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NASA Partners With US Space Firms To Design Emergency Spacecraft
2014-05-02 14:10:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, NASA announced that it was partnering with Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX to design “lifeboats” for the International Space Station. The emergency spacecraft would be docked to the space station in case personnel need to quickly be transported back to Earth, a function currently provided by a pair of Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Each Soyuz craft is capable of holding three people. This means that with two...

2014-05-02 12:20:54

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation has been extended for the launch of the second NASA contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station from Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-2 cargo resupply mission at 2:07 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 10 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. NASA Television...

2014-04-30 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Wednesday the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected companies are: -- Astrobotic...

2014-04-30 08:21:45

New "Admirals" to Play Key Role in Future Texas Space Program AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two citizen-astronaut candidates have been honored by the state of Texas. Edward Wright and Maureen Adams are among the latest Texans to be awarded commissions as Admirals in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry. Admirals Wright and Adams are two of the five astronaut candidates currently being trained by Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, to...

Expedition 39 Soyuz Rollout
2014-04-30 05:37:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the wake of new sanctions levied against his country by the US, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has taken to social media to suggest that American astronauts should consider exploring alternative methods of transportation to the International Space Station. According to Alan Boyle of NBC News, Rogozin took to his Russian-language Twitter account to tweet the following: “After analyzing the sanctions against our...

NASA System Allows Astronauts To Grow Vegetables Without Gravity
2014-04-28 08:49:12

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts - A New Form Of Life Takes Root On The ISS ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online In a weightless environment, growing plants and vegetables is quite difficult -- soil and water will rise and the plant’s roots cling to whatever it can grab a hold of. This is what the astronauts face aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when trying to grow plants. According to NASA, this challenge has been met with a new system to grow plants...

Biotube-MICRO investigation Seeks How Plants Sense 'Up' and 'Down'
2014-04-28 03:28:22

NASA On Earth, we take for granted that a plant grows up and its roots grow down. In space, however, this seemingly predictable formula is upended. How do plants sense "up" and "down" where those relative positions don't exist? The Biotube-MICRO investigation that recently arrived to the International Space Station aims to investigate, and what it finds could have big implications for long-duration human spaceflight. The study was delivered to the space station April 20 aboard a...

2014-04-25 12:21:28

Radiation Experiment to Fly into Space on Exploration Flight Test-1 WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a year-long competition among the nation's high schools, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) have selected Team ARES from the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va. as the winner of the Exploration Design Challenge. The winner was chosen from a group of five finalist teams announced in...

2014-04-25 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 After a year-long competition among high school teams across the country, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected Team ARES, from the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va., as the winner of the high school portion of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The announcement Friday came during a ceremony held at the opening of...

Orion’s Parachute Performance Tested Over Arizona
2014-04-25 03:04:32

[ Watch The Video: NASA Drops Orion From C-17, Tests Parachute Performance ] NASA The team designing the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has demonstrated almost every parachute failure they could imagine. But on April 23, they tested how the system would perform if the failure wasn’t in the parachutes. Orion is the safest spacecraft ever built to carry humans, and its Launch Abort System can take a good deal of the credit for that distinction. In an emergency on the...


Latest Manned spacecraft 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...

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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