On the face of it, NASA's newest probe sounds incredible. Known as Dragonfly, it is a dual-rotor quadcopter (technically an octocopter, even more technically an X8 octocopter); it's roughly the size of a compact car; it's completely autonomous; it's nuclear powered; and it will hover above the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

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

President Trump and Vice President Pence are taking one small step that they hope will mark a giant leap toward the military branch they want for outer space. At a ceremony Thursday at the White House, the pair plan to take part in a ceremony commemorating the return of the U.S. Space Command after a 17-year hiatus.

Having been born in 1960, naturally I was a lover of all things space. I remember my Boy Scout jacket was covered in Scout, Apollo and Gemini pins and patches.  I remember seeing Apollo 17 from Miami!

We came to Brevard County, with my mom and stepfather in 1973, so it was very exciting to watch the shuttle program begin. It was very exciting to be able to watch shuttle launches virtually out of our backyard. Everybody here knew somebody connected to/or worked for the Kennedy Space Center and NASA.

One of NASA's first employees, key to creating the U.S. space program, has died at 95. Chris Kraft was the agency's first flight director and managed all of the Mercury missions, as well some of the Gemini flights. He was a senior planner during the Apollo lunar program. Later he led the Johnson Space Center in Houston and oversaw development of the space shuttle.