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2015-04-09 12:22:03

$20B contract provides federal agencies with state-of-the-art technology and services TAMPA, Fla., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vology, Inc., a $180 million provider of IT management

2015-04-08 16:21:01

GREENBELT, Md., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host a Sunday Experiment on April 19, from 1 p.m.

2015-04-07 23:01:11

Pre-mission briefing for the 2015 NASA Space Apps Challenge in collaboration with Space Apps NYC and Startup Bus at WeWork New York, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2015

2015-04-07 20:20:15

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch

2015-04-07 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures.

3D-printed
2015-04-07 16:29:04

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unboxed some special cargo from the International Space Station on April 6: the first items manufactured in space with a 3-D printer.

2015-04-07 12:21:23

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S.

2015-04-06 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA Student Launch event

2015-04-06 16:21:09

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public has until Friday, April 24 to help name new features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites as they are discovered by NASA's New

2015-04-03 23:00:51

Draper Laboratory is developing a tool for NASA that can help the agency improve the design of future spacecraft to help astronauts take full advantage of usable room inside long-duration space


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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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