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2015-04-24 16:20:52

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly a month of flight, a massive NASA Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) is closing in on a key milestone of completing the

moon furniture
2015-04-24 13:10:35

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck As NASA considers establishing colonies on the moon, Mars and perhaps even in the skies high above Venus, they’ll obviously need a good place to sit down, enjoy a bite to eat, or to kick back and relax with a good book. Thankfully, Rice University’s got them covered. As the Houston, Texas-based university announced on Thursday, a group of five seniors calling themselves the Lunar Lounger team created – at the behest of the US space...

2015-04-23 23:07:56

1105 Public Sector Media Group is launching the Federal IT Acquisition Summit with participating agencies GSA, NASA SEWP and NIH-NITAAC. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) April

2015-04-23 12:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space

copper engine part
2015-04-23 12:06:58

NASA engineers experimenting with additive manufacturing have took their efforts to the next level earlier this week by 3D-printing the first-ever, full-scale copper rocket engine part.

alien life
2015-04-23 09:58:08

Experts hunting for extraterrestrial life on extrasolar planets and elsewhere in the solar system are joining forces in what NASA is calling “an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system,” the US space agency announced Monday.

2015-04-22 12:22:14

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where over the world is NASA astronaut Scott Kelly? Kelly, who is working and living aboard the International Space Station on a one-year

venus
2015-04-22 09:06:30

While the overwhelming majority of NASA’s recent R&D efforts are focused on getting humans to Mars, they aren’t ignoring other planets, as evidenced by an ongoing project that would send a piloted, helium-filled airship to explore the atmosphere of Venus.

2015-04-21 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for a pad abort test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft next month.

2015-04-21 12:23:21

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of one cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

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