Official Tweets from NASA's Kennedy Space Center
#OTD 50 years ago, the world watched as three astronauts began their voyage to the moon from Launch Complex 39A 🚀 Join @NASA this week as we continue to celebrate #Apollo50: http://nasa.gov/apollo50
50 years ago today, 3 men embarked on an unprecedented mission to land on the lunar surface. Their Saturn V rocket lifted off from @NASAKennedy at 9:32 am ET as the world watched in wonder. The journey to the Moon had begun. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/50-years-ago-the-journey-to-the-moon-begins #Apollo50th #Apollo11
Conversation with #Apollo11 Astronaut Michael Collins at @NASAKennedy Space Center – LIVE online here: https://cs.pn/2Sm5mXd #Apollo50 TheRealBuzz
We are live with Apollo 11 engineer JoAnn Morgan, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins and #Artemis Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson to reflect on the launch of #Apollo11, which took place at Pad 39A at 9:32 a.m. ET in 1969: http://nasa.gov/live
@Astro_CabanaBob and Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins have made their way from Astronaut Crew Quarters to Launch Pad 39A. Join us live in 10 minutes as we count down to the exact moment Apollo 11 launched on this day in 1969: http://nasa.gov/live
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Good morning! Ready to go to the Moon... but first, breakfast. 🍳 🍞 ☕ #OTD 50 years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin enjoyed a pre-launch meal at @NASAKennedy before suiting up for the mission. Liftoff was at 9:32 am EDT. #Apollo50th
A launch to remember: Tune in tomorrow starting at 9:15am ET to hear from Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins as we count down to the exact moment when three humans lifted off from @NASAKennedy's Launch Pad 39A on a journey to walk on the Moon: http://www.nasa.gov/live #Apollo50th
On July 16, 1969, three astronauts launched atop a Saturn V 🚀 on their way to the moon & into history. Join us live July 16 at 9:15 a.m. ET as we talk with Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins about their historic mission from the launch pad where it began: https://go.nasa.gov/2XCwqXW
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2004, @NASA_LSP launched Aura (Latin for breeze) to measure ozone, aerosols and key gases throughout the atmosphere. Learn more - https://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/about.html
RT @One_More_Orbit: The #OneMoreOrbit departed @NASAKennedy Space Center on July 9th at 09:32 EDT, same time as 50 years ago on July 16 Nei…
On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A on a journey to the Moon and into history. 🌑 Join @NASA as we celebrate the #Apollo50th with live shows and events across the country: https://go.nasa.gov/2XCwqXW
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2015, @NASANewHorizons made its closest approach to Pluto, and took this amazing infrared image. Launched by @NASA_LSP, @NASANewHorizons studied Pluto for six months before continuing its mission in the Kuiper Belt. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/overview/index.html
How are we working with other @NASA centers to send astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars as part of the #Artemis program? Check out the latest episode of Rocket Science in 60 seconds ⬇️ https://go.nasa.gov/1J5zpcJ
RT @One_More_Orbit: The #OneMoreOrbit @QatarExecutive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft landed at the @NASAKennedy Space Center at 12:12:23 GMT on…
RT @Commercial_Crew: A new International Docking Adapter is scheduled to arrive at the @Space_Station aboard @SpaceX’s 18th resupply missio…
The Apollo 11 firing room was crowded with men in white shirts & dark ties, watching as a Saturn V rocket thrust into the sky. Among them sat the only woman in the Launch Control Center. This is JoAnn Morgan, the instrumentation controller for Apollo 11: https://go.nasa.gov/2LhgqEr
RT @ActionAviation0: Arriving at @NASAKennedy in just a few minutes! Since no civilian jet can really catch up with a Gulfstream G650 in ma…
RT @ActionAviation0: What’s it like to be back at the @NASAKennedy after circling the world for 46 hours? #OneMoreOrbit https://t.co/kVtXP8…
50 years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were busy with final training and medical check-ups before launch on July 16, 1969.🚀 As we build on the legacy of those who came before us, we push onward as we prepare for a return to the Moon and journey to Mars: http://nasa.gov/moontomars
RT @NASAhistory: With just days before launch, Neil Armstrong continued training on the lunar module training device @NASAKennedy #OTD in 1…
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2009, @LRO_NASA mission returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. @NASA_LSP launched LRO and LCROSS in June 2009 to study the Moon. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html, https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/apollosites.html
RT @NASA_Johnson: 50 years ago, Apollo 11 astronauts busied themselves with final training, flight plan reviews & a news conference. They w…
RT @josh_dobbs1: Over the past two days, I had the amazing opportunity of seeing first hand the next steps that @NASA, @SpaceX, and @Boeing…
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2013, NASA’s IBEX provided the first view of the solar system’s tail. @NASA_LSP launched IBEX in 2008. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ibex/index.html and watch the video - https://youtu.be/BhAzMdoOe5E
RT @NASA_Marshall: What will #Artemis 1 look like when it blasts off from @NASAKennedy? Check it out >> http://go.nasa.gov/2L9ijTl @NASA_SLS…
RT @NASAhistory: Just another day at the office..... except their next business trip was a visit to the Moon. #OTD in 1969, the Apollo 11 c…
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2005, NASA’s HETE-2 detected gamma-ray burst, GRB 050709. @NASA_LSP launched HETE-2 in 2000. @NASAFermi continues the work today. Learn more - https://space.mit.edu/HETE/, https://www.nasa.gov/content/fermi-gamma-ray-space-telescope
RT @JimBridenstine: On this day in 2011, Shuttle Atlantis launched from @NASAKennedy, the final flight of the space shuttle program. Now we…
RT @Commercial_Crew: .@NASA and @SpaceX practiced #CrewDragon 🐉 rendezvous and docking to the @Space_Station during a virtual dress rehears…
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2018, data from NOAA-18 (formerly NOAA-N) created this surface temperature chart. @NASA_LSP launched NOAA-N in 2005. Learn more - https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/POES/status.html
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2003, NASA's Launch Services Program launched the Opportunity rover to Mars to join its twin rover, Spirit. Learn more - https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/index.cfm
#ICYMI @NASAGroundSys completed a test to verify the sound suppression system is ready for the launch of the first Artemis mission 🚀 The water deluge system helps protect @NASA_SLS, @NASA_Orion, and launch pad from the extreme acoustics during launch: https://go.nasa.gov/2Xjvub1
RT @NASA_SLS: The aft skirt thrust vector control system for the #NASASLS boosters is tested at @NASAKennedy. That's why #NASASLS team memb…
Dr. Gioia Massa, one of our Veggie program scientists, has been selected as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Massa is being recognized for her work on food cultivation 🌱 for the @Space_Station: https://go.nasa.gov/30aW4jC
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2005, it wasn’t a “rocket’s red glare,” but an immense flash of light as Deep Impact's impactor struck the surface of comet Tempel 1. @NASA_LSP launched Deep Impact in January 2005. Learn more - https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/deep-impact/
RT @NASAGroundSys: 💧 Check out this footage from yesterday's test of the water suppression system here at @NASAKennedy! This was the first…
#ICYMI NASA demonstrated the @NASA_Orion launch abort system (LAS) can pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. 👩‍🚀 All 12 data recorders that were ejected during the test have been recovered and analysis of the LAS will soon begin: https://go.nasa.gov/2xuoqci
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2002, @NASA_LSP launched the CONTOUR (Comet Nucleus Tour) mission to capture the most detailed look at the heart of a comet — its nucleus. Learn more - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/contour/in-depth/
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2014, @NASA_LSP launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA’s first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from Space. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/oco2/index.html
The @NASA_Orion Ascent Abort 2 test took off right on time at 7 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 46 🚀
RT @NASA_Orion: Good morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station! Orion team is ready for our Launch Abort System test. Watch live on htt…
Is your alarm set? ⏰ Join us July 2 for the @NASA_Orion Ascent Abort-2 flight test, demonstrating the safety system critical to carrying @NASA_Astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars! Live coverage starts 6:40am EST: http://nasa.gov/live
Put on your party hats, because we're celebrating our 57th birthday! #OTD in 1962 the Kennedy Space Center was formed and began preparations for the Apollo program 🚀 Cheers to many more years of out-of-this-world exploration and innovation 🥂 https://go.nasa.gov/2mCAcK7
We are L-1 days from the @NASA_Orion Ascent Abort 2 test, which will put the spacecraft's launch abort system to the test to ensure a crew could safely escape the vehicle in the event of an anomaly during launch. Weather is currently 70% go for the test: https://go.nasa.gov/2XNDIrq
LIVE NOW: tune in for the @NASA_Orion Ascent Abort 2 pre-test news conference. This conference is a preview of the Orion crew spacecraft’s July 2 launch abort system test: http://nasa.gov/live
RT @NASASocial: The #NASASocial group has arrived at @NASAKennedy today to learn about the ascent abort test of @NASA_Orion. Follow along a…
RT @NASA_Langley: 🚨HAPPENING TODAY!🚨 We're going live from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral one day ahead of Ascent Abort 2 (AA-2)! Catch u…
RT @NASA_Orion: Orion completed a rigorous parachute testing program in 2018, qualifying the system for flights with astronauts. Ascent Abo…
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2001, @NASA_LSP launched the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) to make fundamental measurements of cosmology. Learn more - https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2000, @NASA_LSP launched @NASA_TDRS -H (TDRS-8) for NASA’s communication network. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdrs/home/index.html
#ICYMI the Mobile Launcher made its way to the top of Launch Complex 39B where it will remain for the next few months for testing. Once these tests are complete, it will roll back to the Vehicle Assembly Building and prepare for @NASA_SLS & @NASA_Orion: https://go.nasa.gov/2Xjvub1
We are L-3 days away from @NASA_Orion's Ascent Abort 2 test. This test will put the launch abort system to the test to ensure astronauts could safely get away from their launch vehicle if there is a problem during ascent: https://blogs.nasa.gov/aa2/
Lightning struck early this morning at Space Launch Complex 46 ahead of roll out for @NASA_Orion's Ascent Abort 2 test. 🌩️ AA-2 will test Orion’s Launch Abort System, which will get astronauts away from the vehicle if there is a problem during ascent: http://go.nasa.gov/2XbV7FE
After standing down for a lightning delay this morning, the @NASAGroundSys team is back on track on getting the Mobile Launcher on top of the launch pad ahead of summer testing: http://nasa.gov/moontomars
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2013, NASA’s GALEX mission showed us NGC 4565, one of the nearest and brightest galaxies not included in the famous list by 18th-century comet hunter Charles Messier. @NASA_LSP launched GALEX in 2003. Learn more - http://www.galex.caltech.edu/media/glx2013-03r_img03.html
RT @JimBridenstine: BIG NEWS: The next @NASASolarSystem mission is… #Dragonfly – a rotorcraft lander mission to Saturn’s largest moon Titan…
Stay tuned for our ongoing coverage this summer of the Mobile Launcher undergoing tests at the launch pad 🚀 https://twitter.com/nasagroundsys/status/1144229255724900352
Celebrating #LSP20th, #OTD 2013, @NASA_LSP launched IRIS - The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph to study the Sun's chromosphere. Learn more - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/index.html, https://youtu.be/OHHnud-RRx4
 
 
 
 
 
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