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2015-04-13 12:22:03

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will take place April 17-18 at the U.S.

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2015-04-11 09:35:32

NASA has always been cool. But did you know they were THIS cool? They are hosting their 15th annual Student Rocket Launch this weekend, and it's going to be a blast!

3D-printed
2015-04-07 16:29:04

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unboxed some special cargo from the International Space Station on April 6: the first items manufactured in space with a 3-D printer.

2015-04-06 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA Student Launch event

2015-03-23 12:23:31

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Orion's heat shield
2015-03-23 09:23:46

Last week, redOrbit was afforded the (insane) opportunity to tour NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. So, understanding you don't get many opportunities like this, we brought along our videographer who captured the entire thing. We'll be rolling out the footage over the next few weeks.

2015-02-12 16:21:12

MORGAN CITY, La., Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc.

2015-01-09 20:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS).

Saturn V rocket
2014-12-31 12:35:17

They played a key role in the historic Apollo 11 moon landing and are prominently featured at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral. But why were the iconic Saturn V rockets given a distinctive black-and-white paint scheme?

Space Launch System
2014-12-15 13:58:59

Provided by Megan Davidson, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your favorite music with a cassette player? Today's technology is better, faster and more innovative. People have to keep up with the rapidly changing times, and so does the "brain" for the RS-25 rocket engine. [caption id="attachment_1113299362"...


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Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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