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April 3 2009 Vol. 49, No. 7

Spaceport News

John F. Kennedy Space Center America's gateway to the universe


Final Ares I-X
segments arrive
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Shuttle's MLP-1
handed over
to Constellation

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Dream Job
winners visit KSC

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Mission prep
'heats up' in 1964

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Bird team clears path for Discovery

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
B irds fly where they
will and there's no
way to predict when
one or more might strike
the space shuttle during
launch or landing. To re-
duce the chances, Kennedy
Space Center makes use
of several bird-deterrent
As Discovery touched
down at 3:13 p.m. EDT on
March 28, and glided to a
stop at Kennedy's Shuttle
Landing Facility, or SLF,
the EG&G team felt a sense
of accomplishment in creat-
ing the safest environment
possible for its return.
According to Ron Feile,
EG&G air traffic controller,
NASA's Space Shuttle Pro-
gram mandates that NASA
has a hazard management
plan. The SLF plan includes
the use of pyrotechnics,
propane cannons and bird-
watch activities.
About five hours before
Discovery's first landing
opportunity, several EG&G
workers were stationed at
the SLF's Landing Aids
Control Building, the con-
trol tower and at the runway
overrun area monitoring
bird activity.
Air traffic controller
Vaden DeJarnette said that
large flocks of birds can be
detected on radar as they fly
over or around the SLF.
"We mostly rely on
communications from the
bird-watcher and our own
visual confirmation," DeJar-
nette said.
Flying in the Shuttle
Training Aircraft, Chief

NASA/Kevin O'Connell
Space shuttle Discovery touches down on Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center, completing the 13-day, 5 3-million mile
journey of the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station Main gear touchdown was at 3 13 17 pm EDT Nose gear
touchdown was at 3 13 40 p m and wheelstop was at 3 14 45 p m

NASA/ Troy Cryder
EG&G's Bob Smith fires a shotgun
loaded with blanks in an attempt to
scare large flocks of birds away from
the runway at Kennedy Space Center's
Shuttle Landing Facility
Astronaut Brent Jett com-
municated runway condi-
tions, including weather,
wind and bird concerns
back to the Discovery crew.
Inside the control tower,
EG&G air traffic controller
Donny Linton monitored the
runway for birds and kept in
touch with bird-watcher Bob
Smith, who was stationed in
a specially-equipped truck

on the ground.
Smith fired shotguns
and pistols loaded with
blanks to scare large flocks
of birds away from the
runway. From time to time,
he would sound a special
siren from his truck or use
a remote control to set off
A series of 25 liquid
propane cannons, placed in
strategic locations along the
east and west sides of the
SLF runway, are controlled
by air traffic controllers in
the tower and remotely by
bird-watchers in the field.
These cannons, installed in
September 2007, are fired
randomly by zone, individu-
ally or all at once. Each ro-
tates in a 360-degree pattern
for the greatest effect.
Bird-watcher Kurt
Asche said that Ospreys
have tried to build nests

in the landing facility's
Mate/Demate Device and
that it's a popular hangout
for vultures.
"The bird threat can
come from any direction,
at any time, day or night,"
Asche said. He also said
shooting blanks at birds
requires timing.
"There are times not
to shoot at them. You don't
want a flock of birds flying
around as the shuttle is land-
ing," Asche said.
Feile said the SLF team
also monitors bird activity
when crews are at the center
for Shuttle Training Aircraft
"It gets more inter-
esting during the winter
months with the addition
of migratory birds from the
north," Feile said. "It's just
the nature of doing business
on a wildlife refuge."

April 3, 2009

Vol. 49, No. 7

Final Ares I-X segments arrive at Kennedy via train

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
or years, Grady Mc-
Coy has supervised
the NASA Railroad
as space shuttle booster seg-
ments were hauled across
the Indian River to Kennedy
Space Center. March 19, he
watched over the first boost-
er segments destined for the
agency's new rocket.
The four segments will
make up the first stage of
the Ares I-X rocket, NASA's
new design to take over for
the space shuttle and carry
astronauts to the Interna-
tional Space Station and into
Earth orbit to begin moon
missions. Ares I-X is the
first flight test of the new
The rest of the Ares
I-X vehicle already is being
assembled inside Kennedy's
Vehicle Assembly Building.
Most of the rocket is made
up of heavily instrumented
weight simulators that will
be stacked atop the booster
to give it the look and flight
characteristics of the opera-
tional Ares I-X.
During the test later this
year, the first stage, made
up of the four segments
McCoy watched traverse the

NASA/Kim Shiflett
The NASA Railroad train hauls cars carrying the Ares I-X motor segments and nozzle exit cone over a river bridge to
Kennedy Space Center The four reusable motor segments and the nozzle exit cone, manufactured by the Ares I first-stage
prime contractor Alliant Techsystems Inc, orATK, departed Utah on March 12 for the seven-day, cross-country trip to Florida

rails, will loft the rocket into
the skies over the Atlantic
Ocean to find out how the
design will work.
"It's pretty exciting
that the NASA Railroad is
getting into the next program
with Constellation," McCoy
The rocket segments
were fueled at the Alli-
ant Techsystems, or ATK,
facility in Utah before
being loaded aboard special

rail cars and hauled by the
Florida East Coast Railway
to Mims, Fla., where the
NASA locomotive took over.
Jon Cowart, Kennedy's
deputy mission manager for
Ares I-X, made part of the
trip with the booster seg-
"The team's been work-
ing many years to get to this
point," Cowart said. "When
you get the last of the hard-
ware here, it really energizes

the folks and they begin to
think this thing really could
happen. It becomes that
much more real."
The booster segments
will go through the same
well-practiced preparations
that shuttle boosters go
through. Then, the Ares I-X
segments will be stacked
inside the Vehicle Assembly
Building and the simulated
stages will be bolted onto
the top. The rocket will

stand higher than 320 feet
when it is complete.
The rocket will be
rolled out to Kennedy's
Launch Pad 39B for liftoff
from one of the launch plat-
forms that was used by the
shuttle program.
"I never would have
envisioned that when I was
flying shuttle," said Charlie
Precourt, a former astronaut
who is now vice president of
Space Launch Systems for
Precourt has a history
with some of the booster
segments that Ares I-X will
use. The booster segments
get reused, and some of the
pieces made up the boosters
that carried Precourt into
"This hardware
launched me into space three
times, three of the four times
I flew," Precourt said.
If the Ares I-X flight test
works as engineers expect it
to, the booster segments that
lifted the shuttles will keep
lifting astronauts into space.
"I have every faith this
is a great design," Cowart
said. "Shuttle was fantastic
and great and does all kinds
of incredible things, but
we've got to move on to the
next thing."

Spaceport hosts much-anticipated Family Day on April 18

Kennedy Space Center,
Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station and contractor
employees are invited to attend the
2009 Family Day on April 18.
Friends and family can partici-
pate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but gates
will close at 2:30 p.m. Kennedy and
CCAFS will allow self-guided tours
of designated areas and badged em-
ployees can escort guests through-
out the day's activities.
The Visitor Complex's main
campus will be open throughout the
day, free to employees who bring
their badge to the will-call booth.

More online
For more information on 2009
Family Day, as well as specific
areas of interest for children, visit:

Access to the complex includes
IMAX movies, the Shuttle Launch
Experience and entrance into the
Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Kennedy is anticipating special
guest appearances by active NASA
astronauts who will be available
to sign autographs and meet with

guests at specific facilities and
Cafeterias in the following
areas will be open for employees
and guests from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Multi-Function Facility in the
Launch Complex 39 area; the Space
Station Processing Facility and
Operations and Checkout Building
in the Industrial Area.
The snack bar in the Launch
Control Center will be open from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be
three mobile refreshment trailers
open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Launch Complex 39 area.

NASA Exchange stores will
be open for souvenirs, T-shirts and
complimentary Family Day collec-
tors' coins.
The Operations and Checkout
Mission Briefing Room will host
educational exhibits displayed by
NASA and contractor organiza-
tions. On the cape side, Hangar T
will host exhibits and activities for
The Space Museum at CCAFS
will be open for guests to gain
firsthand insight into the history
of space exploration that began on
Florida's Space Coast.


April 3, 2009

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NASA/Kim Shiflett
Mobile Launcher Platform-1, or MLP-1, on its way to Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center atop a crawler-transporter The Space Shuttle Program gave the launcher to the Constellation Program for its Ares
I-X flight test, targeted for the summer of 2009 The launcher moved to the launch pad for ground control hardware testing with equipment in Launch Control Center Firing Room 1 Following testing, MLP-1 will
move to the Vehicle Assembly Building's High Bay 3 to begin stacking with Ares I-X

Constellation Program gets hands on MLP-1

he handover of Mobile
Launcher Platform-1 from
NASA's Space Shuttle Pro-
gram to the Constellation Program
at a Kennedy Space Center cer-
emony on March 25 is the next step
in returning people to the moon and
exploring beyond.
The 4,625-ton, two-story steel
structure will be modified for the
first test flight of NASA's next-
generation spacecraft and launch
vehicle system. The Ares I-X flight
test, which is targeted for launch this
summer, will provide important data
for developing Ares I and support a
critical design review next year.
"It truly is a historic day to
be turning over a major piece
of hardware from one manned
spaceflight program to another,"
Shuttle Launch Director Mike
Leinbach said. "It really doesn't
happen very often."
MLP-1 holds special memories
for Leinbach, considering it has
taken part in 51 shuttle launches
-- more than NASA's other two
launchers. Its rich history also
includes five Apollo launches,
including four that put humans on
the moon.
It's the first mobile launcher
platform to support space station,

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Shuttle Launch Director Mike Lelnbach speaks to the employees and media during the handover
ceremony for Mobile Launcher Platform-1 near Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B Also
participating in the ceremony are, left, Rita Willcoxon, director of Launch Vehicle Processing at
Kennedy, right, Pepper Phillips, director of the Constellation Project Office, and (not visible) Brett
Raulerson, manager of MLP operations with United Space Alliance

Apollo, Space Shuttle and
Constellation programs.
The launch platform had just
been used on March 15 to launch
space shuttle Discovery on its STS-
119 mission to the International
Space Station.
After Leinbach shared some
history of the launcher, the banner
that read "Go Discovery" was
changed to "Go Ares I-X" to
reflect its new mission with the
Constellation Program.
"We are excited to have this
mobile launcher platform turned
over to us," said Pepper Phillips,
director of the Constellation Project

office. "This is a real enabler for
Constructed in the mid-'60s,
Mobile Launcher-3, or ML-3,
originally was used for transporting
and launching the Saturn V rocket
for Apollo lunar landing missions.
ML-3 was modified from 1975-79
for use in shuttle operations and was
renamed Mobile Launcher Platform-
1, or MLP-1.
In support of the transition,
United Space Alliance, Lockheed
Martin and NASA collaborated to
simplify design plans and capitalize
on previous shuttle upgrades and
existing infrastructure.

The first modifications for
MLP-1 began in May 2008, with
the installation of 20 water bag
cleats to the platform's right-hand
solid rocket booster hole, which
will prevent any possible acoustic
damage to the rocket during liftoff.
In December 2008, the ground
control system hardware, which
controls the ground equipment for
checkout and launch, was installed
onto MLP-1.
Next, MLP-1 will undergo
ground control hardware testing at
Kennedy's Launch Pad 39B. Upon
completion, the platform will move
to the Vehicle Assembly Building's
High Bay 3 to begin its stacking
with Ares I-X.
During the handover
ceremony, Brett Raulerson,
United Space Alliance manager
for MLP operations, received a
commemorative plaque that will be
hung in the MLP shop. An identical
plaque also will hang in Kennedy's
Launch Control Center.
"This MLP is the workhorse
of the fleet," Raulerson said. "It's
exciting to know it's going to
support three (space) programs
before it is finished."
Following the Ares I-X flight
test, MLP-1 will be disassembled.

April 3, 2009


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Scenes around Kennedy Space Center

Craig Schulz, son of the late Charles Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip, and his family dedicated the statue of
Snoopy in his spacesuit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to commemorate NASA's 50th Anniversary The
ceremony included remarks by Schulz, Chief of Kennedy's Public Services Division Pam Steel and astronaut Jon McBride


Photo courtesy of Holly Kicks
Team 233 took home first place at the FIRST Florida Regional Robotics Competition along with their alliance partners, Team 179 from Riviera Beach, Fla and team 1649 from Windermere, Fla
More than 40 students from Cocoa Beach Jr /Sr High, Rockledge High and Viera High make up Team 233, which also won the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award With the win, Team 233
will compete in the FIRST championship April 13, in Atlanta, Ga Gia Roche and Jordan Hicks of Team 233 sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the regional competition

NASA/Jim Grossmann
STS-128 crew members look over packages of equipment that they'll use during their mission in the Space Station
Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center From left, are Pilot Kevin Ford, Commander Rick Sturckow and Mission
Specialists Christer Fuglesang and John "Danny" Olivas The STS-128 flight will carry science and storage racks to the
International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery Launch of Discovery is targeted forAug 6

Spaceport News wants to know

about your special talent

If you have a hidden talent or an interesting hobby, Spaceport News
would like to share it. Send your information to
KSC-Spaceport-News@mail.nasa.gov or mail it to
Spaceport News at: IMCS-440, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32988.

Kennedy Space Center is shown on the game show "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle board as a toss-up puzzle on a broadcast Nov 7, 2008 This show was taped during

Photo courtesy of Carleton Baile/United Launch Alliance
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the US Air Force's GPS IIR-20 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-17A at 4 34 am EDT on March 24 After a one-hour, eight-minute flight, the
Photo courtesy of Carol Kaelson 47th successful global positioning system satellite launched by a Delta II achieved orbit supporting the nation's military
"Hawaii's Big Island Week" operations and commercial applications throughout the world


April 3, 2009 April 3, 2009

Wisconsin trio shares Dream Job Experience

Dare to dream. It's
a phrase found in
mission statements,
speeches and on wall post-
ers around the country.
In November 2008, the
NASA education offices
at Johnson and Kennedy
Space Centers took that
inspirational phrase a step
further by partnering with
Seventeen magazine, offer-
ing a three-day "Dream Job
Experience" to two deserv-
ing students and a teacher.
NASA astronaut Daniel
Tani announced the Ken-
nedy winners Feb. 12, at
Lake Mills High School,
in Lake Mills, Wis. They
were Jeanne Nye and two of
her former students at Lake
Mills Middle School; Ev-
elyn Libal, 17, and Nicholas
Kreuziger, 16.
"I was looking for
scholarship opportunities
and I stumbled on this con-
test," Kreuziger said, "And
Mrs. Nye knew exactly who
we needed to join us."
Teams of teachers and
students around the country
filled out a set of short-an-
swer questions and wrote
essays, vying for the experi-
ence. The pool of applicants
was narrowed down to five
teams and those finalists
participated in an in-depth
phone interview with a
panel from Kennedy's Edu-
cation Office.
Nye believes Libal's
answer to a difficult math
question helped them win
the experience, which took
place here at Kennedy
March 25-27.
Libal says she some-
day wants to work for the
non-profit organization
Heifer International, creat-
ing alternative ways to feed
She hopes her edu-
cation might somehow
translate to her finding a
way to sustain a community
in space.
"If you want to make

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Kennedy Space Center Dream Job Experience winners toured facilities March 25-27 From left, Evelyn Libal, 17, Nicholas Kreuziger, 16, and Jeanne Nye traveled from
Lake Mills, Wis The trio is shown learning about heat tiles in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 The contest was a combined effort of the NASA Education offices at Johnson
and Kennedy Space Centers and Seventeen magazine

a station on the moon, it
would be intelligent to make
it self-sustaining," Libal
said. "I would love to help
develop stuff like that and
eventually take it to the
people on Earth who need
The winners of the
once-in-a-lifetime oppor-
tunity got to learn firsthand
about NASA's missions,
received behind-the-scene
tours of Kennedy's launch
facilities, and learned about
current and future aerospace
and engineering careers.
"I had never seen a
building like the Vehicle

Assembly Building before,"
Kreuziger said. "Being
afraid of heights ... I said
'this is a nice view'. . but
I didn't want to look down."
Kreuziger, who plans
to attend the University of
Wisconsin Madison, says
he sees himself working for
NASA someday.
"(Workers) are genuine-
ly excited and passionate...
and excited about what they
are doing here at Kennedy,"
Kreuziger said. "How
many people can say they
are holding a job they are
actually excited about go-
ing to everyday? It's pretty

Nye, who jokes she's of
no relation to Bill Nye the
Science Guy, teaches sci-
ence to seventh and eighth
"I didn't expect to teach
science, but I had to figure
out how find a way to be
around people and spend
time in a lab," Nye said.
"My mom told me I should
be a teacher, and at first I
said no way .. look at me
This opportunity gives
NASA exposure to young
adults because the national
magazine has a monthly

readership of 13 million. Its
Web site has about 28 mil-
lion page views monthly.
Through the winners'
blog and photos, as well as
follow-up articles, Seven-
teen will be able to connect
their readers with an inside
perspective of NASA's
human spaceflight program
and also present positive
role models and messages to
their readers.
"My science education
became an important aspect
of school when the man first
got on the moon," Nye said.
"I'm sure that's why I'm
here at Kennedy today."


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April 3, 2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Preparations for lunar missions 'heat up' in 1964

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
To support President
John F. Kennedy's
decision to show
the world American techni-
cal prowess was marching
"full steam ahead," NASA
launched two spacecraft
back-to-back in April 1964,
qualifying and testing new
The first orbital test
of a preproduction Gemini
spacecraft atop a Titan II
rocket, or GT-1, lifted off
Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station's Pad 19 on April 8,
followed by the launch of
the Apollo Program's first
Flight Investigation Re-en-
try Environment, or FIRE,
experiment from Pad 12 on
April 14.
The mechanics of
rendezvous and docking
became one of Project
Gemini's most important
objectives when lunar-orbit
rendezvous was chosen for
the Apollo mission mode.
GT-1 tested the struc-
tural integrity of the space-
craft to determine it could
withstand the vibration and
acceleration loads imposed
on it by the Titan booster.
The mission's objectives did
not require separation of the
spacecraft from the second
stage or its recovery.
NASA alumnus Roelof
"Ralph" Schuiling hired on
with NASA in 1961 after
Mercury's suborbital flights,
and was an operations engi-
neer assigned to the Gemini
"They were called
'spacecraft' rather than
capsules because they could
be maneuvered," Schuiling
said. "The Mercury Project's
systems were in the capsule.
The Gemini spacecraft had
a service module that fell
away before re-entry.
"Following the Mer-
cury Program, the Gemini

NASA file/1963
A truncated cone resembling a small Apollo command module was fitted with a
heat shield to the FIRE spacecraft to test re-entry temperatures for future Apollo
missions An Atlas-Antares launch vehicle propelled the spacecraft back to Earth
at 25,000 mph on April 14, 1964

spacecraft seemed large by
comparison. It was like go-
ing from a Volkswagen to a
station wagon."
The way the launch
vehicle was handled on the
pad also changed.
"The tower on Pad 19
lay down on its side for arrival
and erection of a Titan, and
Gemini was NASA's only
program to use this approach,"
Schuiling said. "It was
weird to see it happening."
Meanwhile, on Pad 12,

preparations for the FIRE
1 mission were "heating
up." NASA needed a fuller
understanding of the com-
plex physical and chemical
changes that occur when a
spacecraft plunges into the
atmosphere at speeds match-
ing those of a lunar mission
return. For Project FIRE,
a cone resembling a small
Apollo command module
was fitted with a heat shield.
FIRE was the only
NASA project that utilized

IVAw^,^/ory hius on
NASA alumnus Roelof "Ralph" Schuiling, who was an operations engineer
assigned to all the Gemini spacecraft, stands next to the Gemini-Titan 2
spacecraft on display March 27, in the U S Air Force Space and Missile Museum
on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

an Atlas-Antares launch
vehicle configuration. The
Antares velocity package
separated from the Atlas
booster about five minutes
after launch. The Antares
stage then propelled the
experiment back toward
Earth at a velocity of 25,000
mph. Splashdown was near
Ascension Island in the
South Atlantic.
The blunt end of the
cone contained three beryl-
lium calorimeters, instru-
mented with thermocouples
interleaved with three phe-
nolic asbestos ablative heat
shields. All but the last two
layers were designed to burn
away or be jettisoned during
a 45-second high-heating
re-entry period.
Readings on the heat-
ing phenomena were taken
during the earliest portion
of re-entry, at the peak and
near the end of the heating
In addition to the
onboard sensors, informa-
tion also was gathered from
Ascension Island with a
telespectrograph, a light-
gathering telescope, and
from visual observations by
scientists on the island.
FIRE 1 had an unusu-

ally long seven-hour launch
window. Liftoff was plagued
by several days of inter-
mittent cloudy weather at
Ascension Island before it
finally came on April 14.
NASA alumnus Harold
Zweigbaum was chief of op-
erations for the Atlas-Agena
launch vehicle and assumed
responsibility for the Atlas-
Antares launch.
"FIRE launches
were the most frustrat-
ing launches in my career
because there had to be a
lack of cloud cover at the
expected re-entry area,"
Zweigbaum said. "From
the time we launched to the
time it re-entered, we had
to be sure the clouds would
not interfere with the visual
Both successful mis-
sions provided data impor-
tant to NASA's goal to land
a man on the moon and
return him safely home.
The GT-2 spacecraft,
virtually identical to that of
GT-1, was recovered follow-
ing a re-entry test in January
1965, and is on display in
the U.S. Air Force Space
and Missile Museum on
Cape Canaveral Air Force


April 3, 2009

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NASA Employees of the Month: April

Sa D U R T E

4 4,

NASA/Kevin O'Connell
Employees of the Month for April are, from left Teresa Lawhorn, Applied Technology Directorate
(Employee of the Quarter), Susan Danley, Engineering Directorate, Jeffrey Sampson, Engineering
Directorate, Angela Solorio, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate, Clara Blakeley, Chief Financial
Office, David Schultz, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Mary Neptune, Launch Services
Program, Lisa Stephany, Human Resources Office (Employee of the Quarter), and Kenneth Whitt,
Center Operations Not pictured are, Trung Nguyen, Information Technology & Communications
Services, and Jennifer Homer, External Relations (Employee of the Quarter)

Looking up and ahead

No earlier than April 3

No earlier than April 28

No earlier than May 5

Target May 12
Target May 23

No earlier than May 21

Target mid-June

No earlier than June 16

No earlier than July 8
Target July 11

Target Aug 6

No earlier than Aug 14

No earlier than Sept 29
No earlier than Oct 1
No earlier than Oct 14

No earlier than Nov 1

Target Nov 12

No earlier than Nov 12

Target Dec 10
Target Feb 11, 2010

Target April 8, 2010

Target May 31, 2010
No earlier than 2011

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, WGS SV-2, 8 31 p m

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-O, 6 24 p m


Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-125, 1 11 p m
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, LRO/LCROSS, 5 32 p m
Launch/CCAFS Falcon 9, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-127, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, TBD
Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test/Launch Pad 39B, TBD

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-128, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, GPS IIR-21, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD

LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, TBD

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-129, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Commercial Payload, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, TBD

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-131, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-132, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD


Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata recently took up ramen
noodles and egg drop soup to the International Space Station.
If you could choose, what food would you take to eat?

"Pizza from Pizza Hut. I really don't eat that
much pizza anymore. Maybe they'll deliver it."
Roger Mathews,
with NASA

"I'm afraid I'd have to take up chocolate-anything.
I am a chocoholic. I simply love chocolate."
Beth Smith,
with NASA

* "Carrabba's minestrone soup, sirloin marsala,
S fettuccine alfredo and my mom's tiramisL."
Randall Crosby,
with Division of Blind Services

'Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I ate them
from first grade all the way to high school."
Bobby Crocker,
with Yang Enterprises Inc.

E I'd probably go with a Quiznos'sub ... turkey or
Philly steak .. they're toasted and really good..
Jeff Wallace,
with NASA

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