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Atlantis readied for her trip to the VAB – OPF-1 for transition


Atlantis is closing in on the end of her Transition and Retirement (T&R) processing, following the installation of her three Replica Shuttle Main Engines (RSMEs). Atlantis is scheduled…

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STS-126 launch countdown begins – Atlantis heads back to OPF-1


The three day launch countdown for STS-126 has begun, marking the start of S0007 operations – which will hopefully conclude with the launch of Endeavour at 7:55pm local…

Atlantis finally demated – returns to OPF-1


A rather wet Atlantis has made it back into her Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-1) after being demated from the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) she piggybacked to Florida on…

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SpaceX launches first X-37B launch with a Falcon 9


SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket for the US military Thursday, carrying the X-37B spaceplane to orbit for its fifth mission. Liftoff for the OTV-5 mission occurred at…

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Air Force’s X-37B lands at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility


After several false dawns, the US Air Force’s X-37B mini-spaceplane has landed at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the first time. With local reports of a sonic…

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Super Crawler CT-2 test run marks 50th anniversary


NASA’s Crawler Transporter -2 (CT-2) is continuing to enjoy its first outing in over a year, as its roll to Pad 39B tests its latest modifications ahead of…

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Dream Chaser’s KSC vision enables 2016 debut


The highly anticipated confirmation that Dream Chaser will be taking up residency at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) was finally made public this week, albeit with a few…

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Facilitating the commercial crew era for Kennedy’s OPFs


As the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) continues its transformation into a multi-user spaceport, the three buildings dedicated to processing the since-retired Space Shuttle orbiters are aiming to once…

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KSC could facilitate military and commercial operators in the OPFs


As Kennedy Space Center’s transition from the home base of the Shuttle fleet to a multi-user spaceport continues, managers at the facility have noted that the two vacated…

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Atlantis’ team comforted by the orbiter retiring at her home port of KSC


A few days after the high-visibility move of Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour to her retirement home, a quieter move marked the end of an era October 17th at…

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Endeavour makes her farewell rollover to the SLF in darkness


Final preparations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are in full swing as the NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) team gets ready to send Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour…

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OPF-3’s conversion into Boeing’s C3PF to begin on September 10


The removal of work stands in Orbiter Processing Facility -3 (OPF-3) will begin next week, as the former home to Shuttle orbiters is converted into the new processing…

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XCOR Aerospace’s multi-talented Lynx spaceplane set for KSC


XCOR Aerospace – who are believed to be close to arranging a deal to set up a base at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) – have outlined the…

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Endeavour and Atlantis bid farewell to each other at KSC


And now Endeavour has the left the building.  At the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) workers backed Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour out of…

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SNC evaluating KSC processing facilities to house the Dream Chaser fleet


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have stepped up their evaluations into finding a suitable facility to house the Dream Chaser fleet in Florida. With the Kennedy Space Center (KSC)…

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Boeing’s CST-100 conducts a successful full landing system test


The CST-100 crew transport vehicle successfully conducted its second parachute test this week, safely demonstrating its entire landing system via a 14,000 feet descent on to a dry…

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Atlantis and Endeavour continue T&R processing after Discovery departure


Transition and Retirement (T&R) work continues at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for Atlantis and Endeavour in the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), even as the Shuttle team said their…

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Engineers preparing Atlantis and Endeavour for the end of T&R ops


With Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery buttoned up in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ahead of her flight to her retirement home, and with Enterprise ready to make way for…

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Atlantis greets sister as Discovery concludes her T&R processing


Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery’s almost 30 years of processing at Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) came to an end on Friday with the retired spaceship’s…

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Endeavour and Atlantis move – Final KSC processing begins for OV-105


It’s the final time Endeavour will enter an OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility). After a storied 19 year, 25 flight career, the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was rolled into…