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The Kennedy Space Center: The Next Step in Our Family's Quest for Space Adventure

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Nachman

We have made dozens of visits to the Planetarium in New York City's Museum of Natural History (we live just a few blocks away) and two years ago, made a trip to the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. So our family's next logical excursion was a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando.

WATCH: Robotic Lander Aces Tricky Test Flight

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Spewing orange and blue flame against the dark sky, NASA's Morpheus lander flew more than 800 feet (244 meters) into the air during its first-ever ni...

Groups Square Off Over Proposed Space Center In Wildlife Refuge

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Irene Klotz NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Feb 11 (Reuters) - Florida's plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildl...

6 Out-of-This-World Attractions for Space Cadets

MiniTime | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Are your kids fascinated by the miracle of flight? Whether they dream of piloting jets or rocketing into a galaxy far, far away, a circle tour of our dispersed fleet of retired space craft is a great place to foster their interest.

Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction lifts off in Florida (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL - Col. Robert "Bob" Springer remembers the day he received "the call" in May 1980. He was a pilot giving a base tour to a three-star ...

Angry Birds Roosting At NASA

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Angry Birds have a new space coop. At NASA's invitation, the online game birds are roosting at Kennedy Space Center for the n...

Out of This World: Talking Leadership With Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana

Tom Fox | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Robert Cabana is the director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he manages a team of about 8,600 civil service and contractor employees.

PHOTOS: The Upsides To Cruising From Central Florida

Stewart Chiron | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

My excitement level to see Atlantis, up close and personal, ranked up there with my anticipation to see the Pyramids in Egypt for the first time. It took my breath away as I first saw her nose and then body from the second floor of the Orbiter Processing Facility.

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

Space Shuttle: On the Anniversary of the Last-Ever Mission (PHOTOS)

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.07.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Sunday, July 8, 2012, marks the first anniversary of the last launch of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis lifted off LC-39A at 11:29:03 after a very brief delay and began STS-135, the last mission in the three-decade-long program.

Space Agency Unveils Long-Awaited Crew Capsule

Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 07/02/2012 05:48 PM EDT on SPACE.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Without a heat shield or wiring, and with only wel...

Space Agency To Lift Veil On Storied Rocket Facility

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 06/12/2012 07:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com The NASA control center that gave the command to launch rockets to the mo...

Endeavour Slideshow: On the First Anniversary of Its Last Flight (PHOTOS)

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.31.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

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SpaceX: Future or Failure?

Anna Leahy | Posted 07.22.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Spaceflight is hard. Really hard. And that's one reason that we bother going to space at all.

WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off Toward International Space Station

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

Second time's a charm. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning, carrying the Dragon caps...

Postcard From the Earth

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 07.21.2012 | Science
Margaret Lazarus Dean

Someone in the crowd called out, "The space station!" and pointed toward the sky. We all looked up, and there, directly above us, a tiny point of light the same size and brightness as any star was moving through the night sky.

Thousands Cheer As Space Shuttle Reaches New Home

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/17/2012 05:49 PM EDT on SPACE.com CHANTILLY, Va. — Cries of "I see it!" rang out through the crowd a...

WATCH: NASA's Oldest Shuttle Makes Final Takeoff

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The space shuttle Discovery soared over the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol in a high-flying salute to the nation's...

Retired Shuttle Takes Off On Historic Final Flight

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 04/17/2012 07:11 AM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON — Space shuttle Discovery, NASA's fleet leader and the worl...

PHOTOS: Smithsonian Plans Festival To Welcome Discovery

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution plans a four-day festival with NASA to welcome space shuttle Discovery into its collection in April. The Na...

Launchpad For Lease: NASA Renting Out Space To Cope With Budget Woes

Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Looking for an awesome place to throw a party? Look no further than a space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Part of the iconic NASA fa...

Retired Space Shuttle To Get $100 Million Home

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 03.19.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's retired space shuttle Atlantis is a step closer to completing its final journey. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor...

WATCH: NASA Makes Huge Announcement

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology

NASA announced on Wednesday the design of the Space Launch System, or SLS, a rocket that will carry humans to destinations that include asteroids and ...

Graduating All Over Again

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.14.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 8, 2011 Online, I see a lot of "You know you're a 1990s kid if..." jokes, and, since I am a 1990s kid, a lot of them make me smile, be...

End Of An Era: Space Shuttle Makes Historic Final Landing

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

See video of Atlantis' landing below. Click here for photos of the touchdown. (AP, By MARCIA DUNN) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Atlantis and four astronau...