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Hands-Free In Space And Under Water

Hands-Free In Space And Under Water

European Space Agency ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space. NASA’s underwater...

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2014-09-18 23:01:40

ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded the NASA Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract. The five-year contract, consisting of a base year and four one-year options, has a maximum ceiling of $73 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 NASA has awarded the Armstrong Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services contract to ASRC Federal InuTeq. Under the contract, ASRC Federal InuTeq will support the Mission Information and Test Systems...

2014-09-17 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will mark 50 years since the launch of the first Nimbus satellite with a free public event at its visitor center on Oct. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. Anyone wishing to attend are asked to register because seating is limited. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Nimbus Earth-observation research satellite program began with the launch of Nimbus-1 on Aug....

2014-09-17 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2015 fall academic term. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at...

2014-09-17 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and aviation partners of the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility will host a media availability with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:15 a.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will highlight new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Reporters are invited to...

mars maven
2014-09-17 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Flight Controllers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado, will be responsible for the health and safety of the spacecraft throughout the process. The spacecraft's...

2014-09-17 12:20:58

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoBase Publishers, Inc. today announces the addition of the complete NASA budget to the Focus|NASA market intelligence service. "Focus|NASA is the only market intelligence service dedicated exclusively to NASA, and today's update makes it even better," said Stuart McCutchan, president of InfoBase Publishers, Inc. "The seamless integration of the NASA budget with our contracts, opportunities, and daily updates helps complete our...

2014-09-17 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce a new challenge to engage the public in the agency's journey to Mars Saturday, Sept. 20, at the World Maker Faire in New York City. NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will announce the details of the new challenge during a talk in the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA also is rolling out a new website for all agency...

2014-09-16 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for NASA, released the following statement on today's announcement that SpaceX and Boeing will be awarded contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146570 "I congratulate...

2014-09-16 16:21:59

Selection Will Return Launches to America WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation's...

2014-09-16 16:21:03

Technology used in NASA Mars missions will provide insights into microbial testing related to tissue processing CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, signed a Space Act Agreement with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to...


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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...

Bernard Harris Jr.
2012-10-18 13:32:59

Bernard Harris is a former NASA astronaut who set NUMBER records being an African-American in space. He was born Bernard Anthony Harris, Jr. on June 26, 1956 in Temple, Texas. In school he was actively involved in science fairs, book clubs and other activities, and in 1969 he decided he wanted to be an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 mission on television. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1974, and went on to attend the University of Houston, where he...

sts-39
2012-03-24 09:57:56

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 28, 1991 at 7:33 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on May 6, 1991 at 2:55 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 134 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.5 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, and 23 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission whose activities are not classified. An unclassified payload included Air Force Program-675 (AFP675); Infrared Background...

sts-32
2012-03-24 09:42:00

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 9, 1990 at 1:35 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on January 20 at 1:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 172 times at an altitude of 178 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 21 hours, 0 minutes, and 36 seconds. At nearly eleven days this was by far the longest shuttle mission to date. The launch scheduled for December 18, 1989 was postponed to complete and...

sts-51f
2012-03-10 09:01:47

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 29, 1985 at 5:00 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 6 at 12:45 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 173 nautical miles at an inclination of 49.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The Spacelab-2 payload consisted of an igloo and three pallets in the payload bay, containing scientific instruments dedicated to life sciences, plasma physics, astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, solar physics,...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'