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2015-03-27 16:20:54

HAMPTON, Va., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced plans Wednesday for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), scheduled for the mid-2020s, that will include technology developed

year in space liftoff
2015-03-27 15:05:12

And we have liftoff! A Soyuz TMA-16M rocket carrying NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka is en route to the International Space Station, marking the beginning of the Year in Space mission.

year in space
2015-03-26 16:42:39

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to begin his long-anticipated Year In Space mission, as he and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are scheduled to depart for the International Space Station on at 3:42pm Eastern on Friday afternoon.

asteroid
2015-03-26 14:15:06

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.

2015-03-26 12:20:59

Keynote speakers will showcase latest CAE techniques for industry innovation TROY, Mich., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The application of simulation-driven design and optimization to vehicles

2015-03-25 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of

2015-03-23 16:23:56

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences

Orion's heat shield
2015-03-23 09:23:46

Last week, redOrbit was afforded the (insane) opportunity to tour NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. So, understanding you don't get many opportunities like this, we brought along our videographer who captured the entire thing. We'll be rolling out the footage over the next few weeks.

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2015-03-22 10:48:13

The ISS has such an odd shape and let's face it...it could look a lot cooler. What's the reasoning behind its shape?

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2015-03-21 11:42:55

A spacesuit is an astronaut’s best friend, keeping the person wearing it from succumbing to the harsh conditions that exist beyond the Earth’s orbit, and to ensure that they work properly.


Latest Human spaceflight Reference Libraries

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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