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Kennedy Space Center's 50th Birthday on the 1st July, 2012.



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Kennedy Space Center's 49th Birthday (1962) on the 1st July, 2011



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A space shuttle worker has fallen to his death at the launch pad.
Officials at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre say the accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. Monday. The man fell while working. Medics rushed to the pad, but were unable to revive him.

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FAA approves SLC-46 for launches

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a Launch Site Operator's License for Space Florida to host commercial launches from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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When the Russians Came to Cape Canaveral
From 1994 to 1998 seven NASA astronauts lived aboard Russia's Mir space station.

NASA viewed this program as a collaboration; the Russians viewed America as a customer. And Jeffrey Manber was the US representative of RKK Energia, the company that owned the Mir space station. In this exclusive excerpt from Apogee Books' Selling Peace, he recalls the cultural clash that happened when his boss came to visit from Moscow.
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Multimillion-dollar satellites now can ride out a hurricane in the safety of a hardened building at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Air Force's 45th Space Wing unveiled a $4.8 million steel-reinforced building that will protect small- and medium-size satellites in a hurricane packing sustained winds of up to 155 mph, or a strong Category 4. The building, with 1-foot-thick walls, is designed to withstand wind gusts of up to 200 mph and a storm surge of 24 feet.

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NASA's Kennedy Space Centre Closes for Tropical Storm Fay
NASA's Kennedy Space Centre will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 19, because of the potential threat from Tropical Storm Fay. Current plans call for the centre to be closed for 24 hours.

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Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre will be opened to journalists to allow viewing of a site damaged during the May 31 launch of space shuttle Discovery. Reporters will have the opportunity to ask questions about ongoing repair work. The media tour will take place Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT.

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More hidden weak spots have been found by tap-testing the flame trench's concrete walls near places where the pad 39A mound structure was ripped open during the last shuttle launch.
An investigation team is expected to present a repairs plan at a June 19 meeting. NASA plans a methodical and complete approach, but doesn't expect the fix to delay the next shuttle launch in October.

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