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Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA Decision On Crew Transport

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA Decision On Crew Transport Contracts

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) has filed a formal protest over NASA’s decision to grant a total of $6.8 billion in contracts to Boeing and SpaceX for the construction of next-generation vehicles...

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2014-09-30 23:20:00

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 programs. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today, Waypoint 2 Space (Waypoint) announced a partnership with Final Frontier Design (FFD) that will integrate FFD space suit designs with Waypoint’s innovative EVA training systems in support of Waypoint’s FAA safety approved commercial...

2014-09-30 16:21:07

Igniter Integral to NASA's Space Launch System and Orion Crew Safety ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule's Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK's facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149451 The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft,...

2014-09-30 08:35:12

WILL PROVIDE LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR PLANTS GROWN IN CLOSED ENVIRONMENTS GOTEBORG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, has been named one of thirteen partners in an international consortium participating in the EDEN Initiative, a research program from Germany's DLR Institute of Space Systems focused on...

2014-09-29 16:21:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three astronauts of the International Space Station Expedition 41 crew will conduct two spacewalks outside the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 15 to replace a failed power regulator and relocate a failed cooling pump. NASA Television will provide comprehensive coverage, beginning with a preview briefing Friday, Oct. 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The preview briefing will be broadcast at...

2014-09-29 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Mission Technologies, Inc., of Cleveland to provide facility assurance, inspection, maintenance and occupational safety services including flight safety and mission assurance services at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This hybrid contract is a firm-fixed price, cost-plus, fixed-fee contract with a firm-fixed price base effort...

2014-09-29 08:22:21

Orion in Final Integration Steps Before Exploration Flight Test-1 DENVER, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS). "Once the launch abort system is integrated and functional testing...

2014-09-26 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 RFP, NASA...

2014-09-25 12:22:48

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society to utilize data produced on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory capable of developing images to inspire and educate from humankind's greatest learning platform. This follows a prior announcement between CASIS and the United Nations Operational Satellite...

2014-09-23 23:03:30

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC will be showcasing many of the companies approved 35MW to 80MW utility scale solar farm projects at the Solar Power International convention and trade show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2014. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The upcoming Solar Power International trade show and convention is always host to hundreds of vendors selling a variety of goods and services as related to the solar industry, but this year will include projects to...

2014-09-23 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Monday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Lindenmoyer was selected from more than 400 nominees to receive a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) for his significant work to stimulate efforts...


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History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Dick Scobee
2012-10-29 14:14:10

Dick Scobee was an American astronaut. He was born Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee on May 19, 1939 in Cle Elum, Washington. He was raised in Auburn, Washington and attended Washington Elementary, Cascade Middle School, and Auburn Senior High School, where he earned his high school diploma in 1957. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and initially served as an engine mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. During his time off, he studied at San Antonio College, and...

Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

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