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On this day in 1969 - The Mobile Service Structure moves down the pad 39A ramp, leaving the Saturn V alone during a countdown demonstration test.

Did you know that development of a new mobile launcher (ML) is underway here at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA's Space Launch System(SLS), the heavy-lift rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space and provide the cornerstone for America’s future human space exploration efforts. The launcher is designed to support the assembly, testing, check out and servicing of the rocket, as well as transfer it to the pad and provide the platform from which it will launch.

To learn more about the Mobile Launcher visit: http://1.usa.gov/1ilcGqE

#NASA #Launch #Apollo45 #SLS #Space #KSC #GSDO #OTD #DidYouKnow
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In this edition of the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program Highlights, read about how GSDO Operations and Planning is preparing for NASA's Space Launch System, corrosion lab testing of coatings for aluminum ground support equipment, and the Employee Spotlight on Jeremy Graeber.

For the GSDO program highlights, visit: http://bit.ly/GSDOJune14

For more information about GSDO, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/groundsystems.

#GSDO #NASA #KSC #Space #SLS #Orion
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+NASA's Kennedy Space Centergood post. Just curious why only Aluminum is mentioned, being one of the cheapest exotic materials I can guess its common utilization. But thought we have GSE's made from other materials
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Did you know that the Aquarius/SAC-D mission is a collaboration between NASA and Argentina's space agency, Comisión Nacional de Actividades.

Aquarius is making NASA's first space-based global observations of ocean surface salinity, flying 657 kilometers (408 miles) above Earth in a sun-synchronous polar orbit that repeats every seven days.
For more information on the Aquarius mission, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1to0YqW

Image of United Launch Alliance Delta II carrying Aquarius, which lifted off from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base on June 10, 2011. Additional images are of the Aquarius satellite prior to its installation into a transportation canister.

‪#‎ARGvsNED‬ ‪#‎WorldCup‬ ‪#‎LSP‬ ‪#‎ULA‬ ‪#‎DeltaII‬ #didyouknow  
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As we prepare to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11, we thought we’d go into our photo archives and try to uncover some rarely seen images of the mission.

Here are several images of the Saturn V for being stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building a few months prior to launch.

Learn more about the rocket that will take us further into space than ever before NASA's Space Launch System: http://1.usa.gov/1ohiwgl

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I had a model as a kid i put together of the Saturn V.
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Gardner's Beware: University Students Developing Robotic Gardening Technology

Full story at http://bit.ly/roboticgarden

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As astronauts explore beyond Earth, they will need to make their habitat as self-sustaining as possible. This includes growing fruits and vegetables.
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As we prepare to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11, we thought we’d go into our photo archives and try to uncover some rarely seen images of the mission.

Here’s what was happening at KSC leading up to humankind’s first landing on the moon.

July 7, 1969 - View of Apollo 11 Saturn V from the top of the launch tower

More on the future of Pad A at: http://1.usa.gov/1qOFW2N

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What america can accomplish when we want too
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Checkout our video on the Launch Control Center: Building the Brains of Launch Operations.

Link to video: http://bit.ly/W3XsDz

#NextGiantLeap #Apollo45 #NASA #Launch #LCC
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On this Day in 1969 - Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, undergoes zero-gravity training aboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135

Learn more about the training that our current astronauts are undergoing for missions aboard the International Space Station, and what training they’re currently doing for future missions at: http://1.usa.gov/1oKnDbZ

#Apollo11 #Apollo45 #ThrowbackThursday #BuzzAldrin #ZeroG #Space #NASA #NextGiantLeap
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In tribute of the upcoming 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11, we thought we'd switch up our cover image for one of the many amazing images from that historic mission.

We need your help, tell us which one of these images you'd like to see as our next cover image. Image with the most + by tomorrow morning, will become our new cover image.

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Have you read our Sea Turtle Nesting story in the latest issue of Spaceport Magazine? Learn why dark skies are so important to the turtle nesting process and how Kennedy Space Center plays a part in this process.

You can find the latest issue of Spaceport Magazine at: http://bit.ly/SPMJune01

#wildlife #wildlifewednesday #turtles #beach
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From an early age Clara Wright has been fascinated with solving problems. Along with an interest in math and science, that appeal led her to pursue a career in engineering.

Read her full story at: http://1.usa.gov/1xMSicy
From an early age Clara Wright has been fascinated with solving problems. Along with an interest in math and science, that appeal led her to pursue a career in engineering.
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Outstanding! Thanks for sharing and please keep up the great work.
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NASA Invites Media to Facility Renaming Ceremony in Honor of Neil Armstrong, details at: http://1.usa.gov/TOfCHE
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Our nation's gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.
Introduction
NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center has helped set the stage for America’s adventure in space for more than four decades. The spaceport has served as the departure gate for every American manned mission and hundreds of advanced scientific spacecraft. From the early days of Project Mercury to the space shuttle and International Space Station, from the Hubble Space Telescope to the Mars Exploration Rovers, the center enjoys a rich heritage in its vital role as NASA’s processing and launch center . As the nation embarks on a new chapter in space exploration, Kennedy will continue to make history.