Double scrubs: SpaceX, ULA launches both delayed continuing streak
It started out with the chance for three launches but as of Thursday morning, after two scrubs in less than 12 hours from ULA and SpaceX, it’s down to one remaining Falcon 9 liftoff. A Falcon 9 rocket was set to liftoff at 9:17 a.m. from launchpad 39A at KSC but it wasn’t meant to be. One of Falcon 9′s fairing halves was used during two previous Starlink launches, according to SpaceX. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet the company is “prioritizing emergency responders and locations with no Internet connectivity at all” for its first customers. Happy to have the support of @SpaceX’s Starlink internet as emergency responders look to help residents rebuild the town of Malden, WA that was overcome by wildfires earlier this month.
NASA astronauts arrive in Florida, marking 1 week countdown to historic launch
pic.twitter.com/1EoolI3XNH Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) May 20, 2020Hurley was one of the last NASA astronauts to make that same trip in 2011 for the last space shuttle launch. He described Kennedy Space Center as home away from home because both astronauts spent a lot of time there during the space shuttle program. At that time, KSC Director Bob Cabana, a former astronaut, was head of the NASA astronaut office. This is also similar to the space shuttle program but, again, will look very different. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates as American astronauts launch from Floridas Space Coast once again.
NASA employee at Kennedy Space Center tests positive for coronavirus: report
A NASA employee who works at the Kennedy Space Center, the agency's primary spaceport, has tested positive for COVID-19. The first positive case of coronavirus at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida was confirmed today (March 23). However, Young noted that the employee who has tested positive likely didn't contract the illness until they had already begun telecommuting and working from home. Bridenstine's announcement came after NASA employees tested positive for COVID-19 at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. NASA has since elevated three of its centers the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana, Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Ames to Stage 4, citing increasing coronavirus concerns.space.com
Dorian could be first major hurricane to make landfall at Kennedy Space Center
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Florida's space port is preparing for what could be the first time a major hurricane makes landfall at Kennedy Space Center in the center's history. Teams at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base have begun taking steps to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. As of Thursday at noon., the National Hurricane Center put the space center in the storm's cone of uncertainty with a landfall sometime Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane. The 6-million-pound crawler carried Saturn V, the space shuttle and will eventually carry the Space Launch System out to the launch pad. Ahead of any storm, NASA will close Kennedy Space Center and only a small team of specialists, known as the Ride-out-Team, will remain.
Duran Duran to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing at Kennedy Space Center
click to enlarge Duran Duran photo courtesy KSCclick to enlarge Image via Kennedy Space Center Visitors ComplexAs Floridas Space Coast celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, Kennedy Space Center has announced one of the most unique concert experiences ever to happen at the attraction. On July 16, the famed Rocket Garden will become a concert venue with Duran Duran hosting a special concert that will also feature a choreographed drone light show designed by artist duo Studio Drift.Canadian model DJ Evalicious will open the celebration. Gates open at 8 p.m., with Duran Duran scheduled to do a 90-minute set beginning at 10:30 p.m. These are just two of numerous activities celebrating the historic anniversary that are taking place this summer. For more information on the various events, NASA has "launched" a special website with a list of the events across the nation.8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 | Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Titusville | 321-452-2121 | kennedyspacecenter.com | $300orlandoweekly.com