A panel of former NASA astronauts and officials offered tentative support Feb. 16 for an agency study announced this week to examine putting a crew on the first flight of the Space Launch System.
A powerful hurricane moving up Florida’s east coast Oct. 7 caused some damage to NASA, military and commercial facilities at Cape Canaveral, but far less than what some had feared prior to the storm’s arrival.
As SpaceX continues the investigation into a Sept. 1 accident that destroyed a Falcon 9 and damaged its Cape Canaveral launch pad, the company said it may use a nearby pad when it is ready to resume launches.
A spacecraft that will fly NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission arrived in Florida May 20 to begin final preparations for its September launch.
Florida and Virginia, ordinarily competitors for space business, have become allies in a little-heralded legislative push to better protect state-operated spaceports from catastrophic events such as launch failures.
NASA will act as a host for the Air Force’s classified X-37B program, which will lease two of the space shuttle’s mothballed processing hangars.
“As long as it’s compatible with our master plan and our future planning, we’ll entertain it,” said Scott Colloredo, director of KSC’s Center Planning and Development Directorate.
Passing vibration testing brings Orion one step closer to its uncrewed debut flight in December.
Profile | Garrett Lee Skrobot, Mission Manager, Educational Launch of Nanosatellites, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Garrett Skrobot is considered a hero in the cubesat community.
The Ka-Band Objects Observation and Monitoring Project, nicknamed KaBoom, is built around a collection of small radar dishes transmitting in the high-frequency Ka-band region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Modeled after Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works research and development center, the Florida group chose a name suited to its environment: Swamp Works.
United Paradyne will take over maintenance and operations of the spaceport’s Hypergolic Maintenance Facility.