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2015-03-05 12:20:42

DALLAS, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA in-flight education downlink scheduled for 11:15 a.m.

2015-03-04 12:21:28

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory Wednesday, March 11 after almost six months in space

Space vision
2015-03-04 09:42:30

A new experiment, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the spring, plans to take a long look at vision changes often experienced by astronauts during extended spaceflights, NASA officials announced on Tuesday.

2015-03-03 16:21:02

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to spend a year living and working on the International

2015-03-03 12:21:01

SpaceCom Commits Annual Financial Contribution to Support CASIS STEM Programs ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

2015-03-02 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will speak with students and faculty from the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG

2015-03-01 23:00:36

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC, has an 80MW Solar Farm Project located in Anson County, NC that is construction ready and merely awaits purchase and sale contracts from investors. Asheville,

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2015-03-01 14:17:36

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has pledged support for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, but will look to build its own orbiting base after that time.

2015-02-27 23:22:23

Quantum Rehab®, a Pride Mobility Products® company, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its revolutionary iLevel™ seat elevation technology at the 2015 International Seating Symposium

2015-02-27 23:10:42

Lunar mining company signs Memorandum of Agreement to develop a new class of reentry vehicles to enable rapid return of time-critical experiments from Low Earth Orbit back to Earth, paving the


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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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