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2013-09-09 12:20:56

TASC provides mission support to rocket launch powering NASA lunar mission CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. helped ensure the success of the inaugural mission of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Minotaur V rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Sept. 6 by providing independent mission assurance, launch site support and engineering analysis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/PH48590LOGO ) The Minotaur V mission launched the NASA Lunar...

2013-09-09 08:35:21

First Ever Space Laser Communication Package May One Day Replace Radio Waves BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation is protecting four science payload instrument packages carried aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) space mission and the spacecraft itself. DUNMORE's multi-layered insulation (MLI) materials defend electronics and other mission-critical technology from extreme temperatures between -195 degrees F to more than 300...

LADEE Launches Towards Moon
2013-09-07 04:32:33

[ Watch the Video: LADEE Launches! ] Lee Rannals & Staff for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission launched on Friday night, and is now making its way towards the Moon. The latest lunar mission from NASA seeks to gather more information about the moon's atmosphere, as well as understand environment influences on lunar dust. LADEE took off towards the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a...

2013-09-06 08:20:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We're constantly looking to expand our social media portfolio to include tools that will best tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery," said NASA Press Secretary Lauren Worley. "Instagram has a passionate following of users...

2013-09-05 12:21:20

Moon Express deepens its commitment to advance lunar science with the support of renowned lunar experts for its plans to explore and develop lunar resources for science and commerce. HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc., a lunar resources company, announced today that leading planetary scientists Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Jack Burns have joined the company to assist its plans to explore the Moon for precious resources. Dr. Spudis, an outspoken advocate of using...

2013-09-04 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's schedule of events, including news conferences and live television coverage related to the Friday, Sept. 6 launch of the agency's next lunar mission, is now available. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Launch is...

Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays To Be Studied By NASA Mission
2013-09-04 11:25:34

[ Watch The Video - ScienceCasts: NASA Mission Seeks Lunar Air ] [ Watch The Video - NASA Ames Introduces LADEE Spacecraft Animation ] Science@NASA Back in the 60s and 70s, Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today. About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset, pale luminous streamers would pop up over the gray horizon. These “twilight rays” were witnessed by crewmembers of Apollo 8, 10, 15 and 17. Back on Earth, we see...

2013-09-03 16:22:33

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA education specialists and teachers from across Virginia will engage the public about the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission and science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM - activities at this weekend's NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in Richmond, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The event will be held Sept. 6 - 7 at RIR and is the...

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e 3, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program. "Chang'e-3 has officially entered its launch stage, following its research and manufacture period," said a government statement released to state media. "The mission will see a...

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes. That is expected to change when NASA initiates its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. The...


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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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