The Kennnedy Space Center is a preparring and lauching
When a shuttle is launched it has seven seconds to lift off, and the three main
engines are started, which taking three seconds for each engine to gain full thrust.
The rockets go from about zero to 2.9 million million pounds of thrust in less than half
Cl ick below to view and get more information on the john F Kennedy website
One of the exciting things about being in space is getting to see
and experience new things. This is a view from space to the Earth.
thing about NASA is landing. Landing mite seem like its not that big of
a deal but it is. The engine shuts down and with the high speed the rocket
glide and land perfectly. You dont get another chance to turn around and
do it again, you either get it done right the first time or you fail.
The landing speed ranges from 213 to 226 miles per hour, top performance is critical.
families of the astronauts who died in the Challenger disaster set up a
memorial for their loved ones, they decided to create a center where teachers
could come to learn about space exploration and the use of technology in
education. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation built classrooms at the Kennedy
Space Center and offered programs designed to improve science and technology
education for teachers.
you see different images in one picture. By clicking on the link
above it will take you to the Kennedy Space Center website and this picture on the left will come up and on the right side of it will be information on planning a trip to KSC (Kennedy Space Center) , touring, hotels to stay at, space shops, and contact information.
Here are some pictures of different shuttles:This
shuttle is the Delta, it has launched 303
times since the year of 1960.
shuttle is the Atlas. Heres a quick fact about
Did you know -
In 1958, the first communication from space was broadcast from an orbiting Atlas with a recorded
Christmas message from President Eisenhower.
Discovery (OV-103), the third
of NASA's fleet of reusable, winged spaceships, arrived at Kennedy Space
Center in November 1983. It was launched on its
first mission, flight 41-D, on August 30, 1984. It carried three communications satellites for deployment by its astronaut crew.
Other Discoverys include
the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope on mission STS-31 in April
1990, the launching of the Ulysses spacecraft
to explore the Sun's polar regions on mission STS-41 in October of that year and the deployment of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in
Discovery is named for two
famous sailing ships; one sailed by Henry Hudson in 1610-11 to search for
a northwest passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans, and the other by James Cook on a voyage during which he discovered the Hawaiian Islands.
more about the "Discovery" click on this link
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