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Ever seen a rocket launch like this before? You will on December 12th!
A ceremony honoring astronaut John Glenn will be held today, Dec. 9th at 1:30pm EST at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in the Heroes and Legends exhibit hall. Glenn passed away yesterday at the age of 95 after a brief illness. The public is invited and welcome to attend.
We pulled a collection of 23 photos of John Glenn out of the vault tonight. Celebrate his contributions to the space program with us by checking them out. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Here are a few to peak your interest.
In 1998, astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn launched as a payload specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-95 as part of a seven-person crew. At 77, Glenn was the oldest person to date to fly in space. His presence on the flight provided valuable data on how weightlessness affected him compared to his experience 36 years earlier on his Friendship 7 flight. Watch the...
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STS-95 Mission Highlights

On Oct. 29, 1998, astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn launched as a payload specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-95 as part of a seven-...

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Watch the highlights of his four-hour, 55-minute flight: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana issued the following statement in memorium of John Glenn:

“I had just turned 13 when I watched John Glenn become the first American to orbit the earth back in February of 1962. John epitomized what it was to be a Marine, a pilot, and an astronaut, and he was one of my heroes. After I was fortunate enough to become an astronaut myself, our paths crossed...
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We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and...
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Come out to see #CYGNSS with us live via Facebook! NASA will be hosting a Facebook Live event taking you out to the tarmac and inside the airplane carrying CYGNSS spacecraft on Saturday Dec. 10th at 12:00pm EST!

We'll be talking to some of the scientists behind the mission and finding out more about their work. The event will be streamed live right here on the Kennedy Space Center Facebook...
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Our Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' is now LIVE for your questions! At 2:00pm EST, NASA Launch Director Tim Dunn will join us to answer any questions you may have pertaining to the #CYGNSS mission being launched on Dec. 12th!

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I am NASA Launch Director Tim Dunn, and we're launching the CYGNSS spacecraft into space from the underbelly of an airplane on Dec 12th. AMA! • /r/IAmA

Ground Control to Major Tom-- oh wait, it's not that kind of 'ground control.' This exercise is a control experiment on the ground here at Kennedy Space Center that mirrors the Veggie experiment being done on board the International Space Station. Lettuce do science!

Ground Control Plants Harvested for Study | Kennedy Space Center

It's here! It's here! The 2017 edition of Spinoff Magazine is officially hot off the press! (It's really more of a big thick book than a magazine.) This book highlights all the really cool #spinoff technologies that have been developed over the last year as a result of #NASA research and development.

Here's the cool thing: want to know how much it costs? Nothing. We'll send you the hard copy...
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NASA Spinoff 2017

Want to know more about #NASA's #CYGNSS mission launching next week? Join Launch Director Tim Dunn for a special Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' session live on Wednesday Dec. 7th! (Speak now or forever hold your peace!)

We'll open the thread for questions beginning at 10am EST, and Tim will join us to answer your questions at 2pm EST.

Reddit Username: NASAKennedy
Inside KSC this week...the adapter ring that will connect the Orion spacecraft with its service module for Exploration Mission 1 is undergoing secondary structure outfitting, and the Center's Emergency Response Team participated in the annual SWAT Roundup in Orlando.

Inside KSC! for Dec. 2, 2016

The adapter ring that will connect the Orion spacecraft with its service module for Exploration Mission 1 is undergoing secondary structure outfitting as the...

Extra! Extra! Check out the latest issue of Spaceport Magazine on the internet newsstand.

Spaceport Magazine – December 2016

#CYGNSS has arrived!!! The Orbital ATK L-1011 Stargazer landed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Beneath the aircraft is the Orbital ATK #Pegasus XL with NASA's CYGNSS spacecraft on board, scheduled to launch on Dec. 12. The data that CYGNSS provides will enable scientists to probe key air-sea interaction processes and play a critical role in the beginning and intensification of...
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What did you eat today? Bet it wasn’t space lettuce. For a mid-afternoon snack, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough cut some of the "Outredgeous" Red Romaine lettuce leaves he nurtured during the past month aboard the International Space Station.

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Space Gardener Shane Kimbrough Enjoys First of Multiple Harvests

The New Space Age is launching NASA's Kennedy Space Center as the nation looks toward space for new opportunities and challenges in exploration, research and innovation.
The Pegasus rocket carrying the #CYGNSS spacecraft has been moved to the runway at Vandenburg Air Force Base to be mated to the L-1011 aircraft for transport to Kennedy Space Center. We'll be launching this bird on December 12th! Isn't she beautiful?
Yeah we know, traveling into space and making groundbreaking discoveries about the universe around is awesome, but have you ever wondered what NASA does for YOU? We'll make a bet that there isn't a single person reading this status that hasn't used NASA technology today. Seth Green is here to enlighten!

#NASA #Spinoff

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NASA Spinoff with Seth Green

Actor Seth Green discusses products and technology derived from NASA research, often called "spinoffs", that are being used to improve life on Earth. A spino...

Go big or go home. #SLS #JourneyToMars