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2014-10-03 07:17:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Sierra Nevada Corporation has lost the bid for its Dream Chaser shuttle to become a “space taxi” for NASA, the company is forging ahead and announced earlier this week that it was partnering with Stratolaunch Systems to develop an orbital transportation system. The system would combine a three-person version of the Dream Chaser with a Stratolaunch super-plane powered by six 747-class engines. “This relationship...

2014-10-03 00:20:19

Colorado Space Grant Consortium proposal bolsters number of community college students involved with rocket launches DENVER, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dreams will take flight for a few select CCA students chosen to launch rockets at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility next June. CCA is one of the Colorado community colleges. Prospective candidates currently are being identified to form a team of three that will represent the college for the first time at a RockOn! Workshop held...

2014-10-02 16:20:47

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Summer of Innovation is partnering with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics to bring Texas student essay winners to Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the student rocket launch demonstration at Johnson's rocket field...

titan southern polar vortex
2014-10-02 06:30:31

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Analysis of data collected by NASA’s Cassini mission has revealed the presence of a large, cold, toxic cloud swirling above the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, according to research published in the October 2 edition of the journal Nature. According to the US space agency, scientists from the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, the University of Bristol’s School of Earth...

2014-10-01 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Early theories suggested the craggy outline of a region of the moon's surface known as Oceanus Procellarum, or the Ocean of Storms, was caused by an asteroid impact. If this theory had been correct, the basin it formed would...

Delta IV Heavy rocket
2014-10-01 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion was moved Sunday out of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Delta IV Heavy rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, made its move Tuesday night, to...

2014-10-01 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded 56 contracts under the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V. Twenty-three contracts were awarded in the Computer Based Systems, Group A, and 33 contracts were awarded in the Networking/Security/Video and Conference Tools, Group D. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO All the awards are for firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts. The minimum amount of...

skyscience
2014-10-14 10:40:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe the sky and share their observations as citizen scientists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's #SkyScience activity is part of an annual educational event organized by the American Geosciences Institute to encourage the public to engage in Earth sciences. Citizen scientists can participate in this global...

Jakobshavn Glacier
2014-10-01 03:00:24

George Hale, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. This new data will help researchers better project future changes to glaciers and ice sheets, and ultimately, sea level. Researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, or CReSIS, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, recently built...

red dwarf superflare
2014-10-01 04:38:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The strongest, hottest and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star was detected by NASA's Swift satellite on April 23. The first salvo from this record-setting series of flares was easily 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded from our own Sun. "We used to think major flaring episodes from red dwarfs lasted no more than a day, but Swift detected at least seven...


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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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