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This Month in Space, November 2014

November 4, 2003: The sun’s largest solar flare in history occurred and was classified as an X45. Solar flares are giant explosions on the sun that send energy, light and high speed particles into space. Flares classified as X are the largest in the solar system and can cause storms in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and worldwide radio blackouts.
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Launch Viewing Tickets On Sale Now at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for Historic First Launch of Orion Spacecraft Dec. 4

On Thursday, Dec. 4, NASA is scheduled to launch its uncrewed Orion spacecraft into space for the very first time, making history as the spacecraft travels 15 times farther from the Earth than the International Space Station (ISS). This first flight paves the way for future flights that will carry astronauts to asteroids, Mars and beyond. Now, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is giving its guests the chance to share in this historic mission, called Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, with a variety of exclusive launch viewing opportunities and special events. more >

NASA Astronauts Honor U.S. Army Veteran Seriously Wounded in Iraq During Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

In the spirit of Veterans Day, NASA astronauts recently gathered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to honor Sgt. Russ Marek, a U.S. Army veteran who lost an arm and a leg and suffered a severe brain injury in Iraq in 2005. more >

Atlas V Rocket Launch from Kennedy Space Center Thrills Spectators

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests at the Apollo/Saturn V Center inside Kennedy Space Center experienced the unforgettable sights, sounds and earth-shaking vibrations of an Atlas V rocket launch today at 1:21 p.m. United Launch Alliance launched the Atlas V rocket to carry the GPS IIF-8 satellite. more >

30 Days of Giving Benefits Brevard County Sharing Centers this Holiday Season

Brevard County residents can share the spirit of the holidays by giving to those in need during 30 Days of Giving at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Residents of Brevard County are invited to participate in the third annual program supporting area food banks and offering 70 percent off admission for up to six people to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Nov. 1-30, 2014.  more >

This Month in Space: October, 2014

October 1, 1958: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded. Following the vision of its predecessor NACA, NASA accomplished giant leaps in space exploration for the past 56 years. NASA continues on a path towards deep space exploration with plans to launch the Orion capsule this December, which is capable of travelling to Mars. More information on the upcoming EFT-1 launch can be found at more >

Out of this World Holiday Gifts for Space Enthusiasts at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the space enthusiast in your life? Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s The Space Shop is the world’s largest on-line store for space fans and features more than 300 space-centric items. Mission Control at The Space Shop has identified the following top five gifts for space buffs this year. For more space related gift ideas, visit www.TheSpaceShop.commore >

12 Atlantis Astronauts Reunite at Kennedy Space Center To Salute their Space Shuttle: Atlantis

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex celebrated the one-year anniversary of the $100-million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction with Atlantis Astronaut Adventure featuring 12 NASA astronauts, all of whom flew on the historic orbiter.
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Renowned Photographer Michael Soluri Hosts Presentation and Signing Event to Celebrate Space-Themed Book Release at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Guests to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will meet renowned photographer Michael Soluri Nov. 8 for a book signing and presentation for his new book, “Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration.” more >

Celebrate World Space Week with Kennedy Space Center GeoTour Scavenger Hunt

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will celebrate World Space Week 2014 and its theme of “Space: Guiding Your Way” with the Kennedy Space Center GeoTour that will take participants on a scavenger hunt with prizes throughout the state of Florida.
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