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2014-04-23 23:04:40

Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Prodea Systems, is a featured speaker during the first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Prodea Systems, is a featured speaker during the first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune. The symposium kicks-off the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor...

2014-04-23 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadets and students from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Magnet School in Colorado will gather at 11:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 24, to speak live with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event, featuring NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's...

2014-04-23 16:20:50

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) today announced a collaboration that will provide support to entrepreneurial researchers through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Boeing is the International Space Station...

A New “APEX” Investigation In Plant Studies Aboard The International Space Station
2014-04-23 09:31:38

NASA Growing knowledge in a given field takes time, attention, and…water? It does when you’re talking about plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All of these things and some scientific know-how come into play as astronauts find out just how green their thumbs are while assisting researchers on the ground. The crew will assist with the Advanced Plant Experiments (APEX) investigation, a series of studies on the effects of the spaceflight environment on...

astronaut Steve Swanson
2014-04-23 09:25:46

[ Watch the Video: Astronauts Replace Backup Computer During Spacewalk ] NASA UPDATE: April 23, 2014 (10:35AM CDT) NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time. The backup computer failed April 11 after a routine health check by the Mission Control team in Houston....

ESA’s Gravi-2 Experiment Will Find Out How Sensitive Plants Are To Gravity
2014-04-22 13:17:00

ESA It is a race against time for ESA’s Gravi-2 experiment following launch last Friday on the Dragon space ferry. Stowed in Dragon’s cargo are lentil seeds that will be nurtured into life on the International Space Station. Gravi-2 continues the research of its predecessor into how sensitive plants are to gravity. To find out, 768 lentil seeds will be subjected to different levels of simulated gravity. Spinning them in centrifuges at different speeds on the Space Station will...

2014-04-22 12:21:16

Future Earth Days will benefit from environmental monitoring in North America & South Korea BOULDER, Colo., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two powerful Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. air quality sensors are on their way to providing future environmental monitoring to support the quality of life on Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Ball is building nearly identical geostationary ultraviolet visible spectrometers: the Tropospheric Emissions:...

JPL Experiment Launched To Space Station
2014-04-22 11:59:55

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space. The experiment, Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), will test the potential for using a laser to transmit data to Earth from space. Instead of being broadcast on radio waves, data is packaged onto beams of laser light and pointed to a...

Research For Future Deep-Space Explorers Pioneered By NASA Engineer
2014-04-22 11:30:47

Bob Granath, NASA Annie Caraccio has been a chemical engineer in the Materials Science Division of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the past three years. During that time, she has become involved in revolutionary research that may be of value both on Earth and for future explorers living and working on another planet. "My start date as a full-time employee was Feb. 14, 2011," she said. "It's appropriate that it was Valentine's Day because I...

2014-04-21 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 14, an experiment designed by Merck Research Laboratories of Kenilworth, N.J., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment, Microgravity Growth of...


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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