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News Archive / Author: Michael McCabe

A native of Lonedell, Missouri, Michael McCabe is a former Long Island firefighter and emergency medical technician. He is a non-active Florida EMT with 20 years of fire rescue experience. He is also a lifelong science fiction and space enthusiast. At the age of 10, he watched in his school classroom as the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986. In 2008, he moved to the Sunshine State and works as a private tour guide at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a private company based in Orlando. McCabe has been a fan of SpaceFlight Insider since our inception in 2013. He reached out to ask how he could assist our efforts to spread space flight awareness. Shortly thereafter, he was welcomed into our expanding team.

Articles By Michael McCabe

  • Collision likely factor in creation of tiny Neptunian moon

    March 6th, 2019

    A moon orbiting Neptune that was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope in 2013 finally has an origin theory, according to NASA.

  • Final RS-25 hot-fire test of 2017 completed

    December 13th, 2017

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have conducted the final RS-25 hot-fire test of 2017 at their Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The six-minute, 40-second test was conducted at Stennis' A-1 Test Stand. The test also continued the development of components that utilized additive manufacturing (a.k.a. "3-D printing").

  • Harry Kolcum Awards presented at NSCFLC November 2017

    November 16th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On November 14, 2017, the National Space Club Florida Committee (NSCFLC) November 2017 luncheon kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance and the introduction of their 2017–2018 Chairperson Patty Stratton who was introduced by Dale Ketchum. The day’s event focused on the 2017 Harry Kolcum News & Communications Award.

  • Webb project scientist speaks at NSCFC luncheon

    July 12th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Tuesday, July 11, the National Space Club Florida Committee held its monthly luncheon at the Radisson Resort in Port Canaveral. Each month members of the group meet and invite a keynote invitee to showcase a certain aspect or particular project in the aerospace industry.

  • University students innovate at NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

    May 26th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Students from dozens of universities across the United States gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA's 2017 Robotic Mining Competition (NRMC). Students showcased and competed with their robotic concepts, which could potentially be used by NASA on actual future off-Earth mining.