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Mars Exploration, Earth Observation The Focus Of Joint US And India Collaboration

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just days after their respective spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars, top officials from NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have signed an agreement vowing...

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2014-10-01 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion was moved Sunday out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Delta IV Heavy rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, made its move Tuesday night, to...

2014-10-01 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe the sky and share their observations as citizen scientists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's #SkyScience activity is part of an annual educational event organized by the American Geosciences Institute to encourage the public to engage in Earth sciences. Citizen scientists can participate in this...

2014-09-30 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO While attending the International Astronautical Congress, the two space agency...

2014-09-29 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Mission Technologies, Inc., of Cleveland to provide facility assurance, inspection, maintenance and occupational safety services including flight safety and mission assurance services at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This hybrid contract is a firm-fixed price, cost-plus, fixed-fee contract with a firm-fixed price base effort...

2014-09-26 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 RFP, NASA...

2014-09-25 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contract to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Linde, LLC of Murray Hill, New Jersey, consolidating the agency's requirements for 10.2 million liters of liquid helium and 128.6 million cubic feet of gaseous helium to support operations at 13 NASA locations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. supply...

2014-09-25 16:21:05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Gazarik, Ph.D., associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), visited Southern Research Institute's Engineering Research Center (ERC) today to tour the engineering facilities and meet with engineering program directors. NASA established STMD in February 2013 to lead the innovation of technologies that will maintain NASA leadership in space exploration and spur U.S. economic growth....

ISS 3D printer
2014-09-25 02:30:50

NASA America has always been a nation of tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. In recent years, a growing number of Americans have gained access to technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, easy-to-use design software, and desktop machinery. These tools are enabling more Americans to design and make almost anything, and the applications to space exploration will help our astronauts to be less reliant on materials from Earth as they explore farther out into the solar system. [...

2014-09-24 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "We congratulate the Indian Space Research Organisation for its successful arrival at Mars with the Mars Orbiter Mission. "It was an impressive engineering feat, and we welcome India to the family of nations studying another facet of the Red Planet. We look forward to...

2014-09-23 16:21:38

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's oldest aeronautics research laboratory and Virginia's oldest college are working together to launch spinoff technology into the future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at the College of William & Mary in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia are partnering 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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