John Kelly is the director of data journalism for ABC-owned TV stations at Walt Disney Television. An investigative reporter and data journalist, John covered space exploration, NASA and aerospace as a reporter for Florida Today for 11 years, four of those on the Space Reporter beat. John earned a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and wrote for the Shelbyville News and Associated Press before joining Florida Today's space team. In 2013, John joined the data investigation team at USA Today and became director of data journalism there in 2018 before joining Disney in 2019. John is a two-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award in 2020 and 2021, won a Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2020 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting in 2017. You can follow John on Twitter.
A problem with the range safety system that protects the people and property from an out-of-control rocket mishap has forced the cancellation of today's Atlas V launch.
NASA is moving to protect ground crews, astronauts and VIPs, closing shuttle Atlantis' launch pad to all but essential personnel.
CAPE CANAVERAL - Boeing's Delta 4 rocket is poised to return to flight this week for the first time in a year and a half, and there's more riding on the launch than the weather satellite on top.
CAPE CANAVERAL - About three dozen people assembled at the spaceport Saturday to protest this month's planned launch of a plutonium-powered space probe bound for Pluto.
CAPE CANAVERAL - The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to let NASA continue buying Russian spaceships to deliver astronauts and supplies to the space station until 2012.
CAPE CANAVERAL - Johnson Space Center will reopen Monday after suffering what emergency crews deemed "extremely light" damage Saturday from Hurricane Rita.
CAPE CANAVERAL - Shuttle Discovery's flight home is delayed again, now set for takeoff from California on Friday at earliest.
Michael Brieden bore bad news. There was no chance NASA, by return to flight, could develop a way to repair the type of severe damage that doomed Columbia and its crew.
Columbia was 16 minutes from home, where astronauts and loved ones would reunite, when Wayne Hale realized there would be no reunion.