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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected research and technology proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the United States for grants
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX now is targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through
HOUSTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A self-employed technical consultant from Texas with an idea to study the Martian atmosphere and a team of engineers from Michigan with a way
2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference (ATC) Will Be Held in Dearborn, Mich., May 5-7 TROY, Mich., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of engineers and researchers will examine
Officials have ‘lost control’ of a Russian spacecraft on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Said to be spinning out of control high above the Earth by Russian media, the Progress M-27M craft is now expected to fall out of orbit and burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian
HOUSTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? How do astronauts sleep in space? What do astronauts eat in space? How do astronauts exercise in
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for a pad abort test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft next month.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival
NASA's got its eye on the prize as admin Charles Bolden said that he expected the agency will not only be the first to land a person on Mars, but that no other organization could do so without their help.
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 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 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 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 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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