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Orbital Launch Fails Following Explosion - Science Experiments And ARKYD Lost

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Reports have surfaced that 1,600 pounds of science and research, including experiments designed by students in the US and Canada and the...

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2014-10-30 16:20:38

In the news release, NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Available for Interviews before His Space Station Mission, issued 30-Oct-2014 by NASA over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the phone number in the 3rd paragraph should read "(281) 483-8684" rather than "(281) 486-8684" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Available for Interviews before His Space Station Mission WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014...

2014-10-30 12:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is making final preparations for his launch next month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 5. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Virts will participate live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he is completing his training. The interviews will be preceded at 5:30...

2014-10-29 16:20:41

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) has announced speakers and panelists for the inaugural 2014 Orbital Debris Workshop. The workshop connects individuals and research from across academe, industry and government to foster collaboration and promote the long-term goal of developing policies, laws and systems leading to the effective remediation and control of orbital debris. The...

2014-10-29 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28....

2014-10-28 20:21:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital's Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT this evening from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

2014-10-28 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Through a Broad Area Announcement (BAA) NASA released today, the agency seeks to use public-private partnerships to share funding to develop advanced propulsion, habitation and small...

2014-10-28 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Television coverage of Tuesday's launch will begin at 5:30 p.m. A post-launch news conference...

2014-10-27 12:22:15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability with Bolden at 11 a.m. CDT. Bolden will call...

2014-10-27 08:23:44

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today reported that Dr. Kevin Schewe, has highlighted his second year as Chairman of the Board and reviewed the major accomplishments of VIASPACE during the last twelve months. He discusses the direction of the company and the pathway to continued corporate growth, profitability and increasing shareholder value. Dr. Schewe started, "Two years ago, on October 2, 2012, I became Chairman of the VIASPACE Board of...

Dragon cargo spacecraft
2014-10-25 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within...


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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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