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2014-04-21 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "This is a particularly critical time for NASA's human...

2014-04-18 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by Durham Veterans' Affairs Medical Center of Durham, N.C., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, APEX-02-2, investigates how cells adapt to the space environment using the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). Researchers...

CRS-3 DRAGON FALCON 9 MATE
2014-03-31 05:55:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX has once again delayed the launch of its third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX-3. NASA reports that this delay was caused by a "range asset issue," and officials are now working to determine the cause of an instrumentation outage. According to an Air Force statement issued on Thursday: "A mandatory range asset supporting the NROL-67 launch went offline, March 24, 2014. An...

2014-03-25 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the success of NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to collaboratively develop new commercial space capabilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The growing U.S. commercial spaceflight industry is opening low-Earth orbit in ways that will improve lives on Earth, drive...

2014-03-19 08:21:02

HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a one-year contract extension on the Cargo Mission Contract 2 valued at $22 million. The extension ensures continuation of processing services, including support planning, coordination, preparation and packing of standardized containers for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Through this extension, Lockheed...

2014-01-13 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math School in New York is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by fifth graders, the experiment, entitled "Mammalian Milk in Microgravity," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science...

2014-01-13 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by Capitol Hill Cluster School in Washington is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by seventh graders, the experiment, entitled "Bacterial Growth on Meat," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science Education-Falcon II payload. This...

2014-01-12 12:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station Sunday used a robotic arm to capture and attach the Cygnus supply spacecraft, which carried dozens of new science experiments from across the country and the world to the orbiting laboratory. The arrival capped the first successful contracted cargo delivery by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., for NASA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Astronaut...

2014-01-09 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another NASA commercial space partner officially has begun contracted cargo flights to the International Space Station. Dozens of new NASA investigations and other science experiments from across the country are headed to the station aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft as part of the agency's commercial partnerships with U.S. aerospace companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

New Science Headed For International Space Station On Orbital’s Cygnus
2014-01-06 10:46:07

NASA Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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