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2014-04-23 08:22:52

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has joined the lineup for MakerCon, which takes place at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City on May 13-14, 2014. MakerCon is a premiere event organized by Maker Media, publisher of Make magazine and producer of Maker Faire. MakerCon brings together the leaders at the forefront of the maker movement. The conference provides new insights into local and global...

2013-09-05 08:22:17

Training, Evaluating New Medical Technology at NASTAR Center SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space announced that four astronaut candidates have completed Suborbital Scientist training at the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, a premier aviation and space training, research, and education facility aimed at optimizing human performance in extreme environments. Maureen Adams, Lt. Col. Steve Heck (USAF-ret.), Michael Johnson, and...

2013-07-26 08:21:06

Informal Educator and Historian Joins Citizen Astronaut Corps DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, and WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has announced the selection of its fifth citizen-astronaut candidate. Informal educator and aerospace historian Greg Kennedy will join four other citizen-astronaut candidates who are training to fly as payload operators on the Lynx spacecraft, currently under construction by XCOR Aerospace...

2013-06-14 08:20:42

Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Dallas DALLAS, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Space isn't just for governments and large corporations. Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at a two-day Space Hacker Workshop in Dallas. Participants at the workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in space, and even fly in space as citizen astronauts, through the Citizens in Space program. The Space Hacker Workshop takes place July...

2013-04-02 08:20:07

First Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Silicon Valley MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a hardware hacker? Do you have the Right Stuff to become a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Here's your chance to find out. Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at the first Space Hacker Workshop for Suborbital Experiments. Participants at the two-day workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in...

2013-03-28 08:21:43

Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed at Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads. The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced today by the United States Rocket Academy. The Lynx Cub Carrier will fly on the XCOR Lynx space plane, now under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and carry up to 12 experiments on each...

2012-10-02 02:21:08

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has been invited to present at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on December 3-7. "We are pleased for the opportunity to discuss potential collaboration between professional and citizen scientists before such a distinguished audience," said United States Rocket Academy president Edward Wright. The United States...

2012-07-13 02:20:17

DALLAS, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Rocket Academy welcomed this week's announcement that XCOR Aerospace will establish a new Commercial Space Research and Development Center in Midland, Texas. "Texas is on the verge of becoming the Space State," said United States Rocket Academy chairman Edward Wright. "XCOR will be the fourth company testing fully reusable suborbital rocketships in Texas." Armadillo Aerospace and Blue Origin are already testing rocketships at Caddo...

2012-05-21 02:20:44

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA-inspired competition is challenging citizen scientists to build hardware for collecting microorganisms at the edge of space. Citizen scientists can win cash prizes up to $10,000 in the High Altitude Astrobiology Challenge, announced Saturday by Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy. If successful, their work may help stop a future epidemic. Citizens in Space project manager Edward Wright announced the...

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2009-09-16 05:05:00

Ninjas knew how to be stealthy: Be dark. Emit very little light. Move in the shadows between bright places. In modern warfare, though, ninjas would be sitting ducks. Their black clothes may be hard to see at night with the naked eye, but their warm bodies would be clearly visible to a soldier wearing infrared goggles. To hunt for the "ninjas" of the cosmos "” dim objects that lurk in the vast dark spaces between planets and stars "” scientists are building by far the most...