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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...

NASA Gets One Step Closer To An Orion Liftoff
2012-12-14 10:26:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA has been steadily working on Orion, the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, (or MPCV) and preparing it for its first journey beyond low Earth orbit in 2014. It´s first trip will be unmanned and meant to test the re-entry performance of the Orion capsule. When Orion is completed, it will be used to send astronauts farther away than any other spacecraft. Yesterday, NASA posted an update detailing the progress of Orion´s...

Apollo 17 Moonwalk - 40 Years Later
2012-12-11 12:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty years ago, man stepped out onto the surface of the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission. On December 11, 1972, astronauts unloaded the lunar rover for a drive around on the moon's surface, beginning the end of the final Apollo missions. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander of the mission, drove around the rover during the first extravehicular activity. A photo released by NASA of the rover shows Cernan...

Apollo-Soyuz: When Two Rival Nations Became One Group Of Spacemen
2012-07-17 11:20:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today marks the anniversary of when two rival nations erased a line, and met in space for the first time. On July 17, 1975, American astronauts and Soviet Union cosmonauts rendezvoused and docked in space, starting a new era of international cooperation and partnership. In the modern space world, having astronauts from different countries meet-up in space is not an unusual idea, because for over a decade they have been doing so on...


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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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2007-10-26 11:54:15

The Mountain Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 3250 feet and up to 6550 feet, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. It is found throughout Europe and is protected as an endangered species in Finland, Sweden, the Principality of Liechtenstein, and Czech Republic. In Sweden it is restricted to areas that have limestone in the ground, suggesting that the decrease in populations could be related to...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Ophiuchus (serpent bearer) Constellation -- Location: Equatorial, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: 0; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Ophiuchus seems to be a figure of a man entwined with two snakes, one in each hand. The constellation is an ancient one, but most often associated with Asclepius, the son of Apollo and Coronis. Asclepius was regarded as the founder of medicine, having learned the healing arts from both his father...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.