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NASA Weather And Climate Tracking Satellite Has Successul Launch
2014-02-27 14:10:52

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts - Follow the Water ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA launched its Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Thursday (Feb 27). The new spacecraft will be another eye-in-the-sky for NASA and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) to help take measurements on rain and snowfall. GPM will eventually help scientists keep track of future extreme weather events and manage...

Touchy-feely Joystick To Be Delivered To The International Space Station
2014-02-27 11:38:45

ESA Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit. Due to be launched this summer, the Automated Transfer Vehicle will deliver more than five tonnes of propellant, supplies and experiments to the orbital outpost. The consignment includes the first sustained test of how astronauts experience touch-based feedback in weightlessness....

2014-02-27 08:32:43

VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ("UrtheCast" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed six new data distributors for its high-resolution Earth video and imagery. This Ultra HD color video and medium-resolution imagery will be captured from UrtheCast's two cameras a 1-meter class, full color video camera and a 5-meter class, still imagery camera -- aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The details are as follows:...

2014-02-26 16:20:20

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today issued a solicitation for proposals supporting enabling technologies onboard the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. The Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to solicit flight projects that develop tools and/or techniques that will enable...

2014-02-26 12:20:22

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EST today to discuss the findings of an investigation into the July 2013 spacewalk at the International Space Station when water built up in an astronaut's spacesuit helmet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Telecon participants are: -- Chris Hansen, chairman of the Mishap Investigation Board -- William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Human...

2014-02-25 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crew members of Expedition 38, currently aboard the International Space Station, will make space-to-Earth connections with students and faculty in Pennsylvania and Missouri this week to share what it is like to live and work in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Both calls will be broadcast on NASA Television and live-streamed on the agency's website. Students from Temple University's School of...

2014-02-25 08:25:17

Lumos LSX is the only solar module to achieve a Class 4 hail rating BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder, Colorado based Lumos Solar announced today that their LSX frameless solar module has undergone durability testing "never-before-seen in the solar industry" and has emerged unscathed. Test modules underwent extreme architectural grade hail testing to confirm that LSX is the industry's most impact resistant solar module. LSX's 6mm frontsheet glass sets it apart...

2014-02-24 08:22:29

SHANGHAI, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will launch a new series of Smart Modules at the PV Expo in Japan on February 26, 2014. JinkoSolar Smart Modules correct mismatch issues towards cells and module strings by using embedded cell optimizer ICs that provide sub-panel level Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) functions. This allows any...

2014-02-24 08:20:41

Antennas to enable astronaut crew communications on future missions BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered four phased array antennas to Lockheed Martin and NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the inaugural test flight of the Orion spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) The Ball-built antennas are the primary means of voice, data and video communications for the astronaut crew for the...

International Space Station RFI Request
2014-02-24 06:34:09

NASA Over the past two years, NASA and its American industry partners have returned International Space Station resupply launches to U.S. soil, established new national space transportation capabilities and helped create jobs right here on Earth. More than 250 miles overhead, hundreds of science experiments not possible on Earth are being conducted by an international team of astronauts, enabled by these new cargo delivery and return services. In January, the Obama Administration...


Latest International Space Station 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...

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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