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Nov 13 2009 Vol 49 No 23

Spaceport News

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

Technical trainer marks 100th crew exercise

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News
Before space shuttle
Atlantis launches the
STS-129 crew and
spare parts to the Interna-
tional Space Station next
week, the history books
can record an Earth-bound
achievement for one Kenne-
dy Space Center employee.
Ed Ryan, who is a
technical training manager
with REDE-Critique on
the Kennedy Institutional
Support Services contract,
helped train his 100th flight
crew when the STS-129
astronauts were at the center
for their Terminal Count-
down Demonstration Test,
or TCDT, in October and for
its completion again earlier
this month.
Launch of Atlantis on
its STS-129 mission to the
International Space Station
is set for Nov. 16 at 2:28
p.m. EST.
"It's hard to believe
I've trained so many astro-
nauts," Ryan commented. "It
doesn't seem like I've been
here that long."
He came to Kennedy in
1987 and worked as a tech-

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Ed Ryan, who is the technical training manager with REDE-Critique, helped train his 100th flight crew when the STS-129
astronauts were at the center for their Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT Launch of Atlantis on its STS-129
mission to the International Space Station is set for Nov 16 at 2 28 p m EST

nical trainer and instructor
with EG&G. Then in 1998,
he transitioned to Indyne.
The first crew he trained
was for the STS-26 Return
to Flight mission in 1988.
Since then, he's missed only
four flight crew training.
Ryan teaches the
astronauts, closeout crew
and fire and rescue team
personnel how to use the
air supply in the launch pad
bunkers, as well as the use

of the liquid air packs, in
case of an emergency during
a launch countdown. He's
also trained several astro-
naut candidate groups to
use the firex systems, egress
systems, bunkers and breath-
ing air systems.
Ryan coordinates with
the fire trainers on hypergol-
ic fire suppression and flight
crew fire extinguisher train-
ing for the astronauts and
support personnel. He's also

trained medical personnel
in the use of respirators and
the propellant handlers who
wear the Self Containment
Atmospheric Protective En-
semble, or SCAPE, suits.
Working with flight
hardware and the astronauts
is what motivates him get up
and come to work.
"Very few get the
privilege of doing this every
day," Ryan said. "We get
things accomplished and

still have fun at the same
Some of his recollec-
tions include a training ses-
sion in the late 1980s when
he and the astronauts had
to evacuate the pad because
of lightning in the area, and
meeting John Glenn during
bunker training for the
STS-95 mission.
He also witnessed the
only astronaut, NASA Ad-
ministrator Charlie Bolden,
to ever ride the slidewire
basket down from the launch
pad during training in July
He said challenges
include keeping up with the
evolving changes at Ken-
nedy, making sure bilingual
instructions are available
and ensuring special certifi-
cations are current.
"I'm optimistic about
the future of our space pro-
gram. I hope to be around
to see the next space vehicle
come on line," Ryan said. "I
don't care what car we take,
as long as we make the trip.
The American people have
always had the vision."

Inside this issue ...

Flags, DVDs return

Heritage: Apollo 12
overcame obstacles

'Reuse it or Lose it'

Making a difference
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Nov 13.,2009

Vol 49, No 23

Page 7

Page 2

Workers 'reuse it' so they don't 'lose it'

By Linda Herridge
Spaceport News

Sennedy Space Center's
America Recycles Day
009 events on Nov. 3-4
gave hundreds of workers the op-
portunity to learn about the center's
recycling initiatives, recycled prod-
ucts and fuel efficient vehicles. The
Environmental Management Branch
of Kennedy's Center Operations Di-
rectorate coordinated the event with
the theme "Reuse it or Lose it."
America Recycles Program
Coordinator Maggie Forbes said the
event is held annually to educate the
center's work force and keep every-
one updated on new initiatives. This
year's nationally celebrated event is
Nov. 15.
"The goal is to reduce our
footprint at the center and to dimin-
ish the amount of materials going to
landfills," Forbes said. "Kennedy's
workers are more aware and really
want to be involved."
Local industry vendors gathered
at the Operations and Checkout
Building Mission Briefing Room
and Multi-Function Facility cafete-
ria. Representatives from Innovative
Health Applications, The Boeing
Company, Sam's Club, Brevard
County Solid Waste Management,
United Space Alliance, Bridges,
Wal-Mart, EG&G, Van Pools and
the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, set up displays
and distributed information.
Workers test drove alternative-
and fuel-efficient vehicles, includ-
ing the Ford "Think," the "Miles"
zero emissions truck, and the EV
Innovations "Smart Car" powered
by Lithium batteries. According
to Bruce Chesson, alternative fuel
vehicle coordinator in the Logistics
Branch, Kennedy has used alterna-
tive fuel vehicles since 2005, with
33 currently in use.
The center recycles more than
25 items, including mixed office
paper, toner cartridges, cardboard,
plastic, glass and aluminum, scrap
metal, concrete and asphalt, blast
media, untreated wood, batteries and
Also, fluorescent bulbs, aerosol
cans, antifreeze, oil filters, used oil,
rags and textile wipers, solvents and

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Workers gather Nov 3-4 to celebrate America Recycles Day, which is Nov 15 The goal of this event is to promote recycling activities at work and home,
and to encourage everyone to recycle and buy recycled products The theme for this year is "Reuse it or Lose it" The event was held in conjunction with a
multiday electronics collection at several sites around Kennedy on Nov 2-6

Blair Ingraham of Boeing Co drives the "Smart Car"

small quantities of certain chemi-
Recycling is just one of the
center's green initiatives. In June
2008, NASA and Florida Power
and Light signed an agreement that
allowed FPL to build a 950-kilowatt
photovoltaic solar power facility
at Kennedy to support its electrical
In 2005, Kennedy's largest solar
power system was installed at the
center's landfill. The five-kilowatt
solar photovoltaic system provides

NASA/Jim Grossmann
at the Operations and Support Building I on Nov 4

electrical power to one of two build-
ings previously powered by diesel
generators, saving the government
about $26,000 per year, and elimi-
nating safety and environmental
hazards associated with generators.
A new Life Support Facility in
the Industrial Area opened in June
2008. It is the first NASA-funded
building at the center to be awarded
the U.S. Green Building Council's
Leadership in Energy and Environ-
mental Design, or LEED, Silver
certification. It also is the first LEED

building to offer a dedicated parking
and government electric vehicle
charging location at Kennedy.
Construction soon will begin
on another facility. The Propellants
North Facility will be green and
meet the platinum level of LEED
Kennedy uses a variety of
alternative fuel vehicles and alterna-
tive fuels. These include flex-fuel
vehicles that use E85 and unleaded
gasoline, bi-fuel vehicles that use
compressed natural gas and unlead-
ed gasoline, vehicles that use only
compressed natural gas, and diesel
vehicles that use B20 fuel.
Chesson said that while the
center has made great strides to
reduce petroleum, everyone's help
is needed to make sure that the ap-
propriate alternative fuels are used
in the center's fleet.
Kennedy obtained a hydrogen
fuel station this year from Oviedo,
Fla., for future acquisition of hydro-
gen-fueled cars and buses.
"We want to try and be as green
as we can be," Chesson said. "We're
also looking at setting up a com-
mercial electric charging station
infrastructure for fleet and employ-
ees to use."


Nov 13 2009

Page 2


What a difference a FEW workers can make

Even the smallest
gesture can impact
someone's day in a
big way... just ask the Space
Coast Chapter of Federally
Employed Women.
Every year on the
fourth Saturday of October,
the group celebrates Make
a Difference Day by giving
back to the local commu-
On Oct. 24, the chapter
chose to support the Central
Brevard Sharing Center and
the Central Brevard Hu-
mane Society. The sharing
center provides emergency
assistance to those who are
struggling to obtain life's
most basic needs, while the
humane society provides a
"no kill for space" shelter
for animals.
This year, the projects
took on a whole new mean-
ing when a few Kennedy
Space Center co-workers
said they would like to help
-- a small gesture that grew

From left, Kennedy employees Dan Tran,
need in Brevard County

to include all Kennedy
Community Outreach
Chairperson Vickie Hall
said even though times are
tough for many right now,
Kennedy workers came

Renee Debing and Jimmy Gonzalez load a vehicle with food for people and pets in

through like a charm with
their generosity of donations
and gifts.
"I personally would like
to say a special thank you
to all who set up boxes, col-
lected donations and helped

to deliver them to the shar-
ing center and humane soci-
ety," Hall said. "Once again,
we did good and helped to
make a difference."
Next up on the chap-
ter's agenda, is its annual

Stuff a Stocking Project.
Sandra Getter will be lead-
ing the effort to help the Sal-
vation Army stuff stockings,
shoe boxes and gift bags full
of presents for children who
normally wouldn't get to
celebrate the holiday season.
If you would like to
participate, hand out stock-
ings, set up collection boxes
or help with delivery to the
Salvation Army, contact
Getter at 321-867-6951, or
Also, Sandra Eliason
is collecting pink Yoplait
yogurt lids in support of
the Save Lids to Save Lives
Campaign until mid-Decem-
ber. The campaign donates
10 cents per lid to Susan
G. Komen for the Cure, a
foundation that funds breast
cancer education, screening
and research. You can send
your clean lids to Eliason at
Mail Code PH-L.

National Space Club honors Kolcum award winners

he National Space Club of
Florida recently named Jes-
sica Rye, senior manager of
regional communications for ATK,
and Scott Harris, anchor of Cen-
tral Florida News 13, as the 2009
Harry Kolcum Memorial News and
Communications Award Winners
during a luncheon at the Oceanfront
DoubleTree Hotel in Cocoa Beach
on Nov. 10.
Named for the late aerospace
writer, who worked for Aviation
Week and Space Technology, this
award recognizes the contribu-
tions of professional journalists
and communicators who inform the
public about launch operations from
Kennedy Space Center and Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station.
"Jessica and Scott have helped
tell the story of the important
accomplishments of the U.S. space
program at Cape Canaveral and the
Kennedy Space Center," said Mike

Jessica Rye Scott Harris

Maier, National Space Club Florida
committee chairman. "Their efforts
are imperative in informing the
public and maintaining support for
an industry that is vital not only to
Central Florida but the nation. The
Space Club is proud to acknowledge
their achievements."
Rye currently serves as the
senior manager of Regional
Communications for ATK,
responsible for all aspects of
communications in Florida and

Rye earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in public relations
from Florida State University and
obtained her accreditation in public
relations in 2001.
Since 1999, Rye has been
an active member of the Florida
Public Relations Association and
served as the state president of the
nearly 1,500 member organization
in 2007. She served as the vice
president of Accreditation and
Certification in 2004; vice president
of Finance on the Executive
Committee in 2002; and president
of the Space Coast Chapter of
FPRA in 2001.
Rye also served as a public
affairs officer with NASA's External
Relations supporting the space
shuttle program.
A political reporter with an ex-
tensive news background, Harris has
worked in Central Florida throughout
his entire career as a broadcast jour-

nalist and played a significant role in
launching News 13.
His knowledge of the local area
and people gives viewers a valuable
perspective. As News 13's political
expert and anchor of the weekly po-
litical show "The Agenda," Harris'
interviews range from local mayors
to national political figures.
When he's not covering the
political arena, Harris is reporting
from Kennedy. His knowledge of
NASA and the Space Shuttle Program
provides News 13 with exclusive
information, essential background
information and an endless amount
of contacts.
Harris was born in Providence,
R.I., and moved to Central Florida
with his family in 1962. He graduated
from Florida Technological Univer-
sity, known now as the University
of Central Florida, with a bachelor's
degree in communication. He also is
a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Nov 13 2009


Page 3


Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center

NASA/Kim Shiflett
Volunteers met at Kennedy Space Center's Beach House on Nov 5 for a volunteer luncheon The former NASA workers enjoyed camaraderie, and were given an update of NASA and the future of the space program by Center Director Bob Cabana

CDC hosts costume event
The Kennedy Space Center Child Development Center hosted its annual
Fall Festival on Oct. 30. Activities included a costume parade and pumpkin
patch photographs. Parents and younger children, who dressed up as well,
watched as preshoolers in costumes marched around the playground. Each
class held a party afterward.

NASA/Jim Grossmann
Kennedy Space Center's Health Education and Wellness Program, or
HEWP, hosted an H1N1 and seasonal influenza seminar Nov 2 in the Train-
ing Auditorium Barbara Russell, a registered nurse, provided information on
H1 N1, including the vaccine

The FBI honored Ares I-X Deputy Mission Manager Jon Cowart with a plaque for the outstanding technical assistance he provided in
recent and successful joint FBI/NASA investigation From left, are, Christopher Nicholas, supervisory special agent, FBI Los Angeles,
Moberly, special agent, FBI Los Angeles, Cowart, Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Janet Petro, and Amy Shuman, supervisor
special agent, FBI Headquarters

Several of the Northrop Grumman Academy students pose below the front wheel well of space shuttle Discovery
in Orbiter Processing Facility-3, with their guide Zach Taylor, left, of United Space Alliance The students are
NASA from Brevard Community College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Institute of Technology and the
a University of Central Florida They are on schedule to release a scientific balloon and payloads from the KSC
Kevin Visitor Complex on Friday, Nov 13, at 9 a m The balloon and payloads are set to achieve an altitude of 100,000
y feet, almost 20 miles high, at which point the students hope to see the curvature of the Earth and the blackness
of space The academy is administered by Space Florida and the Florida Space Grant Consortium

Photos by NASA/Mike Chambers

2009 Disability Mentoring Day
provides 'hands-on' activities

The 2009 Disability Mentoring Day on Nov 5 provided students
with disabilities the opportunity to work and be mentored by Kennedy
Space Center professionals The event was sponsored by NASA's
Education Office and the Disability Awareness and Action Working
Group, or DAAWG
Palm Bay High School student Durrell Johnson, above, selects
music for possible use in future videos from Kennedy's music library
Johnson, an aspiring music producer who has an interest in hip-hop
music, told his mentor, NASA Kennedy Web Operations Manager
Jeanne Ryba, that he enjoys his math and career planning classes
Thirty-five enthusiastic Brevard County students with disabilities
partnered with mentors from the Kennedy work force who volun-
teered to share their day job shadowing and providing hands-on
experiences At the end of the day, Susan Kroskey, executive advi-
sor of DAAWG, welcomed them back to the Training Auditorium for
a special program and feedback on the day's activities Joining Kros-
key were Janet Petro, Kennedy Deputy Director, Laureen Summers,
project manager of NASA's American Association for the Advance-
ment of Science internship program for students with disabilities in
science, engineering, mathematics and computer science, and Paul
Mogan, DAAWG member and engineer Logistics and Support Sys-
tems with NASA's Constellation Project Office Petro gave a special
thanks to the mentors for providing such a great learning experience
to the students in many different career fields at Kennedy



Nov 13,2009 Nov 13,2009

Flags, homemade videos make short trek on Ares I-X

By Steven Siceloff
Spaceport News
A few hundred people
who don't know
whether they'll ever
travel to worlds beyond
Earth had their visions for
space exploration touch the
sky during the Ares I-X
flight test.
Homemade videos that
were submitted to the NASA
Web site and then burned
onto three DVDs were
packed inside the first stage
of the experimental rocket
during its Oct. 28 launch.
For NASA's
Constellation Program, the
flight test was a chance to
prove the first stage of the
Ares I design would work as
For the video producers,
it was an opportunity to
join the first flight of a new
NASA rocket. Ares I-X was
the first vehicle designed
with astronauts in mind since
the space shuttle's debut in
April 1981.
"It gives them a piece
of history that they're going
to be part of," said Derek
Wang, the NASA outreach
coordinator for the video
project. "It's using the power
of the social media and
participatory process."
It was more than a
chance to vicariously ride a
rocket -- the videos were an
opportunity for people to tell
the space agency what kind
of space exploration they'd
like to see.
"The attitude has been
really positive," Wang
said. "We've had tapes
from different countries,
we have people who
want us to explore more.
They definitely want
to go somewhere, to a
That desire to leave
Earth orbit is a perfect theme
for the Ares rockets, said Jon
Cowart, the Ares I-X deputy
mission manager.
"This rocket in

Working inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, a pair of technicians place three, shoebox-sized packages into Ares I-X before it rolled to Launch Pad 39B Each bag
was loaded with small American flags to mark the flight test Three DVDs containing homemade videos submitted to NASA's Web site also were in each bag

particular excites and
inspires because it represents
our first tangible step toward
new exploration goals," he
said. "With the Ares family
of rockets (Ares I and Ares
V), we will once again
be capable of leaving the
bounds of Earth orbit and
venturing out."
Wang sifted through
the videos and many of
them are now posted on the
agency's Web site. All of
them, though, flew aboard
the rocket.
NASA has flown
digitized names on space
probes, but Wang said this
is the first time homemade
videos have been launched.
Although the videos
were produced by outsiders,
making a safe place for
them was strictly the domain
of professional engineers.

Cowart said the analysis was
not hard in this case, but it
had to be thorough.
"I know you're
thinking, intuitively, 'It's
just a couple of DVDs,' "
Cowart said, "but I assure
you, objects smaller and
lighter than DVDs have
hampered missions before
by falling in the wrong place
at the wrong time."
A few thousand flags
also shared the space with
the DVDs. Working from
designs that flew on STS-
96, engineers made three
bags, each about the size of a
shoebox, to hold 3,500 flags.
Larry Clark, director
of Engineering for ATK's
Florida operations, and Jim
Bolton of NASA came up
with the idea of flying flags
inside the forward skirt of a
solid rocket booster on

STS-96 as commemorative
The flags moved to the
backs of their minds for the
STS-96 launch because the
focus was on a successful
"Once the boosters
separated and came back
down, we were like, "Yay!
The flags sIn i :.d1 Clark
With that success in
their minds, Clark and
Bolton proposed it again for
the Ares I-X mission, this
time arranging them to fly in
the fifth segment simulator
on the top of the first stage.
"Everyone liked the
idea and so we went ahead
with it," Clark said.
Technicians recovered
the first stage of Ares I-X,
which parachuted to the
ocean just like the solid

rocket boosters after a
shuttle launch. The video
discs and flags were housed
in roughly the same area as
the parachutes.
The top part of the
test rocket, which included
weight simulators for the
upper stage and Orion
spacecraft, was not
scheduled to be recovered
after it fell into the Atlantic
With the first stage
brought back to land, the
mementos will be pulled
out and mounted on award
plaques to go on display,
though exactly where hasn't
been established yet.
Wang said plans are
in the works to give people
opportunities to take part in
future missions in similar


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Nov 13,2009

Remembering Our Heritage

Apollo 12 lifts off despite challenges 40 years ago

By Kay Grinter
Reference Librarian
Apollo 12 lifted off
Kennedy Space
Center's Launch
Pad 39A at 11:22 a.m. Nov.
14, 1969, four months after
the historic first lunar land-
ing, but not without some
quick problem-solving on
the part of NASA's launch
The countdown pro-
ceeded smoothly until two
days before launch, at T-mi-
nus 40 hours, when super-
cold liquid hydrogen began
flowing into the fuel cell
tanks in the service module.
Former Space Shuttle
Launch Director Bob Sieck,
then chief engineer for the
Apollo 12 command and
service module test team,
told the Spaceport News in
1969: "We had an indication
that something was wrong
when we first started load-
ing. The number two tank
didn't chill down like the
other tank, and we thought
at first we had a constriction
in the feed line."
The tanking continued
until both tanks were 90 per-
cent full. "Then we let them
cold soak," Sieck said.
The quantity in the
No. 2 two tank kept drop-
ping off. An inspection of
the interior of the service
module revealed frost on
the outer shell of the tank.
The frost indicated one of
two problems -- a leak in the
inner shell was permitting
liquid hydrogen to flow into
the vacuum area between the
inner and outer shell or there
was a leak in the outer shell
and "we were trying to chill
the great outdoors," Sieck
Further troubleshoot-
ing found a leak in a weld
between the inner and
outer shell of the tank. The
vacuum jacket had lost its
integrity. Liquid hydrogen

NASA file/1969
Charles Conrad Jr, Apollo 12 commander, examines the Surveyor III spacecraft during the second spacewalk The lunar
module "Intrepid" is in the right background This picture was taken by astronaut Alan Bean, lunar module pilot Intrepid
landed on the moon's Ocean of Storms only 600 feet from Surveyor III The television camera and several other
components were taken from Surveyor III and brought back to Earth for scientific analysis Surveyor III soft-landed on the
moon on April 19, 1967

was not leaking, but boiling
The fix was to replace
the ailing tank with one
from the Apollo 13 space-
craft undergoing processing
in the Manned Spacecraft
Operations Building, now
known as the Operations and
Checkout Building.
Approximately 100
bolts had to be removed to
open a panel on the space-
craft to provide entry to the
service module and access
to the tank. Electrical con-
nections and feed lines had
to be removed and the tank
unbolted from its shelf.
"The main problem was

to be careful," Sieck said.
"There was power on the
The team of about two
dozen engineers, technicians
and quality control person-
nel made the changeout in
less than 24 hours. All but
about three-and-a-half hours
of built-in hold time had
been used, but the problem
was solved with time to
President and Mrs.
Richard M. Nixon, with
their daughter, Tricia, and
Vice President Spiro Agnew,
were among the more than
5,000 guests on hand to see
Commander Charles Con-

rad, Command Module Pilot
Richard Gordon, and Lunar
Module Pilot Alan Bean
on their way to the moon.
Nixon was the first president
to witness a space launch
while in office.
Large banks of clouds
moved in over the space
center as liftoff time neared
and rain drenched the
spectators. At launch time,
weather conditions were
within allowable limits.
The spacecraft and launch
vehicle were designed to
launch in the rain.
However, two parallel
streaks of lightning flashed
36 seconds after liftoff from

the clouds, through the
spacecraft, to the ground,
shutting off the spacecraft's
electrical power and trigger-
ing numerous alarms. The
spacecraft automatically
switched to backup bat-
tery power while the crew
worked quickly to restore
the primary power system.
Conrad radioed mission
control in Houston, "We had
everything in the world drop
"We had a couple
of cardiac arrests down
here, too," mission control
"There wasn't time up
here," Conrad answered.
The lunar module,
Intrepid, made a pinpoint
landing in the moon's Ocean
of Storms on Nov. 19 about
600 feet from the landing
site of the now inactive
Surveyor III spacecraft.
Surveyor III had set down
on the lunar surface
April 19, 1967, more than
two-and-a-half years before.
The lunar lander
touched down so gently its
shock-absorbing legs were
barely telescoped by the
Conrad's thoughts
surely were on Neil Arm-
strong's well-thought-out,
oft-quoted first words as he
stepped onto the surface,
aware that they would be
hard to match.
"Whoopee! Man, that
may have been a small step
for Neil, but that's a long
one for me," Conrad blurted
out spontaneously.
Fortunately, the power
system performed normally
throughout the rest of the
The command and ser-
vice module Yankee Clipper
splashed down safely
Nov. 24, just four miles from
the recovery ship U.S.S.
Hornet, a perfect ending for
a mission that started out
with so many challenges.


Nov 13,2009

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Page 8SPACEPORT NEWS Nov 13 2009

NASA Employees of the Month: November



Employees of the month for November are, from left Lori Hicks, Human Resource Office, Roger Lan-
gevin, Center Operations, Mark Lewis, Engineering Directorate, and Samantha Manning, Engineering
Directorate Not pictured are, David Crawford, Information Technology and Communications Services,
Michael Vinje, Constellation Project Office, John Gurecki, Launch Integration Office, Christina Williams,
Procurement Office, Gordon Perry, Launch Vehicle Processing Directorate, Laura McDaniel, Safety and
Mission Assurance Directorate, and Michael Wolf, Launch Services Program

Looking up and ahead ...

Targeted for Nov 14 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, Intelsat 14, 12 48 to 2 18 a m EST

Nov 16
Planned for Nov 27

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-129, 2 28 p m EST
Landing/KSC Shuttle Landing Facility 9 43 a m EST

Targeted for Nov 19 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, WGS SV-3, Window 7 45 to 8 30 pm EST

Dec 7

LaunchNAFB WISE. Window 9 10 to 9 23 am EST

Targeted for February Launch/CCAFS Falcon 9, TBD, Window 11 a m to 3 p m EST

No earlier than Feb 3 Launch/CCAFS Atlas V, SDO, 10 53 to 11 53 a m EST

Targeted for Feb 4 Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-130, 552 a m EST

No earlier than March 4 Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GOES-P, TBD

Targeted for March 18 Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-131, 1 34 p m EDT

Targeted for May Launch/CCAFS Delta IV, GPS IIF-1, TBD

Targeted for May 14

Targeted for May 23

Targeted for July 29

Targeted for Sept 16

Launch/KSC Atlantis, STS-132, 2 28 p m EDT

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

Launch/KSC Endeavour, STS-134, 7 51 a m EDT

Launch/KSC Discovery, STS-133, 11 57 a m EDT

No earlier than Oct 1 LaunchNAFB Taurus, Glory, TBD


NASA is delving into the world of social networking.
Do you subscribe to any? What updates do you follow?

"Facebook. I am friends with NASAEdge ... I rely
on e-mails for my launch updates."
Shannah Trout,
with Innovative Health Applications

"Facebook. It's good for families to stay in touch...
as for launch updates, I go to nasa.gov."
Sandy Walsh,
with NASA

No. Actually I go to Kennedy Space Center's
home page to get my launch updates."
Leslie Alderman,
with NASA

"Facebook. I get my launch updates from the
EG&G mission support office via e-mail."
Carlray Boswell,
with Space Gateway Support

Facebook. I'm a fan of Kennedy Space Center. If
I want to know what's going on, I go there.
Cindy Silvestri,
with REDE/Critique

To follow I enned, z, social nerwort in.l uipdales 0o 10
facebook.com/NASAKennedy or twitter.com/NASAKennedy

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