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2015-05-21 20:20:24

HOUSTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 24 proposals to help investigate questions

2015-05-21 16:24:56

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon could

2015-05-21 16:24:26

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft

2015-05-21 16:24:18

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency's goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities

2015-05-21 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m.

2015-05-21 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from universities for early stage technology development that will support the agency's long-term plans for human

2015-05-20 16:23:57

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the June 26 launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

2015-05-20 16:23:35

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas

one earth message crowdsource
2015-05-20 14:54:30

What would you upload to the One Earth Message project? In a project very similar to the "golden records" on the Voyager, artist Jon Lomberg wants to get everyone involved.

2015-05-19 23:04:38

Journey to Space depicts NASA’s transition from the end of the Space Shuttle Era to an ambitious future Tampa, Fla.


Latest NASA Reference Libraries

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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.