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2012-07-02 22:03:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The countdown from ten down to one may seem like an eternity for astronauts who are about to embark on a journey to outer space, but its a feeling that has been happening for over 50 years now on Merritt Island. The Kennedy Space Center turned 50-years-old on Sunday, making the half-century mark from the time it first opened for business as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962. Through the years, the space complex has...

2012-07-02 06:20:42

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450 guests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of the agency's first space-bound Orion spacecraft Monday, marking a major milestone in the construction of the vehicle that will carry astronauts farther into space than ever before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Orion's arrival at Kennedy is an important step in meeting the president's goal to send humans...

Build And Launch A Virtual Rocket With Innovative NASA App
2012-06-29 10:36:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wanted to build a rocket and launch it just like they do at NASA? Well now you can do just that with the innovative Rocket Science 101 game developed by the Kennedy Space Center Information Technology (KSC IT) Mobile Team with assistance from NASA´s Launch Services Program (LSP). The unique and entertaining game, designed for use both on the home computer and on Apple´s iPad, allows users of all ages to...

2012-06-27 09:34:18

NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and allows launch service providers already under contract to introduce launch vehicles not currently on their NLS II contracts, such as...

2012-06-26 10:21:31

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has modified its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to add the Antares launch vehicle, formerly known as Taurus II, for future missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an opportunity annually for launch service providers not presently under NLS II contract to compete for future missions, and allows...

2012-06-22 07:30:15

The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200 feet (61 meters) tall with a diameter of 27.5 feet (8.4 meters). NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a comprehensive review....

2012-06-21 10:20:53

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's space exploration program is taking a critical step forward with a successful major technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The core stage is the heart of the heavy-lift launch vehicle. It will stand more than 200 feet (61 meters) tall with a...

2012-06-13 06:20:12

TROY, Mich., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software, today announced that UK-based military vehicle developer Creation UK deployed Altair's HyperWorks simulation tools for a new design of armored vehicles to improve the survivability of occupants in the event of a blast impact. "HyperWorks is my preferred application because it's efficient, intuitive, easy to use, and offers great reporting capability," said Louise...

2012-06-11 10:22:03

HOUSTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is preparing to move exploration beyond Earth's orbit, but communication delays will change how the agency conducts its missions. Reporters can see for themselves how NASA is planning for that change through NASA's newest test project, the Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO). Journalists are invited to watch the simulations at 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 14 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo:...

2012-06-06 12:03:37

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the design, architecture and performance of its Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. This marks a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. SNC is one of several companies working to develop commercial crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)...