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Donna Ramirez, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB research shows average people healthy enough for commercial space travel Historically, spaceflight has been reserved for the very healthy. Astronauts are selected for their...

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2014-09-21 04:20:13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The cargo ship launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:52 a.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's fourth cargo delivery flight to the...

mars citizen science
2014-09-20 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA announced Saturday the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community through innovative activities like the Mars Balance Mass Challenge," said NASA Chief Technologist David Miller. "And NASA Solve is a great...

2014-09-19 23:01:21

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 its Modular EVA Training System (METS). This effort compliments Waypoint 2 Space’s commitment to provide the safest and most comprehensive space training available, using the most state-of-the-art equipment in the world. HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 “The primary issue of training for...

2014-09-16 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for NASA, released the following statement on today's announcement that SpaceX and Boeing will be awarded contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146570 "I congratulate...

2014-09-16 16:21:59

Selection Will Return Launches to America WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation's...

launch america
2014-09-16 12:20:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A brief question-and-answer session will take place during the...

nasa flag
2014-09-16 08:08:27

NASA "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." So spoke Neil Armstrong after landing the lunar module on the moon's surface. When he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin descended the stairs of their craft wearing spacesuits prominently adorned with the American flag, they walked into the pages of history. When Francis Scott Key witnessed the destruction of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, the poem he wrote became a rallying cry that spoke to the greatness of our nation and...

earth atmosphere
2014-09-15 03:00:58

Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office/NASA's Johnson Space Center We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the collection of external instruments soon to join those already operating in orbit. Moving at 17,500 miles per hour and operating around 240 miles above Earth, the space station circles at a 51.6...

2014-09-12 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO SLS will be the most...

2014-09-11 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has extended and increased the value of its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-award-fee contract modification increases the overall value of the contract by $75 million to almost $1.5 billion. With the...


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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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Word of the Day
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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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