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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...

Laser-powered Farewell To Moon Mission
2014-04-28 03:37:36

ESA Just before NASA’s latest Moon mission ended last week, an ESA telescope received laser signals from the spacecraft, achieving data speeds like those used by many to watch movies at home via fiber-optic Internet. During an intense, three-day effort starting on 1 April, ESA’s Optical Ground Station in Spain received data signals via laser from the Moon at the stunning speed of 80 megabits per second. The signals were transmitted from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust...

2014-04-28 08:21:45

Company Tailors its AQUILA M2 Platform for Disaggregated Weather Missions EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Space Systems today announced that its Disaggregated Weather Satellite Pathfinder (DWSP) spacecraft, under design contract to the USAF Space & Missiles Center's Defense Weather Systems Directorate, has passed an important milestone design review. Performed under a fixed-price contract, the DWSP design directly supports the USAF Weather...

NASA System Allows Astronauts To Grow Vegetables Without Gravity
2014-04-28 08:49:12

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts - A New Form Of Life Takes Root On The ISS ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online In a weightless environment, growing plants and vegetables is quite difficult -- soil and water will rise and the plant’s roots cling to whatever it can grab a hold of. This is what the astronauts face aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when trying to grow plants. According to NASA, this challenge has been met with a new system to grow plants...

Biotube-MICRO investigation Seeks How Plants Sense 'Up' and 'Down'
2014-04-28 03:28:22

NASA On Earth, we take for granted that a plant grows up and its roots grow down. In space, however, this seemingly predictable formula is upended. How do plants sense "up" and "down" where those relative positions don't exist? The Biotube-MICRO investigation that recently arrived to the International Space Station aims to investigate, and what it finds could have big implications for long-duration human spaceflight. The study was delivered to the space station April 20 aboard a...

2014-04-25 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and educators from Butler University in Indianapolis will at gather at Children's Museum Indianapolis for a live conversation with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, will talk with the students at 10:20 a.m. EDT Tuesday,...

Robonaut 2 Ready For Climbing Legs
2014-04-24 03:43:07

NASA Getting your “space legs” in Earth orbit has taken on new meaning for NASA’s pioneering Robonaut program. Thanks to a successful launch of the SpaceX-3 flight of the Falcon 9/Dragon capsule on Friday, April 18, the lower limbs for Robonaut 2 (R2) are aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Safely tucked inside the Dragon resupply vehicle, R2’s legs are to be attached by a station crew member to Robonaut’s torso already on the orbiting outpost. R2’s upper body...

2014-04-24 12:27:04

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Random House Canada is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station. YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal. "Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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