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John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas gateway to the universe Spaceport News www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnews_toc.html March 5, 2010 Vol. 50, No. 5 INSIDE . Page 2 Microcapsule may doom corrosion Page 6 Heisman winner speaks at event A s Kennedy pre are as informed and pre www.usajobs. gov http://kscvoic e Workforce Transition Assistance Guide Workshops, Seminars Job Fairs and an off-site job fair on Resume Bank Page 3 GOES-P ready to launch Page 7 Heritage: KSC FEW celebrates 40 years See OFFICE Page 3 David Wilson, left, chief of the Human Resources Operations Office, speaks with a worker during the grand opening of Kennedys Workforce Transition Office in the Headquarters Building. The new office will offer assistance to center employees seeking federal jobs. NASA/Jim Grossmann
Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS March 5, 2010 New capsule may ward off corrosion for good By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News L into microcapsules for testing. They are too small to be made individually, so NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA/Jim Grossmann microcapsules are too small to see with the naked eye, so researchers use an electron microscope to study their formation.
SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 March 5, 2010 NASA, NOAA continue alliance with weather satellite N By Linda Herridge Spaceport News NASA/Jack Pfaller www.usajobs.gov or Job-seeker Services www.launchnewcareers. com Partnerships Civil Service Available for New Work Civil Service Training In an effort to deter From OFFICE Page 1
Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS March 5, 2010 Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS March 5, 2010 Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center Three Kennedy training departments -Emergency Response Team, NASA helicopter pilots and Fire/Rescue -recently took part in the annual FAST Rope certification training for the Astronaut Search and Rescue Team at the SWAT training range. The UH-1 helicopters are used by the rescue team for transportation of personnel and equipment in the event of a space shuttle contingency. FAST roping is an alternate deployment method for rescue teams that cannot find a suitable location to land. NASA/Amanda Diller In Kennedys Space Station Processing Facility, the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo is prepared for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station. The seven-member STS-131 crew and Leonardo, which is filled with resupply stowage platforms and racks, are targeted to launch aboard space shuttle Discovery on April 5. Boeing Co. workers participate in a bottle rocket contest Feb. 17 at Kars Park II to celebrate National Engineers Week. CAPPS Program Manager Mark Jager, right, took home first place with his Gator rocket, which displayed a perfect chute deployment and flew for 16.2 seconds. Second place went to John Ligas, third to Kevin Hoshstrasser, left, and fourth to Randy Carter. Photo courtesy of Boeing Co. NASA NASA/Mike Chambers The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, visited Kennedy on Feb. 20-23 to reassess the continuing accreditation status of the NASA Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy, which is managed by Kennedys Protective Services Office. The crew members of space shuttle Discoverys STS-131 mission pose for a group portrait following the completion of their M113 training at Kennedy. From left are Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio, Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot James P. Dutton Jr., Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson, top, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger and Stephanie Wilson, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki. An M113 is kept at the foot of the launch pad if an emergency egress from the vicinity of the pad is needed. Just before midnight March 2, space shuttle Discovery began its slow roll from Kennedys Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A atop a mobile launcher platform. The 3.4-mile trek took about six hours. Discovery and the STS-131 crew are targeted to launch to the International Space Station on April 5 at 6:21 a.m. EDT. NASA/Amanda Diller NASA/Amanda Diller
Page 6SPACEPORT NEWSMarch 5, 2010Former Heisman winner Charlie Ward inspires audience African-American History Month event: The History of Black Economic Empowerment panel discussionNASA photosC NASA/Kevin OConnell NASA/Kevin OConnell
Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS March 5, 2010 Remembering Our Heritage: Womens History Month FEW celebrates 40 years of accomplishments By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian Did you know? www.ksc.nasa.gov/groups/few Photo courtesy of FEW/1999 M and a great time job assignments and program and donations to
Page 8SPACEPORT NEWSMarch 5, 2010 Spaceport News three weeks KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov October 2011Looking up and ahead . NASA Employees of the Month: March NASA Phoenix Mars Lander surface mission discussion Jacqueline Martin at Jacqueline.M.Martin@nasa.gov or 321-867-3731 Have you made any special plans concerning the final four space shuttle launches?I have a daughter in Seattle whos going to bring my grandkids . two sets of twins. Id really like to be able to get my family on center so they can see at least one shuttle launch up close.Tom Boarman, with Abacus Technology Corp.WORD STREETON Tim Thurston, with EG&GI normally dont make a conserted effort, but I am now Anna Maria Ruby, with NASAYes. I have a disabled husband and Im going to try and get him out here on Kennedy for a launch.Pauline Shook, with NASAIm making sure my daughter and grandchildren in Wisconsin watch it live.Karen Marshall, with NASA Exchange