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International Space Station Crew To Assist With APEX

International Space Station Crew To Assist With APEX Investigations

NASA Growing knowledge in a given field takes time, attention, and…water? It does when you’re talking about plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All of these things and some scientific know-how come into play as...

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2014-04-23 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadets and students from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Magnet School in Colorado will gather at 11:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 24, to speak live with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event, featuring NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's...

2014-04-23 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency leadership will showcase NASA's human exploration path to Mars at an Exploration Forum from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The forum will be held in NASA Headquarters' Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington....

2014-04-22 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to join a host of NASA scientists, engineers and managers at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO At 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 25, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join Marillyn Hewson, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, NASA astronaut Rex...

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2014-04-22 10:05:46

NASA Actor Harrison Ford was on location at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., last November to film a segment of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary on climate change. Ford toured the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility where he met with scientists Rama Nemani of Ames and Matthew Hansen of the University of Maryland, College Park, to learn more about how NASA satellite data, research, and technologies are used around the world to better understand and...

2014-04-21 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 14, an experiment designed by Merck Research Laboratories of Kenilworth, N.J., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment, Microgravity Growth of...

2014-04-21 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday...

2014-04-21 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute of Buffalo, N.Y., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment,...

2014-04-21 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "This is a particularly critical time for NASA's human...

2014-04-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's third cargo delivery flight to the station...

2014-04-18 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by Durham Veterans' Affairs Medical Center of Durham, N.C., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, APEX-02-2, investigates how cells adapt to the space environment using the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). Researchers...


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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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