Editors armed with iPhones and notebooks invade Kennedy Space Center

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Last week, E.W. Scripps editors, website managers, and corporate interactive folks (among others) took a break from strategic planning in a windowless hotel conference room in Orlando to tour the Kennedy Space Center.

It was part of the work being done for the launch of a new space site, which officially debuts Thursday. It’s live now, however, with a lot of work still going on.

As part of the site launch, there will be lots of live coverage on the site of the Discovery shuttle launch, set for 4:50 p.m., including live streaming of the liftoff and a live chat. It’s the last space flight of the Discovery.

The video above, mostly shot with the camera in the iPhone, is from the tour.

Give the site a look. It’s www.spacetimesnews.com and if you have suggestions, let me know. I will pass them on. Part of the purpose of the site is to give a place to try out a few new things.


  1. This is just a small suggestion, but aggregating the Twitter feeds from the personal assigned to a mission that the spacetimesnews.com reports on would great. In example – any story related to the upcoming STS-133 shuttle launch would have a sidebar with status updates from the Launch Team, commanders and mission specialist.
    It would give the reader a ‘launchpad’ to discover more on the mission along with the thoughts and attitudes that are part of the launch.

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