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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 21, 2008 Vol. 48, No. 6 Engine move directors give launch big boost Technicians Tim Dickson and Mike Cosgrove work together on a Hyster forklift to maneuver space shuttle main engine No. 1 into place on space shuttle Endeavour inside Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3 in preparation of the STS-123 mission. Each engine takes about eight hours to install. NASA/Jack Pfaller By Linda Herridge Staff Writer Installation process requires trust among crew to get job done right M ike Cosgrove and Tim Dick son, two Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne engine move directors, watched with anticipa tion early March 11 as the clock ticked down to the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-123 mission. They cheered and felt a great sense of accom plishment as the shuttles three main engines ignited to help lift the vehicle off Launch Pad 39A for its journey to the Interna tional Space Station. A great deal of planning and coordina tion goes into preparing NASAs three orbiters for launch, including engine installation. Each 7,800pound engine delivers about 490,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff, so its critical that they are installed properly. Four move direc tors direct the installation and removal of the main engines at the Orbiter Processing Facility, the Vehicle Assembly Building or on the launch pads, said Cosgrove, manager and lead move director in the Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility. It doesnt get any better than working on large rocket engines and being part of the Ken nedy shuttle launch team, Cosgrove said. Hes been at Ken nedy for 23 years and has a background in aircraft engineering along with an MBA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an airframe and pow erplant mechanics license. The engines are transferred, one at a time, from the engine facility on a Hyster heavy lift truck to the orbiter processing facility. A team of space shuttle main engine tech nicians, quality inspec tors and a move director coordinate the process to lift each engine and mate them to the orbiter. For the STS-123 mis sion engine installation, Dickson, who is a combus tion devices engineer, was at the top of the lift as sembly as each engine was guided into the aft compart ment of Endeavour by an installer table assembly. Its a very satisfying and rewarding experi ence, said Dickson, whose background is in aircraft maintenance and restoration. I was proud of the job everyone involved accomplished for this mission. During the eight-hour installation process, mul tiple adjustments are made along the way to align the engine and critical clear ances are monitored as it is mated to the orbiter. Installation team members perform indi vidual tasks within the aft compartment of the orbiter as the move director en sures a successful and safe installation process. Cosgrove said being part of the launch team at Kennedy is a one-of-akind experience. Successfully prepar ing the main engines for each mission requires trust that each teammate brings his best effort and the perseverance to get it done right, Cosgrove said. If we can infuse these quali ties into the new program, it will endure. Liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-123 mission lights up Launch Pad 39A on March 11. The crew will deliver the rst section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agencys Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agencys two-armed robotic system to the International Space Station. NASA/Jim Grossman

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Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS March 21, 2008 Pink Team takes home FIRST Robotics gold NASA/Kim Shiett Kennedy Center Director Bill Parsons visits with the Pink Team, which won the regional FIRST robotics competition and the Regional Engineering Inpiration Award. The Bionic Tigers from Cocoa High took home the Underwrites Laboratory Industrial Safety Award. W ith music blar ing, and stu dents cheering and wearing team colors, the fanfare at the March 14 regional FIRST robotics competition letic event. However, the FIRST, or For Inspira tion and Recognition of Science and Technology, competition is actually a varsity sport for the mind. After much prepara tion, the nations bud ding technology leaders converged in Orlando at the University of Central Florida arena to showcase their talents. Using a stan dard kit of parts and set of rules, students and their mentors spent six weeks solving a common robot ics problem. The robots they built were used to compete in the competi tion, where they gained points by accomplishing tasks such as lifting a large ball onto scaffolding and circling the course. The winners will compete at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta, Ga., Staff Writer April 17-19. Because Kennedy Space Center leaders value this intellectual challenge and experience, the center sponsored two teams (Pink and Bionic Tigers) with many employees also mentoring other teams in the region. Compris ing students from Cocoa Beach, Rockledge and Vi era high schools, the Pink and also won the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award. The Bionic Tigers Team (1592) from Cocoa High School received the Underwriters Laboratory Industrial Safety Award. by helping to prepare the future science, technol ogy, engineering and mathematics work force, and showing students that engineering can be fun, said Dr. Lesley Garner, Kennedys higher educa tion programs specialist. The total teams com peting at Floridas regional competition grew from 46 to 60, with eight teams from Brevard County schools. Overall, more than 37,500 high-school students on more than 1,500 teams from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the U.K., and every state in the U.S. are participat ing in this years com petition. With this type of growth, next years regional will be one of the largest in the U.S. and will During a luncheon, several educational and technology leaders, in cluding Kennedys Center Director Bill Parsons, em phasized the importance of the competition, which was founded in 1989. Every time I attend an event like this, Im amazed by the talent of the young people, and feel good about the future of Floridas high-tech work force, Parsons said. For more information about FIRST, visit www. NASA hands out George M. Low Awards at PM Challenge N ASA honored four aerospace com panies with the George M. Low Award, the agencys top prize for quality and technical per formance. The four companies were: Lockheed Mar tin Mission Services of Houston; Sierra Lobo Inc. of Milan, Ohio; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. of Canoga Park, Calif.; and ASRC Aerospace Corp. of Cape Canaveral. Each company receives a trophy that includes an embedded me dallion made from material the Apollo 11 mission. The award was established in 1985 to promote management excellence and improve ment in NASAs contractor community. It was named in 1990 for George M. Low, a pioneer in NASAs early days whose tenure included serving as deputy administrator from 1969 to 1976. The presenta tion capped the Project Management Challenge Conference in Daytona Beach, a two-day event highlighting project managements impact on NASAs mission success. With NASAs Kennedy Space Center as the host center, the Launch Services Program sponsored the conference. About 1,300 people attended the event, which was themed Reach Higher. The 2007 Low Awards encompassed several business categories: Large business service: Lockheed Martin Mission Services; Small business service: Si erra Lobo; Large business product: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; and Small business product: ASRC Aerospace Corp. NASA also recognized Space Operations Co., Cape Canaveral; Oceaneer ing International, Houston; Space Systems Division at Jacobs Engineering, Hunts ville, Ala.; and National Institutes of Aerospace, Hampton, Va. Several individuals were honored with Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition awards that highlight exemplary per formance in contributing to quality or safety: Michael Sampson, NASAs God dard Space Flight Center; Space Flight Center; Rus sell Bakes of ATK Launch Systems of Brigham City, Utah; and Thelma Cox, Stennis Defense Contract Management Agency, New Orleans. By Steve Siceloff Staff Writer

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SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 KARS 1 conference room gets a facelift March 21, 2008 Kennedy Center Director Bill Parsons uses ceremonial scissors to cut the ribbon between Human Resource Direc tor Tracy Anania (to his right) and Exchange Operations Manager Annette Dittmer (leaning on the fence) to signify ing the recent refurbishment of the conference room at the Kennedy Athletic, Recreation and Social Park 1. NASA/Kevin OConnell Staff Writer From left: Michael Marks, Beverly Bragg, Andres Adorno, Linda Herridge and Jerry Forney. NASA NASA groups earn ADDY honors M embers from NASAExternal Relations, JBOSC Graphics and Public Affairs Writers organizations were awarded the American Advertising Federation ADDY Award on March 8. Graphic designers Beverly Bragg and Michael Marks, including the project lead Andres Adorno, were awarded a Gold honor in the category of Site, Exterior. Graphic designer Jerry Forney and public affairs writer Linda Herridge won a Silver honor in the category for Poster, Single. The ceremony was organized by the Space Coast Advertising Federation and took place at the Brevard Community Colleges Planetarium in Cocoa, Fla. The ADDY Awards Competi tion is the largest and most com prehensive creative competition in advertising, honoring creative excellence in nearly every area of the industry. It is the only major national competition with three rigorous levels of judging local, regional and national. With more than 60,000 entries a year, the ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from all forms of media. Kennedys ADDY winners advance to regional level to com pete with other winners from AFFs fourth district. In addition to winning, each design submitted into the competi tion was developed under strict NASA Style Guidelines having been reviewed and approved through the Communications Material Review Process. One of the ADDY award entries, the KSC Display, designed and developed by Bragg and Adorno, also was selected as one of NASAs Best Designs by a CMR judging committee to celebrate the creativity and hard work of the designers and graphic teams around the agency. T echnology enables Kennedy Space Center employees to remain connected to their work demands and colleagues around the clock. But thanks to the recently refurbished con ference room at the Ken nedy Athletic, Recreation and Social Park 1, they now have a haven to focus on a goal uninterrupted. The NASA Exchange Council prompted the changes in an effort to meet the centers training and meeting needs. The much-needed refurbishment project included updating every cabinets to paint and vani ties in order to make the cial business. By improv ing the existing building to create a training facility, the center was able to save money as well. Organization manag ers like that employees can get away from the work site and have a productive meeting or conference without interruption. Also, to use other facili ties, such as hotels, costs a lot of money and requires a lot of driving time. The KARS Park conference room is in a convenient location thats set in a relaxing and beautiful park, said Maria Smith, associate exchange opera tions manager within the The facility, which now offers wireless features, can be used by Kennedys civil servant and contractor employees. The room accommodates 50 people and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is at KARS 1 off Hull Road. According to Smith, because of thoughtful planning and teamwork, the actual work was completed in two weeks. In addition to this proj ect, the NASA Exchange ciency, welfare and morale of Kennedy personnel. stores, two barber shops, a service station, a child development center and two recreational parks. Make a reservation To reserve the confer ence room, call 321-867-0431 or visit http://nasaexchange. ksc.nasa.gov/kars/ index.cfm

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Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS Scene around Kennedy Space Center March 21, 2008 Malkolm Boothroyd, left, and his parents Wendy Boothroyd and Ken Madsen, have traveled 9,770 miles of a 12,000 trip without using fossil fuels. The trio made a stop at Kennedy on March 14 and toured the center in a fossil fuel-free lithium-powered car. NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis An alligator rests on the bank of a creek at Kennedy. NASA General Dynamics technicians check NASAs Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) as an overhead crane is lowered over in the Astrotech payload processing facility. After the crane is securely attached, the GLAST will be lifted and moved to a work stand in the facility for a complete checkout of the scientic instruments aboard. The telescope will launch aboard a Delta II rocket May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Freedom Star, one of NASAs solid rocket booster retrieval ships, tows a solid rocket booster to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster is from space shuttle Endeavour, which launched on the STS-123 mission on March 11. The boosters splash onto the Atlantic Ocean about seven minutes after liftoff.

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Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS Scene around Kennedy Space Center Send photos of yourself and/or your co-workers in action for possible publication. Photos should include a short caption describing whats going on, with names and job titles, from left to right. Spaceport News wants your photos March 21, 2008 NASA Flow Director for space shuttle Endeavour, Ken Tenbusch, left, holds the tie cut by Shuttle Launch Di rector Mike Leinbach after the successful launch of Endeavour. The tie-cutting is a tradition for rst-timers. NASA/Kim Shiett General Dynamics technicians check NASAs Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) as an overhead crane is lowered over in the Astrotech payload processing facility. After the crane is securely attached, the GLAST will be lifted and moved to a work stand in the facility for a complete checkout of the scientic instruments aboard. The telescope will launch aboard a Delta II rocket May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA/Kim Shiett The Freedom Star, one of NASAs solid rocket booster retrieval ships, tows a solid rocket booster to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster is from space shuttle Endeavour, which launched on the STS-123 mission on March 11. The boosters splash onto the Atlantic Ocean about seven minutes after liftoff. NASA/Jack Pfaller Wild pigs stop near the Kennedy Press Site on their daily foraging rounds.The pigs are believed to be de scendants from those brought to Florida by the early Spanish explorers. Without many predators other than human, the pigs have ourished in the surrounding environment. NASA

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Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS Some families roots run deep at Kennedy March 21, 2008 F amilies branch out along dif ferent paths, but a few have planted roots at Kennedy Space Center. For Otto Baker, what he once considered his playground is now the land Kennedy occupies, and what subsequent generations of his family now call a playground for the mind. According to the Titusville, Fla. resident, he and his parents lived on land south of Playalinda before it was needed for the emerg ing space program. His father, Charles, was an iron worker who helped build the Vehicle Assem bly Building and various Cape Canaveral launch pads. With his father still working, Baker joined the aerospace work force in 1957 at Patrick Air Force Base, and came to Kennedy to work in construction management in 1977. currently works for United Space Alliance, or USA, as a senior en gineer. His experiences and stories showcased the possibilities of the space program to his children. His eldest son, Todd, began working at Kennedy in 1979, and now works for USA. His youngest son, Mitch, followed in the early 1980s and is a Boeing employee. Rounding out the family presence at Kennedy is a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, a grandson, and a granddaughter who once served as a co-op student. One of the big things in the early days was going to the moon and I was part of that, and now my family is here, and theyre going to be part of something very big, too. I hope they can look back and say they helped go to the moon, Mars and beyond, Baker said. With a father leading the way and some sibling peer pressure, the Berman family has contributed to the space program for more than four decades. In 1966, NASA Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Brad Bermans father, Bernard, relocated his family from New York to Titus ville for a fresh start and to accept a logistics position at Kennedy. He worked in logistics at the center from 1966 to 1970. Before Brad Berman acquired his current role, he served as a summer aide in 1971 at age 17, and started a summer trend. His sister, Jerilyn Huneycutt, followed in 1972. Three other siblings then applied for similar positions, and eventually, his nephew. Jerilyn is currently an administrative spe cialist with the Center Operations Directorate. Their brother Terry is a USA structures manager, and another brother, Steve, was with Planning Research Corp. until he joined the military. His retired step-mother, Marge, was Kennedys Person nel Operations Branch chief in the 1990s. I would like future generations of my family to be here to witness our return to the moon and the maiden voyage to Mars, Berman said. Combined, Edward Ryan Jr. and his father, Edward, have more than 70 years of family experience with the space program. They didnt originate in Brevard County, but in New Jersey in the late 1930s. After voluntarily working on the development of a liquid fuel rocket engine for a customer at the auto shop he worked at, Ryan Sr. was hired to work as an engineer Staff Writer ing assistant to develop engines, including the 6000c-4. This engine eventually would propel the Bell barrier. His subsequent work with aerospace contractors led him to the Space Coast in 1963 to test a new guidance system. In 1969, Ryan Jr. pursued a ca reer in rocket engine mechanics via the Air Force, and was assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where he worked on many launches. Upon his military retirement in 1987, he joined Kennedy as an instructor for environmental safety and health training for workers including close-out crews and astronauts, and has supported about 750 crewed and uncrewed launches so far. When Neal Armstrong walked on the moon, my father had more than 30 years experience in the industry. My decision to enter this ence of my father, said Ryan, an InDyne, Inc. employee. Ryan hopes the family tree con tinues to grow at Kennedy, perhaps with a grandchild of his supporting the next era of space exploration. Kennedy All-American Picnic needs you Are you famous for making a dessert? Enter the rst annual Dessert contest at the KSC AllAmerican Picnic and see how it stands up against the competi tion. Enter in either the Cake, Pie, Cookie or Candy category at http://kscpicnic.ksc.nasa.gov/ index.html For more informa tion, call Ric Hurt at 867-4898. Dessert Contest A fter a busy start to 2008, NASA and contractor employees can share their excitement and pride in working at Kennedy Space Center during the picnic on March 29 at KARS Park I, off of Hall Road on Merritt Island. Whether its shaking hand with a NASA astronaut and getting an autograph, enjoying the many interesting booths and displays set up around the park grounds, or socializing with family and friends, there will be plenty to enjoy on this day of fun and excitement. Scheduled events include live entertainment, a childrens carni val, a car and motorcycle show, lunch, the popular Chili Cookoff and much more. Of course, the picnic needs volunteers, KSC All-Ameri can Picnic chairman, Jack Fox said. The picnic committee needs volunteers the day of the picnic for everything from parking patrollers to ring-toss referees. Employees or family members who are ages 16 and older and who volunteer two hours or more of their day will receive a free KSC All-American Picnic baseball cap, be entered into a drawing for prizes and receive a discounted admission ticket. To volunteer, call Sandy Walsh at 867-4255, Liz Vasquez at 867-8251 or Sam Talluto at 867-3092 or visit the Web site at http://kscpicnic.ksc.nasa.gov and sign up before all the good spaces are gone. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. NASA le

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Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS Vanguard 1 celebrates 50 years in Earths orbit Remembering Our Heritage March 21, 2008 The Vanguard rocket was designed as a three-stage vehicle using a modied Viking rocket as rst stage, an Aeroject second stage and a solid-fueled Altair third stage. T he fact that the Soviet Union had won the race to get a satellite into space men and women in America cry. Vanguard team member Skip Mackey remembers being stunned and somewhat disbelieving. I remember setting up a makeshift antenna on the roof of Hangar S to prove to ourselves that it when the characteristic beep-beepbeep came out of the receiver. We all had tears in our eyes. It was real all right. The late Helen Evans, a secre tary with the Vanguard Operations Group, once said, We were all blue. But we knew we would show them when we launched Vanguard and so just kept working. And show them they did as Vanguard 1 has performed about 200,000 orbits of the Earth com pared to Sputniks 1,440. And little did they know that Vanguard 1 would become the oldest known piece of debris in space for a long time to come, according to Nicholas L. Johnson, chief scientist in the NASA Orbital Space Center. Vanguard 1, which launched on March 17, 1958, carried a 3.25-pound, 6.4-inch-diameter spherical tracking satellite made of aluminum to study the effects of the By Anita Barrett Staff Writer environment on a satellite and its systems in Earths orbit. It also was used to obtain geodetic measure ments through orbit analysis. Vanguard was selected in August 1955 by a committee formed under Donald Quarles. The Viking rocket proved its ability to carry an 852-pound payload 158 miles into space, when the Navy launched it May 24, 1954. Objec tives of Project Vanguard were to develop and procure a satellitelaunching vehicle; to place at least one satellite in orbit around the to demonstrate the satellite actu ally attained orbit. The latter was especially important. (After) the Navy got the goahead . it didnt leave much time, especially with no priority, said John Neilon, who was a member of the Data Processing Section of the Vanguard Operations Group. His primary job was getting two radars installed and ensuring their success ful operation for apogee prediction. They had no facilities at Cape Canaveral and were compet ing for services with people who did have them. However, in a re markable instance of inter-service cooperation, facilities were found not always deluxe and the Air Force agreed to share Complex 18, which was a two-pad complex be ing built for the Thor program. The Sputnik was a real dis appointment to us, but, of course, we kept working, Neilon said. With another Russian launch of Sputnik II in November, the decision was made to attempt to launch a satellite into orbit around the Earth on the next available Vanguard, known as TV-3. On Dec. 6, 1957, TV-3 ex ploded on Cape Canaveral Launch Pad 18A about two seconds after liftoff. A second failure occurred Feb. 5, 1958. Finally, TV-4, carrying the Vanguard 1 satellite, lifted into orbit March 17, 1958. purpose of launching satellites, and Cape Canaveral not tied to a weap craft to use solar cells for power. While it carried no experi ments, the solar-powered transmit ters on board allowed for precise tracking, which led to the discov ery that the Earth is pear-shaped. In all, three Vanguards were successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. Original estimates had Vanguards orbit lasting for 2,000 years. That estimate was changed to 1,000, but solar-radiation pres sure and atmospheric drag dur ing high levels of solar activity decreased its expected lifetime to only about 240 years. The battery-powered trans mitter stopped operating in June 1958 when the batteries ran down. The solarpowered transmit ter operated until May 1964 when the last signals were received in Quito, Ecuado. U.S. satellite to reach space, of course. The Army Ballistic Missile Agency successfully launched Explorer I aboard a four-stage version of its Redstone missile on Jan. 31, 1958. NASA le A new education Web site designed for the Launch Services Program will go live soon on the NASA portal. The site, Rocket Scientists, contains en tertaining and educational features for kindergarten to 12 th -grade students. It also provides excellent educational resources for teachers. The new Web site took two years to make, according to project manager Gloria Murphy of the Education Programs and University Research Division of the External Relations Directorate. Tiffany Nail, a launch services specialist with LSP, said the site is a collaborative effort by the the Information Technol ogy group. It was developed so that students, as well as teachers, can learn more about the program, Nail said. The site includes interactive features such as an LSP mission life cycle video, an online coloring book and word search puzzles, Murphy said. Special features include videos showcasing the engineers describing their daily duties, Rocket Science 101 where children can assemble a rocket on-screen and LSP launches Web site for future Rocket Scientists By Linda Herridge Staff Writer Check out the new LSP Web site at: www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/technology/ LSP.html Site focuses on teachers, students links to the LSP Photo Gallery and the LSP Firing Room. Another page takes teachers to an educator resource area with lesson plans for science, tech nology, engineering and mathematics. I am excited to give students the opportunity to learn about the work that the NASA LSP engineers do here at Kennedy, Mur phy said.

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John F. Kennedy Space Center Acting managing editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candrea Thomas Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Ochoa-Gonzales Editorial support provided by InDyne, Inc. Writers Group. NASA at KSC is on the Internet at www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy USGPO: 733-049/600142 Spaceport News Spaceport News is an ofcial 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 three weeks before publication to the Media Services Branch, IDI-011. E-mail submissions can be sent to KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov Page 8 SPACEPORT NEWS Do you ever take time to look up at the stars, the International Space Station or the Hubble Telescope? Once I looked at the space station I try to catch the ISS every time it Brekke Scholtens, cryogenics research engineer with NASA Earnestine Aaron, programmer/ analyst with InDyne Inc. Federal Credit union Robbie Coffman, cryogenics engineer with NASA I live beachside, so I often take time to Ive tried to catch them but I havent Albert Owens, computer analyst with InDyne Inc. Looking up and ahead TBD Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, SDO; TBD Target Dec. 4 Target Feb. 16, 2009 Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, Kepler Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-119; TBD Target Oct. 28 Launch/KSC: Atlantis, STS-125; 9:38 p.m. TBD Target Aug. 28 Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV, GOES-O; TBD Target Oct. 16 Launch/KSC: Endeavour, STS-126; TBD Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, LRO; TBD Target May 25 March 29 Target May 16 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-124; at 7:26 p.m. Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, GLAST; 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. KSC All-American Picnic Target April 14 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, ICO G1; 4:12 to 5:12 p.m. TBD Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV-H, NROL-26; TBD Target June Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, GPS 2R-20 (M7); TBD Target Aug. 2 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, WGS SV 2; TBD Target September Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, GPS 2R-21 (M8); TBD Target November Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, AEHF 1; TBD March 21, 2008 6:28 to 6:30 a.m. Mon., March 24 Approach: 19 degrees above SW Departure: 10 degrees above S Endeavour, ISS sighting 8:48 to 8:49 p.m. Sun., March 23 Approach: 10 degrees above SSW Departure: 19 degrees above S Endeavour, ISS sighting 6:05 to 6:08 a.m. Sun., March 23 Approach: 49 degrees above NNW Departure: 10 degrees above SE Endeavour, ISS sighting 5:43 to 5:44 a.m. Sat., March 22 Approach: 15 degrees above NNE Departure: 17 degrees above NE Endeavour, ISS sighting 8:20 to 8:23 a.m. Wed., March 26 Approach: 38 degrees above W Departure: 10 degrees above NNE Endeavour sighting 9:34 to 9:35 p.m. Tue., March 25 Approach: 12 degrees above NW Departure: 12 degrees above NW Endeavour sighting 7:57 to 8:02 p.m. Tue., March 25 Approach: 10 degrees above SSW Departure: 10 degrees above ENE Endeavour sighting 9:10 to 9:12 p.m. Mon., March 24 Approach: 10 degrees above WSW Departure: 34 degrees above W Endeavour, ISS sighting Space Day highlights industry TBD Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, GPS 2F-1; TBD TBD Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV, WGS SV 3; TBD Deputy Center Director Janet Petro and Astronaut Tom Marshburn discuss the Constel lation Program with Florida Speaker of the House Marco Rubio during Florida Space Day in Tallahassee on March 6. A group of about 20 space-related businesses and interests joined the annual event to promote the space industrys value as an economic engine. NASA Wed., March 26 Endeavour landing scheduled for 8:33 p.m.