG, load up ice cream sundaes to help raise funds for upcoming
activities taking place during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is October A Kennedy Space Center event featuring
blind trl-athlete, Aaron Scheidies, is scheduled for Oct 30

A Camp Kennedy Space Center participant takes a tumble in the Multi-Axis Trainer, or MAT, at the Visitor Complex this summer Participants also were able to take part in hands-on activities, a simulated space shuttle launch and
enjoy various motion-based simulators Weekly camps ran from June 8 to Aug 14

NASA photos

Students, parents unite for
Inventor/Invention Week
Allen Jensen, above, and Bryce Lawton, show
inventions they and their parents created during
Inventor/Invention Week at the Child Development
Center at Kennedy Space Center on July 24. Al-
len is holding a ball-catch game and Bryce is tot-
ing a water-purification unit. Trophies were given
to all 17 children who participated, including Tyler
Healey, Joel Freeland, Madison Cox, Nicholas
Dent, Kathryn Morris, Travis Murr, Michael Murr,
Shay Strott, Mason Hewett, Danielle Haddox,
Gavin Thomas, Christain Calero, Lauren Batter-
son, Chelsea Whalen and Erik Schlichenmaier.

for NASA Al Worden shows Center Director Bob Cabana a moon rock
Employees of the Launch Services Program, which includes NASA, Analex, a subsidiary of QiniteQ North America, aiSolutions, and SAIC, encased in Lucite at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on
collected 117 pairs of shoes and $235 for the Central Brevard Sharing Center, or CBSC, as part of Analex's annual "Best Foot Forward" shoe July 30 NASA honored Worden with an Ambassador of Exploration
drive From left, Pam Pugmire, Diane Haider, and David Brubaker, vice president of the CBSC, are seen with some of the shoes collected Award for his contributions to the U S space program

Barbara Stephenson, the U S Ambassador to Panama, toured Kennedy Space Center facilities Aug 6 From left are Dana Gray, IBM Corp, Kenneth Mouradian,
Orlando director, U S Department of Commerce, Valerie Guenther, district director, office of congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas, Kathleen Mclnerney, TradeRoots
manager, U S Chamber of Commerce, Kennedy Deputy Director Janet Petro, Stephenson, and Malvina Gasco, field representative for Kosmas



Aug 21,2009 Aug 21,2009

Summer interns wrap up work with project showcase

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Lindsay Greene, a se-
nior at Florida Tech
in Melbourne, was
one of more than 100 high
school, college and graduate
students and professors who
completed a 10-week sum-
mer internship at Kennedy
Space Center.
Greene and others
displayed overviews of their
projects on posters during a
mentor appreciation ceremo-
ny, Aug. 14, at the Opera-
tions and Checkout Building
Mission Briefing Room.
The summer intern-
ships were coordinated by

the Education Programs and
University Research Divi-
sion of Kennedy's External
Relations Directorate.
Greene worked in the
Marshall Space Flight Center
resident office at Kennedy
with mentor Jolene Martin.
She reviewed launch facility
shuttle propulsion processes
and focused on solid rocket
booster integration from
beginning to end.
11 t as great to be with
the hardware, and learning
the integration process will
be priceless knowledge that
can be used in the future,"
Greene said. She compiled
and presented her overview
to Kennedy and Marshall

processing teams.
Berta Alfonso is the
acting education director
and lead for agencywide
education projects at Ken-
nedy. Alfonso said interns
are competitively selected
according to set criteria, in-
cluding grade point average.
"We appreciate all the
mentors who provided their
talent to help the students
grow," Alfonso said. "The
Kennedy Education Office
is here to serve the director-
ates in providing them the
resources needed to accom-
plish their missions."
The next call for men-
tors will around the holiday

NASA/ Troy Cryder
Summer intern Alex Miller, left, of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, was one
of more than 100 high school, college and graduate students who completed a
10-week summer internship at Kennedy Space Center Miller and several others dis-
played overviews of their projects during a mentor appreciation ceremony Aug 14

Education lead receives national 'Women of Color' award

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Inspiring young students to seek
careers in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics,
or STEM, is one of Hortense Burt's
Burt, who is Kennedy Space
Center's education projects manager,
recently was recognized for her work
in promoting minority education
advancements in STEM by the Na-
tional Women of Color organization.
Since 2006, Burt has worked
in the NASA Education Programs
and University Research Division of
the External Relations Directorate.
She oversees the center's University
Education Projects with primary
responsibility for the formulation and
implementation of new initiatives
and student internships.
Burt will receive the award for
Educational Leadership during the
2009 Women of Color Technology
Awards Conference in October.
"Receiving this award is an
honor to my mothers, for I was
blessed with two, my grandmother
and everyone else in my life who re-
quired that I do my job excellently,"
Burt said. "They told me to keep my
eyes on where I wanted to go, but
never forget where I came from, and

I a
Hortense Burt will receive the award for Educa-
tional Leadership during the 2009 Women of Color
Technology Awards Conference in October

that true success should be measured
by how many folks I brought with
me and helped along the way.
"It couldn't have happened
without the support of my wonderful
co-workers," Burt added.
Glenn Research Center Director
Dr. Woodrow Whitlow and Deputy
Director Robyn Gordon nominated
Burt for the award.
"Hortense recognizes our
critical national need to increase the
number of students who are pursu-
ing careers in STEM fields and she
is more than doing her part to make
this a reality," Whitlow said.
"Her enthusiasm in engaging
students and faculty is nothing
short of inspirational. I would
consider it a privilege for Hortense

to work with my grandchildren."
According to Tyrone Tabom,
CEO and publisher of the Women of
Color magazine, Burt was selected
from hundreds of nominees reviewed
by the selection panel.
"Hortense is very deserving
of this honor," said Division Chief
Gregg Buckingham. "Her passion for
reaching out to the public, especially
students, is contagious. She is a great
role model -- as a parent, co-worker
and citizen."
Burt said her personal mission
in her current job is to encourage
every minority student she comes in
contact with to do their best in school
and seek a STEM field of study.
"My goal is to aid in increas-
ing the number of young minorities
employed throughout NASA in these
fields," Burt said.
She is responsible for univer-
sity-level projects, but believes there
is a need to inspire students at the
elementary level, to ensure there are
students who qualify for NASA and
Kennedy's university programs as
well as employment with the agency.
She said the most rewarding
aspect of her job is talking to K-12
students about STEM careers and
hosting minority K-12 students dur-
ing a space shuttle launch.

"Many of these students do not
have a clue what we do here," Burt
said. "This gives them an opportu-
nity to learn and be inspired."
She said some of her challenges
are convincing minority students
they can be an engineer, astronaut
or scientist; acquiring resources to
fund and manage new projects; and
having a diverse pool of students
selected, by Kennedy mentors, as
Burt is a graduate of Prairie
View A&M University in Texas,
where she received a Bachelor of
Science in mechanical engineering.
In 2000, she joined NASA as a flight
assurance manager in the Expend-
able Launch Vehicles Safety and
Flight Assurance Office. She also
was the mission assurance manager
on Mars Exploration Rover Mis-
sions A and B and the Deep Impact
A native Texan, Burt and her
three children, James, Bobby and Af-
ton, reside in Titusville, Fla. She is a
member and actively involved in St.
James African Methodist Episcopal
Church and the Alpha Kappa Alpha
sorority. When she isn't working
with students, she enjoys reading,
exercising and traveling with her


Page 6

Aug 21,2009

Remembering Our Heritage

'Plan B' brings success for first payload specialist

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
Charlie Walker can testify
from personal experience
that there is more than one
path to achieving a goal. Although
not chosen for NASA's first astro-
naut class in the space shuttle era,
he went on to become NASA's first
fare-paying payload specialist.
His launch as a representative
of the McDonnell Douglas Corp.
with the astronaut crew of the
STS 41-D mission on Aug. 30,
1984, opened up the space frontier
to private industry.
Aerospace jobs were scarce as
the Apollo Program came to a close.
Following graduation in 1971 from
Purdue University with a bachelor's
degree in aeronautical and astronau-
tical engineering, Walker accepted a
position as a civil engineering tech-
nician with the U.S. Forest Service,
an agency that had employed him
while he was a student.
Employment as a design en-
gineer with the Bendix Aerospace
Co. and as a project engineer with
the Naval Sea Systems Command
When NASA put out a call
for candidates for the first astro-
naut class in the space shuttle era,
Walker applied, but his search for
the perfect job continued. During
an interview for employment with
McDonnell Douglas, he was forth-
coming and explained that one of
his goals was to fly in space.
McDonnell Douglas already
had plans to develop an advanced
piece of pharmaceutical equipment,
an electrophoresis device, and to
send it into space for testing and
In an interview with the Space-
port News, Walker said, "I told
them, if the opportunity presents
itself, I would like to be the person
who does that research."
Disappointingly, NASA did not
select Walker for the astronaut class,
but McDonnell Douglas liked what
they heard.
Following plan B, Walker
started working for the company in
1977 as a test engineer on the aft
propulsion subsystem for the space

NASA file/1984
Payload Specialist Charlie Walker works with the continuous flow electrophoresis device, or CFES,
experiment, located in the middeck of space shuttle Discovery during STS 41-D

NASA file/1984
Payload Specialist Charlie Walker talks with
friends at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston on
Sept 8, 1984, following the STS 41-D mission

shuttles before joining their space
manufacturing team as one of its
original members.
"In medical research, as well
as medical pharmaceutical produc-
tion, there is a need to achieve high
purity," Walker explained, "and a
process widely used is electropho-

resis. McDonnell Douglas pursued
the concept that the environment
of orbital flight -- microgravity
-- would improve the purification
of those materials 100 times better
than could be done on Earth."
The result was the continuous
flow electrophoresis device, or the
Walker became the chief test
engineer and payload specialist
for the company's Electrophoresis
Operations in Space, or EOS, com-
mercialization project, as it came to
be known.
Before his first flight in 1984,
Walker trained NASA astronauts in
the operation of the CFES payload
that flew on shuttle missions STS-4,
STS-6, STS-7 and STS-8. Walker
then accompanied the device him-
self on missions STS 41-D,
STS 51-D and STS 61-B.
By the end of his third flight in
1985, he had accumulated 20 days
of experience in space.
"For the researcher to have

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access to his laboratory is an
extremely important aspect of any
program," Walker said. "In space
--just as on Earth, having a labora-
tory, but being unable to get into it,
is a problem. Somebody else has
to be trained to do the experiments
and report to the researcher. It can
be effective, but it's not the most
efficient way to make progress."
Walker also recognized the
value of an experienced launch
"The McDonnell Douglas and
pharmaceutical communities could
not have flown the CFES device
without the expertise of Ken-
nedy Space Center's work force in
integrating the equipment and our
processes into the vehicle and the
launch preparation protocols," he
Another McDonnell Douglas
employee, Robert Wood, trained to
operate the CFES on shuttle mis-
"In 1986, McDonnell Douglas
was planning to fly an up-scaled
version of the equipment but can-
celed the plans after the Challenger
Two other industrial payload
specialists flew in the shuttle pro-
gram -- Robert Cenker, who flew
on the STS 61-C and the last being
Greg Jarvis on STS 51-L.
Walker hopes, though, that
payload specialists will be included
in future space programs.
"The opportunity for research-
ers to fly with their work is invalu-
able for any science or engineering
or commercial project develop-
ment," he said.
Although the EOS program
came to an end, the technology
developed for use on spaceflights
resulted in improved designs and
processes for the electrophoresis
devices in use in the pharmaceutical
industry on Earth.


Aug 21,2009

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Page 8SPACEPORT NEWS Aug 21 2009

Looking up and ahead ...

Targeted for Aug 25
Planned for Sept 6

Late August

September TBD

Sept 15

Sept 30

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, 305 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


We're taking the COLBERT treadmill up to the
International Space Station on the STS-128 mission.
What on the space station would you want named after you?

Visitor Complex offers free admission,
discounts to active military personnel

In honor of the brave men and women who serve and protect our
country, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced a
new "Salute to America's Heroes" offer for U.S. military personnel. Active
duty military service members, including members of the National Guard
and reservists, can obtain complimentary tickets and discounted tickets
for family and friends through Dec. 15.
Complimentary tickets for active military and discounted tickets for fam-
ily and friends are available at participating military base ITT travel offices.
Complimentary admission includes the new Shuttle Launch Experi-
ence, a Kennedy Space Center tour, 3D IMAX space films, Astronaut En-
counter and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, featuring historic spacecraft,
simulator rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut
Admission tickets are valid for a second day free at the Visitor Com-
plex, if used within a seven-day period. Active military members also
will receive a 10 percent discount on retail and food items at the Visitor
Complex. For more information, call (321) 449-4400.

"A solar array..
unique like me"

. because that would be pretty

Joyce Wood,
with Brevard Achievement Center

'The arm on the space station ... to an extent it
controls what goes on up there."
Doug Tomlin,
with NASA

"The antigravity shower... when
and if they ever get one up there."
Tom Price,
with Innovative Health Applications

"The kitchen . the Ivette Cafe. I'm a cool<...
that's my other gig.
Ivette Jones,
with REDE Critique Inc.

"A hammock... they need one up there so they
can feel like they're at home."
Cathy Dixon,
with REDE Critique Inc.

John F Kennedy Space Center

Spaceport News

Spaceport News is an official publication of the Kennedy Space Center and
is published on alternate Fridays by External Relations in the interest of KSC civil
service and contractor employees.
Contributions are welcome and should be submitted threeweeks before publication
to the Media Services Branch, IMCS-440. E-mail submissions can be sent to
Managing editor . . . . .......................... Candrea Thomas
Editor . . . . .............................. Frank Ochoa-Gonzales
Copy editor . . . . .............................. Rebecca Sprague
Editorial support provided by Abacus Technology Corp Writers Group
NASA at KSC is on the Internet at www nasa gov/kennedy
USGPO 733-049/600142


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