03.20.2007

Tourism Professionals Bolster Effort At Kennedy Space Center

Ramping up for Florida’s only new attraction in 2007, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has added four tourism industry veterans.

02.19.2007

Golden Knights To Honor Mercury Astronauts At World Space Expo

World Space Expo, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida from November 3-11, 2007, announced today a weekend Aerial Salute by the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights as part of a 45th Anniversary tribute to Project Mercury.

02.16.2007

Space Shuttle Veterans Selected For 2007 U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame Induction

Michael L. Coats has logged more than 5,000 hours flying time in 28 different aircraft, and more than 400 carrier landings. He flew his first space shuttle flight as pilot of the maiden flight of Discovery. After overcoming the first pad abort of the shuttle program, Coats and his STS-41D crewmates deployed a prototype solar array and three satellites. Coats' second flight was also his first command, again aboard Discovery on mission STS-29. Only the third mission after the tragic loss of Challenger in 1986, Coats' crew deployed a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) and performed a space station "heat pipe" radiator experiment. After nearly five days and 3,000 photographs taken of the Earth, Coats landed the orbiter in California. Commander Coats flew his third and final Discovery flight, STS-39, in 1991 on an unclassified Department of Defense mission. He and his crew deployed, operated and retrieved the SPAS-II spacecraft and performed research of both natural and induced phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere. Coats left NASA to pursue opportunities in the private aerospace sector, holding management positions at Loral Space Information Systems and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, where he most recently was vice president of Advance Space Transportation. In November 2005, Coats was name director of Johnson Space Center.

02.07.2007

Pre-Dawn Shuttle Launch To Excite Visitors

The sun will rise a little earlier on March 15, as Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into orbit on another construction mission to the International Space Station. A limited number of tickets are now on sale to view the early morning launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-117, from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the closest public viewing site to the launch pad.Admission tickets must be purchased in advance to receive a car placard to enter Kennedy Space Center for NASA's 21st U.S. mission to the International Space Station. During its 11-day mission, the six-person crew of Atlantis will install a new support truss to the station along with a set of power-generating solar arrays, destined to provide one-fourth of the total power generation for the completed station.

01.31.2007

Kennedy Space Center To Host World Space Expo

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center announced today that it will host the inaugural World Space Expo. The expo will be held November 3-11, 2007 and will feature an Aerial Salute by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds during the opening weekend.

01.30.2007

Trotters And Pacers Return To Saratoga Gaming And Raceway For 68th Season

Friday night, February 2, marks the start of the 68th season of harness racing over the half-mile oval at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.

01.23.2007

Saratoga Gaming And Raceway Celebrates 3rd Anniversary And Expansion

Saratoga Gaming and Raceway unveiled more of its expansion plans Tuesday. New York State’s first video gaming facility announced celebration plans for its third anniversary, along with expansion progress and construction bid awards.

01.11.2007

Remembrance Service To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Apollo 1

On Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) will conduct a ceremony to honor the crew of Apollo 1 on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 1 accident. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program. The public ceremony will be held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

01.04.2007

Delaware North Companies-Boston Unveils High Definition Scoreboard At TD Banknorth Garden

Delaware North Companies-Boston recently unveiled its newest addition to TD Banknorth Garden -- home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins -- a multi-million dollar video scoreboard, Garden HDX, complete with three 360 degree LED rings and 4 HD video screens. The first fully functional high definition (HD) scoreboard in the country, the new display is the centerpiece of the TD Banknorth Garden renovation and a large part of Delaware North Companies' continual investment in fan entertainment.