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Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Training for the Nation's First Manned Space Flight

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepar...

Original caption: The three Project Mercury astronauts training for the nation's first manned space flight are (from left) John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. The forthcoming sub-orb... More

Project Mercury, 1959-1963, NASA Mercury project

Project Mercury, 1959-1963, NASA Mercury project

Image Credit: NASA..Description Less than a year after its birth, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency announced its first astronaut class, the Mercury Seven, on April 9, 1959. Project Mercury proved that ... More

Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files Public domain photograph - NASA, space exploration, work of US government, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch on at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to ...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files Public domain photograph of the US industrial development, work of U.S. government, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Viriginia

Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files Public domain photograph of NASA rocket launch, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photograph of Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. Standing alongside President Richard M. Nixon

Photograph of Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. Standing...

Original caption: HONOLULU, HAWAII - The Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. stands alongside President Richard M. Nixon during the playing of the National Anthem after presentation ceremonies award... More

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame taken during to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Cate... More

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame taken during to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Cate... More

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame with lighting fixture visible in the center taken prior to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the pho... More

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame taken during to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Cate... More

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

Mercury 1A Mission - underexposed, NASA Mercury program

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame taken during to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Cate... More

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame with lighting fixture visible in the center taken prior to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the pho... More

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame with lighting fixture visible in the center taken prior to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the pho... More

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame with lighting fixture visible in the center taken prior to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the pho... More

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

Mercury 1A Mission - lighting fixture

The original caption reads: Underexposed (almost totally dark) frame with lighting fixture visible in the center taken prior to the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the pho... More

Mercury Redstone 3 Launch, NASA Mercury project

Mercury Redstone 3 Launch, NASA Mercury project

(May 5, 1961) Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), or Freedom 7, spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight...Image #: jsc2007e046477

Mercury Project - Liftoff of MR-4 (Mercury-Redstone)

Mercury Project - Liftoff of MR-4 (Mercury-Redstone)

Liftoff of MR-4 (Mercury-Redstone), Liberty Bell 7, on July 21, 1961. MR-4 mission was the second marned suborbital flight and carried Astronaut Virgil Grissom aboard the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft in space for ... More

View of the liftoff of Little Joe II

View of the liftoff of Little Joe II

Description: View of the liftoff of Little Joe II launch vehicle at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico...UID: SPD-JSC-S63-15229

AS11-40-5924 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image -  Lunar Module and Earth

AS11-40-5924 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar Module and...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Lunar Module (LM) ascent stage. The Earth is visible above the LM. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film ... More

AS11-40-5893 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image -  View of Lunar Module ascent stage

AS11-40-5893 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Mo...

The original database describes this as: Description: Close up view of Lunar Module (LM) ascent stage. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S. Film ... More

AS11-40-5866 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin descends the Lunar Module ladder

AS11-40-5866 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin A...

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin Jr, Lunar Module (LM) pilot descends from the LM, climbing down the ladder. Lunar horizon visible in background. Image taken at T... More

AS11-36-5334 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth view

AS11-36-5334 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth view

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth view with clouds. Image taken during the transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film type: S0-368 Color; 25... More

AS11-44-6577 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Module separation from the Command Module

AS11-44-6577 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Mod...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Lunar Module (LM).This image was taken during separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Blackness of space in backgroun... More

AS11-37-5546 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base

AS11-37-5546 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon fro...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base,the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM thrusters visible in foreground. United States flag visibIe on lunar surface. Im... More

AS11-40-5864 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - The Lunar Module sits on the surface of the moon

AS11-40-5864 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - The Lunar Module ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Close up of the Lunar Module (LM) as it sits on the surface of the moon. The LM skirt, descent engine nozzle, ladder and United States logo are visible. I... More

AS11-44-6584 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Module separation from the Command Module

AS11-44-6584 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Mod...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Lunar Module (LM). This image was taken during separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Blackness of space in backgrou... More

AS11-44-6561 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb, with Earth on the horizon, Mare Smythii Region

AS11-44-6561 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Moon limb with Earth on the horizon,Mare Smythii Region. Earth rise. This image was taken before separation of the LM and the Command Module during... More

AS11-40-5882A - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface and horizon

AS11-40-5882A - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface an...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar surface and horizon. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S. Film Type: Ektachrome EF SO... More

AS11-37-5483 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface at Tranquility Base

AS11-37-5483 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface at ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar surface at Tranquility Base, the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM thruster shadow and United States flag are visible on lunar surface. Image taken ... More

AS11-37-5490 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base

AS11-37-5490 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon fro...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base, the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM shadow is visible on lunar surface. Image taken from inside the LM during the A... More

AS11-37-5533 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. inside the Lunar Module after EVA

AS11-37-5533 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr,Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot inside the Lunar Module (LM) as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of the Extravehicular... More

AS11-40-5946 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin deploys the PSEP

AS11-40-5946 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin A...

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Lunar Module (LM) pilot, deploys the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP). The Laser Ranging Retroreflector (LRRR) is visi... More

AS11-37-5532 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. inside the Lunar Module after EVA

AS11-37-5532 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Unfocused view of Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr,Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot inside the Lunar Module (LM) as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of ... More

AS11-37-5545 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface at Tranquility Base

AS11-37-5545 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface at ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar surface at Tranquility Base,the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM thrusters visible in foreground. United States flag visibIe on lunar surface. Imag... More

AS11-44-6636 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

AS11-44-6636 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Moon limb,Lunar Module during ascent,Mare Smythii. Earth appears on the horizon. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film ma... More

AS11-37-5499 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base

AS11-37-5499 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon fro...

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base, the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM thruster is visible in foreground. Image taken from inside the LM during the Ap... More

AS11-40-5874 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin poses beside the U.S. flag that has been placed on the moon

AS11-40-5874 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin A...

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Lunar Module (LM) pilot, poses for a photo beside the U.S. flag that has been placed on the moon. The LM is visible in the left ... More

AS11-37-5530 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. inside the Lunar Module after EVA

AS11-37-5530 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr, Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot inside the Lunar Module (LM) as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of the Extravehicula... More

General (GEN) Alton D. Slay, commander, Air Force Systems Command, and his entourage tour Space Launch Complex 6 during a visit to the base. Behind them is the mobile service tower (MST)

General (GEN) Alton D. Slay, commander, Air Force Systems Command, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Gregory C. Merritt Release ... More

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

S81-30463 (12 April 1981) --- The space shuttle Columbia rises off Pad 39A a few seconds past 7 a.m. (EST) on April 12, 1981. Onboard, astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, and Robert L. Crippen, pilot, ... More

A predawn view of the Columbia space shuttle before launch on her maiden space flight

A predawn view of the Columbia space shuttle before launch on her maid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... More

The space shuttle Challenger lifts off from the Complex 39A launch pad

The space shuttle Challenger lifts off from the Complex 39A launch pad

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... More

STS072-389-011 - STS-072 - Crewmember activity in payload bay during second EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-389-011 - STS-072 - Crewmember activity in payload bay during s...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited Mission Specialist Leroy Chiao (EV1) accesses the soft stowage assembly mounted on the starboard Bay 4 ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A host robot, Starquester 2000, helps describe for visitors the accomplishments of unsung space heroes space probes and their role in space exploration. The walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit is part of the $13 million expansion to KSC's Visitor Complex. Other additions include a walk-through Robot Scouts exhibit, a wildlife exhibit, and the film Quest for Life in a new 300-seat theater, plus an International Space Station-themed ticket plaza, featuring a structure of overhanging solar panels and astronauts performing assembly tasks. Inaugurated three decades ago, the Visitor Complex is now one of the top five tourist attractions in Florida. It is located on S.R. 407, east of I-95, within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge KSC-99pp0400

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A host robot, Starquester 2000, helps de...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A host robot, Starquester 2000, helps describe for visitors the accomplishments of unsung space heroes space probes and their role in space exploration. The walk-through Robot Scou... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities at SPACEHAB, STS-106 crew members check out some of the equipment they will be using on their mission to the International Space Station. At left is Mission Specialist Daniel C. Burbank; at right are Mission Specialists Richard A. Mastracchio and Edward T. Lu. Malenchenko and Morukov represent the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. STS-106 is scheduled to launch Sept. 8, 2000, at 8:31 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B on an 11-day mission. The seven-member crew will prepare the Space Station for its first resident crew and begin outfitting the newly arrived Zvezda Service Module. They will perform support tasks on orbit, transfer supplies and prepare the Zvezda living quarters for the first long-duration crew, dubbed “Expedition One,” which is due to arrive at the Station in late fall KSC00pp0949

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test act...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities at SPACEHAB, STS-106 crew members check out some of the equipment they will be using on their mission to the International Space Sta... More

MS Burbank poses at a window showing the ISS during STS-106

MS Burbank poses at a window showing the ISS during STS-106

STS106-375-008 (8-20 September 2000) --- Astronaut Daniel C. Burbank, mission specialist, prepares to photograph the departing International Space Station through the overhead windows on the aft flight deck o... More

Microgravity, Space Shuttle Program, NASA

Microgravity, Space Shuttle Program, NASA

Thisdiagram shows the general arrangement of the payloads to be carried by the multidisciplinary STS-107 Research-1 Space Shuttle mission in 2002. The Spacehab module will host experiments that require direct o... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students from Columbia Elementary School in Palm Bay, Fla., place flowers at the Astronaut Memorial to honor the fallen crew of Space Shuttle Columbia. The students visited the Center to learn about the past, present and future of space exploration.  They also listened to Kirstie McCool Chadwick, the sister of Columbia astronaut William "Willie" J. McCool, and saw the 3-D IMAX film "Space Station." KSC-03pd0470

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students from Columbia Elementary School...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Students from Columbia Elementary School in Palm Bay, Fla., place flowers at the Astronaut Memorial to honor the fallen crew of Space Shuttle Columbia. The students visited the Cen... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Brilliant roses and carnations frame the names of the Columbia crew carved onto the black granite surface of the Astronaut Memorial Mirror at the KSC Visitor Complex.  The flowers were left by visitors who attended a memorial service for the crew on the anniversary of the tragic accident that claimed their lives Feb. 1, 2003.  The service included comments by Center Director Jim Kennedy, Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Executive Director of Florida Space Authority Winston Scott, and Dr. Stephen Feldman, president of the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, who placed the wreath at the mirror.  The mirror honors astronauts who have given their lives for space exploration.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Brilliant roses and carnations frame the ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Brilliant roses and carnations frame the names of the Columbia crew carved onto the black granite surface of the Astronaut Memorial Mirror at the KSC Visitor Complex.  The flowers w... 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. -  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. -  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. -- 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. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance poses with a student from Panama City, Fla., Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School.  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-04pd0741

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance poses with a stud...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Sam Durrance poses with a student from Panama City, Fla., Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet School. Durrance joined Center Director Jim Kennedy, who is visiting Florida... 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. -  Center Director Jim Kennedy (right) and External Relations Director Lisa Malone (second from right) talk to teachers at Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Miami, Fla.  Kennedy made the tour to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. He was also accompanied by astronaut Dr. David A. Wolf.  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-04pd0808

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy (right) and ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy (right) and External Relations Director Lisa Malone (second from right) talk to teachers at Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Mia... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Claudia Hessing, the principal of Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Miami, Fla., introduces NASA guests in the front left row, Center Director Jim Kennedy (center) and astronaut Dr. David A. Wolf (far left).   Kennedy made the tour to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. He was accompanied by astronaut Dr. David A. Wolf.  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-04pd0813

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Claudia Hessing, the principal of Carol ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Claudia Hessing, the principal of Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Miami, Fla., introduces NASA guests in the front left row, Center Director Jim Kennedy (c... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Center Director Jim Kennedy (left) speaks to students, faculty and guests at Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Miami, Fla.  Kennedy made the tour to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. He was accompanied by astronaut Dr. David A. Wolf.  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-04pd0814

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Center Director Jim Kennedy (left) speaks to students, faculty and guests at Carol City Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School, in Miami, Fla. Kennedy made the tour to share Am... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The panel members participating in the Culture Change Process All Hands Meeting entertain questions and comments from the audience assembled in the Training Auditorium. From left, they are James W. Kennedy, KSC director; Jim Jennings, Deputy Associate Administrator for Institutions and Asset Management; Lynn Cline, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight; Bob Sieck, former Director of Space Shuttle Processing at KSC; and Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Johnson Space Center. The purpose of the meeting was for employees to gain further insight into the Agency’s Vision for Space Exploration and the direction cultural change will take at KSC in order to assume its role within this vision. KSC-04pd1122

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The panel members participating in the C...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The panel members participating in the Culture Change Process All Hands Meeting entertain questions and comments from the audience assembled in the Training Auditorium. From left, ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Bob Sieck (left), former Director of Space Shuttle Processing at KSC, looks on as Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Johnson Space Center, responds to a question asked by a member of the audience attending the Culture Change Process All Hands Meeting in the Training Auditorium. The purpose of the meeting was for employees to gain further insight into the Agency’s Vision for Space Exploration and the direction cultural change will take at KSC in order to assume its role within this vision. Other panel members were James W. Kennedy, KSC director; Jim Jennings, Deputy Associate Administrator for Institutions and Asset Management; and Lynn Cline, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight. KSC-04pd1128

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Bob Sieck (left), former Director of Spa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Bob Sieck (left), former Director of Space Shuttle Processing at KSC, looks on as Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance a... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Lynn Cline (right), Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, looks on as James W. Kennedy (left), KSC director, and Jim Jennings, Deputy Associate Administrator for Institutions and Asset Management, take questions from the audience attending the Culture Change Process All Hands Meeting in the Training Auditorium. The purpose of the meeting was for employees to gain further insight into the Agency’s Vision for Space Exploration and the direction cultural change will take at KSC in order to assume its role within this vision. Other panel members were Bob Sieck, former Director of Space Shuttle Processing at KSC, and Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Johnson Space Center. KSC-04pd1124

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lynn Cline (right), Deputy Associate Ad...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lynn Cline (right), Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, looks on as James W. Kennedy (left), KSC director, and Jim Jennings, Deputy Associate Administrator for Instit... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Johnson Space Center addresses KSC employees assembled in the Training Auditorium for a Culture Change Process All Hands Meeting.  The purpose of the meeting was for employees to gain further insight into the Agency’s Vision for Space Exploration and the direction cultural change will take at KSC in order to assume its role within this vision. Other participants included James W. Kennedy, KSC director; Jim Jennings, Deputy Associate Administrator for Institutions and Asset Management; Lynn Cline, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight; and Bob Sieck, former Director of Space Shuttle Processing at KSC. Following their remarks, members of the panel entertained questions and comments from the audience. KSC-04pd1120

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Jim Wetherbee, astronaut and Technical Assistant to the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Johnson Space Center addresses KSC employees assembled in the Training Auditoriu... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During lunch in the library at Howard A. Doolin Middle School, Miami, Fla., astronaut David Wolf pauses for a photo with a member of the school board.  Doolin Middle School is one of 100 to take part in the NASA Explorer Schools program.  Wolf joined Center Director Jim Kennedy 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-04pd1149

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During lunch in the library at Howard A....

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During lunch in the library at Howard A. Doolin Middle School, Miami, Fla., astronaut David Wolf pauses for a photo with a member of the school board. Doolin Middle School is one ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After his presentation, astronaut David Wolf signs a memento for a student at Howard A. Doolin Middle School, Miami, Fla.  The school is one of 100 taking part in the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) program. Center Director Jim Kennedy and Wolf visited the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. They 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. KSC-04pd1170

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After his presentation, astronaut David ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After his presentation, astronaut David Wolf signs a memento for a student at Howard A. Doolin Middle School, Miami, Fla. The school is one of 100 taking part in the NASA Explorer... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with a faculty member during a visit to Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo.  Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evans Middle School and Trojan — are on a team taking part in NASA’s Explorer Schools program.  Gorie accompanied KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow on a visit to the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Whitlow and Gorie are 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-04pd1182

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with a faculty member during a visit to Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evan... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow signs autographs for students at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo.  Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evans Middle School and Trojan — are on a team taking part in NASA’s Explorer Schools program.  Whitlow visited the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. He 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-04pd1201

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow signs autographs for students at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evan... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie signs autographs for students at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo.  Gorie accompanied KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow on a visit to the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. They are 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.  Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evans Middle School and Trojan — are on a team taking part in NASA’s Explorer Schools program. KSC-04pd1198

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie signs autographs for...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie signs autographs for students at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Gorie accompanied KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow on a visit to the school t... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) and KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow (right) join students in the gymnasium stands at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evans Middle School and Trojan — are on a team taking part in NASA’s Explorer Schools program.  Whitlow and astronaut Dom Gorie are sharing America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. They are 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-04pd1194

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) and KSC Deput...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) and KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow (right) join students in the gymnasium stands at Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Students from thre... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow during a visit to Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo.  Students from three area schools — Potosi High School, John Evans Middle School and Trojan — are on a team taking part in NASA’s Explorer Schools program.  Gorie accompanied Whitlow on a visit to the school to share America’s new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. They are 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-04pd1181

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with KS...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Astronaut Dom Gorie (left) talks with KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow during a visit to Trojan Intermediate School in Potosi, Mo. Students from three area schools — Potosi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Astronaut Leland Melvin (far right) listens to Sarah Copelin-Wood (far left), chair of the Board of Education, at Ronald E. McNair High School in Atlanta, a NASA Explorer School.  Melvin accompanied KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr. on a visit to the school to share the vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Whitlow  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. KSC-04pd1980

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Leland Melvin (far right) list...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Leland Melvin (far right) listens to Sarah Copelin-Wood (far left), chair of the Board of Education, at Ronald E. McNair High School in Atlanta, a NASA Explorer School. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Jim Jennings, deputy associate administrator for Institutions and Asset Management at NASA Headquarters, talks to students at Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga.   Jennings visited the school to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Also visiting the school was astronaut Leland Melvin and KSC Deputy Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., seated at right.  Whitlow 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. KSC-04pd2005

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Jim Jennings, deputy associate administr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Jim Jennings, deputy associate administrator for Institutions and Asset Management at NASA Headquarters, talks to students at Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Astronaut Leland Melvin talks to students in the cafeteria at Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga.  Melvin joined Jim Jennings, deputy associate administrator for Institutions and Asset Management at NASA Headquarters, on the visit to the school to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Melvin talked about the importance of teamwork and what it takes for mission success. Also visiting was KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr., who 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. KSC-04pd2015

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Leland Melvin talks to student...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Leland Melvin talks to students in the cafeteria at Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga. Melvin joined Jim Jennings, deputy associat... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  At Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga., astronaut Leland Melvin hands a patch to a student for answering a question.  Melvin joined Jim Jennings, deputy associate administrator for Institutions and Asset Management at NASA Headquarters, on the visit to the school to share the new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Melvin talked about the importance of teamwork and what it takes for mission success. Also visiting was KSC Deputy Director Woodrow Whitlow Jr., who 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. Melvin talked about the importance of teamwork and what it takes for mission success. KSC-04pd2010

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Gainesville Elementary School, a NASA Explorer School in Gainesville, Ga., astronaut Leland Melvin hands a patch to a student for answering a question. Melvin joined Jim Jennin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Students at Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla., walk to Immokalee High School for a special presentation in the auditorium by Center Director Jim Kennedy and astronaut Terry Virts.  Immokalee is part of NASA’s Explorer School (NES) Program and is teamed with Pine Ridge Middle School.  Kennedy is visiting the school to share the  vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  He 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.  NES establishes a three-year partnership annually between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd2041

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Immokalee Middle School in N...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students at Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla., walk to Immokalee High School for a special presentation in the auditorium by Center Director Jim Kennedy and astronaut Terry V... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Astronaut Terry Virts talks to students and staff of Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla., about what it takes for mission success and the importance of teamwork.  Virts accompanied Center Director Jim Kennedy on the visit to the school to share the vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers. Immokalee is part of NASA’s Explorer School (NES) Program and is teamed with Pine Ridge Middle School.  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.  NES establishes a three-year partnership annually between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd2046

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Terry Virts talks to students ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Astronaut Terry Virts talks to students and staff of Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla., about what it takes for mission success and the importance of teamwork. Virts accompa... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Les Gold, Aerospace Education specialist with KSC, speaks to students at Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla.  At right is astronaut Terry Virts.  Gold and Virts accompanied Center Director Jim Kennedy for a presentation at the school to share the vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.  Immokalee is part of NASA’s Explorer School (NES) Program and is teamed with Pine Ridge Middle School.  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.  NES establishes a three-year partnership annually between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer Schools teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide. KSC-04pd2052

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Les Gold, Aerospace Education specialist...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Les Gold, Aerospace Education specialist with KSC, speaks to students at Immokalee Middle School in Naples, Fla. At right is astronaut Terry Virts. Gold and Virts accompanied Cen... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the forward assembly (nose cap and frustum) is lifted away from the solid rocket booster (SRBThe destacking is part of time and cycle activities.  The SRB was part of the stack on Atlantis originally scheduled for a March 1, 2003, launch on mission STS-114.  The SRBs and external tank were demated in February 2003.   The mission is now scheduled to occur no earlier than Sept. 12, 2004, on Atlantis.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the fo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the forward assembly (nose cap and frustum) is lifted away from the solid rocket booster (SRBThe destacking is part of time and cycle activities. ... More

Planetary Building Blocks Found in Surprising Place

Planetary Building Blocks Found in Surprising Place

This graph of data from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope shows that an extraordinarily low-mass brown dwarf, or failed star, called OTS 44, is circled by a disc of planet-building dust. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smi... More

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview, NASA history, Goddard space flight center

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview, NASA history, Goddard space flight center

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  — Christine Nixon (left), principal of Warrington Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., is presented a banner recognizing the school’s new partnership with NASA as a NASA Explorer School.  At far right is NASA official Gregg Buckingham, who was joined by Center Director Jim Kennedy and astronaut Alan Poindexter for this kickoff event at the school.   Kennedy is visiting the school to share the vision for space exploration with the next generation.   He 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.  NES establishes a three-year partnership annually between NASA and 50 NASA Explorer School teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities nationwide.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-06pd0141

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — Christine Nixon (left), principal of War...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. — Christine Nixon (left), principal of Warrington Middle School in Pensacola, Fla., is presented a banner recognizing the school’s new partnership with NASA as a NASA Explorer School... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16D (background), announces to waiting media that the KSC Visitor Complex will host the inaugural World Space Expo from Nov. 3 to 11.  The Expo, which will feature an aerial salute by the Thunderbirds on its opening weekend, will create one of the largest displays of space artifacts, hardware and personalities ever assembled in one location with the objective to inspire, educate and engage the public by highlighting the achievements and benefits of space exploration.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0225

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16D (background), announces to waiting media that the KSC Visitor Complex will host the inaugural World Space Expo from ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16D (background), announces to waiting media that the KSC Visitor Complex will host the inaugural World Space Expo from Nov. 3 to 11. Behind Clark are (from left) Dan LeBlanc, chief operating officer of the KSC Visitor Complex, Lisa Malone, director of External Relations at KSC, and Col. Dave Thompson with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing.  The Expo, which will feature an aerial salute by the Thunderbirds on its opening weekend, will create one of the largest displays of space artifacts, hardware and personalities ever assembled in one location with the objective to inspire, educate and engage the public by highlighting the achievements and benefits of space exploration.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0224

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Maj. Tad Clark, pilot of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16D (background), announces to waiting media that the KSC Visitor Complex will host the inaugural World Space Expo from ... More

Distance to Dark Bodies, JPL/NASA images

Distance to Dark Bodies, JPL/NASA images

Using the unique orbit of NASA Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-perceiving trick called parallax, astronomers have determined the distance to an invisible Milky Way object called OGLE-2005-SMC-001. NASA/JPL... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., NASA astronaut Mike Fincke observes as Veronica Franco of NASA's Education Office at Kennedy Space Center explains the intricacies of a space suit to students and teachers attending an educational presentation, part of the festivities to welcome toy space ranger Buzz Lightyear home from space.  Fincke was commander of the International Space Station from October 2008 to April 2009.    The 12-inch-tall action figure spent more than 15 months aboard the International Space Station and returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Discovery on Sept. 11 with the STS-128 crew.  Lightyear's space adventure, a collaboration between NASA and Disney Parks, is intended to share the excitement of space exploration with students around the world and encourage them to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  For additional information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/buzzoniss.  Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2009-5307

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., NASA astronaut Mike Fincke observes as Veronica Franco of NASA's Education Office at Kennedy Space Center explains the intricacies o... More

Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power Systems for Space Exploration (AMPS); electrochemistry, AMPS, will infuse and demonstrate batteries, fuel cells, and other power modules for exploration ground system demonstrations GRC-2013-C-04608

Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power Systems for Space Exp...

Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Modular Power Systems for Space Exploration (AMPS); electrochemistry, AMPS, will infuse and demonstrate batteries, fuel cells, and other power modules for exploration ground s... More

S134E007234 - STS-134 - IENOS Bag

S134E007234 - STS-134 - IENOS Bag

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of an IENOS (Italian Electronic NOse for Space exploration) Bag mounted to the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) in the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny. Pa... More

S134E007240 - STS-134 - IENOS Sensor

S134E007240 - STS-134 - IENOS Sensor

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of an IENOS (Italian Electronic NOse for Space exploration) Sensor mounted to U.S. Laboratory/Destiny panel LAB1D6. Subject Terms: STS-134, Stowag... More

S134E007230 - STS-134 - IENOS Bag

S134E007230 - STS-134 - IENOS Bag

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of an IENOS (Italian Electronic NOse for Space exploration) Bag floating on the International Space Station (ISS). Part Number (P/N): ASI-ENOS-200... More

S134E007242 - STS-134 - IENOS Sensor

S134E007242 - STS-134 - IENOS Sensor

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of an IENOS (Italian Electronic NOse for Space exploration) Sensor mounted to U.S. Laboratory/Destiny panel LAB1D6. Subject Terms: STS-134, Stowag... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Rocket Garden at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, United States Postal Service official Steve Massey addresses the audience during an event unveiling two new stamps that commemorate the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight from the United States Postal Service.          One stamp commemorates NASA's Project Mercury and Alan Shepard's historic launch on May 5, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Freedom 7. The second stamp honors NASA's MESSENGER, which reached Mercury in March to become the first spacecraft to orbit the planet. The two missions frame a remarkable 50-year period in which America advanced space exploration through more than 1,500 crewed and uncrewed flights. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-3292

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Rocket Garden at NASA's Kennedy Space C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Rocket Garden at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, United States Postal Service official Steve Massey addresses the audience during an event unveiling two ne... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The new facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida where space shuttle Atlantis will be displayed is nearing completion.       The new home of Atlantis is scheduled to open in July 2013. The exhibits in the new, 90,000-square-foot interactive facility will tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and what lies ahead in space exploration. More than 60 exhibits will be set up around Atlantis, including a full-scale mockup of the Hubble Space Telescope and a full-scale model of a portion of the International Space Station. Over the course of its 26-year career, Atlantis traveled 125,935,769 miles during 307 days in space over 33 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition Photo credit: NASA/ Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-6315

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The new facility at the Kennedy Space Center Vi...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The new facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida where space shuttle Atlantis will be displayed is nearing completion. The new home of Atlantis is scheduled t... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, replica external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters mark the entrance to the new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. The new $100 million facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. Visitors to the exhibit will get an up close look at Atlantis with its payload bay doors open, similar to how it looked in space.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2907

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Flor...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, replica external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters mark the entrance to the new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit. The new $100 million ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, guests participate in an early viewing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and other exhibits inside the 90,000-square-foot facility.      The new $100 million facility will include interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit is scheduled to open June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2935

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, guests participate in an early viewing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and other exhibits inside the 90,000-square-foot facility. ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, a display inside the "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility features the missions to deploy and service the Hubble Space Telescope.      The new $100 million facility will include interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit is scheduled to open June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2929

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, a display inside the "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility features the missions to deploy and service the Hubble Space Telescope. ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator talks to guests prior to the opening of the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility.      The new $100 million facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit formally opened to the public on June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2980

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator talks to guests prior to the opening of the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facilit... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, center director Bob Cabana signs autographs for guests prior to the opening of the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility.      The new $100 million facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit formally opened to the public on June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2981

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, center director Bob Cabana signs autographs for guests prior to the opening of the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" fac... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, CNN correspondent John Zarrella speaks to guests at the opening of the new "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility. Zarrella served as master of ceremonies for the event.      The new $100 million facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit formally opened to the public on June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-2984

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, CNN correspondent John Zarrella speaks to guests at the opening of the new "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility. Zarrella served as m... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility has formally opened. On the right of the building, a full-scale set of space shuttle twin solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank can be seen. Standing at the entrance to the exhibit building, guests may walk beneath the 184-foot-tall boosters and tank as they enter the facility. The facility features interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlights the future of space exploration.    The new $100 million facility includes interactive exhibits that tell the story of the 30-year Space Shuttle Program and highlight the future of space exploration. The "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit formally opened to the public on June 29, 2013.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-3001

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, the 90,000-square-foot "Space Shuttle Atlantis" facility has formally opened. On the right of the building, a full-scale set of sp... More

HOUSTON -- JSC-2013-E076043 -- John Elbon, The Boeing Company's vice president of Space Exploration, second right, shows off a wind tunnel model of the CST-100 spacecraft to Johnson Space Center management at the company's Houston Product Support Center. From left, are Kirk Shireman, Johnson's deputy director, Ellen Ochoa, Johnson's director, Kathy Lueders, deputy director of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, Elbon, and Melanie Saunders, Johnson's associate director.          Boeing's CST-100 is designed to transport a mix of crew and cargo to low-Earth-orbit destinations. Boeing is one of three aerospace industry partners working with NASA's Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, during the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, or CCiCap, initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. To learn more about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: NASA/James Blair KSC-2013-3348

HOUSTON -- JSC-2013-E076043 -- John Elbon, The Boeing Company's vice p...

HOUSTON -- JSC-2013-E076043 -- John Elbon, The Boeing Company's vice president of Space Exploration, second right, shows off a wind tunnel model of the CST-100 spacecraft to Johnson Space Center management at t... More

HOUSTON – Engineers for Boeing Space Exploration demonstrate that the CST-100 software allows a human pilot to take over control of the spacecraft from the computer during all phases of a mission following separation from the launch vehicle. The pilot-in-the-loop demonstration at the Houston Product Support Center is a milestone under Boeing's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability agreement with the agency and its Commercial Crew Program. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Stafford KSC-2014-1421

HOUSTON – Engineers for Boeing Space Exploration demonstrate that the ...

HOUSTON – Engineers for Boeing Space Exploration demonstrate that the CST-100 software allows a human pilot to take over control of the spacecraft from the computer during all phases of a mission following sepa... More

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