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2014-05-14 12:22:30

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Dragon is set to be detached from the Earth-facing side of...

russian moon colony
2014-05-11 05:02:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Russia is reportedly planning to construct a manned colony on the moon by the year 2030, and could take the first steps towards establishing a base of operations on the lunar surface within the next two years. FoxNews.com, citing reports published Thursday by the Russian-language newspaper Izvestia, said that the nation plans to be prepared to send manned missions to orbit the moon by the year 2028. During the final stages of...

earthrise seen by LRO
2014-05-08 03:00:47

NASA/Arizona State University NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) experiences 12 "earthrises" every day, however LROC (short for LRO Camera) is almost always busy imaging the lunar surface so only rarely does an opportunity arise such that LROC can capture a view of Earth. On Feb. 1, 2014, LRO pitched forward while approaching the moon's north pole allowing the LROC Wide Angle Camera to capture Earth rising above Rozhdestvenskiy crater (112 miles, or 180 km, in diameter). The LROC...

Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after SpaceX’s Elon Musk filed a legal complaint for not being allowed to compete for contracts on payloads involving national security, a US federal courts judge ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components. Judge Susan Braden said the decision to block deals with Russia does not affect earlier purchases or payments but did note...

2014-04-30 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Wednesday the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected companies are: -- Astrobotic...

Laser-powered Farewell To Moon Mission
2014-04-28 03:37:36

ESA Just before NASA’s latest Moon mission ended last week, an ESA telescope received laser signals from the spacecraft, achieving data speeds like those used by many to watch movies at home via fiber-optic Internet. During an intense, three-day effort starting on 1 April, ESA’s Optical Ground Station in Spain received data signals via laser from the Moon at the stunning speed of 80 megabits per second. The signals were transmitted from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust...

SpaceX Says It Could Save The Feds Money By Launching Its Satellites
2014-04-25 15:01:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX has proven to NASA that it is a viable contender in the launch of scientific missions to the International Space Station and now it wants to prove it can also send payloads into space for the US government, stating that it can save the country $1 billion annually in doing so. However, despite the company’s status as a venerable launch provider, another longstanding “monopoly” over national security launches is...

2014-04-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's third cargo delivery flight to the station...

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
2014-04-18 15:08:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Liftoff Of SpaceX-3 ] After multiple delays, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle successfully lifted off on Friday afternoon, beginning the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Friday’s launch commenced at 3:25 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA officials confirmed in a statement. It is...

Dark Side Of The Moon Is Final Resting Place For NASA's LADEE Probe
2014-04-18 09:01:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After dutifully carrying out its mission, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe crashed into the surface of the Moon on Thursday at an extremely high rate of speed – a planned impact designed to gather information on high speed lunar impacts. NASA said vending machine-sized LADEE slammed into the back of the Moon at a speed of around 3,600 miles per hour – around triple the speed of a bullet shot out...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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