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2013-12-04 12:21:01

Students to Test the Formation of Crystals in Space AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens to the formation of crystals in an environment with both increased radiation and microgravity? This December, Sydney Waynick, 17, Steven Prascius, 17, and Hunter Montrose, 17, seniors at Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MMSTC) in Warren (Mich.), will learn the answer to this question and potentially many others when their experiment travels to the...

New Rocket Engine Test-fired By NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Blue Origin
2013-12-04 08:31:40

NASA NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit. Blue Origin conducted the test of its BE-3 rocket engine on a stand at the company's West Texas facility near Van Horn on...

2013-12-03 16:20:30

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Blue...

2013-12-02 12:21:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The heat shield that will protect NASA's Orion spacecraft during its first test mission next year is complete and ready to ship from Manchester, N.H., to the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on NASA's Super Guppy aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The heat shield has been under construction at Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass., since March, and will depart from the...

2013-12-02 04:21:29

VANCOUVER, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast' or 'the Company') is very pleased to announce that, as of Nov. 29, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. CST, the Progress 53P cargo ship carrying UrtheCast's two cameras has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast's cameras -- the world's first 1-Metre Class, high-resolution Earth video camera and one medium-resolution imaging camera -- were successfully...

ISS Genius Material Experiment
2013-11-27 14:16:07

[ Watch The Video: ScienceCast Genius Materials On The ISS ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The glass on a smartphone is considered to be a 'smart material,' but scientists are working to create 'genius materials' in an experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Corning Gorilla Glass is the type of glass used on smartphones, making the devices resistant to abrasions and low drops. The glass’ toughness is due in part to “fat” potassium ions...

UrtheCast Cameras On Board Cargp Ship, Headed To ISS
2013-11-26 18:18:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A Progress 53P cargo ship launched Monday on its way to the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with it two high-quality cameras that will provide a live video feed of Earth. The cargo ship launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket and is scheduled to arrive at the ISS on Friday, November 29. The spacecraft brought along two cameras developed by UrtheCast, a Vancouver-based technology company...

2013-11-25 16:30:47

VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast' or 'the Company') is extremely pleased to announce that the Progress 53P cargo ship carrying UrtheCast's cameras has now reached orbit, following a successful launch from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome. Travelling aboard a Soyuz rocket, UrtheCast's two cameras -- the world's first 1-Metre Class, high-resolution Earth video camera and one medium-resolution imaging camera -- are scheduled to arrive at the...

2013-11-25 16:21:09

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the SATCON Satellite Communications Conference & Expo held here November 13-14 at the Javits Convention Center, Teal Group space analysts have identified 3,164 space payloads proposed to be built and launched to earth or deep space orbits between 2013 and 2032. They estimate the value of these satellites and other space payloads at more than $235 billion. Near term, Teal analysts identify and quantify 276 proposed launches...

Apollo Data On Lunar Dust
2013-11-21 04:12:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first otherworldly steps onto the lunar surface. He had no idea what a nuisance the soil beneath his feet would prove to be at the time. Scratchy lunar dust clung to everything it touched. This caused scientific instruments to overheat and a type of lunar dust hay fever for Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt. NASA undertook a scientific experiment to figure out how fast the dust collects, but 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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