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                  **   The Kennedy Space Center **

The Kennnedy Space Center is a preparring and lauching site.
                        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
                       a second.

                                                                      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.

Another 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.

    The 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.

   Here 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.

That shuttle is the Atlas. Heres a quick fact about
                                                                                                           the Atlas.
                                                                                                       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
September 1991.

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.

    To read more about the "Discovery" click on this link

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