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SpaceX Completes Review Of 2014 Commercial Crew Abort Test
2013-10-25 07:00:17

NASA In preparation for a summer 2014 test, NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently laid out its plan to demonstrate the Dragon spacecraft's ability to carry astronauts to safety in the event of an in-flight emergency. This review of the in-flight abort test plan provided an assessment of the Dragon's SuperDraco engines, the software that would issue the abort command, and the interface between the Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 rocket on which the spacecraft...

NASA Laser Communications With Moon
2013-10-23 10:43:40

[ Watch the Video: NASA Sets Data Transmissions Record To The Moon ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s new laser communication system has become the first ever to send data to the moon without two-way radios. The space agency used the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission as the platform for this demonstration, transmitting data over 239,000 miles between the Earth and Moon at 622 megabits per second (mbps), setting a new record in...

After A Long Two-Week Shutdown, NASA Is Back In Business
2013-10-22 11:32:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has finally reopened its doors after being closed up for a few weeks due to the government shutdown. The US space agency said that while it was waiting for the conflicts in Washington to be resolved, a few of its on-going missions achieved significant milestones. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission entered lunar orbit on October 6th and is now preparing to begin studying the moon's atmosphere. The...

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper’s Half-Mile Test Flight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky. The Grasshopper is a modified Falcon 9 rocket designed to both take off and land vertically. SpaceX has been testing out its new launch vehicle one step at a time by slowly launching it higher and higher to see whether it can maintain stability as it gets...

NASA Lunar Explorer Now In Orbit Around The Moon
2013-10-10 04:07:32

[ Watch the Video: LADEE Is Now In Orbit Around The Moon ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe successfully achieved orbit around the moon on Sunday, officials from the US space agency confirmed earlier this week. LADEE blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia on September 6, beginning the first leg of a month-long journey to the moon aboard a Minotaur 5 rocket. The probe entered Earth’s...

Apollo Moon Landings Were Carefully Orchestrated Through Images
2013-10-06 04:51:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the Apollo 11 moon landing is remembered as a landmark moment in space travel, a new study by three UK professors suggests that it is not the events themselves, but rather a carefully crafted set of images used by NASA to promote a future of sci-fi heroism that most people recall of the event. In their paper, which has been published by the International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, University of Leicester...

2013-10-02 23:30:19

Flexure Engineering is inviting space scientists, engineers and researchers from around the world to present at and attend the 3rd International Workshop on LunarCubes (LCW 3) scheduled to be held November 13-15, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Russell Cox, Director of Research at Flexure Engineering, announced today that, "We’re pioneering a series of three workshops to further the state of lunar and space exploration and we’re excited to...

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Continues Imaging On The Moon
2013-09-25 10:32:57

NASA Repeat imaging of anthropogenic (human-made) targets on the Moon remains a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) priority as the LRO Extended Science Mission continues. These continuing observations of historic hardware and impact craters are not just interesting from a historical standpoint - each image adds to our knowledge of lunar science and engineering, particularly cartography, geology, and photometry. Making sure that the lunar cartographic network is accurate is a...

NASA Highlights Asteroid Initiative At World Maker Faire
2013-09-22 08:12:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online This weekend, NASA reached out for the public's help in tracking potentially hazardous asteroids at the World Maker Faire. The World Maker Faire took place September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science. This event is a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness that has been around since 2006. The Maker Faire has been known for some interesting booths in the past, including a human-sized Mouse Trap board game for its...


Latest Exploration of the Moon Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:38:34

Jack Swigert was a NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He was born as John Leonard 'Jack' Swigert, Jr. on August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School, Regis Jesuit High School, and East High School to complete his primary education. He then went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and played varsity football. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and then went on to earn a master of science...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.