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America’s gateway to the universe. Leading the world in preparing and launching missions to Earth and beyond. March 16, 2001 John F. Kennedy Space Center Spaceport Newshttp://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/snews/snewstoc.htmVol. 40, No. 6 Pages 3-4 – Columbia and Atlantis return Page 6 – FIRST competition held at Kennedy Space Center Vistor Complex. Page 2 – “Recognizing Our People” InsidePage 5 – Weather study and Advanced Range Technology seminar held.Space Station vision inspiresKSC team wins top award # $% &'# "! #( )* +,! -# *!./*!* 01/ /. #* 2!* 2*3 -# $% 1 !## "3 .4! For the first time a Kennedy Space Center team has won the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award. The award is given annually by NASA Headquarters to recognize a significant technology spinoff developed at one of the NASA centers.The International Space Station when finished willinclude 1 million pounds of hardware on orbit, with twothirds of the hardware belonging to the United States,be 356 feet wide and 290 feet long,generate enough power to power 50 homes,include six international labortories,provide 43,000 cubic feet of pressurized volume for people to live in, about the equivalent of two 747s,be equipped with computers using 2 million lines of software code,house 122 standard racks for experiments and other Station necessities.ISS Vision facts-& 5) 33 67! 1 8 3 &1" ) *+,! & # # 2:#)! &5) # ;< # #-,! !Discovery competed with the rising sun as it blasted off from Launch Pad 39B at dawn March 8 on mission STS-102. Liftoff was at 6:42 a.m. for this eighth flight to the International Space Station. Discovery carried into orbit the Leonardo module and the Expedition 2 crew.

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SPACEPORT NEWS March 16, 2001 Page 2 Recognizing Our People= .-14! -## % ## "4#63 #846 +8+ !"46( ## +# #!# &) # (!&'" #!'" # "# !" 1 #!) 1*! .1 (>?# # # !. &' # (! ### ) .! -# !6*4 !-=!! @ @ @!5# @,! ". 4!-1 3 #! -$@ ;A! &4# 3 "1 ) .,13 !&4 # #!)The award-winning invention was developed by, from left, Dr. Clyde Parrish, senior chemist, NASA; Paul Gamble, chemist, Dynacs Engineering; Dr. Dale Lueck, senior chemist, NASA; Andrew Kelly, hypergolic systems engineer, NASA. March employees of the monthNASA Employees of the month for March are, from left to right, front row, Cathryn Hope of Spaceport Engineering and Technology; Jeanne Hawkins, Air Force/Joint Performance Management Office; Deborah Ward, Shuttle Processing; Cathy Gieseler, Chief Counsel; back row, Robert Preston, Spaceport Services; and Wayne Ranow, International Space Station/Payloads Processing. Not pictured are June Perez, Deputy Director’s Office, and Wendy Johnson, Expendable Launch Vehicle and Payload Carriers Program.

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Two Shuttles fSPACEPORT NEWSPage 3 March 16, 2001Columbia, atop its carrier, rolls under protective cover at Palmdale, Calif.

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Page 4SPACEPORT NEWSMarch 16, 2001 erried home # # 7B7 6?! # "0 @#;ACB?!! @# #>CD?!! @ -1 4# .@#D# @6< DCBB!! 50 6;! -EF @#!;E"* @+ 2@,! #.! 2@ ,.!" #3#!-3# @G6 =@= ##. &1) ;;33! ;AA3 ;F! 56H # ###1 #! &'"1 ##1 $## -)!At far left, Columbia is prepared at Boeing’s Palmdale, Calif., plant for its flight back to Kennedy Space Center. Above, Columbia arrives at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility atop a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft after its trip from California and an overnight stay at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. At right, Atlantis is demated from its carrier after arriving at the SLF. At left, Atlantis is towed into the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. Columbia flies over Tallahassee on its way to Kennedy Space Center.

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Page 5 SPACEPORT NEWS March 16, 2001 Weather study looks at thick clouds@I I ## !' #DA ,## !' # -# H>AAA H>AA; 0 809 =!!! #= *1"3 *! -%13( % #! # # !# ;EF71 31 #! ## &-# 1/ 1) *!@6" 6= &!" !# # !) ,# #1 6#.1 @, # !# # # -#H>AAA 1@" B> #3 !0 !3 # (! @# 1! ## 4 B?AA 1 #3BD>J@ !$ 1 1 #! H >AA; 1#! #! 6 H 3 $1 33 K# #+#0 52#05K 1 % =!!# -+-'1 8+-' 96; 1133 #;AA #*+,! +-' &@6==!! 0,+!)-'$3 #1 3#4Group focuses on range technologyCenter Director Roy Bridges addresses the Advanced Range Technology Working Group who met at Kennedy Space Center on March 1.-. -#%& @ 3 # ## !) @+-' # -1#3# @## +-' "1 !A modified Cessna Citation II airplane is prepared for use in a NASA weather study at Kennedy Space Center.

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Page 6SPACEPORT NEWS March 16, 2001 John F. Kennedy Space Center Managing editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Buckingham Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Hagood Editorial support provided by InDyne Inc. Writers Group. NASA at KSC is located on the Internet at http://www.ksc.nasa.gov USGPO: 633-096/00052Spaceport News Spaceport News is an official publication of the Kennedy Space Center and is published on alternate Fridays by the Public Affairs Office in the interest of KSC civil service and contractor employees. Contributions are welcome and should be submitted two weeks before publication to the Media Services Branch, XAE-1. E-mail submissions can be sent to Katharine.Hagood-1@ksc.nasa.gov FIRST teams compete at KSC-VC4 &5) %1 L,! -$ H &. # !) -&5) 1 11 #! ,3 ,$# (#, # &1 #)!&!) # &5) #3 $( #, 61H* ,--! # #K @+-+# 5 6;3D! @+ -8@+-9 # # 3 !@+1# #! $ 1 !&6 1 )! 20 1 @+--!&L @+-! # )!&1 !1 1 1 1 !) !L3 # !-!>DD +1, %! -! >;,,-$ # -!DBD63 /-!D;>$' 01G4/ -!?DF* #/-!?70 -/-!B?E+ @ CLL!1!!L #! Above, FIRST student teams and spectators look over the playing field and listen to instructions about the competition. At left, the ComBBAT 2001 team gives a final check to their robot. ComBBAT is a KSC joint-sponsored team of students from Astronaut and Titusville high schools,