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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 May 30, 2008 Vol. 48, No. 10 Crawler group keeps shuttle rolling along By Linda Herridge Staff Writer NASA Ramiro Saldivar, an electrical engineer with United Space Alliance, can be seen behind the controls during the transport of space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-117 mission. O n Mothers Day, NASA Spaceport workers put in many long hours several weeks ago when brush res broke out around Brevard County. See CRAWLER, Page 8 R
Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS May 30, 2008 Staff Writer E Staff Writer NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Kennedy Center Director Bill Parsons addressed hundreds of inuential public leaders at the Kennedy Space Center Community Leaders Breakfast on May 23. Astronauts are shown being rescued in a U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat in a rescue-training exercise, known as Mode VIII, Participants include members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center. NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 May 30, 2008 By Kate Frakes Staff Writer We need to focus our attention on the men and women who bravely served and greatly sacriced for the benet of us all and for the freedoms that we take for granted. Tara Gilliam, Kennedys manager of the Ofce of Diversity and Equal Opportunity NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Soldiers shared stories of overcoming their adversities and helped raise awareness on the importance of contributions made by qualied individuals with disablilities at Dr. Clarks WalterReed Experience on May 15.
Scene Around Kennedy Space Center Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS May 30, 2008 May 30, 2008 Teams comprised of workers from NASA, USA, JBOSC and Boeing Co. competed in the Insurance of America Corporate 5K on April 24, the largest 5K in Central Florida with more than 10,000 participants and 440 corporate teams participating. for NASA Jonsie Ivey, center, software engineer, receives a gold service pin and certicate from her managers Phil Kimbro, left, electri cal engineering senior manager and Mike Bauernfeind, software engineering manager. Ivey logged more than 500 community service hours during 2007. for NASA NASA/Kim Shiett NASA awarded its consolidated protective services contract to Coastal International Security, Inc. of Lorton, Va., as Kennedy workers look on. The contract has a maximum value of $1.56 billion, if all options are exercised. Work under the contract will provide re services, security services, emergency management, export control, protective services information assur ance/technology security, and protective services training throughout the agency. For more information, visit: www.nasa. gov/home/hqnews/2008/may/HQ_C08028_OSPP_Contract.html
Scene Around Kennedy Space Center Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS May 30, 2008 May 30, 2008 Dr. Dale Lueck, who is retiring from the Applied Sciences Division of KT-D, gets ready to cut the cake at a coffee held in his honor on April 25 at Headquarters. for NASA NASA/Kim Shiett You are encouraged to send unique story ideas and exciting photos of workers in action for possible publication. Photos should include a short caption with the names and job titles, from left to right. Send e-mail to KSC-Spaceport-News @mail.nasa.gov. Spaceport News wants your photos Workers help maneuver the GLAST spacecraft toward the opening above the Delta II second stage in the mobile service tower at Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS May 30, 2008 By Linda Herridge Staff Writer By Kate Frakes Staff Writer NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Dr. Jack Beven was among the speakers at the annual hurricane awareness training May 22 at the Training Auditorium. W Additional resources regarding hurricane procedure can be found at Brevard Countys Emergency Managements Web site at http:// brevardcounty.us/EOC View info online NASA Louis Vincent, left, NACE International 2007-08 president, gives Louis MacDowell his Fellow Member Award.
Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS May 30, 2008 Remembering Our Heritage By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian This photo, taken May 26, 1958, shows members of NACAs Special Committee on Space Technology, which included, from right, Wernher von Braun (ABMA); Abe Silverstein (NACA Lewis); Dale Corson (Cornell University); Hugh Dryden (NACA Director, ex ofcio), H. Guyford Stever (Chairman); Carl Palmer (NACA, Secretary); J.R. Dempsey (General Dynamics); Rober Gilruth (NACA Langley); H. Julian Allen (NACA Ames); Milton Clauser (Ramo-Wooldridge); Samuel Hoffman (NAA Rocketdyne); W. Randolph Lovelace (Lovelace Foundation); Hendrik Bode (Bell BTL) (left of Lovelace); Abraham Hyatt (Chief Scientist, Navy BuAer); Col. Norman Appold, USAF (ARDC, with arm on table); and Edward Sharp (NACA Lewis). NASA le
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/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 May 30, 2008 NET Dec. 1 Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, SDO; TBD NET Nov. 24 Launch/KSC: Atlantis, STS-125; TBD NET Dec. 12 Target Oct. 8 Launch/CCAFS: Delta IV, GOES-O; TBD Target Nov. 10 Launch/KSC: Endeavour, STS-126; TBD Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, LRO; TBD Target May 31 NET June 3 Launch/KSC: Discovery, STS-124; at 5:02 p.m. EDT Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, GLAST; 11:45 a.m. TBD Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, GPS 2R-20 (M7); 10:37 p.m. TBD Launch/CCAFS: Atlas V, WGS SV 2; 8:36 p.m. June 15 Launch/VAFB: Delta II, OSTM/Jason II; 4:47 a.m. Im going to be planting some bushes at the engineering technician with NASA with NASA technician with NASA Send photos of yourself and/or your co-workers in action for possible publication. Photos should include a short caption, with names and job titles, from left to right. Send them to KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov Spaceport News wants your photos NET Nov. 13 Launch/CCAFS: Delta II, STSS; TBD The things were doing now are more than day-to-day operations; were planning for ve years from now. Thoughts of going back to the moon keep me going Ray Trapp, USA manager of the Crawler Transporter Group From CRAWLER Page 1