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John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas gateway to the universe Spaceport News April 2, 2010 Vol. 50, No. 7 T echnology for a wa By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News See Page 2 Page 6 Page 7 Page 3 Kennedys Philip Scarpa, left, worked with DeVon Griffin from Glenn Research Center in Ohio to develop the IVGEN machine that will be tested on the International Space Station. The filtration device is designed to produce water clean enough to inject intravenously. Photo courtesy of Philip Scarpa/NASA Page 3


Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS April 2, 2010 K To learn more about the innovators and their proposed solutions, and for a list of the LAUNCH council members, visit www.launch or g A perfect result would be to have output water that satisfies the strict standards for water for injection without any failures or performance issues . Dr. Philip Scarpa, Kennedys Medical Operations Manager From Page 1 The Project Clearwater device was built by Philip Scarpas team at Kennedy to create IV-grade water out of drinking water. The suitcase-sized filter device was tested extensively and used as a basis for the IVGEN filtration system going to the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of Philip Scarpa/NASA


SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 April 2, 2010 A media event was hosted by NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, to showcase the Russian-built MiniResearch Module-1, or MRM-1, in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Port Canaveral, Fla. Supplies and other cargo have already been installed into the MRM-1. The module is on display for the media before its transport to the Space Station Processing Facility at NASAs Kennedy Space Center. NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis The Bionic Tigers FIRST team prepares their robot for the next match during the FIRST regional competition at the University of Central Florida arena in Orlando. From left, are, Bill Benson, mentor and Kennedys Launch Services Program engineer; Cocoa High School student Amy Adams; John Bauschlicher, mentor and LSP engineer; and Roger Anderson, a United Space Alliance mentor. NASA/Jim Grossmann By Linda Herridge Spaceport News F The FIRST competition was held last month at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. What tasks would you want your robot to do if you owned one? A


Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS April 2, 2010 Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS April 2, 2010 Scenes Around Kennedy Members of Space Gateway Support Protective Services team practice aircraft rescue fire fighting tactics at the midfield park site adjacent to the Shuttle Landing Facility on March 10. Instructors from Kellogg Community College manipulate situations so firefighters can sharpen their skills and adapt to perform the training objectives effectively. Firefighters participate in several evolutions and take on different roles each time they respond to an incident. Photo courtesy of Terry Moody, Space Gateway Support NASA/Amanda Diller The payload canister containing the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, standing vertically on a transporter, arrives at Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy on March 19. The seven-member STS-131 crew will deliver Leonardo, filled with resupply stowage platforms and racks, to the International Space Station. STS-131 will be the 33rd shuttle mission to the station and the 131st shuttle mission overall. Launch is scheduled for April 5. Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, discuss spaceflight during a forum at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla., on March 19. The Operations and Checkout Building renovation effort was awarded the Association of General Contractors Aon Build America Award on March 19. The award is one of 11 nationally with this category being Heavy Renovation, Federal. The event at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla., and was attended by more than 600 people. NASA file /Kim Shiflett NASA/Jim Grossmann Workers demolish the Vertical Processing Facility, or VPF, on March 15. The demolition, which started in February and is about half done, is scheduled to be finished by July. About 90 percent of the debris will be recycled. A student gets to put on a spacesuit, or extravehicular mobility unit, during Florida Space Day 2010 in Tallahassee. Representatives from Floridas space industry met with legislators and government officials in an effort to ensure Florida remains at the forefront of the nations space program. NASA file /Kim Shiflett For NASA


Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS April 2, 2010 By Linda Herridge Spaceport News A Carlton Hall, the IHA supervisor of ecological programs, retrieves a beach mouse survey tube and inspects the tracking paper for mouse footprints. Photo courtesy of Russ Lowers/Innovative Health Applications Innovative Health Applications Wildlife Biologist Becky Bolt retrieves a beach mouse survey tube. Photo courtesy of Russ Lowers, Innovative Health Applications A southeastern beach mouse, which can be found in the scrub near the coastline of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, chews on a sunflower seed. Photo courtesy of Donna Oddy, Innovative Health Applications


Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS April 2, 2010 Remembering Our Heritage By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian Space shuttle Atlantis arrives at Kennedys Shuttle Landing Facility on April 13, 1985. Atlantis lifted off on its maiden voyage Oct. 3, 1985, on mission 51-J, the second dedicated Department of Defense flight. Later missions included the launch of the Galileo interplanetary probe to Jupiter on STS-34 in October 1989, and STS-37, with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory as its primary payload, in April 1991. Atlantis is named after a two-mast sailing ship that was operated for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from 1930 to 1966. I NASA file/1985


Page 8SPACEPORT NEWSApril 2, 2010 John F. Kennedy Space CenterManaging editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candrea Thomas Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Ochoa-Gonzales Copy editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca SpragueEditorial support provided by Abacus Technology Corp. Writers Group.NASA at KSC is on the Internet at USGPO: 733-049/600142Spaceport News The FIRST competition was held last month at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. What tasks would you want your robot to do if you owned one? Take the trash out to the road on garbage days. I think Id even share my robot to do that for the neighbors. Id have my robot go out and make me some money . maybe do my job a couple of days a week. ON THE Clean my garage. Maybe have it take my wife to the store . a chauffeur sure would be nice. Get some guitar lessons. The robot would be able to repeat itself and not get angry. Cook. I eat out a lot and Id rather have some good home-cooked meals more often, April 5 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-131; 6:21 a.m. EDT Targeted for April 12 Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon; Window 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT Planned for April 18 Landing/KSC: Discovery, STS-131; 8:38 a.m. EDT April 19 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, OTV; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT Targeted for May 14 Launch/KSC: Atlantis, STS-132; 2:28 p.m. EDT May 17 Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV, GPS IIF-1; 3:19 to 3:37 a.m. EDT No earlier than July 21 Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon, NASA COTS Demo 1; TBD Targeted for July 29 Launch/KSC: Endeavour, STS-134; 7:51 a.m. EDT Targeted for Sept. 16 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-133; 11:57 a.m. EDT Targeted for Nov. 17 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, GPS IIF-2; TBD No earlier than Nov. 22 Launch/VAFB: Taurus, Glory; TBD Aug. 5, 2011 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, Juno; TBD Aug.15, 2011 Launch/Reagan Test Site: Pegasus, NuSTAR; TBD Sept. 8, 2011 Launch/CCAFS: Delta II Heavy, GRAIL; TBD To Be Determined Launch/VAFB: Delta II, Aquarius / SAC-D Satellite; TBD To Be Determined Launch/VAFS: Delta II, NPP; TBD No Earlier Than Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory; TBD Oct. 14, 2011 Employees of the month for April are, from left: Michael Ciannilli, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate; Barry Connock, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate; Mark Nurge, Engineering Directorate; James Fesmire, Engineering Directorate; Chad Moeller, Center Operations; and Julee Chamberlain, Chief Financial Office. Not pictured are, Mark Page, Information Technology and Communications Services; Clark Skip Owens, Launch Services Program; and Deborah Cole, Constellation Space Transportation Planning Office, employee of the quarter.NASA Employees of the Month: April NASA/ Tom Farrar