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2015-04-16 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific

2015-04-16 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the

2015-04-16 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge

2015-04-15 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA's

2015-04-14 23:07:04

#SpaceBook Winner to Meet Buzz Aldrin and John Travolta at Kennedy Space Center Gala COLUMBUS, GEORGIA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 Journalist and author Ben

2015-04-14 16:21:35

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way

2015-04-14 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency's mission

2015-04-13 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media and public event at 1 p.m.

2015-04-13 16:30:20

BALTIMORE, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and NASA Goddard Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland have partnered to offer two engineering

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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