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Liftoff SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space

Liftoff: SpaceX Commercial Resupply Vehicle En Route To Space Station

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Liftoff Of SpaceX-3 ] After multiple delays, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo vehicle successfully lifted off on Friday afternoon, beginning the...

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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...

2014-04-18 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by Durham Veterans' Affairs Medical Center of Durham, N.C., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, APEX-02-2, investigates how cells adapt to the space environment using the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). Researchers...

2014-04-18 16:20:52

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Space Exploration Technology Corporation's (SpaceX) Dragon cargo capsule. This marks the second series of investigations headed to the station that are sponsored by CASIS, the nonprofit responsible for managing research onboard the ISS...

2014-04-18 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas developed in the program's first phase. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The NIAC program funds cutting-edge concepts that have the potential to transform future missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly...

2014-04-17 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV....

2014-04-17 08:27:08

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. The activity, designated U.S. EVA 26, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The briefing...

2014-04-16 20:20:24

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As visitors to Earth Day Indiana learn about conserving our home planet, they'll also be able to touch the moon thanks to NASA's Driven to Explore mobile exhibit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mobile exhibit's opening visit will kick off a week of Destination Station activities in the Indianapolis area as the agency shares the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the...

2014-04-16 20:20:21

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut and to live and work in space? Find out directly from NASA astronauts who will be in the Indianapolis area from April 24 to May 2 as the agency shares the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA astronauts Anna Fisher, Serena Aunon and Scott Tingle will deliver...

2014-04-16 16:30:16

HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EyeBox(CNS),( )a diagnostic device developed to assess brain health through tracking eye movement, and eFormulations, software enabled therapeutics which combine prescription medicines with customized software apps for brain-related conditions, have both been funded for further development by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO EyeBox(CNS),...

2014-04-16 12:22:12

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The company's April 14 launch to the orbiting laboratory was scrubbed due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket that will...


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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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