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Oct 2 2009 Vol 49 No 20

Spaceport News

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

Firing Room 1 ready for another 'first'

By Cheryl Mansfield
Spaceport News
If rooms could boast
about an illustrious
past, then the Kenne-
dy's Launch Control Center
Firing Room 1 would have
ample reason. Soon another
chapter of launch history
will be written from there
as the Ares I-X launch team
assembles in the newly
remodeled nerve center for
the rocket's flight test.
A gathering on
Sept. 25 honored the
history and marked the
firing room's new mission
as NASA's Constellation
Program officially took
possession of the facility.
Among those with
special ties to the firing
room was astronaut Bob
Crippen, who, along with
John Young, flew the first
space shuttle mission.
The firing room was
used for that launch and
named in their honor a few
years ago.
"I expect nothing but
success from this firing
room in the future," Crippen
said. "Getting ready to

NASA/Kim Shiflett
NASA's Constellation Program official took over the Launch Control Center's Firing Room 1 during a ceremony at Kennedy
Space Center on Sept 25 From left, are Director of the Constellation Projects Office Pepper Phillips, Center Director Bob Cabana,
former astronaut Bob Crippen, Constellation Program Manager Jeff Hanley and Center Operations Deputy Director Nancy Bray

launch the Ares out of this
firing room is an important
event. The future of human
spaceflight is dependent on
it, in my opinion."
He concluded, "We're
going to have hundreds of
launches right out of this
control room that John and

I are very proud to have our
names on."
Kennedy Center
Director Bob Cabana,
veteran shuttle astronaut,
explained that the new
design of the firing room
allows it to be configured
for whatever the future

launch needs might be.
"It's great to be here
because this is our future,"
said Cabana. "We're going
to be launching rockets,
we're going to be exploring
beyond low Earth orbit,
we're going to be sending
humans and payloads to

Firing Room 1
famous firsts

Saturn V launch
Saturn V launch with crew
Moon mission launch with
Space shuttle launch

Launch of the Ares I-X flight
test is targeted for Oct. 27.
Follow the mission at:

space, and it's going to
happen from this firing
Constellation Program
Manager Jeff Hanley
explained that the room
already is serving the
program, being used the
previous week for an
Ares I-X launch simulation,
as well as for powered
testing of the actual rocket.
"I'm so proud of the
team that has continued to
go forward with our plan,"
Hanley said. "This room is
evidence of that. The rocket
that is stacked in High Bay
3 (of the Vehicle Assembly
Building) is evidence of

Inside this issue ..

Intern makes splash

Alternative attitude

Heritage: Eastern

Heritage: Eastern
Range emerges

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Alternative-fuel fleet offers many options

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
Electric cars are still
odd enough to get
noticed, but Bruce
Chesson hopes that changes
as more make their way onto
Kennedy Space Center's
Chesson, who is
Kennedy's coordinator for
alternative-fuel vehicles,
says he plans to have
Kennedy's entire fleet of
1,686 vehicles running
on substances other than
gasoline by 2025, hopefully
by 2020. That means some
electric-powered vehicles,
others with hydrogen fuel
cells and others that run
on 85 percent ethanol.
Kennedy currently
operates 104 vehicles on
compressed natural gas and
manufacturers are starting to
produce those vehicles again.
"There is no silver
bullet, so we have to use all
the fuels," he said during a
recent seminar about options
for electric vehicles and what
an infrastructure for charging
the cars and carts might look
like at Kennedy.
The attraction to
alternative fuels comes
from their economy
and environmental
considerations compared
to conventional gasoline.
From a cost standpoint,
an electric vehicle can
go 100 miles for $1.97.
Electric cars also don't emit
pollutants, and in the case
of Kennedy, the solar arrays
under construction could
eventually provide electricity
to the cars cleanly. A fuel
cell's exhaust is only water
Kennedy is unique
among NASA centers
because it is stretched out,
covering some 144,000
acres with buildings grouped
together in separate zones,
such as the Industrial Area,
Vehicle Assembly Building

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Kennedy Space Center workers recently tried out several electric vehicles that may be used on the center in the future and checked out the technology that can
recharge the cars and trucks using sunlight instead of fossil fuels

What item in your gas-
powered vehicle would
you insist be included
in your electric car?
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area and Launch Complex 39.
Therefore, Chesson
did not try to find an
electric vehicle that would
work for all situations. As
corporate representatives
at the seminar pointed out,
there are limits on speed
and distance for the electric
vehicles, so there really isn't
a one-size-fits-all option,
"When I first started
looking at it, I thought, it
won't make it because we're
going to have to go from the
Industrial Area out to the
VAB," Chesson said. "Then
I started thinking, wait a
minute, we've got pods
we can be in. Out of those
three main pods, they work
fine within that. If you have
to go outside of that, well,

we've got other vehicles to
do that. So we need some
vehicles that can do that, but
we don't need all of them to
do that."
Instead, Chesson started
picking up low-speed
electric carts that can carry
workers around the small
areas but are not expected to
travel between the areas.
For instance, a
maintenance team can use
an electric cart instead of a
gas-powered cart to go from
the Operations and Checkout
Building to Headquarters.
Since buying the first
electric car for the center
in 2005, there are now 33
electric vehicles operating at
The options for such
vehicles are increasing
quickly as more companies
get involved in the industry.
Miles Electric Vehicles,
for example, showed off its
electric car Sept. 15 at the
Training Auditorium that
can travel up to 45 miles on
a charge.
T3 Motion Inc. brought

along its micro-car that
operates for 10 cents a
day, along with a scooter
that security forces could
use to patrol small areas or
for orbiter wing walkers
and safety sniff checks on
the runway after orbiter
The fleet conversion
is about more than buying
new vehicles. It also means
building an infrastructure
with more fueling options
than simply regular or
premium gasoline. Buildings
at Kennedy are expected to
be fitted with outlets so the
electric cars can be charged,
and hydrogen tanks are
going to be installed in the
Industrial Area and at LC-39
for the fuel cell vehicles.
Helda Rodriguez,
president of NovaCharge,
says her company expects
a million electric cars to
be on American roads by
2015, a goal that can only
be achieved if consumers
are convinced there is an
adequate support network
for them.

So what does an electric
vehicle drive like? Just
like an electric golf cart,
appropriately enough. For
one thing, there's almost no
noise and no sensation of a
revving engine. The electric
cars are starting to look more
like a gas-powered model
on the inside, outfitted with
seatbelts and radios. Air
conditioners are optional,
but drain the battery
35 percent quicker.
Few models offer more
than two seats, but there are
some trucks coming along
that have enough power to
carry a catering stand, for
Chesson advises
people to watch for more
advancements in the next
five years as batteries
become stronger and power
increases, allowing designers
to incorporate more features
that are standard in the
conventional automobile.
"They're starting to
build up, starting to get a
little bigger," he said. "The
inventory is growing."


Oct 2 2009

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STS-127 crew returns from 'by the book' mission

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

K ennedy Space
Center Direc-
or Bob Cabana
described the astronauts of
the STS-127 mission as a
crew who did an outstanding
job delivering the remaining
Japan Aerospace Explora-
tion Agency's Kibo elements
to the International Space
Station. He welcomed the
astronauts to the center dur-
ing a crew return event on
Sept. 15.
Commander Mark
Polansky said the mission
went by the book. He de-
scribed the training required
to complete five spacewalks
and use three robotic arms to
achieve the intricate mission
"For me personally,
Kennedy Space Center is a
very special place," Polansky
said. "This is the place where
real space vehicles and hard-

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Crew members of the STS-127 mission returned to Kennedy Space Center to share stories, photos and videos of their expe-
riences during the mission From left, are Mission Specialists Dave Wolf and Julie Payette, Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot
Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Christopher Cassidy and Tom Marshburn The STS-127 mission was the final of three
flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station

ware are located."
The crew of the STS-
127 mission launched aboard
space shuttle Endeavour on
July 15. The 16-day mission
ended with a picture-perfect
landing at Kennedy's Shuttle
Landing Facility on July 31.
"It's amazing how
smooth the vehicle oper-

ated," Polansky said. "That
is a testament to all of the
workers here at Kennedy."
Polansky and his crew-
mates Pilot Doug Hurley,
and Mission Specialists
Chris Cassidy, Tom Marsh-
bum, Dave Wolf and Cana-
dian Space Agency astronaut
Julie Payette showed a video

and shared anecdotes about
the mission.
Payette noted that when
Endeavour docked with the
station, the hatch was opened
and shuttle crew members
entered the station, it marked
the first time that 13 people
were all in one orbiting

Wolf, who spent about
four months on the Russian
Mir space station from late
1997 to early 1998, said it
felt familiar when he entered
the Russian side of the space
station. With an international
crew from several countries,
Wolf and crewmates enjoyed
the diversity of music, food
and language.
Cassidy compared
spacewalks to diving and
training in the Neutral Buoy-
ancy Laboratory at Johnson
Space Center in Houston.
"In space there's always
transient motion," Cassidy
said. "We had to learn how
to keep still."
As the event came to
an end, Cabana presented
each astronaut with special
commemorative coins from
Kennedy. Polansky, in turn,
presented a special photo
of the space station with an
American Flag to Cabana to
honor the dedicated workers
at the center.

Deceptive weather challenges pathfinder, Discovery's return

Space shuttle
returned to
Kennedy Space Center
on Sept. 21 perched
on top of a modified
Boeing 747 jumbo
jet. But it wasn't an
ordinary cross-country
piggyback journey. In
fact, the two-day ferry
flight from California

proved to be one of
the greatest tests ever
for the NASA C-9
"pathfinder" aircraft
that scouts safe routes
ahead of the shuttle.
"This shuttle
return is the biggest
challenge I have
ever faced," said
C-9 aircraft pilot
Charles Justiz. "Had

the weather been any
more finicky, we likely
would have landed
somewhere else."
The pathfinder
does just what its name
implies, finds a path
free of rain that could
damage heat tiles and
colder temperatures
that might freeze


NASA/Kim Shiflett
The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with space shuttle Discovery on top, is ready for towing
from the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center after touching down at
12 05 pm EDT on Sept 21

The team made
three pit stops along
the way: Rick Husband
International Airport
in Amarillo, Texas, for
fuel, another re-fuel at
Ft. Worth Naval Air
Station in Texas, and
an overnight stay at
Barksdale Air Force
Base in Shreveport, La.
Although the
caravan faced several
walls of storms on its
2,500 mile journey to
Florida, weather was
not much of an issue
until the C-9 flew into
the sunshine state's
"All the holes in
the storms we thought
were there... weren't,"
Justiz said. "Today was
quite an experience
. .. our entire team

was busy today."
After taking off
from Louisiana the
morning of Sept. 21,
the C-9 aircraft started
running into a string
of storms. Workers at
Kennedy were unsure
where Discovery
would land, until
minutes beforehand.
MacDill Air Force
Base in Tampa and
Orlando International
Airport were options
if Kennedy's weather
proved to be too
"Once we left
Barksdale, we didn't
know what kind of
weather we were
going to get," said
Don McCormack,
ferry flight manager.
"(NASA has) the best

weather forecasters
you can possibly
After five
attempts, the C-9
aircraft finally found
a hole and approached
Kennedy's Shuttle
Landing Facility from
the north. Workers
on the ground saw
something much
different, and directed
the 747 with Discovery
atop to land from the
south on Runway 33.
Touchdown occurred
at 12:05 p.m., about
10 minutes after the
Discovery now is
being prepared for its
next mission: STS-131
targeted to launch to
the International Space
Station in March 2010.

Oct 2 2009


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NASA/Sandra Joseph Kevin O'Connell
Smoke billows around the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it launches into space carrying the
Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstrator, or STSS-Demo, spacecraft Sept 25 at
8 20 a m EDT NASA launched the space-based sensor component for the U S Missile Defense Agency

NASA/Jim Grossmann
STS-129 Mission Specialist Randy Bresnlk gets a close look at hardware installed on the Express
Logistics Carrier, or ELC, in Kennedy Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility during a Crew
Equipment Interface Test on Sept 10 The carrier is part of the STS-129 payload on space shuttle
Atlantis, which will deliver two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an
ammonia tank assembly and a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm to the Interna-
tional Space Station STS-129 is targeted to launch Nov 12

NASA/Jim Grossmann
NASA The external fuel tank for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission is lowered between the solid rocket
ATK Vice President and former astronaut Jim Halsell spoke to the Executive Safety Forum on Sept 22 about the Columbia accident, lessons learned, and how those lessons apply to day-to-day decisions now and in the future at boosters stacked on the mobile launcher platform in the Vehicle Assembly Building The STS-129
Kennedy Space Center The group, led by Center Director Bob Cabana, went to the Vehicle Assembly Building to visit the Columbia debris and check out the stacked Ares I-X rocket mission is targeted to launch Nov 12 on an 11-day supply mission to the International Space Station

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Huge cranes help build the new mobile launcher, or ML, for the Constellation Program's Ares rockets behind
Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building The ML will be the base to launch the Orion crew explora-
tion vehicle The base is being made lighter than space shuttle mobile launcher platforms so the crawler-trans-
porter can pick up the added load of the 345-foot tower and rocket When the structural portion of the new ML
is complete, umbilicals, access arms, communications equipment and command/control equipment will be

Buzz Lightyear poses after returning to Earth aboard space shuttle Discovery on Sept 11 The toy spent 15 months aboard the International Space Station
supporting NASA's education outreach program Following his return, Disney is partnering with NASA to create a new online educational game and an online
mission patch competition for school-aged kids across America On Oct 2, NASA will announce a new initiative where students can develop an experiment for
the space station crew

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'Now is the Time' for Combined Federal Campaign

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Giving back to
the commu-
nity always
has been a trademark
of Kennedy Space
Center's workers.
With the slogan, No%\
is the Time," the 2009
Combined Federal
Campaign, or CFC, of-
ficially begins Oct. 14
and will run through
Nov. 13.
The CFC kick-
off event with guest
speaker Bernie Sher
will be Oct. 16 at
11 a.m. in the Training
Auditorium. Sher is
a cancer survivor and
Tour of Hope cyclist.
An expo featuring
CFC-related groups,
such as cancer care
centers, hospitals and

Kennedy Space Center 2009 Combined Federal Campaign cabinet members gather around Cent
Director Bob Cabana as he signs the letter announcing this year's campaign

other charities, will be
held from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. in the Op-
erations and Checkout
Building's Mission
Briefing Room.
The Tour de KSC
event will be Oct. 17.
During a signing

ceremony with the
CFC Cabinet, Center
Director Bob Cabana
thanked the volunteer
representatives from
each directorate for
their help.
"It would be great
to have 100 percent

participation, but
90 percent would b
good too," Cabana
said. "Let's have a
ally successful yea
the CFC."
Whether it be
child advocacy, su]
porting the needy,

advancing medical
research, caring for
animals or preserving
our wilderness, Ca-
bana said the breadth
of opportunities for
charitable giving avail-
able through the CFC
provides many ways
to focus giving toward
personal interest.
CFC Chairperson
Joyce Riquelme said a
significant change this
year is that contribu-
NASA tions will now be made
er utilizing Employee
Express, an online ser-
vice that allows NASA
e employees to access
their benefits and pay-
re- roll information. She
r for said key solicitors will
be providing detailed
instructions on this
p- new feature.
Riquelme said

this year's CFC goal is
"Increasing work
force participation is
our primary goal,"
Riquelme said. "Giv-
ing back to the com-
munity is a key aspect
of leadership."
CFC co-chair,
Leslie Alderman, said
more information on
events and opportuni-
ties to contribute will
appear in the KSC
Daily News and on
Kennedy's CFC Web
site at: http://cfc.ksc.
"Kennedy work-
ers always rise to the
occasion, and I know
this year will be no ex-
ception," Cabana said.
"By our generosity, we
truly show that 'Now
is the Time.'"

UCF intern plays integral role in developing Iris screen

Until this year,
Brandon Lojewski's
rocket experience
included a handful of model
rocket launches. This sum-
mer, the Kennedy Space
Center intern witnessed
rocket launches of a larger
magnitude and different
On June 18, Lojewski
sat on console in the Launch
Vehicle Data Center at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station
for the launch of the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter and
Lunar CRater Observation
and Sensing Satellite on an
Atlas V rocket.
On June 27, he was
back at the Cape for the
launch of a Geostationary
Operational Environmental
Satellite on a Delta IV.
"To say the least, the
Delta IV and Atlas V are
quite a bit more complicated
than the paper TARC

Brandon Lojewski, a student working
at earning a bachelor's and a master's
degree at the University of Central
Florida, recently assisted in designing,
developing and publishing Inris pages
displayed for launch

(Team America Rocketry
Challenge) rockets,"
Lojewski said.
The University of
Central Florida student was
an intern in the Mission
Integration Branch of

NASA's Launch Services
Program. He interned
through the Space and
Aeronautics Internship
Program, sponsored by
Space Florida and the
Florida Space Grant
One of Lojewski's
projects was designing,
developing and publishing
Iris pages displayed to
engineers on console for
"Iris pages are a
graphical interface, which
displays all of the real-time
telemetry measurements
from the launch vehicle and
spacecraft for the engineers
to monitor during the
launch countdown, liftoff
and ascent," Lojewski
explained. "Currently, all
of the necessary parameters
the integration engineers
monitor are either scattered
over multiple Iris pages

or do not have a user-
friendly graphical interface,
potentially leading to
confusion during the
To improve the
mission integration process,
Lojewski designed and
developed generic and
launch vehicle fleet-specific
Iris screens to display all the
necessary parameters in a
single screen.
He outlined and defined
the display requirements,
used software to create the
new screens, and presented
the screens to a software
review board for final
"Brandon made an
enormous contribution
to our branch developing
these Iris screens. We now
have all the information
we need to watch during
the countdown on one
consolidated screen,"

said Mary Faller, Mission
Integration Branch
chief, Fleet and Systems
Management Division.
"This is crucial to our
efficiency during a launch
countdown. Without
Brandon's enthusiastic
help, this special project
would have continued to
Another task he had
this summer was assisting
with the creation of a
lessons learned database.
Lojewski worked alongside
the software developers
to ensure all requirements
were implemented into the
database interface.
Lojewski currently
is working toward a
bachelor's and a master's
degree in materials science
and engineering through
an accelerated master's
program at the University of
Central Florida.


Page 6

Oct 2, 2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Eastern Range earned its name 45 years ago

By Anita Barrett
Spaceport News
To launch a rocket
or a space shuttle
from Florida's Space
Coast takes teamwork from
two distinct federal agen-
cies -- NASA at Kennedy
Space Center and the U.S.
Air Force at Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station. A primary
example of that teamwork is
the development and opera-
tion of the Eastern Range.
A range is an area in and
over which rockets are fired
for testing and tracking. The
Air Force needed a range for
over-water flight trajectories,
which make long-range mis-
sile flights possible over an
area relatively free of world
shipping lanes and inhabited
land masses.
So, in the 1949-50 time-
frame the Bahamas Long-
Range Proving Ground, or
just Long-Range Proving
Ground, was developed.
During the 1950s, the range
comprised nine tracking sites
over the first 1,000 miles.
By January 1960, the range
extended 5,000 miles and
included 13 major stations,
about 91 outlying sites, a
fleet of ships and three ma-
rine support stations.
Over the years, the
range's name changed
several times. It unofficially
was called the Florida Mis-
sile Test Range in 1952,
and officially, the Atlantic
Missile Range beginning in
May 1958 though NASA's
Mercury Program.
On May 15, 1964,
the name of the range was
changed to the Eastern Test
Range, as it was known
throughout the Gemini and
Apollo programs. Around
October 1990, "Test" was
dropped from the name, and
the range currently is known
as the Eastern Range.
By 1961, NASA was us-
ing old Air Force and Army

launch sites on Cape Canav-
eral for its Mercury Program.
The agency also had three
major launch complexes
of its own -- 34, 36 and 37
-- under construction on the
Cape for the Atlas-Centaur
and Saturn programs.
On Aug. 24, 1961, the
Webb-Gilpatrick Agreement
between NASA and the
Department of Defense was
signed to establish funding
practices on the range.
Though the agreement
mentioned a "single manager
concept" for operating the
range, it also sanctioned the
principle of divided own-
ership in the launch area.
Consequently, management
of what was known as the
Merritt Island Launch Area,
or MILA, went to NASA,
and the Air Force retained

control of Cape Canaveral.
By September 1963,
the range extended around
the tip of South Africa to
the island of Mahe in the
Indian Ocean. Many of the
range's old missile and space
programs either matured
or disappeared by the late
Refurbishment of Cape
Canaveral's launch pads fol-
lowed in the late 1980s and
early 1990s, and there was
an ongoing effort to mod-
ernize the range with a new
Range Operations Control
Center, fiber optics commu-
nications, radar, telemetry,
and consolidated instrumen-
tation facilities at Antigua
Air Station and Ascension
Auxiliary Air Field.
Today, Cape Canaveral
serves as the range's space

processing and launch area,
and the Air Force controls
the range for all eastern-
bound launches.
Along with the launch
complexes, the Air Force and
NASA share other real estate
sites, including hangars AF
and AE at the Cape.
Hangar AE contains
control rooms that pro-
vide real-time voice, data
and video information for
NASA's expendable launch
vehicle checkout and launch
Hangar AF is used by
the Space Shuttle Program's
solid rocket booster recovery
Today, the Eastern
Range extends more than
10,000 miles from the
Florida mainland through the
South Atlantic and into the

Indian Ocean. It includes the
launch head at the Cape and
a network of instrumentation
stations, including Malabar
and Jonathan Dickinson
tracking annexes and down-
range sites at Antigua and
Air surveillance to make
sure commercial aircraft
are clear of restricted areas
during launch countdowns,
as well as weather forecasts,
is coordinated by the Air
Force's 45th Space Wing.
Waters within the launch
safety zone are patrolled
jointly by the U.S. Coast
Guard and the Air Force
-- thus fostering more team-
work across federal agencies.

Mark Cleary, 45th Space
Wing historian, contributed
to this article.

Photo courtesy of U S Air Force
The Eastern Range, which was unofficially called the Florida Missile Test Range in 1952, as seen above The range starts at the launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station and Kennedy Space Center and extends eastward over the Atlantic Ocean and into the Indian Ocean where it meets the Western Range, which is the space
launch range that supports launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California


Oct 2, 2009

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Page 8SPACEPORT NEWS Oct 2 2009

Looking up and ahead ...

Targeted for Oct 27
Targeted for Nov 12
Planned for Nov 23
Targeted for Nov 14
Targeted for Nov 18
No earlier than Nov 29
No earlier than Dec 7
No earlier than Feb 3
Targeted for Feb 4
Targeted for February
Targeted for March 18
No earlier than April 7
Targeted for May 14
Targeted for May 23
Targeted for July 29
Targeted for Sept 16
No earlier than Oct 1
Targeted for Fall 2011

Launch/KSC Ares I-X flight test, Window 8 a m to noon EDT
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 4 04 p m EST
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility 12 12 p m EST
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Intelsat 14, 12 48 to 2 18 am EST
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, Window 7 45 to 8 30 p m EST
Launch/CCAFS Falcon 9, TBD, Window 11 a m to 3 p m EST
LaunchNAFS WISE, Window 9 10 to 9 23 a m EST
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, 10 53 to 11 53 a m EDT
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 6 20 a m EST
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 08 p m EDT
Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD
Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 3 05 p m EDT
LaunchNAFB Delta II, Aquarius / SAC-D Satellite, TBD
Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-133 or Discovery, STS-134, 8 45 a m EDT
Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-134 or Endeavour, STS-133, 1 p m EDT
LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD
Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Mars Science Laboratory, TBD

Human Resource Expo

set for Oct. 23 at Headquaters

NASA's Human Resources offices will host a Human
Resource Expo on Friday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the east end of Kennedy Space Center's Headquarters
The expo will offer Kennedy's work force a chance to
become familiar with Human Resources services and staff,
including specialists, and development, organizational de-
velopment and work force planning representatives.
Each office will provide specialized handouts and
information about their capabilities, resources and benefits.
There also will be demonstrations of some Web tools, such
as ePDS and HCIE, in Conference Room 2533.
In addition to learning about specific Human Resources
roles, there will be a real spacesuit to try on, an Ares I-X
model, FIRST Robotics robot, space food and complimen-
tary homemade desserts.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.
For more information, call Jane Mosconi at (321)

"A stereo... so I can get motivated on the way to
work and relax on the way home."
Mary Gibson,
with Brevard Achievement Center

"A/C ... I can do without the radio but I really
need to have air conditioning."
Dale Wilson,
with Abacus Tecnology Corp.

"I have to drive an hour to and from work,
so I really count on my XM radio."
Dusty Leinbach,
with EG&G

"Air conditioning . my family will not ride
in a cat without it.
Kevin Berry.
with United Space Alliance


What item in your gas-powered vehicle would
you insist be included in your electric car?

'"A/C ... there is no way I am going to have my
hair blowing around with the windows down."
Ivette Aponte,
with NASA

John F Kennedy Space Center

Spaceport News

Spaceport News is an official 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 threeweeks before publication
to the Media Services Branch, IMCS-440. E-mail submissions can be sent to
Managing editor . . . ........ .................... Candrea Thomas
Editor . . . . ....... ........................ Frank Ochoa-Gonzales
Copy editor . . . . ....... ........................ Rebecca Sprague
Editorial support provided by Abacus Technology Corp Writers Group
NASA at KSC is on the Internet at www nasa gov/kennedy
USGPO 733-049/600142


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