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2013-04-15 19:30:18

The International Space Station´s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started his day logging his breakfast as he began the seventh day of a 10-day prescribed diet for the Energy experiment, which is aimed at precisely measuring the dietary requirements for astronauts during...

2013-04-10 10:19:25

NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8 p.m. If needed, back-up launch opportunities are available April 18-21. The Antares test flight is the first of two...

2013-04-09 16:20:41

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8...

2013-03-28 12:20:24

Motor will be used for NASA Commercial and Government Launch Vehicles ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully tested its newly developed CASTOR® 30XL upper stage solid rocket motor today at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/CG85062) The test was the final qualification for the ATK commercial motor, which was jointly developed by ATK and Orbital...

2013-03-27 16:20:09

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and SpaceX will host a teleconference for news media at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28, to discuss the Tuesday return of the company's Dragon spacecraft from a cargo mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A trove of scientific research was among more than 2 tons of cargo Dragon brought back to Earth. Included are investigations that could aid in food...

2013-03-26 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft successfully completed the company's second cargo flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 26, with a 12:36 p.m. EDT splashdown in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The scientific research delivered and being returned by Dragon enables advances in every...

2013-03-15 20:21:19

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for a test flight of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch is targeted to occur between April 16-18 at approximately 3 p.m. EDT, the day of launch. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Antares is undergoing testing that will enable the rocket to eventually carry...

2013-03-03 12:20:06

HOUSTON, March 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. EST Sunday. The delivery flight was the second contracted resupply mission by the company under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Space station Expedition 34 crew members Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn of NASA used the station's robotic arm to...

2013-03-01 16:21:49

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX and NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EST today to discuss the latest information about the company's second cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teleconference participants are: - Elon Musk, chief designer and CEO, SpaceX- Gwynne Shotwell, president, SpaceX- William...

2013-02-23 09:13:25

The second SpaceX mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Friday, March 1, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. EST. The company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon cargo capsule will lift off at 10:10 a.m. If needed, a backup launch opportunity is available on March 2 with launch time at 9:47 a.m. and NASA TV coverage beginning...