KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE

  • US: Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage May 26, 2013

    Washington: Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were found last...
  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home November 3, 2012

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • Apollo 11 engines found on sea floor March 30, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: Space enthusiast and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has found the rocket motors used to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon and plans to mount a recovery expedition soon, the Amazon.com CEO and founder reported on a blog post. The five F1 engines were fired up on July 16,...
  • Final Frontier: Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off November 17, 2009

    Cape Canaveral (Florida): The space shuttle Atlantis thundered into the sky over Kennedy Space Centre on Monday carrying six crew members on a mission to the International Space Station. The mission is part of the US space agency's efforts to stock up the ISS reserves as the shuttle programme enters its...
  • NASA's next generation rocket makes booming debut October 29, 2009

    Washington: A giant next generation space rocket Wednesday shot off its launchpad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in the US for its very first test flight. The 100metre tall Ares IX rocket sped into the sky over the Florida coast trailing a plume of flames and steam in a...
  • Astronauts will drink recycled urine November 15, 2008

    Cape Canaveral: As NASA prepares to double the number of astronauts living aboard the International Space Station, nothing may do more for crew bonding than a machine being launched aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on Friday. It's a waterrecycling device that will process the crew's urine for communal consumption. "We did...