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2014-10-20 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a month-long stay, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to detach from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module and unberth through commands sent by robotic ground...

comet visit to mars
2014-10-20 06:36:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet on Sunday, officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion’s Laboratory (JPL) have confirmed. Each of the orbiters had performed a “duck and cover” maneuver to take shelter behind the planet and avoid a period of potential risk due to dust from...

meteor shower
2014-10-19 06:10:11

Provided by Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA Waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before sunrise could stop you in your tracks. Blame Halley’s Comet. Every year in mid-to-late October, Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Comet Halley, and the pre-dawn sky can light up with a pretty display of shooting stars. "We expect to see about 20 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Tuesday morning, Oct 21st," says...

siding spring
2014-10-19 05:44:19

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mountain-sized comet called C/2013 A1 will pass within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday afternoon, bringing it closer to the Red Planet than the Earth is to the moon and nearer than any comet in the past one million years. C/2013 A1, also known as Comet Siding Spring in honor of the Australian observatory where it was first discovered in January 2013, is expected to come closest to Mars at 2:27pm EDT Sunday afternoon, said ABC News...

2014-10-17 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Space Technology Mission...

2014-10-17 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing's crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA in July approved the Critical Design Review Board...

2014-10-17 12:33:34

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Softchoice, one of the largest IT solutions and managed services providers in North America, is proud to announce it has been awarded a contract under the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-wide Procurement (SEWP) V Government-Wide Acquisition Contract. The contract for computer technologies, awarded to 43 different providers, extends for a period of 10 years and has an estimated value of up to US$20 billion. "Being re-named a prime SEWP contractor is a...

thermal spacex
2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

2014-10-17 12:21:23

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston based technology solutions company, Intuitive Machines, LLC in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been selected by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to develop a Terrestrial Return Vehicle (TRV) that will enable on demand, rapid return of experiments from the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Through this commercial service, Intuitive Machines will enable...

Abell 2744
2014-10-17 03:00:17

Provided by Felicia Chou, NASA Headquarters Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away. This galaxy offers a peek back to the very early formative years of the universe and may just be the tip of the iceberg. “This galaxy is an example of what is suspected to be an abundant, underlying...


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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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