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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...

Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One space tourist is leading the initiative to kickstart a 500-day journey to the Red Planet, starting in January 2018. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip. According to a press release, the "Mission for America" is poised at helping to encourage Americans "to believe again, in doing...

Next SpaceX Launch Date Set For March 1
2013-02-15 07:36:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX will be launching its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 1, according to NASA. The next target launch date will be the company's second resupply mission to the ISS. SpaceX was the first company to ever dock with the orbiting outpost, and also the only company resupplying the astronauts aboard. Last year, SpaceX's Dragon capsule made history after earning itself a contract to resupply...

SpaceX To Launch Israeli Communications Satellite For Spacecom
2013-01-30 11:08:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is beginning 2013 by adding another contract to its growing launch portfolio. Building on the impressive 14 signed launch contracts by the end of last year, the company that was behind a landmark resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October, has now signed a new contract to launch an Israeli communications satellite in 2015. Partnering with Space Communication Ltd....

Ocean Winds To Be Monitored From The International Space Station
2013-01-30 07:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014. Reusing hardware built to test parts of the QuikScat satellite, the new instrument will measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. ISS-RapidScat will help improve weather forecasts here on Earth, including hurricane monitoring, and will further scientific understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence Earth's climate....

NASA Moving Forward As It Looks To Return Manned Space Missions Launching From US Soil
2013-01-28 15:01:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced that it is taking the next steps in trying to get back to launching astronauts from U.S. soil. The space agency said that three companies are now conducting activities that will confirm U.S.-based commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station (ISS). Through May 30, 2014, three companies will be working under contract with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to develop products to...

NASA Planning Expandable Habitat Module For Space Station
2013-01-16 15:33:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced on Wednesday that it is planning a new addition to the International Space Station that is an expandable space habitat technology. The space agency has handed out a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which will be arriving at the station in 2015. "Today we're demonstrating progress on a technology that will advance important long-duration...


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

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
2013-08-05 10:31:59

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...

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2005-06-23 09:37:03

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...

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2005-06-15 17:26:29

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...

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