Latest Columbus laboratory Stories

Testing On 3-D Printer Completed By NASA
2014-06-25 03:20:49

NASA A 3-D printer that astronauts call their version of a "Star Trek" replicator has just completed a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, verifying it is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year. In-space additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of space exploration from printing small critical parts and tools to eventually building larger structures in space....

made in space 3d printer
2014-06-12 23:04:44

Made In Space's 3D printer, customized for use in microgravity, has passed all NASA tests ahead of schedule and is ready to launch to the International Space Station in August 2014. Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Made In Space’s 3D printer, specially designed for use on the International Space Station (ISS), has passed final NASA certifications and testing ahead of schedule. Due to the project meeting all milestones with minimal risk, the 3D Printer has been moved up to a...

2014-05-20 12:25:19

SHELTON, Conn., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EDR, a national provider of data, applications, and insight for the property due diligence industry, today announced it has contracted with First American Professional Real Estate Services to provide commercial evaluation reports through the EDR Lender Portal. Commercial evaluations are used on certain real estate transactions, as defined by the Interagency Appraisal Guidelines (2010). Evaluations may be less expensive as compared to a...

Expedition 38 Trio Prepares To Depart International Space Station
2014-03-10 12:54:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crewmembers on board the International Space Station (ISS) conduct a change of command ceremony and prepare to leave the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth after their nearly six-month stint in space. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy will be leaving behind their crewmates and boarding their Soyuz spacecraft on Monday evening after spending 166 days in space. The men practiced...

Against-the-clock Rehearsal For International Space Station Immunology Test
2013-04-25 16:42:03

ESA Simply getting anything into space is tough, but doing so against a strict deadline can be really stressful. Researchers in an ESA laboratory nervously checked the clock as they extracted immune cells — beginning a full dress rehearsal to prepare a time-critical experiment for launch. An international team led by a NASA astronaut gathered at ESA´s Life and Physical Sciences and Life Support Laboratory at ESTEC technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, earlier this...

Five Years Of Unique Science Offered From Columbus
2013-02-12 09:04:15

ESA Since Europe´s Columbus laboratory module was attached to the International Space Station five years ago, it has offered researchers worldwide the opportunity to conduct science beyond the effects of gravity. A total of 110 ESA-led experiments involving some 500 scientists have been conducted since 2008, spanning fluid physics, material sciences, radiation physics, the Sun, the human body, biology and astrobiology. The Space Station allows researchers to play with a force...

2012-09-20 23:02:30

EPM Architects, the fastest growing Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management company, announced today the opening of its Dallas, TX office. The new office will be located in downtown Dallas and headed up by EPM Architects´ recently appointed Vice President, Joseph Khalaf. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 EPM Architects, the fastest growing Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management company, announced today the opening of its Dallas, TX office. The new office will be located in...

2010-12-09 08:00:00

ESA's experimental ship detector on the International Space Station has pinpointed more than 60,000 ocean-going vessels so far. It has been able to follow the routes of individual ships for months at a time. Hosted by Europe's Columbus research module on the International Space Station (ISS), and activated on 1 June, the tracking system picks up Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals, more usually employed by port authorities and coastguards to keep tabs on local ship traffic. All...

2010-06-15 07:29:04

As the ISS circles Earth, it has begun tracking individual ships crossing the seas beneath. An experiment hosted by ESA's Columbus module is testing the viability of monitoring global traffic from the Station's orbit hundreds of kilometers up. The ship-detection system under test is based around the Automatic Identification System (AIS), the marine equivalent of the air traffic control system.  All international vessels, cargo ships above certain weights and passenger carriers of all...

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