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Sept 18 2009 Vol 49 No 19

Spaceport News

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

Kennedy workers to process Discovery on both coasts

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
A s Discovery's
STS-128 mission
to the International
Space Station ended with a
safe landing at Edwards Air
Force Base in California on
Sept. 11, at 8:53 p.m. EDT,
a group of shuttle process-
ing workers were there to
prepare the orbiter for its
ferry flight back to Kennedy
Space Center.
About 50 workers
stationed at Edwards as-
sisted with landing. About
65 workers traveled from
Kennedy to Edwards two
days before the scheduled
landing day to assist with
landing operations.
A full crew of orbiter
operations technicians and
engineers, tile technicians,
safety and quality engineers,
logistics employees and oth-
ers with expertise in space
shuttle main engines, power
reactant storage distribution
and other systems arrived
the day after landing to help
prepare the shuttle for its
flight back to Kennedy.
During a 7- to 10-day pe-
riod, they safed the vehicle

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Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew landed at 8 53 p m EDT Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California,
to deliver supplies and research facilities to the International Space Station and its six-person crew

by off-loading cryogenics
and attached the tail cone
to cover and protect the
"The beginning of the
processing flow is one of

the most critical aspects of
the overall processing flow
because it sets the pace for
achieving our milestone so
the vehicle is ready on time
for its next mission," said

Stephanie Stilson, Discov-
ery's Flow Director.
Upon arriving at the
Mate-Demate Device at
NASA's Dryden Flight
Research Center, the shuttle

NASA/Tom Tschlda
capping off the 14-day STS-128 mission

was jacked and leveled and
platforms were configured
around the vehicle so that
critical purges and drain

See STS-128, Page 3

Inside this issue ...

Dogs on guard Leaders attend lecture

'Titans' coach
inspires workers

Heritage: Vanguard
program ends well

Page 2 Page 3 Page 6 Page 7

Sept 18, 2009

Vol 49, No 19

Page 2

Page 3 Page 6

Page 7

Top dog K-9 Unit keeps Kennedy safe

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

K ennedy Space
Center K-9 Of-
cer Jerome Player
tosses a special decoy across
the field at the center's Law
Enforcement Academy and
watches as his four-legged
partner, Carlos, eagerly runs
to retrieve it. Afterward,
Player puts Carlos through
his daily training and exer-
cise routine.
Carlos and five other
canines named Berry, Dex,
Joep, Nero and Robbie are
the top dogs at Kennedy.
They and their handlers
make up the center's K-9
Unit, on duty 24/7 to keep
144,000 acres of Kennedy
property safe and secure.
The dogs are all Belgian
Malinois from the Nether-
lands, a breed of Belgian
sheepherding dogs that are
popular with the police and
military. Kennedy's
K-9s are all male and are
4-6 years old.
Capt. Chris Vaughn with
Space Gateway Support,
is the K-9 Unit supervisor
as well as a master trainer.
He's trained all of the dogs,

including his partner, Berry.
"The K-9 Unit is an
invaluable asset to the space
program," Vaughn said. "We
can be mobile to respond to
real-time threats and be on
scene in moments.
"They are an incred-
ible asset as a deterrent to
crime," Vaughn added.
Each dog receives a
minimum of 400 hours
of training to be certified
to detect narcotics and
explosives, and criminal
apprehension training to
assist with the Emergency
Response Team and track-
ing suspects trying to evade
A normal day's ac-
tivities include sweeps of
designated facilities, parking
lots and random vehicle
inspections at entrance
gates. During space shuttle
launches and landings they
are out and about perform-
ing sweeps of facilities and
launch site viewing areas.
"They are their han-
dler's partner," Kennedy
Protective Services Special
Agent Roger Langevin said.
"The dogs have dedicated
their lives to law enforce-
ment. We depend on them

NASA/Cory Huston
K-9 Carlos attacks Officer John McGee, who is acting as a suspect, during training exercises at Kennedy Space Center's
Law Enforcement Academy

K-9 Unit Lead Ken Cox and his partner, Joep, work through the obstacle course
during training exercises at Kennedy Space Center's Law Enforcement Academy

just as we would depend on
another law enforcement
The bond between each
K-9 and their handler is as
important as the team's abil-
ity to work together to keep
the center and its work force
safe and secure.
Langevin said the K-9
Unit has been called upon
to track illegal immigrants,
provide mutual aid to local
law enforcement, locate
felons within the Merritt
Island Wildlife Refuge and
assist during bomb threats in
Brevard, Volusia and Indian
River counties.

K-9s Reno and Ringo
are retired, though they
make occasional appearanc-
es at events, such as Family
Day and Kennedy's annual
picnic. They continue to
receive care and remain on
center at the Law Enforce-
ment Academy.
Recently, the unit lost
one of their family members,
Lilly, a female black Labra-
dor retriever. Officer Wendy
Law was her partner.
Law said Lilly was
certified in the detection
of controlled substances in
1998 by Vaughn and Master
Trainer Jan Scofield of the

North American Police Work
Dog Association in Titus-
ville, Fla. She was re-certi-
fied in May 2002.
According to Law,
Lilly was responsible for
more than 200 drug-related
The majority of these
arrests were Brevard County
citizens traversing Kennedy
roadways that are open to
the public.
"She helped make five
arrests in one day outside
the perimeter gates of Ken-
nedy," Law said. "She was
a hard-working K-9 and she
will be missed."


Sept 18, 2009

Page 2

BCC launches lecture series with Kennedy leaders

By Kay Grinter
Spaceport News
he Space and
Astronomy Lecture
Series at the Bre-
vard Community College
Planetarium and Observa-
tory "launched" Sept. 4
with the assistance of a
very experienced team from
Kennedy Space Center.
The first lecture of the
2009-10 academic year was
conducted, appropriately, by
Bob Cabana, center direc-
tor; Russell Romanella, di-
rector of International Space
Station and Spacecraft
Processing; and Jon Cowart,
deputy mission manager for
Ares I-X. About 300 people
filled the lecture room to
capacity despite it being a
rainy evening.
Romanella spoke
first, leading into the topic
"Moon, Mars and the Stars:
The Constellation Program
and the Future of Space
Exploration." A slide show
illustrated his historical
perspective on the first

NASA/Ben Smegelsky
Ares I-X Deputy Mission Manager Jon Cowart, left, Kennedy Space Center
Director Bob Cabana, and International Space Station and Spacecraft Process-
ing Director Russell Romanella were panelists at the "Moon, Mars and the Stars
The Constellation Program and the Future of Space Exploration" event at Brevard
Community College on Sept 4

ventures by the Chinese into
the uncharted regions of our
planet. Although the ships
in the Chinese fleet were
larger and more impres-
sive than those of Christo-
pher Columbus, they were
burned once the voyages
were complete.
"If we can land a man
on the moon, why can't we

figure out a way 'not' to
bum our ships?" Romanella
challenged his listeners.
Cowart impressed the
audience with images of the
towering 327-foot Ares I-X
-- nearly twice the height of
the space shuttle and cur-
rently the tallest rocket in
the world -- as it was being
assembled in a Vehicle As-

Take a look
Find out more about
the Brevard Community
College Planetarium and
Observatory at:

sembly Building high bay.
An audible "wow" rose
from the audience when
he revealed that the flight
test is on track for Oct. 31
and that the vehicle will go
supersonic straight up in
39 seconds, faster than a
Corvette can move on flat
"Constellation is about
going and exploring,"
Cowart said as he displayed
images taken around the
solar system. "What I can't
wait to see is this picture,
sometime in the future, with
a silhouette of astronauts
standing looking at the
sunrise on Mars. It's really
what I'm living for."
Cabana rounded out the

lecture by relating some of
his personal experiences as
a student and an astronaut,
pointing out that he did not
gain entry to military flight
training or the astronaut
corps on his first attempts.
He encouraged the students
present not to let obstacles
cause them to abandon their
"It is our destiny to
explore," he told them.
A question-and-answer
period followed with the
audience broaching topics
ranging from the prospect
of international cooperation
in future NASA projects
to methods of stimulating
the study of mathematics
and the sciences in today's
elementary schools.
The free public lecture
series will continue on the
second Friday of selected
months at the planetarium
on the college's Cocoa
campus. The next lecture,
"What Lurks in the Hearts
of Galaxies," is planned for
Oct. 9.

From STS-128, Page 1

connections could begin.
"The next 40 hours were spent
working around the clock prep-
ping and saying the orbiter for
ferry flight," said Wayne Bingham,
who is the United Space Alliance
Discovery flow manager. "Time
critical purges and off-loads will be
Fuel cells were cooled down
in preparation for power down, and
aft platforms were extended to gain
access to certain components that
need to be safed.
Once all ferry flight prepara-
tions are complete, workers attach
the shuttle to the top of the Shuttle
Carrier Aircraft for its piggyback
flight back to the Space Coast.
When Discovery arrives at
Kennedy, about 100 NASA, USA,
Boeing Co. and Rocketdyne engi-
neers, technicians and other spe-
cialists will be waiting in Orbiter

Processing Facility-3 as Discovery
is towed from the Shuttle Landing
According to Bingham, the
shuttle will be aligned and moved
into the processing facility using la-
ser instrumentation and the tug will
be disconnected. Once in place, the
orbiter will be jacked and leveled
and platforms configured around
the vehicle.
Next, preparations will begin to
open the payload doors and carrier
panels, and doors will be removed
to gain access to the orbiter's mid-
Bingham said payloads gener-
ally are removed five days after
the orbiter arrives at the processing
facility. Engine removal occurs nine
days after tail cone removal.
A group of tile inspectors be-
gan their work at NASA's Dryden
Flight Research Center adjacent to
Edwards with a micro inspection of
about 24,000 tiles, 2,300 blankets,

more than 18,000 square feet of felt
reusable surface insulation blankets
and gap fillers between each tile.
These efforts will be completed
when Discovery returns to Ken-
Jon Blitch, micro inspection
team supervisor with USA, said
initial inspections take about two
"Internal inspections com-
mence as soon as areas become
accessible for processing," Blitch
A group of inspectors are
specifically trained for window in-
spection and horoscope inspection
throughout the shuttle.
Bingham said postflight in-
spections provide the information
needed on items that must be either
repaired or replaced.
"Knowing this early allows
maximum time for pieces and parts
to be ordered from vendors, re-
paired or replaced," Bingham said.

"This also allows the scheduling
process to maximize the work effort
with least impact to the schedule
and resource allocation, and allows
for minimization of milestone
Landing opportunities were
waived off at Kennedy on
Sept. 10 and 11 due to instabil-
ity in the weather. The landing at
Edwards completed a two-week,
5.7-million-mile flight for Com-
mander Rick Stuckow, Pilot Kevin
Ford, and Mission Specialists Pat
Forrester, Jose Hernandez, Danny
Olivas and European Space Agency
astronaut Christer Fuglesang. Tim
Kopra, who launched on the STS-
127 mission and spent two months
on the space station as an Expedi-
tion 20 crew member, returned
home aboard Discovery.
Mission Specialist Nicole Stott
replaced Kopra and will spend
nearly three months on the station.

Sept 18, 2009


Page 3


Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Director of Launch Vehicle Processing Rita Willcoxon, left, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Jody
Singer, deputy manager of the Shuttle Propulsion Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala celebrate the successful launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission Bolden
participated in the traditional tie-cutting ceremony in Kennedy Space Center's Firing Room 4, a ritual for
first-timers in the firing room

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Inside Launch Vehicle Data Center-1 in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's HangarAE, Stuart Cooke, Jonathan Cruz and J J Joyner, take part in a countdown simulation for the upcoming Ares I-X flight test The center
works in tandem with the adjacent Mission Director's Center, the control room where NASA launch managers monitor expendable vehicle launches Ares I-X is targeted to launch Oct 31 from Kennedy's Launch Pad 39B

NASA/Jim Grossmann
A worker checks the alignment of the Cupola module, left, with the Tranquility module in the Space Station
Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center Cupola and Tranquility make up the payload for space
shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station, targeted for early next year

NASA/ Troy Cryder
A solar power system is taking shape in Kennedy Space Center's Industrial Area
The system is being constructed by NASA and Florida Power & Light Co as part of
a public-private partnership that promotes a clean-energy future This 10-acre site
will produce about one megawatt of electricity for Kennedy to use

for NASA
Fifteen systems engineers from across NASA graduated from the first class of the Systems Engineering Leadership Development Pro-
gram, or SELDP, this summer Two Kennedy Space Center workers were among that group Jerry Garcia and Rob Summers From
left are, Chris Scolese, NASA associate administrator, Garcia, Summers, Patrick Simpkins, Kennedy's director of engineering, James
Hattaway, Kennedy associate director for business operations, and Michael Ryschkewitsch, chief engineer

NASA/ Troy Cryder
The Solid Rocket Booster Recovery Ships, Liberty Star and Freedom Star, return to Hangar AF at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station after recovering space shuttle Discovery's boosters from the STS-128 launch

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Sept 18, 2009 Sept 18, 2009

Coach Boone inspires workers, leaders with pep talk

Coach Herman Boone, whose
motivating story inspired
the Disney film "Remember
the Titans," visited Kennedy Space
Center on Sept. 10, and reminded
workers they have become a
successful team because they've
embraced diversity and have found
a way to work together.
"Every time those big rockets
lift up into space, you all win a
championship," Boone said. "There-
fore, you need people around you
in a place you can depend on every
single day .. not sometimes, but
all the time."
A football coach in 1971, racial
tensions were high in Alexandria,
Va., as three schools were inte-
grated to form T.C. Williams High
School. The Titan football team was
The rivalries between the
schools combined with the strain
between black and white players,
resulting in a team that was sepa-
rated. Boone was faced with getting
everyone on the team to work
"Diversity is not about the color
of one's skin," he said, "it is about
who you are as an individual."
Workers followed his
inspirational speech with questions

Moving movies
What movies have inspired some of
your co-workers at Kennedy? Find out
on Word on the Street, Page 8

and Boone even signed a
few autographs.
One worker asked Boone, "In
the movie, you brought your team
together. How did you bring your
staff together?"
Boone replied: "We talked. By
talking and letting people get togeth-
er and talking about our families, life
and even education .., individuals
got to know each other as human
beings. That worked."
Boone says leaders at Kennedy
have done a good job of doing this
and offered some advice.
"At NASA you must continue
to provide leadership with the tools
and resources to help create and
sustain cultural awareness that
value diversity and an environment
where every individual prospers and
contributes to the team's mission,"
Boone said.
Kennedy Director Bob Cabana
thanked Boone for coming and
invited him to one of the remaining
shuttle launches.

NASA/Amanda Diller
Coach Herman Boone, whose motivating story inspired the Disney film "Remember the Titans," spoke
at Kennedy Space Center on Sept 10 During his visit he shared memories and signed autographs

Tour de KSC offers bike enthusiasts, guests fun ride

If you felt inspired by
this summer's Tour de
France, hop on your
bike and get ready for the
Tour de KSC.
On Oct. 17, from 8 a.m.
to noon, Kennedy Space
Center is hosting a special
bike ride for employees and
a limited number of guests.
This bike tour, not race,
will include several differ-
ent tour routes going various
paces and lengths. The tours
will be broken into groups
going the following paces
and routes:
Two groups, 12-mile
tours, 9-12 and 13-16 mph
(Visitor Complex to VAB
and back)
Three groups, 23-mile

Road ahead
Keep an eye out for a
feature story about the
Tour de KSC that will
be written by Spaceport
News' Steve Siceloff,
who is an avid cyclist and
cancer survivor.

tours, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-
18 mph (Visitor Complex to
Launch Pad 39B and back)
Two groups, 37-mile
tours, 16-18 and 19-21 mph
(Visitor Complex to Space
Station Processing Facility to
Launch Pad 39B to Shuttle
Landing Facility and back)
For more information,

such as what to bring, how
to volunteer and to print out
a liability waiver, go to the
Tour de KSC Web site at:
The ride is linked to
the CFC Kickoff/Cancer
Awareness Day on Oct. 16,
where information on many
cancer-related programs will
be exhibited in the mission
briefing room at the Opera-
tions and Checkout Building.
"This ride was originally
conceived as a way to bring
the KSC community together
for a healthy, fun activity,"
said Dicksy Hansen, deputy
director of Human Resourc-
es. "I thought about what I
like to do, and I know there
are lots of bike riders out

here, so I thought it would be
a great way to get people out
doing a physical activity and
also combine it with raising
an awareness of cancer-re-
lated topics.
"I was so inspired when
I got to hear Lance present
his story of cancer survival
and comeback; since then I
have had the desire to help
spread the story that not only
is cancer a disease that can
be overcome, the victory for-
ward can be the best adven-
ture yet. I know that many
KSC employees are cur-
rently battling this disease,
have fought this disease, or
are fighting it with a loved
one. And my heart especially
goes out to all of those who

have lost a loved one. Let's
come together, tour KSC on
our bikes and show our sup-
port in fighting this."
Tickets will be on
sale through Sept. 30 on
Wednesday, Thursdays
and Fridays from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Headquarters
Lobby and the Multi-
Functional Facility Cafeteria.
If you are unable to make
those times, call Wes
Reynolds at 321-861-4155.
Each employee will be
able to purchase a ticket for
themselves and up to three
Tickets are $20 and
include a T-shirt and
refreshments along the way.


Page 6

Sept 18,2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Successful Project Vanguard 'exited big' 50 years ago

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
The successful launch
of Vanguard 3 on
Sept. 18, 1959, from
Cape Canaveral concluded
Project Vanguard on a high
The project got its
impetus from interest in
the U.S. scientific commu-
nity in participating in the
International Geophysical
Year, planned for July 1,
1957-Dec. 31, 1958. The
Eisenhower Administra-
tion announced in July
1955 intentions to place an
uncrewed satellite into Earth
Proposals were devel-
oped for vehicles on which
to launch the satellite, and
the one proffered by the U.S.
Naval Research Labora-
tory, or NRL, was chosen.
Both the launch vehicle and
the satellite were dubbed
"Vanguard," meaning that
which is out ahead or in the
The broad assignment
given to the Project Van-
guard team was to put an ob-
ject into orbit around Earth
and to conduct at least one
scientific experiment using
the object.
Besides the develop-
ment and construction of a
suitable launch vehicle and
a satellite with scientific
instrumentation, successful
completion of the project
also would require construc-
tion of a launch complex
and its instrumentation of
down range stations; the
design, construction and
installation of a tracking sys-
tem with associated stations;
and finally, the development
of a computational system to
establish that the object was
in orbit and to track it once
it was known to be there.
Success would be quite
a feat for the United States.
Project Vanguard

NASA file/1959
The Vanguard 3 satellite studies the magnetic field and radiation belt in orbit NASA successfully launched Vanguard 3 (SLV-

7) from Cape Canaveral, Fla on Sept 18,

personnel transferred from
the NRL to NASA after the
agency opened for busi-
ness in 1958. Shortly after,
NASA Administrator T.
Keith Glennan delegated
authority for the project
back to the NRL in an effort
to maintain the project's
Among the members
of the launch team the NRL
sent to Florida to accomplish
the Vanguard missions were
Don Sheppard, Alton Jones
and John Neilon.
Sheppard was assigned
to the vehicle's first stage te-
lemetry system, monitoring
the performance data for the
ground tests and the flights.
"I was working for the
NRL in Washington, D.C.,
when they were given Proj-
ect Vanguard," Sheppard
said from his home in High
Springs, Fla. "I moved to the
cape, and my wife followed
me later. We were so busy, it
wasn't practical not to live
in Florida."
"The blockhouse at pad
18 was under construction
when the first Vanguard test

flight took place," he re-
called. "It had no back door
yet, and I still remember
how loud it was."
The Vanguard 1 satellite
lofted into orbit March 17,
1958, followed by Vanguard
2 on Feb. 17, 1959.
Jones was the NASA
test conductor for the
Vanguard 3 launch under
Launch Director Bob Gray.
He had oversight of the
rocket's electronic instru-
mentation, including the
Doppler and radar beacons,
the command receiver and
the telemetry systems on
each stage.
"In general, when a
Vanguard worked, it worked
like clockwork," Alton said
from his home in Alamogor-
do, N.M. "It was a highly
optimized launch vehicle,
designed to get the maxi-
mum weight to orbit."
In fact, the Vanguard
upper stages were used
in the development of the
Delta rocket, the dependable
vehicle on which NASA still
Neilon was head of the

data processing section for
the Vanguard Operations
Group. He was involved
with the real-time firing of
the Vanguard's third stage,
as calculated from Air Force
Missile Test Center radars,
as well as the readiness of
those radars and computers
for launch.
"Vanguard 3 was
launched on a 'left-over'
launch vehicle," Neilon
explained from his home in
Cocoa Beach, Fla. "The ear-
liest test vehicles had been
assigned backup launchers
that would be used in case
the primary vehicle failed.
The Vanguard 1 satellite was
launched successfully on a
vehicle designated TV-4.
"With that success,
there was no immediate need
for its backup, TV-4BU, and
it was put back into storage.
It eventually was given a
new third stage and used to
launch the last mission of
the project. To have changed
the name to SLV-7 would
have required an immense
amount of paperwork, so
the somewhat incongruous

designation of TV4-BU
The Vanguard 3 satel-
lite was a 20-inch sphere
with a lower sector made
of polished aluminum and
an upper of fiberglass with
a 26-inch fiberglass tube
projecting from it to support
a magnetometer.
The proton precessional
magnetometer experiment
was designed to measure
Earth's magnetic field. The
measurements were made
on command as the space-
craft passed seven minitrack
stations in North and South
America and one each in
Australia and South Africa.
The experiment worked well
during its 85-day active life.
Instruments for the Ly-
man-alpha and solar X-ray
experiments and gauges
for environmental study
also were on board, but
unfortunately, electrons in
the Van Allen radiation belt
prevented the return of any
useful data.
However, because of its
symmetrical shape -- like an
ice cream cone -- Vanguard
3 was used to determine
upper atmospheric densi-
ties as a function of altitude,
latitude, season and solar
activity, an experiment not
planned prior to launch.
Density values near perigee
were deduced from se-
quential observations of the
spacecraft's position using
optical, radio and radar
tracking techniques.
Project Vanguard came
to an official end shortly af-
ter the Vanguard 3 flight. By
then, Sheppard, Neilon and
Jones had all transferred to
NASA where they worked
the remainder of their gov-
ernment careers.
Sheppard said, "We had
given more than three years
of our lives to this project.
. talk about emotions ...
you think grown men can't


Sept 18, 2009

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Looking up and ahead ...

Sept 19

Sept 30

Targeted for Oct 31

Targeted for Nov 12
Planned for Nov 23

No earlier than Nov 12

No earlier than Dec 17

Early 2010

No earlier than Feb 3

Target Feb 4, 2010

Target Feb 10, 2010

Target March 18, 2010

No earlier than April 1, 2010

Target May 14, 2010

Target May 23, 2010

Target July 29, 2010

Target Sept 16, 2010

Targeted for Fall 2011

Launch/CCAFS Delta II, STSS Demo, 8 to 8 58 a m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, 7 38 p m EDT

Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test, 8 a m EDT

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 4 22 p m EST
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility TBD

Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD

LaunchNAFS WISE, Window 3 10 to 3 23 a m EST

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, OTV, TBD

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, 10 53 to 11 53 p m EDT

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 620 a m EST

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

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 08 p m EDT

LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 305 p m EDT

LaunchNAFB Delta II, Aquarius / SAC-D Satellite, TBD

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133, 8 45 a m EDT

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134, 1 p m EDT

Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD

Visitor Complex honors Brevard residents
with free weekend, hosts food drive

As a salute to the supportive residents of Brevard County, Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex is hosting the 10th annual Salute to Brevard
Residents, a free weekend and food drive, Sept. 25-27.
Brevard residents and up to five guests will enjoy free admission to the
Visitor Complex for this three-day celebration.
Residents will need to show proof of residency, in the form of a driver's
license or utility bill, to gain complimentary admission to the Visitor Com-
plex. Brevard residents also can enjoy a 10 percent discount in the world's
largest space retail shop with proof of residency.
Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable
food items to benefit the Central Brevard Sharing Center, North Brevard
Charities and South Brevard Sharing Center. While not mandatory for
complimentary admission, the suggested donation is at least one food
item or canned good per guest. The food drive makes a huge difference to
those in our community who are struggling to feed their families, especially
during the challenging economic times.
All permanently badged Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta-
tion employees and up to five guests, whether they live in Brevard County
or not, also will receive free admission by presenting their badge.
Complimentary admission also includes a Kennedy Space Center tour,
3D IMAX space films, Shuttle Launch Experience, Astronaut Encounter
and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, featuring historic spacecraft, simula-
tor rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memen-
For more information, call 321-449-4400.

"'We Are Marshall' and 'Rudy. 'Because I love
football and my son plays football."
Wendy Mizerek-Herrburger,
with ASRC Aerospace Corp.

The Passion of the Christ. 'It made visual the
word of God for the world to see."
Skip Williams,
with NASA

"Madagascar: Escape to Africa.' Movies like it
inspire my family to spend more time together."
Jamal Naas,
with Dynamac Corp.

The Right Stuff.' Folks in our business kind of
gravitate to that type of movie.
Scott Schieben.
with Lockheed Martin Corp.


Coach Herman Boone, who's motivating story inspired "Remember
the Titans," paid a visit to Kennedy Space Center last week.
What movie has provided you with inspiration?

'Sylvia.' Sylvia Plath is one of my favorite poets
and she inspired me to write poetry myself."
I'Ketta James,
with NASA Exchange

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