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John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas gateway to the universe Spaceport News May 28, 2010 Vol. 50, No. 11 Atlantis crew celebrates charitable strides with cargo W ith Atlantis and its crew of six as tronauts expected to return to Earth this week, a host of commemorative items will begin making their way from storage lock ers in the spacecraft to new homes with organizations across the country. Many of the objects were already precious in their meaning, but the STS132 crew members added to the inspirational value by assigning them slots aboard Atlantis for a trip to the International Space Station and back. A lapel pin from the Susan G. Komen Founda tions Race for a Cure, for example, was tucked inside an Atlantis locker. A green and black rubber wristband from Elis Army Cancer Survivors also made the trip, along with a wristband from Team G Force Cancer Survivors. There also were mementos from several other organizations inside Atlantis. A teddy bear from the Cleft Palate Foundation of Chapel Hill, N.C., a lapel pin from the Alzheimers Association of Chicago, Diabetes Foundation Inter national and Make-A-Wish orbit. Lapel pins and similarsized commemoratives often are carried because they are small and lightweight, but their symbolism can be immense. The crew tucked a pin from the Imagine Theres No Hunger cam paign, for example, into the There also is room for Inside this issue . NASA shares insight Packing P-POD Heritage: Gala honors Deltas 50th Page 7 Page 6 Page 3 Page 2 Green emphasis By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News bulkier items, including banners, shirts and jerseys. For instance, Atlantis astro nauts took a red T-shirt from the charity organization Save the Children. The astronauts also carried several other light hearted personal items, such as a 4-by-6-inch photo of Peter Pizza in Brooklyn, a piece for a Lego space shuttle and a DVD from the 2009 induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A red squeeze ball from the business network CNBC also was along for the ride. Such commemorative personal interest or achieve ment by a crew member and NASA makes room for them. The expectation is that, back on Earth, many of the objects will inspire fu ture explorers and achieve ments. Shuttles carry a host of and other objects intended as special rewards to groups or individuals or goodwill items. ted for space duty were bolted between the braces on Atlantis airlock in the payload bay. The triangular contain ers were packed with some 755 small interna also were six packages of designed for the individual orbiters. Shuttles have carried such mementos for more than 30 years. Space shuttle Enterprise, for example, was loaded with patches and from a 747 on several test carried a similar assortment on STS-1 and each mission thereafter has included a host of similar items. Astronaut Gus Grissom is credited with carrying the when he took rolls of dimes 1961. Almost 50 years later, the goal and effect remain the same: to celebrate and inspire exploration. NASA One of the pair of large boxes holding flags, patches and other items is anchored to the support struts for the airlock in Atlantis cargo bay.


Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS May 28, 2010 Kennedy engineers share key knowledge, experience with commercial launch developers By Linda Herridge Spaceport News N ASAs Commercial Orbital Transporta tion Services, or COTS Program, supported by Kennedy, and engineers from the centers Engineer ing Directorate, recently shared key knowledge and past experiences with com mercial launch developers SpaceX and Orbital Sci ences as they work toward Chris Rawlins, a NASA materials and processes engineer, said lessons learned about cork debond ing from a Delta II launch understand and correct their cork debonding issue. The commercial launch provid ers Falcon 9 had a similar problem when some cork stage, during a wet dress rehearsal at Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Launch Complex-40 on April 16. SpaceX Vice Presi dent of Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Ken Bowersox said NASA worked with them and their resin supplier to help resolve the issue. During our second dress rehearsal, the cork performed very well. It remained bonded and the electromagnetic interfer ence test also completed successfully, Bowersox, a former NASA astronaut, said. Sharing past experi ences with NASA has been continues to be an impor tant aspect of our ongoing partnership. SpaceX is preparing to test launch a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft May 28 from Launch Complex-40. According to Kennedy COTS Program Manager Steve Cain, this is just one example of how the cen ter shares knowledge and expertise with developing commercial launch provid ers when needed. We enable them by sharing NASAs knowledge and expertise, Cain said. We dont try to tell them how to do it. We share op tions and then they make the decisions. This is very much a sharing experience, Rawl ins said. Everyone learns a little bit more when we try different things. For Orbital Sciences, Rawlins said it already has vehicles, the Pegasus XL and Taurus XL, which are used for NASA Launch Services Program missions. So the engineering expertise and knowledge crosses over to the companys develop ment of the Taurus II for commercial launches. We have worked closely with Orbital on the composite materials of the payload fairing, Rawlins said. To help determine environmental control air impingement velocities across a sensitive payload component, mechanical en gineers worked closely with Orbital Sciences to test air ment a redesign of the exit nozzle if necessary. Kennedys Prototype Development Branch creat ed a mock-up of the mission spacecraft and shipped it to Orbitals Chandler facility in Arizona for incorporation into the test setup. This test mock-up al lowed more accurate testing who is a mechanical ground support engineer with Analex Corp. Recent damage to Kennedys Launch Pad 39A from space shuttle launches has given engineers the knowledge and experience information with Orbital as it develops blast protection for its launch pad at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Taurus-II Ground Systems Manager Michael Brainard said Kennedys Thermal Analysis/Blast Protection Group developed and determined the plumeinduced environments on the Transporter Erector Launch er, or TEL, for the launch of a Taurus-II vehicle. This group was in strumental in evaluating the thermal responses of TEL structure, Brainard said. The Materials Branch also recommended an ablative material for protecting the TEL structure during launch. All analysis, meetings and support documentation obtained from these groups have been a great help for Orbital to move in the right direction. Cain said as needs arise, commercial launch develop ers use the expertise from other Kennedy director ates, such as Spacecraft and Payload Processing, Launch Vehicle Processing, Center Operations, and Safety and Mission Assurance. SpaceX conducted the first static test firing of all nine Merlin first stage engines on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle March 13 from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The engines fired for 3.5 seconds. During processing inside the SpaceX Horizontal Integration Hangar at Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the Falcon 9 first stage, second stage and Dragon qualification spacecraft are mated. Photo courtesy of SpaceX Photo courtesy of SpaceX


SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 May 28, 2010 It takes a tight-knit crew to raise a sustainable building By Rebecca Sprague Spaceport News T o build NASAs greenest project, the Propellants North Administrative and Main tenance Facilitys tight-knit construction crew is turning to Kennedy Space Centers rich history. Everything in that fa cility is put together to make the employees comfortable and make them more ef a NASA Construction of Facilities project manager. product that will glisten a shade of green when it opens for business in De cember. Since August 2009, the team has been working to keep the construction site just as eco-friendly. Weve recycled 475 tons of concrete, 163 pounds of crushed bottles and aluminum cans, 2.16 tons of cardboard, 164 pounds of white paper, 2.3 tons of wood and 3.5 tons of steel, Peacock of HW Davis Con struction. These numbers will just increase until the project is completed. Michelle Ramsey, an environmental engineer with Innovative Heath Ap plications, said she even has taken part in a little dumpster diving to retrieve recyclable materials. While it may not be glamorous, she says its important. She said another aspect of her job is to make sure materials are reused on center. Even the silt fencing, Ramsey said. We have our girls come over and they re move the silt fence and use it for protection of burrows and stakes for burrows for the gopher tortoises. The team is reaching for the U.S. Green Build ing Councils Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, or LEED, Platinum status, which isnt easy to achieve. LEED uses a point system, and then awards those points based on the projects design and imple mentation. We are rock-solid get ting that Platinum. I think were way over 52 points, which is the minimum, Maurice Amozig, project and Associates, said. It looks good. It looks very good to be solid Platinum. Everyone is on the lookout for ways to improve the score. Larry Hersey of URS, the projects inspec tor, for example, suggested that the electrical contrac bulbs as temporary lighting, instead of incandescent, a suggestion that was quickly implemented. For each member of time they are going for the platinum rating. No doubt about it, its our No. 1 goal, said HW Davis Doni Denning, the safety coordinator. Project Superintendent Aaron Peacher agrees. He said the crew is following LEEDs strict guidelines of obtaining all materials from within a 500-mile radius. He also said of all the construc tion waste material gener ated, about 95 percent has been diverted from the Ken materials are either pro cessed directly on Kennedy for reuse or sent off to local recyclers for processing. The green vision began well before the design process. Steve Szabo with ates designed the facil ity and said meeting those guidelines and expectations was a challenge, but a fun and exciting one. Probably the most exciting, Szabo said, was incorporating the old glazing and framing of Kennedys Launch Con trol Center. Its set at the same orientation and angle as it was in the Launch Control Center, looking out toward Launch Pads A and B, Szabo said. Crushed crawlerway rocks also will be incor porated in the facilitys landscaping. Its really a dedica tion to the astronauts and the launch team, Kline said. Every shuttle passed through the crawlerway. Ev ery launch has been viewed through those windows. And we just thought it was a shame to waste them. windows will be put into the frames to help the building maintain an energy credit of net zero. Rainwater also will be stored in underground tanks and used for irrigation and bathroom facilities. The building is designed to be 52 percent tional commercial building. And to do that we looked photovoltaic panels, Szabo said. We left no stone un turned in that process. NASAs Mick Barth, who recently graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and he has no doubt that every project after it will be green. Many people in the construction industry have been building the same way for many years and this be of college, this is the only way Ive known, Barth said. So, for many years to come, this is what Ill be doing. Kline agrees that this project is only the beginning for Kennedy and NASA. I hope this is just the start, Kline said. From now on, well model this to the bigger buildings. NASA Construction of Facilities has always strived to get everybody the best air, the best light . all the best of everything. The Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility takes shape at Kennedy. The facility is striving to qualify for the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Platinum certification. Workers prepare to install window glazing and framing recycled from the iconic firing rooms of the Launch Control Center at the Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility. New energy-efficient windows will be set at the same orientation and angle as the old windows were at the control center, looking out toward Launch Complex 39. NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA/Jim Grossmann


Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS May 28, 2010 Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS May 28, 2010 Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center More than 300 people participated in the 2010 Annual Walk/Run at the Shuttle Landing Facility on April 27. Sponsored by Kennedys fitness centers, the goal of the event was to motivate center employees to get moving. Participants chose to walk or run 2 miles down the runway, rollerblade, or run a 5 or 10K. Dana Bolles, an environmental compliance engineer at NASAs Ames Research Center, talks with employees about living with a disability during a Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Employees, or DICE, Launch and Learn event May 13. Bolles, who was born without limbs, previously worked in Kennedys Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate. Kennedy employees are educated on physical fitness, disease management and prevention, personal hygiene, stress management and nutrition at the Health and Fitness Day 2010 event in the Operations and Checkout Buildings Mission Briefing Room on May 19. Vendors from Brevard and Orange counties showcased their services and raffled off prizes. The steel framework that will hold about 60 tons of special dirt, called BP-1, for NASAs first Lunabotics Mining Competition begins to take shape at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Twenty-two university teams from around the country built remote controlled or autonomous excavators, called lunabots, for the competition on May 27-28. The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Liberty Star tows a booster to the dock at Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster was used during space shuttle Atlantis launch from Kennedy on May 14 on the STS-132 mission. The segments will be refurbished and stored in Utah for future use if needed. NASA NASA/Jack Pfaller NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis NASA/Jack Pfaller Kennedy hosts an educational event May 12 at the Space Life Sciences Laboratory to celebrate National Lab Day. Dozens of Brevard County, Fla., students, ages 16 to 18, from Temple Christian School and Cocoa High attended presentations covering a general overview of NASAs STEM activities and educational opportunities. Students broke into four 30-minute laboratory sessions with hands-on demonstrations that taught material science and engineering, genetics, microbiology and physics. Through National Lab Day, NASA aims to inspire and engage students in STEM education while building a future work force skilled in these disciplines. NASA/Jack Pfaller NASA


Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS May 28, 2010 Education satellites hitch ride on Glory mission By Linda Herridge Spaceport News G ood things some times come in small packages. For Launch Services Program, or LSP, mission manager Garrett Skrobot, one of those packages is a Poly Picosat ellite Orbital Deployer, or P-POD, container that can carry mini-research satel lites, or CubeSats, on NASA missions. This P-POD will carry on a NASA expendable launch vehicle, Skrobot said. Providing students with the opportunity to launch their satellites has al ways been a vision of mine, planning board approval. The P-POD and Cube Sat Project were developed by California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Stanford Universitys Space Sys tems Development Lab for NASAs Educational Launch of Nanosatellite, or ELaNa, missions. Roland Coelho, a Cal Poly aerospace engineering graduate student, has had the opportunity to work with LSP for several years. Working with the LSP engineers has been invalu able for Cal Poly students, gaining real hands-on expe rience in mission integration for the ELaNa mission, Coelho said. P-PODs are aluminum containers measuring about 5 inches square by about 16 inches long. One P-POD will carry three CubeSats as an auxiliary payload aboard a Taurus XL on NASAs Glory mission, which is scheduled to launch in November from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Skrobot said that after the Glory spacecraft has been released, the P-POD will release the CubeSats to start their missions. The CubeSats were selected based on NASAs education goals and vi sions, Skrobot said. cubes were developed by college undergraduate and graduate students at Montana State University, the University of Colo rado in Boulder, and several Kentucky universities that combined their efforts to become Kentucky Space Consortium. Measuring about 4 inches cubed, with a volume of about 1 quart, and weigh ing in at about 2.2 pounds, the CubeSats are indeed very tiny. Skrobot said the CubeSat must conform to standard aerospace mate rials and operate without the use of propulsion. When you give students an opportunity to design an experiment in a up with great creativity, Skrobot said. Montana State Univer sitys Explorer-1 Prime, or E1P, will study variations in the Van Allen radiation belts rate the 50th anniversary of Explorer-1, Americas the cloud of highly ener getic electrons trapped in 1958. David Klumpar, a re search professor of physics, said the cube will contain a miniature Geiger tube do nated by Dr. Van Allen and it will be used to measure the intensity and variability of the electrons in low Earth orbit. Its very challenging to pack all of the required functionality of a full satel lite into a volume about the size of a third of a loaf of bread, Klumpar said. We hope that we accomplish the goals of our mission. Getting to the launch pad achieves 99 percent of the educa tional objective, but having a working satellite on orbit is the real gold medal. The University of Colorados CubeSat is the Hermes-1. About 70 students contributed to the design, fabrication and testing of the system. Hermes primary mission goal is to design a reproducible satellite bus that can be used for future missions. The science mis sion goal of Hermes is to test the viability of a high-speed communications system in the hopes of replicating the system on future CubeSats. Kentucky Space Consortium designed the KySat-1 orbital satel lite. Its primary mission is educational outreach to both university students who are designing the satellite, and K-12 students and teach ers, ultimately providing opportunities for hands-on learning in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines. The KySat-1 outreach payload includes a low-reso lution camera and a relative ly high-powered UHF/VHF radio to allow satellite communication from small portable ground stations that can easily be set up on a playground or parking lot of a school. KySat also will carry a communications payload, a commercial 2.4 GHz high-speed transceiver, which will be tested for feasibility of use in a space environment. Its exciting to be able to do a project like this, Skrobot said. The project, though, has not been wrought with out challenges, including developing the process and a process. Our primary concern is that they do not harm the launch vehicle or primary spacecraft, Skrobot said. They must comply with all NASA LSP requirements and also follow orbital de bris policies. Skrobot said NASA cre ated a pilot CubeSat Launch Initiative to determine which educational missions will Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Currently, studies are under way for future P-POD missions in 2011 and 2012. Keith Mashburn, a physics student at Montana State University, tests the Explorer-1 Prime satellite for its upcoming flight into space aboard the Glory spacecraft. The mini-satellite, set to study the intensity and variability of electrons in low Earth orbit, will be packed in a P-POD that will release it once in orbit. For NASA


Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS May 28, 2010 Remembering Our Heritage By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian Gala honors 50 years of Delta dependability Mike Griffin, NASAs former administrator, helps the space agency, the U.S. Air Force, United Launch Alliance, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Aerojet and the NASA Alumni League celebrate the Delta expendable launch vehicle programs 50th anniversary at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 16. NASA/Amanda Diller S everal years ago, a group of retired engineers and managers from McDonnell Douglas and NASA began having annual socials to reminisce about the glory days of launching Delta rockets from Launch Complex-17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Space Launch Complex2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. As the 50th anniversary approached, the group decided that the Delta Program deserved a more formal celebration of the contributions the expendable launch vehicle has made to the U.S. space program. Lyle Holloway, the McDonnell Douglas director of Delta Launch Sites for both coasts when he retired in 1997, was chosen to lead the celebration. It was a labor of love for me, Holloway said, nurturing this celebration. After months of planning, former and current employees who contributed to the Delta Programs success gathered in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on May 15 and 16 to celebrate the heritage of this dependable rocket. The festivities began with a Santa Maria-style barbeque at Kiwanis Island on May 15, attended by more than 400 people. Participants were given a tour of Cape Canaverals Delta facilities May 16. Later that night, 325 people turned out for a banquet in the convention center at the Radisson Resort at the Port to hear former NASA Administrator Launch Alliance Chief Collins offer their views on the past and future of the Delta Program. Its a pleasure and an honor to be here for the I think when I counted up, Ive launched six payloads on Delta launch vehicles of one kind and another where I was directly involved, and more than that where I was a senior manager. So, I owe an awful lot of my career to the successes of the Delta launch vehicle team, and I couldnt be more grateful. Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratorys lead systems engineer for the Delta 180. He and program manager, conceived the Delta 180 mission and found Delta the only launch vehicle program that was willing to accept the challenge. a kinetic energy intercept and important to the Air Forces Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, or SDIO, in the missile defense arena. Delta 180 was my most memorable launch, Holloway said. Wed only had one launch in two years, and it was a failure. Our production line was in mothballs. We needed a successful test if we wanted to become a credible launch provider to compete for the USAFs GPS contract. The demonstration was a success, re-establishing Program. Winning the Global Positioning System satellite contract provided the program with more than 20 additional years of business after many years in the survival mode with only a few launches on the manifest. With the advent of USAFs Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program, the Delta rocket was transformed, with Collins leading the effort for McDonnell Douglas and later Boeing, and emerged as a completely new vehicle, the Delta IV. Delta means change to an engineer, Collins said, but not change for changes sake. The customer needed for Delta to change in order to make their mission. The Delta has evolved from being capable of carrying near 100 pounds to low Earth orbit in 1960 to handling more than 40,000 pounds today. Chuck Dovale, deputy program manager for NASAs Launch Services Program, said, I have very fond memories of the Delta Program dating back to my in Hangar AE telemetry when I supported Delta 175/AMPTE, which was an international science cooperation mission among NASA, Germany and the UK in August of 1984. Even though I was told to not get too comfortable . the Delta Program was going out-of-business, I did get comfortable with Delta and with the NASA ELV program . so much so I never left. Dovale talked about his fondest memories throughout the last 26 years, transitioning from a co-op student to full-time systems engineer and then Avionics Branch chief and now launch director. Mostly I recall all of the hard-working, dedicated people who worked on the Delta Program throughout the years. They always were willing to teach and educate a young engineer on what it takes to build and maintain a successful rocket program, Dovale said. I will always be grateful to the Delta Program and all the people who made it so successful. May 13, 1960, unfortunately a failure, began a string of 22 successes that was unheard of in the early 60s and set the standard for the rockets very impressive launch reliability. The upcoming launch of the generation of GPS satellites from Cape Canaverals Launch Complex-37 aboard a Delta IV rocket will be the 349th Delta launch to date. The Delta II is a great launch vehicle, because of the team of people whose personal goals seem to be to make each mission successful and special. Amanda Mitskevich program manager, Launch Services Program


Spaceport News recently asked what you, the reader, would ask an astronaut if you could. Former NASA astronaut Dan Bursch, right, who has launched aboard a space shuttle four times and spent 196 days aboard the International Space Station as an Expedition 4 crew member, answered.WORD STREETON THE Bennett Wight, Abacus Technologies Corp.: Id like to know whats going through their mind during launch and when they experience zero g. Bursch: At engine start it gets very loud, and the vehicle shutters at liftoff. We focus on the checklist again and our training in the simulator prepares us well for the sequence of events, but not the sensations! At main engine cutoff, it seems like instantly we are transported to freefall. Most people take it slow (head movement) at first so that they dont get sick to their stomach, and you really have to think about what you want to do and where you want to go. Cory Williams, Brevard Achievement Center: How does it feel to re-enter the Earths atmosphere after deorbiting? Bursch: We are still in freefall for a long time after the deorbit burn. Gradually, a lightshow develops out the overhead window of the shuttle and we soon perceive even just hundredths of gs. I dont think that we experience more than 1.5 gs during re-entry, and our arms definitely feel heavy at that point. Christa Casleton, NASA: Give a vivid description of what it was like to be weightless and if they got motion sickness. Bursch: All of us experienced free fall in the Vomit Comet before we launched in the shuttle, so we are used to the initial feeling but now we have to REALLY concentrate on moving slowly, thinking ahead about what and where we want to go, and TRY not to kick anyone! We also try to minimize any rapid head motion since our inner ear is now sending information to our brain, but without sensing gravity. Kim Nickerson, URS Corp.: What goes through their head right before the shuttle launches? Bursch: Some folks look through their checklist, concentrate during the voice checks, think about the many family and friends who may be watching, really wish that we take off that day, and others rest their eyes. Barbara McCormack, CNC International Computers and Consultants: What is your biggest challenge when you got back to Earth? Bursch: My biggest physical challenge was getting used to gravity again after 6 1/2 months in orbit. My feet had lost all calluses, my tail bone hurt when I sat down, my shins and calves were sore from walking/standing and I had to be careful not to lift anything too heavy for a while. It took about three days before I totally regained my balance, and many months before my heart rate seemed normal for a typical run. Page 8SPACEPORT NEWSMay 28, 2010 John F. Kennedy Space CenterManaging editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Writers Group.NASA at KSC is on the Internet at USGPO: 733-049/600142Spaceport News three weeks Planned for May 26 Landing/KSC, Shuttle Landing Facility: Atlantis, STS-132; 8:48 a.m. EDT Planned for May 27 Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV, GPS IIF-1; 11 to 11:19 p.m. EDT Targeted for May 28 Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon; Window 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT To Be Determined Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon C1, NASA COTS Demo 1; TBD Targeted for July 30 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, AEHF 1; 4:52 to 6:52 a.m. EDT Targeted for Sept. 16 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-133; 11:57 a.m. EDT To Be Determined Launch/CCAFS: Falcon 9/Dragon C2; TBD No earlier than Launch/KSC: Endeavour, STS-134; TBD mid-November Targeted for Nov. 17 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, GPS IIF-2; TBD Nov. 22 Launch/VAFB: Taurus, Glory; TBD Targeted for Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, SBIRS GEO-1; TBD Jan. 22, 2011 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 Nov. 25, 2011Looking up and ahead . June 24 KSC On-Site Job Fair in the SSPF and OSB II, featuring local and national, private and federal employers. Must register on to participate. For more information, visit VOICE at June 25 Off-Site Job Fair at the Radisson Resort in Cape Canaveral. Must register on For more information, visit VOICE at events . .Titusvilles Fire and Emergency Services Department was selected to receive six Rescue Bears that are outfitted in firefighting gear. The stuffed animals were donated to the department by Kennedys Senior Secretarial Team, which participated in a leadership and team building workshop in April. During the workshop, the group worked in teams to solve puzzles and answer questions to earn the pieces needed to build and outfit the animals. The bears, along with other stuffed animals donated by the group, can be used by the citys fire departments for distribution to sick, injured or traumatized children.NASADonated bears go to kids in crisis