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As space debris becomes an increasing issue, scientists think they have found away to laser it out of harm's way for the astronauts.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge
Enables strength and stability analysis on the Altair HyperWorks® platform TROY, Mich., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced that
Close but no cigar for SpaceX on its latest attempt to land a rocket booster on a barge at sea for recovery and reuse, as the made it to its destination but landed “too hard” to survive.
When SpaceX launches the sixth resupply mission to the International Space Station this week, it will be carrying experimental "robotic muscles" that a Massachusetts company hopes can be used to make the next generation of robots.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency's mission
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As part of the agency’s ongoing research into how the human body responds to an extended period of time in microgravity environments, NASA officials announced on Friday that it plans to send osteocyte cultures to the International Space Station for the first time.
After a failed attempt to land the rocket on a barge, SpaceX will make another attempt at landing the Falcon 9 and its Dragon capsule. We are holding our breaths!
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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