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2014-06-17 12:20:52

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for five projects focused on remote sensing and Earth observation. These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) "Remote Sensing From the International Space Station." CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This solicitation sought...

ISS Astronauts Wrap Up Expedition 39, Prepare For Return To Earth
2014-05-13 09:43:10

[ Watch the Video: Expedition 39/40 Change of Command Ceremony ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, three Expedition 39 astronauts wrap up their mission and prepare to return home to Earth. The crew, Commander Koichi Wakata, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin, performed the official ‘Change of Command’ ceremony before this evening’s departure. The Expedition 39...

2014-05-09 04:21:24

NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason N. Ader of SpringOwl Gibraltar Partners B Ltd. (together with its affiliates, "SpringOwl"), the owner of approximately 5.25% of the issued ordinary shares of bwin.party digital entertainment plc (LSE: BPTY.L), today announced that ISS and Glass Lewis & Co., leading global independent proxy advisory firms, recommend that their institutional shareholder clients vote for Board change at the Annual General Meeting to be held on May 22, 2014. In...

2014-04-29 16:21:13

Leading Proxy Advisor ISS Recommends Shareholders Support Teamster Proposal to Address Dual Class Stock Structure; Withhold Votes from Incumbent Audit Committee Directors WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ISS, the country's largest proxy voting advisory firm, recommends that shareholders of Swift Transportation [NYSE: SWFT] vote 'FOR' Item #4 on the company's proxy - a Teamster proposal that seeks to address the company's dual class stock structure which currently...

2014-02-19 12:21:28

Two Hour Special Premieres Friday, March 14 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel today announced that celebrated journalist, producer and television host Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) has joined the network's global television event LIVE FROM SPACE as host and co-executive producer. O'Brien will broadcast live from Mission Control in Houston during the program, taking viewers into orbit, literally circling the globe,...

ESA's ATV Astronaut Trainees Pass With Flying Colors
2014-01-14 10:59:19

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ESA has announced that the fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will be leaving for the International Space Station (ISS) this summer. ATV Georges Lemaitre will be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It will be bringing supplies, fuel and oxygen for the astronauts aboard the orbiting space lab. Alexander Gerst is an ESA astronaut who will be departing in May to join the other members of the...

Russia's Damaged Progress Cargo Resupply Ship Docks With Space Station
2013-04-26 14:15:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite all odds, Russia's Progress 51 cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday at 8:25 a.m. EDT. A "hard mate" was established when docking hooks were deployed nine minutes later at 8:34 a.m. Progress launched towards the orbiting space lab on Wednesday carrying 2.5 tons of cargo, including 1,764 pounds of propellant, 48 pounds of oxygen, 57 pounds of air, 926 pounds of water and 3,483 pounds...

Sir Elton John Greets The 'Rocket Men'
2012-05-17 03:52:05

[ Watch the Video ] Continuing the celebration of André Kuipers´ music in space, British rock legend Sir Elton John sent a special message to ESA, André and the crew of the ISS on the 40th anniversary of his classic song ℠Rocket Man´. The accompanying video was recorded during Sir Elton´s Million Dollar Piano Show in Las Vegas, on 17 April, 40 years to the day after his single Rocket Man (I Think It´s Going To Be A Long Long Time) was...


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