Kennedy Space Center

JFK’s Moonshot Mandate: Then, Now, and Destiny

Sep 12, 2019

This symposium will mark the historic event and President John F. Kennedy’s foundational call to action. The event will focus on what is possible when science and public service are brought together to explore new frontiers that benefit humankind.  Please join us after lunch for a showing of Florida Today’s "People of Apollo" documentary.

Please join us after lunch for a showing of Florida Today’s "People of Apollo" documentary.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Gleason Performing Arts Center

NASA

The next rocket launch from Florida’s Space Coast is coming Tuesday morning.

SpaceX will be launching a GPS satellite for the Air Force on a brand-new Falcon 9 rocket. This is the first so-called “national security mission” for SpaceX. Previous launches have been conducted for NASA or non-military customers. Tuesday’s mission marks the culmination of years of political and legal maneuvering to break into the national security launch market. SpaceX bid over $82-million for the launch; 40% below what the Air Force had estimated the mission might cost.

NASA/Bill Anders

This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.

To commemorate this historic event in human spaceflight and NASA’s history, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present “Spirit of Apollo,” a program celebrating the milestone Apollo 8 mission, which brought humanity together and pushed the limits of exploration. The event will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the sky around Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Tuesday with a successful launch, placing an Indonesian telecommunications satellite into orbit and demonstrating the reusability of the company's upgraded booster.

Falcon Heavy Test Flight

Feb 5, 2018
SpaceX

The first test flight of Falcon Heavy is targeted for Tuesday, Feb. 6th from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window is 1:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.

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