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Spacesuit Prototype Chosen By Public
2014-05-01 04:55:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you imagine astronauts on an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), you probably think of the bulky white spacesuit like Sandra Bullock wore in the movie Gravity. Most of the time, you would be right, because that suit is designed for EVAs in the vacuum of open space. According to the Huffington Post, NASA hasn't redesigned the basic spacesuit since 1992, when most EVAs took place aboard the Space Shuttle or the ISS. In 2012, NASA...

2014-04-30 23:17:28

NASA to use Boston-Power's lithium-ion cells in both space as well as terrestrial development programs. Robonaut 2 battery pack expected to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year by SpaceX. Westborough, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Boston-Power Inc., an industry leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage technologies, today announced that its Swing 5300 lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cell technology is being used by two NASA...

2014-04-30 16:21:33

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 arrived Wednesday at its launch site on California's central coast after travelling from Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Gilbert, Ariz....

2014-04-30 12:22:32

HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations. Amit Kshatriya, Jeffery Radigan and Zebulon Scoville join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's flight directors lead teams of flight controllers, support personnel and...

Expedition 39 Soyuz Rollout
2014-04-30 05:37:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the wake of new sanctions levied against his country by the US, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has taken to social media to suggest that American astronauts should consider exploring alternative methods of transportation to the International Space Station. According to Alan Boyle of NBC News, Rogozin took to his Russian-language Twitter account to tweet the following: “After analyzing the sanctions against our...

2014-04-29 12:23:31

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 39 commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, currently aboard the International Space Station, will make space-to-Earth musical connections with students in Texas this week to share and explore the relationship between the arts and space exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Students from Pearl Hall Elementary in Pasadena, Texas, will perform songs with NASA...

2014-04-28 23:13:03

The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. The implementation of the Text Communication software afforded runners and patrons the ability to report suspicious activity during the race. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The Boston Police Department recently utilized the ISS 24/7 Text Communication solution for the 118th Boston Marathon. This was the first running of the race since the bombing last year that...

How Much Space Is In Our Lives Shown By NASA Spinoff 2013
2014-04-29 03:20:45

[ Watch The Video: NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space Is In Our Lives ] Sarah Ramsey, NASA Water filtration bottles, comfortable car seats and remote medical monitoring devices all have one thing in common -- they all have benefited from NASA technology. These products are featured in Spinoff 2013, an online publication now available that highlights commercial products created using NASA-developed technology. Also featured in the 2013 edition is an air purification system that...

2014-04-28 12:21:54

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of NASA's continuing effort to open low-Earth orbit to commercial space opportunities, the agency is seeking feedback on ways it can help create greater access to and use of the International Space Station for research and commercial activities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Through a Request for Information (RFI), NASA is soliciting ideas from companies interested in using the space station and the...

ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s Mission Name Links Cosmos And Earth
2014-04-28 03:54:07

ESA ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission next year to the International Space Station now has a name: iriss. The winning proposal was submitted by Filippo Magni, from Italy, and was selected from over 700 suggestions received from across Europe. The name for Andreas’ 10-day mission combines Iris and ISS. Iris was a Greek goddess, the messenger of the gods of Olympus and the personification of the rainbow. As messenger, she represents the link between humanity and the cosmos, and...


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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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.