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2014-04-01 16:20:52

Minnesota Astronaut Karen Nyberg to Join Aldrin & Schmitt at Go Boldly Expo MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota people and institutions have made extraordinary contributions to technology innovation in aviation and aerospace. U of M grad Bob Gilruth, the Father of America's human spaceflight program, counseled President Kennedy to put a man on the moon, launching what has been called the most audacious engineering challenge in history. To rally a new generation...

2014-03-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two astronauts recently returned from the International Space Station will be in Washington for a series of events, which are open to the media, March 24-26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency served as flight engineers aboard the space station during Expeditions 36 and 37, from May to November 2013. At 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 24,...

Expedition 38 Crew To Help Ring In The New Year At Times Square
2013-12-31 06:08:32

[ Watch the Video: Tune In For New Year's Greetings From NASA Astronauts ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three astronauts currently serving on board the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA send New Year’s greetings to those attending Tuesday evening’s festivities at Times Square in New York, the US space agency has announced. NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, as well as Expedition 38 crewmate Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace...

Expedition 38 To ISS Prepares For Departure
2013-11-06 12:47:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With three crew members from Expedition 38 arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday morning, three of the six-member Expedition 37 crew – Karen Nyberg, Luca Parmitano and Fyodor Yurchikhin – are slated to return to earth. The departing crew members are keeping busy with various experiments during their last days aboard the station. After conducting a live television interview on Monday, Nyberg performed a test...

Astronaut Quilt
2013-11-01 13:53:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to handling all the typical activities of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), flight engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA created a quilt block and has invited fellow quilters to help her in creating a global community space quilt. Nyberg, who is preparing for her return trip back to Earth, recently shared the star-themed quilt block via a web video. She invited the public to come up with their own...

Cygnus Released From ISS After Successful Demonstration Mission
2013-10-22 09:41:15

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Completes Mission! ] NASA The Canadarm2 released Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial craft at 7:31 a.m. EDT Tuesday after three weeks at the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Luca Parmitano and Karen Nyberg were at the controls of the robotics workstation removing Cygnus from the Harmony node then safely releasing it. Parmitano and Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins closed the hatches and depressurized Cygnus Monday morning. On Wednesday, the Cygnus...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.