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2013-12-26 12:20:10

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental research and weather forecasting are about to get a significant technology boost as NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) prepare to launch a new satellite in February. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA and JAXA selected 1:07 p.m. to 3:07 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:07 a.m. to 5:07 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) as the launch date and launch window for a Japanese H-IIA...

ISS Replacement Pump Successfully Restarted
2013-12-25 08:09:21

NASA Following two spacewalks to replace a degraded pump module on the truss, or backbone, of the International Space Station, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston successfully restarted the new pump Tuesday night. The pump module controls the flow of ammonia through cooling loops and radiators outside the space station, and, combined with water-based cooling loops inside the station, removes excess heat into the vacuum of space....

Expedition 38 Crew Members Take A Christmas Eve Spacewalk
2013-12-24 13:23:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent part of their Christmas Eve spying on Santa from outside the orbiting laboratory. Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins conducted a nearly 7-and-a-half-hour spacewalk on Tuesday to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it in the currently vacated slot to restore full cooling capability for the complex. The astronauts performed a...

2013-12-23 16:21:02

NEDERLAND, Texas, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OCI Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the "Partnership"), announced today that it has acquired a 20,000 metric ton ammonia tank from Lucite International for additional ammonia storage capacity on-site at Beaumont, Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/NY18666LOGO) By acquiring the tank, OCI Partners LP will have additional ammonia storage capacity and access to an ammonia pipeline. The access to the...

Going Three Dimensional
2013-12-23 11:28:33

[ Watch the Video: First-Ever Live 3D Video Stream From Space ] ESA Almost a million people have watched the YouTube video of ESA’s 3D camera being used in space. Here on Earth, the same camera technology is equally successful. “3D brings a human and immersive feel to images that nothing else can match,” says Max Collon from Dutch Cosine Research and its subsidiary 3D-ONE. Cosine developed the ERB-1 and ERB-2 Erasmus Recording Binoculars for ESA and then drew on it to...

Satellites Could Be Deorbited Using New Gossamer Sail
2013-12-22 03:34:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new method to bring aging satellites back to Earth so they no longer pose a threat to spacecraft or other probes by continuing to orbit in a nonworking state. The device is an ultra-lightweight “gossamer sail” that could be packed into satellites which could be deployed near the end of their life cycles, the European Space Agency (ESA) – which has funded the project...

spacewalk eva
2013-12-21 12:00:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Saturday’s extra-vehicular activity (EVA) procedure, the first in a series required to correct issues with a cooling system located outside the International Space Station (ISS) proved to be more successful than NASA had initially anticipated. During the spacewalk, Expedition 38 crew members Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins intended to set up their worksite on the S1 truss and disconnect a 780-pound degraded pump module from...

2013-12-19 12:22:07

HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft has been on a cross-country road trip for the past week, and it's taking a week-long rest stop in Tucson, Ariz. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Called the boilerplate test article, it is a structural mockup of the spacecraft NASA is building to take humans farther than they've ever been before that will be used in tests off the coast of San Diego in February. It...

2013-12-19 12:21:17

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is extending deadlines for its Exploration Design Challenge, an educational program connected to Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- the first mission for NASA's new Orion spacecraft, scheduled to launch in September 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new deadline for high school students to submit payload design notebooks has been extended...

2013-12-18 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement regarding NASA's selection by the Partnership for Public Service as the Best Place to Work in Government: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA's selection as the Best Place to Work in Government for the second year in a row is a testament to the excellence of our workforce and their determination to maintain America's leadership in...


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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