Imagine a spaceport of the future, where a variety of space vehicles are preparing for launch or departing Earth on missions to expand humanity's reach into space. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, formerly known as the 21st Century Ground Systems Program, is propelling this vision forward! http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/ground/index.html
One of my best childhood memories...visiting Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Last flight of Atlantis and the Space Shuttle program.
Twitter / virgingalactic: Welcome to our two new SpaceShipTwo pilots, CJ (4x @Stephanie Close Anderson shuttle astronaut) and Sooch (U-2 pilot and more)
Space Shuttle take off on a cloudy day
Fact # No.4. It is impossible to take a photo of the universe but as far as can be determined as of now it is thought to be about 30,000,000,000 (30 billion) light years in diameter. ie. Travelling at 186,000 miles per second it would take us 30 billion years to cross it.
Spotlights shine on the Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 9 prior to its launch from the Kennedy Space Center on March 3, 1969.