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Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA Decision On Crew Transport

Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA Decision On Crew Transport Contracts

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) has filed a formal protest over NASA’s decision to grant a total of $6.8 billion in contracts to Boeing and SpaceX for the construction of next-generation vehicles...

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2014-09-29 23:08:13

Secure, Individualized Early Warning Module Detects At-Risk Students Before Dropouts Occur San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 BrightBytes (http://www.brightbytes.net), a fast-growing educational research and analytics organization that counts 1 in 9 U.S. schools as customers, today announced the availability of its Early Warning Module. Built on the organization’s Clarity platform, the Early Warning Module identifies at-risk students based on individualized and...

2014-09-29 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Mission Technologies, Inc., of Cleveland to provide facility assurance, inspection, maintenance and occupational safety services including flight safety and mission assurance services at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This hybrid contract is a firm-fixed price, cost-plus, fixed-fee contract with a firm-fixed price base effort...

2014-09-26 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 RFP, NASA...

2014-09-26 08:26:01

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For health plans, staying on top of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') Part C and Part D regulatory reporting requirements can be a labor-intensive and time-consuming job. This job just got easier with the launch of the CodySoft® Investigations Module(TM). "The challenge for many health plans is that they do not have the compliance tools needed to identify and address challenges before they are flagged by CMS for...

2014-09-25 12:22:48

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society to utilize data produced on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory capable of developing images to inspire and educate from humankind's greatest learning platform. This follows a prior announcement between CASIS and the United Nations Operational Satellite...

2014-09-24 16:20:48

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year - all in the name of safety. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO News media representatives are invited to observe the drop test, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (weather permitting) at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. U.S. media members must email Kathy Barnstorff at...

plants in space
2014-09-24 02:30:19

Linda Nero, ISS and Human Research Office, NASA’s Glenn Research Center When we go to Mars, will astronauts be able to grow enough food there to maintain a healthy diet? Will they be able to produce food in NASA's Orion spacecraft on the year-long trip to Mars? How about growing food on Earth under extreme conditions? These are questions scientists are trying to answer by observing plant growth in microgravity on the International Space Station (ISS). Plant biology investigations...

2014-09-23 23:03:30

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC will be showcasing many of the companies approved 35MW to 80MW utility scale solar farm projects at the Solar Power International convention and trade show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2014. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The upcoming Solar Power International trade show and convention is always host to hundreds of vendors selling a variety of goods and services as related to the solar industry, but this year will include projects to...

2014-09-23 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Monday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Lindenmoyer was selected from more than 400 nominees to receive a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) for his significant work to stimulate efforts...

2014-09-23 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a flight engineer with Expedition 40 currently aboard the International Space Station, and Expedition 26/27 NASA astronaut Cady Coleman will speak with former President Bill Clinton during the closing session of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York at 4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event will be broadcast live on...


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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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'