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Inside this issue... Page 7 BEST looks ahead Page 4 Robotic gardens Page 3 Page 2 CCP update By Linda Herridge Spaceport News NASA/Jim Grossmann F For the complete story, go to


Page 2 Focus on details pays off for CST-100 S By Rebecca Regan and Steven Siceloff CCP Update For the latest Commercial Crew Program news, go to


Page 3 By Linda Herridge Spaceport News NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA/Jeremy Parr CLICK ON PHOTO


Page 4 By Bob Granath Spaceport News F NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA/Jim Grossmann For the complete story, go to


Page 5 Scenes Around Kennedy Space Center Photos by NASA/Jim Grossmann NASA/Jim Grossmann CLICK ON PHOTO CLICK ON PHOTO NASA Latest additions to Security Police happily patrolling Kennedy Photo courtesy of Bob Wright, Lockheed Martin


Page 6 A Photos by NASA/Daniel Casper By Rebecca Regan Spaceport News Technology life, safety


Page 7 Its always exciting to see that the membership is behind you and what you plan to accomplish. Anthony Harris, chair, Black Employee Strategy Team NASA 2013 BEST BBQ The KSC Black Employee Strategy Team (BEST) is hosting its annual 2013 BEST BBQ on Friday, July 26, at KARS Park 1, Area 1. All Kennedy employees, CCAFS employees, interns, co-ops, and their family and friends are invited. This years celebration will feature delicious barbecue, a homemade dessert contest, and door prizes. NASA/Tim Jacobs By Brittney Longley Spaceport News


Page 8 NASA Employees of the Month: June NASA/ Tom Farrar Looking up and ahead . All times are Eastern July 27 Mission: ISS Resupply Launch Vehicle: ISS Progress 52 Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Launch Time: TBD Description: Progress 52 will carry supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the International Space Station (ISS). Aug. 3 Mission: ISS Resupply Launch Vehicle: ISS HTV-4 Launch Site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan Launch Time: TBD Description: The HTV-4 will deliver 3.6 tons of dry cargo, water, experiments and spare parts to the International Space Station. Sept. 6 Mission: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Launch Vehicle: Minotaur V Launch Site: Wallops Flight Facility, Va. Launch Time: 11:27 p.m. Launch Pad: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0B Description: LADEE will gather detailed information about conditions near the surface and environmental inuences on lunar dust. A thorough understanding of these inuences will help researchers understand how future exploration may shape the lunar environment and how the environment may affect future explorers. Sept. 25 Mission: Expedition 37/38 Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 36 (TMA-10M) Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan Launch Time: TBD Description: Soyuz TMA-10M will carry three Expedition 37/38 crew members to the ISS. They are NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins and Russian Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryzansky. To watch a NASA launch online, go to http:// NASA Spinoffs: Did You Know? NASA technology keeps NASA NASA By Kevin Ball Spaceport News For more about NASA Spinoffs, go to