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Starting Fires With Water - Learning From The ISS Super Critical Water Mixture Experiment
2014-01-12 04:10:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While water is typically used to help put out fires, astronauts currently serving on the International Space Station (ISS) are working on a special type of H2O that actually has the opposite effect, NASA officials revealed on Friday. According to Mike Hicks of the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the liquid is known as “supercritical water” and it is formed when ordinary water is compressed to a pressure of 217...

Students from Kings College London, UK, wearing the 'Skinsuit' as subjects for a functional evaluation study
2014-01-11 03:58:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Far from being a fashion statement, the European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the Skinsuit, which is scientifically designed to mitigate some of the negative effects weightlessness has on the body. In the weightlessness of space, bone and muscle wither as microgravity puts very little strain on these tissues. Some astronauts have been known to grow nearly 3 inches as their spines lengthen in this environment. Many astronauts also...

2014-01-10 08:20:16

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. announced today that operational control of the Space Test Program Satellite-3 (STPSat-3) has been handed over to the U.S. Air Force as the spacecraft begins its technology demonstration mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) The Ball-built STPSat-3 launched from Wallops Flight Center in Virginia on November 19, 2013 aboard a Minotaur I, along with 28 CubeSats as...

cygnus launch
2014-01-10 02:50:39

[ Watch the Video: U.S. Cargo Ship Launches to ISS on First Resupply Mission ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1:07 p.m. EST on Thursday for the craft’s first-ever resupply mission to the International Space Station. Over the weekend, Cygnus will conduct maneuvers to position it for rendezvous with the station on Sunday. When the vehicle is...

2014-01-09 23:02:22

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is once again raising the bar for premier utility scale solar farm projects like their latest 50MW Solar Farm project, Innovative Solar 34 located in Richmond County, NC. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is blazing a new path in renewable energy here in North Carolina with its 2014 pipeline of over 800MW’s of solar farm projects. John Green, one of the managing partners of ISS said that it is very exciting to see their...

2014-01-09 20:20:06

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking at a global space exploration forum Thursday, John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, explained the importance of President Obama's decision to extend International Space Station (ISS) operations until at least 2024. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Holdren discussed the ISS extension plan at the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF) in...

2014-01-09 16:21:07

First Antares(TM) Flight to Use Upgraded CASTOR® 30B Upper Stage Motor ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) provided the second stage propulsion for Thursday's successful launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares(TM) rocket on its first NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The CRS mission ensures critical supplies are delivered on-time to the only laboratory in microgravity. Liftoff occurred at...

2014-01-09 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another NASA commercial space partner officially has begun contracted cargo flights to the International Space Station. Dozens of new NASA investigations and other science experiments from across the country are headed to the station aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft as part of the agency's commercial partnerships with U.S. aerospace companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2014-01-09 12:21:32

National Geographic Channel Worldwide Announces Groundbreaking Two-hour Special Live From Space To Premiere Globally This March WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce a live television event from a $100 billion studio that's 250 miles above the Earth's surface and traveling at 4.9 miles per second? That will be the task at hand this spring for National Geographic Channel (NGC) Worldwide with a television event that will literally take viewers beyond the stratosphere....

ISS gets four more years of funding
2014-01-08 15:02:46

[ Watch the Video: Government Gives ISS More Funding ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced at a press conference that the White House has approved funding to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency said on Wednesday that four years of additional funding for the space station has been approved, which will extend the life of the orbiting outpost until at least 2024. The extra funds will cost $3 billion a year, which...


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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