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Seas Of Molten Rock Created By Lunar Impacts
2013-03-12 04:54:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ocean of molten rock covered the entire lunar surface during the early part of the Moon's history. Over millions of years, that magma ocean cooled, differentiating to form the crust and mantle. According to new analysis of NASA's Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data, led by Brown University planetary scientists, this wasn't the last time the Moon's surface melted on such a massive scale. Graduate student William Vaughan led...

2013-02-21 16:20:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully delivered a launch abort motor to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, scheduled to fly next year. The test flight abort motor is configured with inert propellant, since the EFT-1 mission will have no crew on board, but otherwise replicates the launch abort system that will ensure astronaut safety on future crewed Orion exploration...

2013-02-21 08:21:54

FREDERICA, Del., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ILC Dover, the designer and manufacturer of NASA's space suits and a wide range of engineered film and fabric products, announced today its innovative, flexible containment systems are being offered for nanotechnology applications. These cost-effective disposable systems are engineered to contain powder transfers from cGMP to nanogram levels and range from single use transfers to multi-use flexible enclosures. ILC Dover pioneered flexible...

Traces Of Water Found In Apollo 15 Lunar Sample
2013-02-18 14:39:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online University of Michigan scientists have found traces of water from a lunar sample brought back during the Apollo 15 mission. The lunar sample, known as "Genesis Rock," was thought to be a piece of the moon's primordial crust, and researchers writing in Nature Geoscience are now reporting they have found traces of water in the rock. The traces of water were detected within the crystalline structure of mineral samples taken from...

2013-02-13 10:21:03

NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, Ariz., with the parachutes attached to a test article. Engineers rigged the parachutes so only two would inflate, leaving the third to flag behind, when the test capsule was dropped from a plane 25,000 feet above the Arizona desert. "Today is a great validation of the parachute system," said Chris...

2013-02-07 16:20:25

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an action-filled 2012, NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just east of Orlando, is anticipating a momentous 2013 highlighted by the unveiling of the new $100 million home of space shuttle Atlantis this summer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) "Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is an absolute must-see destination, and in 2013 our guests will find more to...

Apollo 1 Tribute
2013-01-28 04:08:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online President John F. Kennedy put the call out nearly half a decade ago that man would be reaching new heights by walking on the moon, and Sunday marked the occasion that saw the first step in that vision as the Apollo 1 crew made preparations for their mission. On January 27, 1967 astronauts braved unknown conditions and stepped into their Apollo capsule with the goal of making preparations for future journeys to the moon. However, the...

NASA Engineers Test Fire 1960s-Era Apollo Engine For Future Rocket Design
2013-01-25 08:57:01

[Watch Video: F-1 Engine Gas Generator Testing] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes moving forward requires a little looking back. And at NASA, looking back to the days of the Apollo program is helping space engineers develop the next generation of rockets for the future of space travel. NASA resurrected the mighty F-1, an engine that powered the Saturn V rocket, to help engineers develop a heavy lift rocket for missions to the moon and beyond. The NASA...

2013-01-16 08:24:18

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cold Storm," a reflective ballad that morphs into an upbeat dance track, has been slated for digital release through iTunes and other online distributors on January 22, 2013. Emerging recording artist, Brandon Apollo - who also wrote and produced the track - has announced that he will donate 100% of the proceeds of the release to charity. Apollo has said he feels connected to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, having once been a victim of unfortunate...

NASA Employs Private Companies To Make Orion Project A Reality By 2014
2013-01-15 07:49:14

[Watch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To ensure that the future of the US space exploration program keeps its head above water, NASA´s Kennedy Space Center has partnered with the private sector to get Orion rolling out the door. By employing outside workers, NASA has provided a means to expedite the Orion spaceship building process from months to just days. Working with contractors from Lockheed Martin, NASA is working hard at Kennedy´s...


Latest Apollo program Reference Libraries

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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2010-12-03 15:11:46

Frank Borman is a retired NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born Frank Frederick Borman, II on March 14, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. His father moved his family to Tucson, Arizona during Borman's childhood. He graduated from Tucson High School and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950. Upon his graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and became a fighter pilot. He received his Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute...

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2010-11-19 16:02:45

William Anders is a former United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut, businessman, and engineer. He is also one of the first three people to have left Earth orbit and traveled to the Moon. He was born William Alison Anders on October 17, 1933 in Hong Kong. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. Anders graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California. After receiving his high school diploma, he was accepted into...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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