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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues
HOUSTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 24 proposals to help investigate questions
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency's goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from universities for early stage technology development that will support the agency's long-term plans for human
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the June 26 launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellium N.V.
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WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering more than two tons of supplies and research to the International Space Station that will help prepare NASA astronauts and
X2nSat Board of Directors Approves Memorandum of Agreement To Partner With Spaceport America SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M., and PETALUMA, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global satellite
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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