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2009-05-15 14:00:00

Have you ever wondered how you would make your morning cup of java if you lived on another planet, or perhaps the moon? That steaming beverage would be a must on a cold lunar morning.But with rare sunlight, no coal or wood to burn, and no flowing water for hydro-electrical power, how would you make that cup of coffee, much less cook breakfast, heat your abode, and power the life support equipment and tools you needed to live and work up there?NASA, planning for a future lunar outpost, has...

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2009-05-11 16:15:00

Alien creatures are the least of NASA's worries when it comes to moon travel. There are several potential threats to future missions "“ with space radiation at the top of the list. Now, a group of students at North Carolina State University has developed a "blanket" of sorts that covers lunar outposts "“ the astronauts' living quarters "“ to provide astronauts protection against radiation while also generating and storing power. Astronauts who previously traveled to the moon...

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2009-03-02 14:30:00

ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight is inviting industrial, technology and scientific communities to provide inputs for experiments and payload elements for accommodation on its first lunar lander. This Request for Information follows last year's ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level, where funding was approved for ESA to work towards launching a lunar lander in the 2017"“20 timeframe within the European Transportation and Human Exploration Preparatory Activities program and the...

2009-02-17 16:11:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is enroute from Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a spring launch. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The satellite's primary mission is to search for water ice on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the lunar poles. LCROSS is a low-cost,...

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2009-02-17 16:20:00

NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, is enroute from Northrop Grumman's facility in Redondo Beach, Calif., to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for a spring launch. The satellite's primary mission is to search for water ice on the moon in a permanently shadowed crater near one of the lunar poles. LCROSS is a low-cost, accelerated-development, companion mission to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. At Kennedy, the two spacecraft...

2009-02-11 12:35:34

The U.S. space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was en route Wednesday to the Kennedy Space Center for a scheduled April 24 launch. The spacecraft was built by engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where it recently completed two months of tests in a thermal vacuum chamber, exposed to the extremely high and low temperatures it will experience as it orbits the moon. The satellite's mission is one of the first steps...

2009-02-11 12:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft was loaded on a truck Wednesday to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch is targeted for April 24. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The spacecraft was built by engineers at Goddard, where it recently completed two months of tests in a thermal vacuum chamber. During its time in the chamber, the spacecraft was subjected...

2009-01-16 13:28:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the months since it was unveiled, NASA's latest moon rover concept has covered a lot of ground. Up simulated Martian hills, down simulated lunar craters. Through real dust storms and across lava flows. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) But on Jan. 20, it'll attempt something totally new: the streets of Washington D.C., crowded with the hundreds of thousands of people expected to be in town for President-elect...

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2009-01-13 11:20:00

Dwellings in colonies on the moon one day may be built with new, highly durable bricks developed by students from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Initially designed to construct a dome, the building material is composed of a lunar rock-like material mixed with powdered aluminum that can be molded into any shape. The invention recently won the In-Situ Lunar Resource Utilization materials and construction category award from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration...

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2009-01-06 08:51:16

On Monday, Jan. 5, NASA issued a request for proposal for the Ares V rocket that will perform heavy lift and cargo functions as part of the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon. The request is for Phase I concept definition and requirements development for the Ares V rocket. Proposals are due to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., no later than 1 p.m. CDT on Feb. 9. The request for proposal defines the procurement approach for Phase I of the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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