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Robonaut 2 Getting Its Space Legs

Robonaut 2 Getting Its 'Space Legs'

NASA Getting your “space legs” in Earth orbit has taken on new meaning for NASA’s pioneering Robonaut program. Thanks to a successful launch of the SpaceX-3 flight of the Falcon 9/Dragon capsule on Friday, April 18, the lower limbs for...

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2014-04-24 12:27:04

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Random House Canada is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station. YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal. "Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique...

Research For Future Deep-Space Explorers Pioneered By NASA Engineer
2014-04-22 11:30:47

Bob Granath, NASA Annie Caraccio has been a chemical engineer in the Materials Science Division of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the past three years. During that time, she has become involved in revolutionary research that may be of value both on Earth and for future explorers living and working on another planet. "My start date as a full-time employee was Feb. 14, 2011," she said. "It's appropriate that it was Valentine's Day because I...

2014-04-21 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 14, an experiment designed by Merck Research Laboratories of Kenilworth, N.J., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment, Microgravity Growth of...

2014-04-21 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday...

2014-04-21 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute of Buffalo, N.Y., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment,...

2014-04-21 12:29:26

Space Exploration Panel Will Be Featured on Lockheed Martin Stage April 26 BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to STEM education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is pleased to announce it will feature an interactive space exploration panel for student attendees at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival. Visitors to Lockheed Martin's stage will have two opportunities to learn about spectacular experiences in space, ask questions...

2014-04-21 12:21:23

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce its research payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, April 20. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's (SpaceX) Dragon capsule successfully berthed with the ISS, marking the completion of its launch to resupply the ISS with cargo and research. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research...

2014-04-21 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "This is a particularly critical time for NASA's human...

SpaceX Supply Ship Successfully Docks With Space Station Sunday Morning
2014-04-21 06:50:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo vessel brought some Easter goodies to the International Space Station crew members on Sunday morning, as the vehicle and its nearly 5,000 pound payload of supplies and scientific cargo completed final berthing procedures shortly after 10:00 am Eastern. Dragon, which lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, was grappled by Expedition 39...

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...


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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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