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News Archive / Tagged: Kennedy Space Center

  • NASA teaming up with commercial companies for return to the Moon

    Laurel KornfeldAugust 5th, 2019

    To achieve the goal of returning humans to the Moon by 2024, NASA announced it is teaming up with commercial companies to develop new technologies for landing on and taking off from the lunar surface.

  • CRS-18 Falcon and Dragon brave storms to begin 18th ISS flight

    Cullen DesforgesJuly 25th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Expedition 60 crew on board the International Space Station can expect to get some fresh supplies, needed hardware and - slime - in the next few days. This odd payload mix was sent on its way thanks to two venerable pieces of space hardware which were brought to bear by the NewSpace titan - SpaceX.

  • VP Pence reinforces lunar convictions at Apollo 11 celebration

    Cullen DesforgesJuly 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, July 19 at the center’s Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building. His appearance came at a time when the agency both remembered past achievements and worked toward restoring along-lost capability.

  • NASA’s IXPE mission marks another win in SpaceX’s contract column

    Patrick AttwellJuly 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX keeps racking up contractual wins. The most recent to be announced was for a NASA mission, one that serves to demonstrate that the company's 74 Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy flights - has not gone unnoticed.

  • Night time is the right time for SpaceX STP-2 mission

    Jason RhianJune 25th, 2019

    SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is starting to become a frequent flyer of Florida's skies, with the rocket's third flight checking off several "firsts."

  • Successful static fire clears way for launch of third Falcon Heavy flight

    Curt GodwinJune 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Clearing one of the last hurdles before the flight of the Space Test Program 2 (STP-2) mission early next week, SpaceX is preparing for the first night launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • If it’s Boeing (space) – it’s going to Florida

    Jason RhianJune 19th, 2019

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- After the end of the Shuttle Program it appeared space operations at the Cape might be on the downturn. Appearances can be deceiving however. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world - is moving some of its operations to the Sunshine State.

  • Video: Countdown to history – Falcon Heavy soars with Arabsat-6A!

    Jason RhianApril 16th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX launched the second of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets with the 13,230 lbs Arabsat-6A satellite as its payload on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. ET (22:35 GMT). The historic mission safely sent its payload on its way to geostationary orbit and also saw three of the rocket's first stage cores successfully touch back down for reuse.

  • No booster for you! Falcon Heavy core stage topples over in rough seas

    Jason RhianApril 15th, 2019

    A tweet made by Tim "The Everyday Astronaut" Dodd reported that the core booster of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched April 11 has been lost to the sea.

  • Gallery: Falcon Heavy with Arabsat-6A – Hard as thunder, light as rain

    Jason RhianApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — One, two, three. Each of these numbers denoted major milestone achieved by SpaceX with the flight of the Arabsat-6A mission on one of the company's Falcon Heavy rockets.

  • 3 landings, 1 commercial payload – SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy makes history – again

    Derek RichardsonApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After a wait of more than a year, SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket has finally begun launching commercial payloads.SpaceX also managed to mark another (or was it three?) notch in its milestone list with today's flight.

  • High winds ground Falcon Heavy

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2019

    Higher than acceptable upper level winds prompt mission managers at SpaceX to postpone the launch of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • 2nd Falcon Heavy launch rescheduled for Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The second launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket, which had been slated to lift off today, has been rescheduled. The cause of this readjustment to the mission's time table is one all too familiar to launch service providers working on the Space Coast.

  • UPDATE: SpaceX’s 2nd Falcon Heavy to launch Arabsat-6A

    Patrick AttwellApril 8th, 2019

    SpaceX is poised to conduct the first commercial launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat-6A mission as early as this week.

  • Gallery: 2 shuttle astronauts added to Hall of Fame

    Derek RichardsonApril 7th, 2019

    Two veteran Space Shuttle astronauts were added to the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, joining the nearly 100 already inducted.