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NASA Suspends Space Contracts With Russia Due To Ukraine Crisis
2014-04-02 15:26:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A month after Charles Bolden said NASA would closely monitor the situation between Russia and the Ukraine, the  US space agency today announced it is severing ties with Russia due to the ongoing conflict. While NASA is suspending some space-related contracts with Russia, it has maintained that it will continue to work together with the Asian nation on the International Space Station, where both American and Russian astronauts...

Surgery In Space May One Day Be Possible With Robotic Surgeon
2014-04-02 10:08:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As painful as it might be, appendicitis can be remedied by a quick trip to the emergency room. However, that option wouldn’t be available to an astronaut traveling to Mars or some other distant destination. To remedy this potential problem, engineers at Virtual Incision are about to begin testing a remote-controlled apple-sized robot designed to perform internal surgery in a zero-gravity environment. Team member Shane Farritor, an...

2014-04-01 16:20:19

System Allows Space Travel Companies to Guarantee Spacecraft Parking in Advance SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkMe, the leading provider of parking information and reservations on Planet Earth, today announces a revolutionary way to dock at all of the galaxy's increasingly busy space stations, ensuring all travelers a seamless and affordable way to park their spaceships. With a wide expansion of space travel forecasted in the next decade, ParkMe recognizes...

2014-03-31 23:04:36

This year the challenges will feature five topics: robotics, space technology, human spaceflight, Earth watch, and asteroids. NASA is working with multiple sites around the world on the International Space Apps Challenge as part of the United States’ domestic commitments to the Open Government Partnership. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Metro area engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, and entrepreneurs will be helping other sites around...

2014-03-31 08:20:34

Critical engine technology validates green propellant advantages over hydrazine BOULDER, Colo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne exceeded the technical range objective for the main thruster that will fly aboard the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). This mission will demonstrate in a space environment, a "green" propellant known as AF-M315E, to replace the highly toxic hydrazine and complex bi-propellant systems...

Hearts Become Spherical When Astronauts Go To Space: Study
2014-03-31 06:42:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When astronauts go to space, they are not only affected by a loss of muscle mass, but new research shows that their hearts are also at risk, particularly in the fact that they tend to form more spherical shapes while in outer space. Previous studies have shown that astronauts are exposed to a range of health issues when taking prolonged trips into space, including losses in bone density and muscle mass and vision anomalies. The...

2014-03-27 08:38:31

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its financial results for the three and twelve months ending on December 31, 2013. Recent highlights Include: -- The Company launched its cameras aboard the Progress 53P cargo ship from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome. Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, our two cameras -- the world's first 1-metre class, high-resolution...

2014-03-27 08:25:05

- 123 Diesel Gallon Equivalent Back-of-Cab CNG Storage System for Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Applications LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced that Peterbilt is showcasing Quantum's new Back-of-Cab (BOC) compressed natural gas (CNG) storage module installed on a Peterbilt 579 truck at the...

Thruster Malfunction Delays Soyuz Crew From Docking With ISS
2014-03-26 07:24:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A planned dock of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft to the International Space Station was delayed due to a thruster malfunction on Tuesday.  The Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to dock six hours later at about 11:07 p.m. EDT. However, the spacecraft was unable to complete its third thruster burn, allowing for a fine-tuned approach to the docking station on the orbiting...

2014-03-25 20:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. EDT Tuesday (3:17 a.m. on March 26 in Baikonur). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Soyuz capsule carrying Steve Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency...


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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