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A free flight intended to evaluate a vehicle’s performance in a simulated space environment and launches designed to try out the early next-generation launch abort technology are among the project planned by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program partners in 2014.
Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1:07 p.m. EST on Thursday for the craft’s first-ever resupply mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX has completed its first Falcon 9 launch of the New Year, putting Asian satellite operator THAICOM’s latest spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).
Bacteria are considered the most successful life forms, and they are hard to run from, even in space. NASA’s Antibiotic Effectiveness in Space (AES-1) investigation is launching in January and it will be offering scientists more insight into how bacteria behave in microgravity.
Orbital Sciences and NASA have confirmed that they will launch the Cygnus spacecraft on Thursday, January 9, after two previously scrubbed launches. The new launch window opens this afternoon.
SpaceX has been trying to launch an SES-8 telecommunications satellite into orbit since Monday. On Thanksgiving day, SpaceX had to abort another attempted launch opportunity moments before lift-off.
Officials from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful safety review of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that are slated to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade.
Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...
Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...
The Central or Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is a type of agamid lizard found in the desert regions of Australia. Of the several species of the Pogona genus, P. vitticeps is the most commonly seen in pet stores. Bearded dragons are omnivores, consuming a wide variety of foods. In captivity, dragons will eat salads, crickets, mealworms (however mealworms should not be given to young dragons due to potential impaction issues), and as treats, superworms. Never collect your own...
The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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