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News Archive / Tagged: Bob Cabana

  • Decades of dedication: Bob Cabana set to retire from NASA

    Derek RichardsonNovember 14th, 2023

    NASA Associate Administrator and former astronaut Bob Cabana is retiring effective Dec. 31 after an illustrious 38-year career with the space agency.

  • Shotwell, Cabana discuss SpaceX’s future

    Bart LeahyFebruary 18th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — In front of Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, along with space center Director Bob Cabana, answered questions from a mixed crowd of journalists and invited social media enthusiasts.

  • Kennedy Space Center Hurricane Matthew damage less than feared

    Curt GodwinOctober 14th, 2016

    Many feared the worst for NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in the early morning hours of Oct. 7, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew lashed the Cape Canaveral area with wind speeds up to 135.8 mph (218.5 km/h). Though expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm, Matthew remained offshore slightly weakened to Category 3, sparing KSC from the full fury of the Atlantic basin storm.

  • NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility enters new era

    Collin SkocikJune 24th, 2015

    For three decades, the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF ) has been a mainstay at Kennedy Space Center. At 15,000 feet (4,572 m) long, it is the 18th longest runway in the world and is also maintains a major place in history as the ending point of the majority of Space Shuttle missions. Up to now, the […]

  • Cabana: Without SLS, No need for Kennedy Space Center

    Josh TallisMay 22nd, 2014

    Over the last several years, NASA has made clear its commitment of transforming Kennedy Space Center (KSC) into a multi-user spaceport. Yet without the capacity to put American astronauts in space, one NASA official admitted recently that the Center would no longer have a true purpose.

  • Introducing the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees: Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 4th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rainy weather could not dampen spirits at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductions. Yesterday, a crowd gathered underneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis to honor two distinguished American Astronauts – Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross. If you have had the opportunity to visit the Space Shuttle […]

  • NASA KSC Director Cabana presents special thank you to star-struck six-year-old

    Jason RhianMarch 15th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — It has been said frequently of late that NASA is not doing enough to inspire children to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Tell that to six-year-old Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado. After all, Johnson found what the Space Agency did so inspiring he started a campaign to […]