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Microgravity Research Aboard The ISS Breaks Down How To Build Better Bones

By Jessica Nimon, NASA As the saying goes, sticks and stones may break your bones—especially if you have a weak skeleton. This is not only a concern for the elderly who can suffer from osteoporosis. Inactivity from injury, illness, or...

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2014-08-25 23:04:50

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has secured construction financing for over 200MW’s of solar farms to be built and commissioned in North Carolina during 2015. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems, LLC just announced that the company has obtained construction financing for just over 200MW’s of the companies already approved and construction ready solar farms in North Carolina. Construction will start almost immediately on these projects states John Green, CEO...

2014-08-25 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has exercised the first option to extend the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, TN, to September 30, 2016. Jacobs Technology Inc. will provide continued overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations in support of the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and...

2014-08-22 23:03:26

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has received approval and has a 40MW Solar Farm project that is construction ready in Bladen County, North Carolina. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems is a developer of large Utility Scale Solar Farm projects here in the United States and is very excited to announce approval on the company’s upcoming 40MW solar farm in Ivanhoe, NC. This project will employ approximately 135,000 solar panels which will be located on a pristine...

2014-08-22 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a data, cloud computing,...

2014-08-21 16:21:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC) III Bridge contract for support services to ASRC Research & Technology Solutions of Beltsville, Maryland. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity basic contract has a minimum ordering value of $1 million and a maximum ordering value of $37 million, with a performance period beginning Aug. 30...

2014-08-21 12:22:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Biology Program will fund 26 proposals to investigate how microbes, cells, plants and animals respond to changes in gravity. The research will be conducted aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The research will help uncover new basic knowledge that other NASA researchers and engineers can use to solve problems confronting human exploration of space or that...

2014-08-21 08:22:04

First Academically-led Orbital Debris Research Center will lead workshop to connect academe, industry and government to address critical issues in orbital debris policy, management and mitigation. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) announced today that registration is open its inaugural workshop aimed to drive collaborative efforts addressing critical issues in orbital debris. The workshop will be November...

2014-08-18 12:21:14

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boomerang Systems, Inc., (OTCQB: BMER) the innovative U.S. designer and manufacturer of fully-automated robotic parking systems, announced today that construction has commenced inside the structure that will house an automated robotic parking system that the company has been contracted to install at the new 304-unit Costa Hollywood Condominium Resort on the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood Beach, Florida. On August 8(th), the developer,...

Sally Ride EarthKAM
2014-08-18 09:00:06

Jessica Eagan & Bill Hubscher, International Space Station Program Science Office, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center NASA is helping students examine their home planet from space without ever leaving the ground, giving them a global perspective by going beyond a map attached to a sphere on a pedestal. The Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (Sally Ride EarthKAM) program provides a unique educational opportunity for thousands of students multiple times a...

Constellations of lights
2014-08-15 08:53:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has compiled over a million pictures of Earth captured from the International Space Station, and now researchers are looking for your help in cataloging the nearly one-third of those images that were taken at night. Those photos, which the US space agency calls the highest-resolution nighttime imagery available from orbit, are limited in their usefulness because it can be unclear exactly what they are depicting, explained NBC...


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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...

Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

sts-74
2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

CreamerTim
2012-01-17 16:01:20

Timothy Creamer is a NASA astronaut as well as a Colonel in the United States Army. He was born Timothy "TJ" Creamer on November 15, 1959 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, but he was raised in Maryland. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland in 1978, and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Loyola College in 1982. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program. In August 1983, after attending the...

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