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2014-10-30 16:21:17

Spacecraft is Ready for Integration with Delta IV Heavy Rocket DENVER, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA's Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November. "An empty shell of a spacecraft arrived to Kennedy Space Center two years ago, and now we have a fully assembled Orion standing 72 feet tall,"...

2014-10-30 16:20:38

In the news release, NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Available for Interviews before His Space Station Mission, issued 30-Oct-2014 by NASA over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the phone number in the 3rd paragraph should read "(281) 483-8684" rather than "(281) 486-8684" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Available for Interviews before His Space Station Mission WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014...

2014-10-30 12:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is making final preparations for his launch next month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 5. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Virts will participate live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he is completing his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5:30...

2014-10-29 23:16:13

Juxtopia, an ETC resident company, was one of three winners of CASIS' RFP “Enabling Technology to Support Science in Space for Life on Earth.” Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) http://www.etcbaltimore.com, Baltimore City’s award-winning technology innovation centers, announced today that Juxtopia, a successful ETC resident company, has been awarded one of three available grants from The Center for the Advancement of Science (CASIS) in...

2014-10-28 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Through a Broad Area Announcement (BAA) NASA released today, the agency seeks to use public-private partnerships to share funding to develop advanced propulsion, habitation and small...

2014-10-27 12:22:15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability with Bolden at 11 a.m. CDT. Bolden will call...

Dragon cargo spacecraft
2014-10-25 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within...

2014-10-24 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft's first flight test during NASA Social events at each of its 10 centers Dec. 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4....

2014-10-24 12:22:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Composite sandwich structures are a special type of material made by attaching two thin skins to a lightweight core....

2014-10-23 16:20:41

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on life science studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. These unsolicited investigations represent targeted areas of emphasis in the life and biological sciences as determined by the CASIS Science and Technology...


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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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