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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 June 27, 2008 Vol. 48, No. 13 Tower workers tackle multiple tasks to return crew safely Trafc specialists helped land the STS-124 mission crew, from left, Pilot Ken Ham, Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg and Akihiko Hoshide, Commander Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Mike Fossum and Ron Garan after a successful 14-day mission to the International Space Station on June 14. NASA/Kim Shiett By Linda Herridge Spaceport News A trio of Space Gateway Support See STS-124 Page 8 A Delta II rocket with NASAs Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, launched June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations Launch Pad 17-B. NASA A By Kate Frakes Spaceport News

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Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS June 27, 2008 By Kate Frakes Spaceport News Spaceport News

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SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 June 27, 2008 Workers test the stability of the wall of the ame trench on Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center where damage occurred during the May 31 launch of space shuttle Dis covery. Repairs are expected to be completed in time for space shuttle Atlantis STS-125 mission to NASAs Hubble Space Telescope targeted for Oct. 8 NASA/Kim Shiett By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News By Elaine M. Marconi Spaceport News P

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Scene Around Kennedy Space Center Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS June 27, 2008 June 27, 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman paid a visit to Kennedy on June 17. While here, Newman drove the Astrovan that takes shut tle crews to Launch Pad 39A. Newman visited Kennedy in honor of NASAs 50th anniversary and the 50th running of NASCARs Daytona 500 in February. NASA presented Newman with a green racing ag that was own in February aboard space shuttle Atlantis STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. One ag was given to Newman, a second was presented to Daytona 500 Experience General Manager Kim Isemann and a third ag will be kept by NASA for public display. NASA/Kim Shiett Technicians install an auxiliary power unit 3, or APU3, on space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-126 mission to the International Space Station in the Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 2. Launch is targeted for Nov. 10. NASA/Kim Shiett One of the three main engines for space shuttle Atlan tis STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Telescope is poised for installation in Orbiter Processing Facility bay No. 1. Launch is targeted for Oct. 8. NASA/Kim Shiett The second stage for the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is suspended vertically at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will be moved into a work cell for processing. GOES-O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multimission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar, and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites.

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Scene Around Kennedy Space Center Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS Page 4 SPACEPORT NEWS June 27, 2008 June 27, 2008 The second stage for the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is suspended vertically at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will be moved into a work cell for processing. GOES-O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multimission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar, and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. NASA/Kim Shiett Approximately 375 people attended the 2008 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Busineess Technology Transfer Pro grams National Spring Conference to celebrate the Silver anniversary of the SBIR Program and 50 Years of NASA space exploration. for NASA The Kennedy Space Center Transition Working Group works toward preparing Brevard Countys highly skilled workforce for the transition from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program. The group ultimately hopes to retain, strengthen and expand the countys diverse and available workforce, and help to keep Brevard County and its skilled workforce in the forefront of the aerospace industry. NASA/Kim Shiett 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. KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov Spaceport News wants your photos

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Page 6 SPACEPORT NEWS June 27, 2008 M By Steven Siceloff Spaceport News Helen Kane presents the 2008 NASA-KSC Summer Internship Award to Mathew Burdett at the 53rd State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida. for NASA By Rebecca Sprague Spaceport News

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Page 7 SPACEPORT NEWS June 27, 2008 Remembering Our Heritage By Kay Grinter Reference Librarian NASA le Ulysses, a NASA/European Space Agency project, is a robotic space probe that was designed to study the sun at all latitudes. The mission is nally succumbing to the harsh environment of space and likely will end on or about July 1. A

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John F. Kennedy Space Center Managing editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candrea Thomas Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Ochoa-Gonzales Copy editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Sprague 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 June 27, 2008 For information on NASAs Rocket Scientists education program, visit their Web site at www.nasa.gov/education/lsp Rocket Scientists Web site From STS-124, Page 1 Camp Kennedy Space Center offers children entering secondthrough ninth-grades an out-of-this-world experience to explore space like never before. Weekly Summer Camp sessions are available through Aug. 15. Regular tuition is $295 per child, per session. There is a 15 percent discount for badged employees and contractors of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick Air Force Base and retired KSC personnel. Camp KSC is based at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Summer camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended early drop-off and late pick-up hours available, free for badged employees. Campers receive a complimentary Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com plex Annual Pass, lunches and afternoon snacks, ofcial Camp KSC T-shirt, four complimentary admission tickets to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Camp KSC graduation ceremony and certicate of completion. For more information and registration details, call 321-449-4444 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. Make plans for Camp Kennedy