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Drop Test at Lunar Landing Research Facility

Drop Test at Lunar Landing Research Facility

(May 8, 1974) The Langley drop test facility where aircraft crashes can be simulated. The grid screen at the left of the facility is used as a backdrop for the impacts to allow engineers to measure angles and i... more

P-21746 BW Range: 390,000 kilometers (245,000 miles) This photomosaic of Callisto is composed of nine frames. The impact crater distribution is very uniform across the disk. Notable are the very bright rayed craters that probably are very young. Near the limb is a giant probable impact structure. Several large structures were discovered by Voyager 1. This one is smaller than the largest one found by Voyager 1 but is more clearly shown. About 15 concentric rings surround the bright central spot. Many hundreds of moderate sized impacts are also seen, a few with bright radial ray patterns. The limb is very smooth confirming that no high topography has been seen on the satellite, and observation consistent with its icy composition. ARC-1979-A79-7080

P-21746 BW Range: 390,000 kilometers (245,000 miles) This photomosaic ...

P-21746 BW Range: 390,000 kilometers (245,000 miles) This photomosaic of Callisto is composed of nine frames. The impact crater distribution is very uniform across the disk. Notable are the very bright rayed cr... more

Range :  312, 000 kilometers (195,000 miles) This photo of Ganymede (Ice Giant) was taken from Voyager 2 and shows features down to about 5 to 6 kilometers across.  Different types of terrain common on Ganymede's surface are visible.  The boundary of the largest region of dark ancient terrain on Ganymede can be seen to the east (right), revealing some of the light linear features which may be all that remains of a large ancient impact structure similar to the large ring structure on Callisto.  The broad light regions running through the image are the typical grooved structures seen within another example of what might be evidence of large scale lateral motion in Ganymede's crust.  The band of grooved terrain (about 100 kilometers wide) in this region appears to be offset by 50 kilometers or more on the left hand edge by a linear feature perpendicular to it.  A feature similar to this one was previously discovered by Voyager 1.  These are the first clear examples of strike-slip style faulting on any planet other than Earth.  Many examples of craters of all ages can be seen in this image, ranging from fresh, bright ray craters to large, subdued circular markings thought to be the 'scars' of large ancient impacts that have been flatteded by glacier-like flows. ARC-1979-AC79-7095

Range : 312, 000 kilometers (195,000 miles) This photo of Ganymede (I...

Range : 312, 000 kilometers (195,000 miles) This photo of Ganymede (Ice Giant) was taken from Voyager 2 and shows features down to about 5 to 6 kilometers across. Different types of terrain common on Ganymede... more

An M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round impacts on the range during an ammunition stockpile reliability test at the Army Tropic Test Center. The round was fired from an M40A2 106 mm recoilless rifle mounted on an M825 1/4-ton weapons carrier version of the M151 light utility vehicle

An M581 106 mm antipersonnel-tracer (APERS-T) round impacts on the ran...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: Allen Chandler Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Range : 2.52 million miles (1.56 million miles) Resolution :  47km.  ( 29 mi.) Closest Approach: 127,000 km. (79,000 mi.) P-29479B/W This Voyager 2 image of the brightest Uranian satellite of the five largest, Ariel, was shot through a clear filter with the narrow angle camera. Ariel is about 1,300 km. ( 800 mi. )in diameter. This image shows several distinct bright areas that reflect nearly 45 % of the incident sunlight. On average, the satellite displays reflectivity of about 25-30 %. The bright areas are probably fresh water ice, perhaps excavated by impacts. the south pole of Ariel is slightly off center of the disk in this view. ARC-1986-A86-7010

Range : 2.52 million miles (1.56 million miles) Resolution : 47km. (...

Range : 2.52 million miles (1.56 million miles) Resolution : 47km. ( 29 mi.) Closest Approach: 127,000 km. (79,000 mi.) P-29479B/W This Voyager 2 image of the brightest Uranian satellite of the five largest, ... more

P-29504BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles)  This full-disk view of Uranus' moon Titania in the early morning hours, a clear-filter image returned by the Voyager narrow-angle camera,  shows many circular depressions-probably impact craters. Other bright spots are distinguished by radiating rays and are probably halo craters that mark relatively more recent impacts. Even more interesting are the linear troughs (right) that are probably fault canyons. The troughs break the crust in two directions, an indication of some tectonic extension of Titania's crust. These features indicate that this icy satellite has a dynamic, active interior. Titania is about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) in diameter; the resolution of this image is about 9 km (6 mi). ARC-1986-A86-7020

P-29504BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This full-disk vi...

P-29504BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This full-disk view of Uranus' moon Titania in the early morning hours, a clear-filter image returned by the Voyager narrow-angle camera, shows many circula... more

P-29509 BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resolution image of Titania was made as Voyager 2 neared its closest approach to Uranus. Voyager's narrow-angle camera acquired this image  through the violet and clear filters and shows details about 9 km (6 mi) in size. Titania has a diameter of about 1,600 km (1,000 MI). In addition to many scars due to impacts, Titania displays evidence of other geologic activity at some point in its history. The large trench-like feature near the terminator (day-night boundary) at middle right suggests at least one episode of tectonic activity, Another, basinlike structure near the upper right is evidence of an ancient period of heavy impact activity. The neutral gray color of Titania is characteristic of the Uranian satellites as a whole. ARC-1986-A86-7025

P-29509 BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resolut...

P-29509 BW Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resolution image of Titania was made as Voyager 2 neared its closest approach to Uranus. Voyager's narrow-angle camera acquired this image through... more

P-29509 C Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resolution color composite of Titania was made as Voyager 2 neared its closest approach to Uranus. Voyager's narrow-angle camera acquired this image  through the violet and clear filters and shows details about 9 km (6 mi) in size. Titania has a diameter of about 1,600 km (1,000 MI). In addition to many scars due to impacts, Titania displays evidence of other geologic activity at some point in its history. The large trench-like feature near the terminator (day-night boundary) at middle right suggests at least one episode of tectonic activity, Another, basinlike structure near the upper right is evidence of an ancient period of heavy impact activity. The neutral gray color of Titania is characteristic of the Uranian satellites as a whole. ARC-1986-AC86-7025

P-29509 C Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resoluti...

P-29509 C Range: 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) This high-resolution color composite of Titania was made as Voyager 2 neared its closest approach to Uranus. Voyager's narrow-angle camera acquired this image... more

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Vitro Release Status: Released to Public... more

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Vitro Release Status: Released to Public... more

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

An AGM-130A missile impacts a target

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Vitro Release Status: Released to Public... more

The Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate BEZZAVETNY (FFG 811) impacts the guided missile cruiser USS YORKTOWN (CG 48) as the American ship exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters

The Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate BEZZAVETNY (FFG 811) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Black Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The bow of a Soviet Mirka II class light frigate (FFL 824) impacts the stern of the destroyer USS CARON (DD 970) as the American vessel exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters

The bow of a Soviet Mirka II class light frigate (FFL 824) impacts the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Black Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

P-34717 Range: 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles) This image taken by Voyager 2 of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, shows an area in the northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cast shadows that accentuate height differences. The large, smooth area in the right-hand side of the image shows a single, fresh, impact crater. Otherwise there is no evidence of impacts such as those that have pocked the faces of most of the satellites Voyager 2 has visited. Many low cliffs in the area, bright where they face the Sun, and dark when they face away from it, suggest an intricate history for Triton. The cliffs might be due either to melting of surface materials or, possibly, caused by unusual fluid materials that flowed sometime in Triton's past. ARC-1989-A89-7051

P-34717 Range: 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles) This image taken by Vo...

P-34717 Range: 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles) This image taken by Voyager 2 of Neptune's largest satellite, Triton, shows an area in the northern hemisphere. The Sun is just above the horizon, so features cas... more

Credit: Calar Alto Observatory Spectacular first view of Fragment Q impacts on Jupiter. Infrared image in the 2.3m micron methane band taken using MAGIC on the 3.5m telescope, Calar Alto Observatory, Spain. ARC-1994-AC94-0353-4

Credit: Calar Alto Observatory Spectacular first view of Fragment Q im...

Credit: Calar Alto Observatory Spectacular first view of Fragment Q impacts on Jupiter. Infrared image in the 2.3m micron methane band taken using MAGIC on the 3.5m telescope, Calar Alto Observatory, Spain.

Venus - Multiple-Floored, Irregular Impact Crater

Venus - Multiple-Floored, Irregular Impact Crater

NASA' sMagellan imaged this multiple-floored, irregular impact crater at latitude 16.4 degrees north, longitude 352.1 degrees east, during orbits 481 and 482 on 27 September 1990. This crater, about 9.2 kilomet... more

Venus - Possible Remnants of a Meteoroid in Lakshmi Region

Venus - Possible Remnants of a Meteoroid in Lakshmi Region

This full resolution mosaiced image covers an area of approximately 100 kilometers by 120 kilometers (62 by 74 miles) and is located in the Lakshmi region of Venus at 47 degrees north latitude and 334 east long... more

Ganymede At 150,000 Miles

Ganymede At 150,000 Miles

This picture of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on the afternoon of March 5, 1979, from a range of about 250,000 km (150,000 mi.). The center of the picture is at 60 north l... more

A SMAW (Shoulder launched Multi purpose Assault Weapon) round impacts into a bunker at the MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) facility, Camp Lejeune, as India Company, 3rd Battalion, 2d Marines begins its assault. This rehearsal was for a demonstration that would be given the following day as part of the REVISED CAPABILITIES Exercise

A SMAW (Shoulder launched Multi purpose Assault Weapon) round impacts ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REVISED CAPABILITIES Base: Mout Facility, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Sc... more

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF), Dan Maynard, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory technician, inserts the Digital Video Disk (DVD) into a shallow cavity between two pieces of aluminum that will protect it from micrometeoroid impacts. The package will be mounted to the side of the two-story-tall spacecraft beneath a pallet carrying cameras and other space instruments that will be used to study the Saturnian system. A specially designed, multicolored patch of thermal blanket material will be installed over the disk package. Along with the spacecraft, the disk will reside in Saturn's orbit centuries after the primary mission is completed in July 2008. The Cassini mission is managed for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C., by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology KSC-97PC1277

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF), Dan Maynard, a Jet...

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF), Dan Maynard, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory technician, inserts the Digital Video Disk (DVD) into a shallow cavity between two pieces of aluminum that will prote... more

Asgard Impact Structure on Callisto

Asgard Impact Structure on Callisto

This four-frame mosaic shows the ancient impact structure Asgard on Jupiter's moon Callisto. This image is centered at 30 degrees north, 142 degrees west. The Asgard structure is approximately 1700 km across (1... more

Scientists use Immersive Technology and stereoscopic displays to investigate computational results. Jennifer Hare, from ARL, and Eric Schmitt, from Raytheon Systems, look at the visual results of a computation, which studies the effects of debris generated when a segmented penetrator impacts the target. This all takes place at the US Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource Center/Scientific Visualization Laboratory at Aberdeen, Maryland

Scientists use Immersive Technology and stereoscopic displays to inves...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aberdeen Proving Grounds State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Douglas Lafon Release Status: Relea... more

The opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex kicked off with a visit by Center Director Roy Bridges and the Awareness team, who presented him with a t-shirt. Exhibits and displays by KSC and 45th Space Wing organizations detail accomplishments in minimizing environmental impacts and conserving resources. They are on view April 19 22 at various sites at KSC, Cape Canaveral Air Station and Patrick Air Force Base KSC-99pp0418

The opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy ...

The opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex kicked off with a visit by Center Director Roy Bridges and the Awareness team, who presented him with a t-shirt... more

At the opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Center Director Roy Bridges talks to members of the Awareness team inside the United Space Alliance exhibit. The exhibits and displays by KSC and 45th Space Wing organizations detail accomplishments in minimizing environmental impacts and conserving resources. They are on view April 19 22 at various sites at KSC, Cape Canaveral Air Station and Patrick Air Force Base KSC-99pp0419

At the opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kenne...

At the opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Center Director Roy Bridges talks to members of the Awareness team inside the United Space Alliance exhibit... more

Center Director Roy Bridges (right) gets ready to drive an electric car, provided by Florida Power & Light, to the opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Exhibits and displays by KSC and 45th Space Wing organizations detail accomplishments in minimizing environmental impacts and conserving resources. They are on view April 19 22 at various sites at KSC, Cape Canaveral Air Station and Patrick Air Force Base KSC-99pp0417

Center Director Roy Bridges (right) gets ready to drive an electric ca...

Center Director Roy Bridges (right) gets ready to drive an electric car, provided by Florida Power & Light, to the opening of Environmental and Energy Awareness Week at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.... more

US Marine CH-53Es from 3rd MAW Air Combat Element (ACE), fly in assault Marines to secure the airfield (not shown), while Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) commence the beach assault. Impacts continue to pound the beach head, as the AAV7A1, with a mine clearance system kit and the M1A1 Abrams mineplow tank prepare to breach the minefield, during rehearsals for Kernel Blitz '99

US Marine CH-53Es from 3rd MAW Air Combat Element (ACE), fly in assaul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '99 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Impacts come close to the M1A1 Abrams mineplow tank and an AAV7A1, with a mine clearance system kit while preparing to breech a minefield obstacle, during rehearsals for Kernel Blitz '99. Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) are seen in the water in the background approaching the beach

Impacts come close to the M1A1 Abrams mineplow tank and an AAV7A1, wit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '99 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-112 crew takes time out from a visit with Russian officials to pose for a portrait.  From left are Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia); Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus, Ph.D.; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown); and Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers, Ph.D.  Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, M.D., not pictured, is also a member of the crew.  The STS-112 crew is awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1432

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-112 crew takes time out from a visit with Russian officials to pose for a portrait. From left are Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; and Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown), pose for a portrait.  Yurchikhin and the other members of the STS-112 crew are awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1431

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew.  From left, they are Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus; and CommanderJeffrey S. Ashby.  Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, not pictured, is also a member of the crew.  The crew is awaiting launch on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1430

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew. From left, they a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency.  Yurchikhin is at Kennedy Space Center awaiting his launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1429

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonom...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with... more

A Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) impacts on a Delta Prospect Range hillside, during an assault on the Delta Prospect Range at the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) training area

A Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) impacts on a De...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Joey Chavez, Usmc Release St... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Twentynine Palms, California (CA)

A round from an AT-4 small rocket launcher impacts on Range 400 at Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Magtftc Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 4-Mar Scene Camera Operator: ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Eric Madaras (left), NASA-Langley Research Center, and Jim McGee, The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., conduct impulse tests on the right wing leading edge (WLE) of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The tests monitor how sound impulses propagate through the WLE area.  The data collected will be analyzed to explore the possibility of adding new instrumentation to the wing that could automatically detect debris or micrometeroid impacts on the Shuttle while in flight.  The study is part of the initiative ongoing at KSC and around the agency to return the orbiter fleet to flight status.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Eric...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Eric Madaras (left), NASA-Langley Research Center, and Jim McGee, The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., conduct impulse tests on the rig... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill Prosser (left) and Eric Madaras, NASA-Langley Research Center, and Jim McGee (right), The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., conduct impulse tests on the right wing leading edge (WLE) of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The tests monitor how sound impulses propagate through the WLE area.  The data collected will be analyzed to explore the possibility of adding new instrumentation to the wing that could automatically detect debris or micrometeroid impacts on the Shuttle while in flight.  The study is part of the initiative ongoing at KSC and around the agency to return the orbiter fleet to flight status.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill Prosser (left) and Eric Madaras, NASA-Langley Research Center, and Jim McGee (right), The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., conduct... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill Prosser (left) and Eric Madaras, NASA-Langley Research Center, conduct impulse tests on the right wing leading edge (WLE) of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The tests monitor how sound impulses propagate through the WLE area.  The data collected will be analyzed to explore the possibility of adding new instrumentation to the wing that could automatically detect debris or micrometeroid impacts on the Shuttle while in flight.  The study is part of the initiative ongoing at KSC and around the agency to return the orbiter fleet to flight status.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, Bill Prosser (left) and Eric Madaras, NASA-Langley Research Center, conduct impulse tests on the right wing leading edge (WLE) of Space Shuttle ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to radio station WFLA-AM and Florida Radio Network about his trip to Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  Kennedy  made the trip with NASA astronaut Kay Hire to share the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to radi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to radio station WFLA-AM and Florida Radio Network about his trip to Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., listen attentively to astronaut Kay Hire.  She and Center Director Jim Kennedy were at the school to share the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Mid...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., listen attentively to astronaut Kay Hire. She and Center Director Jim Kennedy were... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to WTSP-ABC News about his trip to Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  Kennedy  made the trip with NASA astronaut Kay Hire to share the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to WTSP...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to WTSP-ABC News about his trip to Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Kennedy made the trip wit... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader Kristy Wiggins at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  Hire joined Center Director Jim Kennedy at the school in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire poses with 8th grader Kristy Wiggins at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Hire joined Center Director Jim Kenn... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  Kennedy  made the trip with NASA astronaut Kay Hire to share the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to stud...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Kennedy made the trip with NASA astronaut Kay... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla.  She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0307

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Kay Hire talks to students in Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. She joined Center Director Jim Kennedy in sharing the a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., is the site where Center Director Jim Kennedy and astronaut Kay Hire shared the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy talked with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., is the site where Center Director Jim Kennedy and astronaut Kay Hire shared the agency’s new vi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Warren Elly (left), with WTVT-TV, Fox News, talks with Center Director Jim Kennedy at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Kennedy was joined by astronaut Kay Hire in sharing the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy talked with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Warren Elly (left), with WTVT-TV, Fox New...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Warren Elly (left), with WTVT-TV, Fox News, talks with Center Director Jim Kennedy at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla. Kennedy wa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., listen attentively to astronaut Kay Hire.  She and Center Director Jim Kennedy were at the school to share the agency’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Mid...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Garland V. Stewart Magnet Middle School, a NASA Explorer School (NES) in Tampa, Fla., listen attentively to astronaut Kay Hire. She and Center Director Jim Kennedy were... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0575

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to students in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0580

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to students in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploratio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (center) is interviewed by TV station WUFT after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide KSC-04pd0573

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (center) is interviewed by TV station WUFT after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage) a question in a downlink from the International Space Station.  During a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0564

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage)... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage) a question in a downlink from the International Space Station.  During a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0561

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage)... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (rear, second from right) poses with students and administrators at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0568

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (rear, second from right) poses with students and administrators at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0585

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers, at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0558

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers, at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaine... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0578

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0574

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0557

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to students in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0581

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to students in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploratio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage) a question in a downlink from the International Space Station.  During a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0562

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage)... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Students, teachers and administrators of Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., listen to a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0565

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students, teachers and administrators of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students, teachers and administrators of Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., listen to a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Dir... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., during a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, participated in a downlink from the International Space Station (seen on the screen on stage). Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. represented KSC, talking about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0560

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., during a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flig... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0576

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0584

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (left) is interviewed by a reporter (right) for WTUF-FM radio after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0571

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (left) is interviewed by a reporter (right) for WTUF-FM radio after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (right) is interviewed after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0572

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. (right) is interviewed after a presentation at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to a student about his project in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0579

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talks to a student about his project in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision f... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage) a question in a downlink from the International Space Station.  During a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0563

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., a student asks the Expedition 8 crew (Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri seen on the screen on stage)... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., KSC deputy director, shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0556

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., KSC deputy director, shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generatio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., during a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, participated in a downlink from the International Space Station (seen on the screen on stage). Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. represented KSC, talking about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space.  Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0559

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., during a presentation that shared the new vision for space exploration, the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flig... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0577

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at students’ projects in a classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0582

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., KSC deputy director, shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0567

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gaines...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla., Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., KSC deputy director, shares the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generatio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla.  Dr. Whitlow shared the new vision for space exploration with the students, the next generation of explorers. Whitlow talked about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. The presentation also included a downlink from the International Space Station for students to ask questions of the Expedition 8 crew, Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri. Howard Bishop Middle School is one of 50 nationwide (four in Florida) in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) Program.  NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd0583

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr. looks at a student’s computer project after his presentation in the classroom at Howard Bishop Middle School in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Whitl... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., gather for a photo with NASA representatives standing behind them.  At center is astronaut Sam Durrance; on the right is Center Director Jim Kennedy; behind Durrance at left is John Halsema, chief in the Government Relations Office.  Behind and right of Kennedy is Steve Lewis, his assistant.  Behind the student on the far right is Pam Biegert, chief of KSC’s Education Programs and University Research Office.  Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0712

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary M...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., gather for a photo with NASA representatives standing behind them. At center is astronaut Sam Durrance; ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy poses for a photo after meeting students and faculty at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Kennedy is touring Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0746

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy poses for a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy poses for a photo after meeting students and faculty at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Kennedy is touring Florida and Ge... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dr. Linward Barnes, principal of Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., introduces Center Director Jim Kennedy to the school children. Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0714

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dr. Linward Barnes, principal of Oscar P...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dr. Linward Barnes, principal of Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., introduces Center Director Jim Kennedy to the school children. Kennedy is visiting N... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences in space with the students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy as he shares America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students in NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0721

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences in space with the students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Durrance joined Center Directo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance points to a student with a question in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Sharing stories of his experiences as an astronaut, Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0739

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance points to a stude...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance points to a student with a question in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Sharing stories of his experiences as an ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., are eager for a “hands-on” experience with astronaut Sam Durrance, who shared his experiences in space during the school visit.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is touring  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0744

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary M...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., are eager for a “hands-on” experience with astronaut Sam Durrance, who shared his experiences in space du... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., are eager to ask questions of astronaut Sam Durrance, who was sharing stories of his experiences as an astronaut.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0738

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students in a classroom at Oscar Patters...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., are eager to ask questions of astronaut Sam Durrance, who was sharing stories of his exper... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., Center Director Jim Kennedy (far left) stands with (left to right) Bay County school board members Johnny Brock and Thelma Rohan, astronaut Sam Durrance and Panama City Commissioner Johnathon Wilson.  Kennedy and Durrance and other NASA officials were at the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0726

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet Sch...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., Center Director Jim Kennedy (far left) stands with (left to right) Bay County school board members Johnny Brock an... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance signs the costume helmet of one of the students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  He and Center Director Jim Kennedy, along with others, visited the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0728

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance signs the costume...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance signs the costume helmet of one of the students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. He and Ce... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Pam Biegert (back to camera), chief of KSC’s Education Programs and University Research Office, praises the costumes of two students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. At left is astronaut Sam Durrance, and at right is Center Director Jim Kennedy.  NASA-KSC officials are visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0709

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Pam Biegert (back to camera), chief of K...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Pam Biegert (back to camera), chief of KSC’s Education Programs and University Research Office, praises the costumes of two students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patt... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Enthralled students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., listen to astronaut Sam Durrance as he shares stories of his experiences as an astronaut.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0737

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Enthralled students in a classroom at Os...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Enthralled students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla., listen to astronaut Sam Durrance as he shares stories of his experiences as an ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0715

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to stu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy talks to students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia to ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences as an astronaut with enthralled students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0736

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences as an astronaut with enthralled students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. D... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences in space with the students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy as he shares America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0720

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance shares stories of his experiences in space with the students at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Durrance joined Center Directo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy signs the costume helmet of one of the students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  He other NASA officials visited the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students at NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0729

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy signs the co...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy signs the costume helmet of one of the students who welcomed NASA representatives to Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. He o... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance (right) talks to a student and teacher at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  He and Center Director Jim Kennedy, along with other NASA representatives, visited the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0727

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance (right) talks to ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance (right) talks to a student and teacher at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. He and Center Director Jim Kennedy, along with other... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance takes time for a group photo with students from Panama City, Fla., Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School.  The students are wearing mock space suit helmets.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0742

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance takes time for a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance takes time for a group photo with students from Panama City, Fla., Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School. The students are wearing mock space suit helmet... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy (left) displays the key to the city presented by Johnathon Wilson (right), Panama City commissioner.  Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in  Florida and Georgia to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Kennedy is talking with students in NASA Explorer Schools in Florida and Georgia about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0724

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy (left) displ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Center Director Jim Kennedy (left) displays the key to the city presented by Johnathon Wilson (right), Panama City commissioner. Kennedy is visiting NASA Explorer Schools in Flor... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance talks to students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla.  Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting  Florida and Georgia NASA Explorer Schools to share America’s new vision  for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Kennedy is talking with students about our destiny as explorers, NASA’s stepping stone approach to exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars and beyond, how space impacts our lives, and how people and machines rely on each other in space. KSC-04pd0740

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance talks to students...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance talks to students in a classroom at Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School in Panama City, Fla. Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiti... more