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  • ‘Forever Remembered’ Memorial opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianJune 27th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — They were two of the most traumatic experiences of a program that lasted 30 years. The names Challenger and Columbia will forever be tied to the 14 astronauts who lost their lives on STS-51L and STS-107 – and they will also be forever memorialized by a new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center […]

  • Four new ‘Heroes and Legends’ join U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Jason RhianMay 31st, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame welcomed four new members into its prestigious ranks on Saturday, May 30 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. On the 25th anniversary of the opening of the AHoF, John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger and Rhea Seddon became the latest inductees, and they will now […]

  • KSC Visitor Complex, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame mark 25 years with new ‘Heroes and Legends’ facility

    Jason RhianMay 29th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame made a special announcement as well as conducted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Visitor Complex’s “Rocket Garden” today, Friday, May 29. With an introduction provided by former CNN correspondent John Zarrella, the two organizations revealed that the […]

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ‘Then & Now’ tour postponed for security concerns

    Jason RhianMay 14th, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s “Then and Now” tour have been temporarily suspended due to the heightened national Force Protection Condition (FPCON ) Bravo threat level. This has been described as a temporary issue, one which should see the tours return as soon as the threat level diminishes.

  • Failure to launch: Full scale Shuttle External Tank stuck at Green Cove

    Jacques van OeneApril 23rd, 2015

    GREEN COVE SPRING, Fla — A full-scale “model” of one of the Space Shuttles’ orange External Tanks which once resided at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is in a similar position to Tom Hanks’ character in the 2004 movie The Terminal. The component, which once wowed tourists, now sits rusting as it awaits the […]

  • REVIEW: “Journey to Space” debuts at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianMarch 22nd, 2015

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Sometimes we forget. That simple statement played out again and again in my mind as I watched – Journey To Space. This new documentary details the close of the shuttle era, the interim period that we currently find ourselves in as well as the possible future we might have in store for […]

  • Countdown Clock retired, poised for move to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Jason RhianNovember 20th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — The iconic Countdown Clock located at the Kennedy Space Center press site in Florida – ended its decades-long service today. The timepiece, which has provided the exact time before a mission takes flight, as well as the amount of time that missions have spent in orbit – was officially shut down […]

  • SpaceFlight Interview: Gen. Thomas P. Stafford talks past and future of NASA

    Jason RhianNovember 11th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — General Thomas P. Stafford (Ret.) is as sharp today as he was in the 1960s and 70s when he rode Titan and Saturn boosters to low-Earth and lunar orbit. When one sits down with him – one had better have their facts straight – and get ready for an amazing experience.

  • On NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Florida’s skies weep

    Mike HowardJanuary 31st, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Although the general public might not be aware of it, all of NASA’s three crewed tragedies took place within seven days of one another. On Jan. 27, 1967 the crew of Apollo 1 lost their lives in a fire on the pad, on Jan. 28, 1986, space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds […]