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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-07-2008 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex release
Blue Angels Headline Fall Air Show at Kennedy Space Center

NASA's Kennedy Space Center will feature the precision and power of the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the second annual Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center on November 8 and 9, 2008.

Aerospace, aviation and astronauts will come together at Kennedy Space Center as the dark blue and yellow-striped F/A-18 Hornet jets blaze across the skies over NASA's Space Shuttle launch and landing headquarters. This is only the second time the Blue Angels have performed at Kennedy Space Center. Over 30 years have passed since they last visited America's gateway to space.

"This year's Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center will bring together the best in military aircraft, coupled with precision pilots and veteran astronauts to celebrate space flight and military aviation," said Daniel LeBlanc, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Blue Angels precision flight team will perform high-speed passes, fast rolls, mirror formations, tight turns and their signature Delta formation showcasing the capabilities of their powerful aircraft.

The weekend line-up includes the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's inaugural Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show, gathering American legends from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. More than twenty astronauts and special guests will be on hand to personally meet guests, pose for photos and sign memorabilia.

Returning to the show is the 920th Rescue Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 920th will stage an astronaut rescue simulation and demonstration, showcasing their skills and training in support of the U.S. space program.

The 2008 show will include aircraft displays and space-related exhibits on the ground and plenty of action in the skies over Kennedy Space Center. Other military and civilian flight demonstrations and performances are being added to the schedule and will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for the Space & Air Show at Kennedy Space Center will go on sale soon and prices begin at $17. For more information, visit KennedySpaceCenter.com or call 321-449-4444.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 04-15-2008 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With STS-126 launch planned for November, it will be a great weekend...

I'm planning my trip now to KSC to watch the STS-126 launch, I think I have to go a few days early to see this air show....

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Jacques
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ejectr
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posted 10-09-2008 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's getting closer.

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