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The International Space Station’s air lock was pumped free of air for the first time in the name of science last week.
Waypoint 2 Space, a leading provider of spaceflight training for the commercial space industry, announced today a partnership with the National Space Society and Enterprise in Space.
Spacesuit designer and manufacturer Final Frontier Design to supply Waypoint 2 Space with spacesuits for Waypoint’s Discovering Astronaut Training sessions and FAA approved spaceflight training
Waypoint 2 Space, a leading provider of spaceflight training for the commercial space industry, announced yesterday that it has launched a crowd funding effort to raise $83K on Kickstarter for
Apollo 11 is perhaps the most famous spaceflight undertaken by NASA and the US. Three incredibly brave men were strapped into that small Command Module atop the Saturn V rocket in Florida on on the morning of July 16, 1969 to be blasted into orbit around the Earth and eventually the Moon.
Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space.
NASA is planning to send astronauts to an asteroid in the 2020s, and preparations are already being made.
NASA has released the design for the Z-2 prototype, which was chosen by the public. The "Technology" option received 233,421 votes, just over 63 percent, in NASA's Z-2 Spacesuit design challenge.
NASA is asking the public to chime in on one of three future spacesuit design concepts that will be built this fall. The space agency’s Z-2 Suit is the latest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform.
Last year, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned in space due to a leaky helmet, and yesterday NASA said this isn’t the first time this suit model has misbehaved.
This was the first flight of Endeavour. Endeavour launched on May 7, 1992 at 7:40 PM EDT and Landed at Edwards AFB on May 16 at 1:57 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 141 times at an inclination of 28.35 degrees at an altitude of 195 nautical miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, and 38 seconds. A satellite was moved to a corrected orbit using three spacewalks. A fourth spacewalk was conducted as practice for assembling Space Station Freedom. The INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite,...
Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...
Aleksandr Kaleri is a Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri on May 13, 1956 in Russia. In 1979, Kaleri graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as a specialist in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control. After his graduation, he was hired by the Energia Corporation and began his work on the Mir space station, helping with the development of design and engineering...
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
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