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progress spacecraft
2015-04-29 11:20:35

Officials have ‘lost control’ of a Russian spacecraft on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Said to be spinning out of control high above the Earth by Russian media, the Progress M-27M craft is now expected to fall out of orbit and burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

2015-04-28 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian

2015-04-21 12:23:21

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival

2015-04-21 08:27:40

HOUSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The top sought after fastener in history was used on the Apollo 11 Command Module, says FMW Fasteners. Logo -

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2015-04-18 06:01:55

As space debris becomes an increasing issue, scientists think they have found away to laser it out of harm's way for the astronauts.

SpaceX landing
2015-04-15 08:01:08

Close but no cigar for SpaceX on its latest attempt to land a rocket booster on a barge at sea for recovery and reuse, as the made it to its destination but landed “too hard” to survive.

synthetic muscle
2015-04-14 17:53:57

When SpaceX launches the sixth resupply mission to the International Space Station this week, it will be carrying experimental "robotic muscles" that a Massachusetts company hopes can be used to make the next generation of robots.

2015-04-14 16:21:35

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way

spacex-falcon-9-dragon
2015-04-12 10:09:10

After a failed attempt to land the rocket on a barge, SpaceX will make another attempt at landing the Falcon 9 and its Dragon capsule. We are holding our breaths!

2015-04-07 20:20:15

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch


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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...

Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

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