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Probe Into Tuesdays Antares Explosion Begins As Questions

Probe Into Tuesday's Antares Explosion Begins As Questions Arise About The Rocket's Engines

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As day one of the investigation of the failure and explosion of an Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket during an attempted resupply mission wrapped up Wednesday evening, reports surfaced...

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2014-10-29 12:22:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for NASA, released the following statement on Tuesday's failed launch of an unmanned commercial rocket that was headed for the International Space Station: "I join with the space community in expressing my disappointment at the failed launch of the Orbital Sciences...

2014-10-29 12:22:13

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An unfortunate failure occurred during Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares launch on October 28, 2014. ATK (NYSE: ATK) is conducting a thorough evaluation of any potential implications resulting from this incident, including current operating plans, long-term strategies, and the proposed transaction to merge the company's Aerospace and Defense businesses with Orbital. ATK is an aerospace, defense, and outdoor sports and recreation...

2014-10-29 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28....

2014-10-28 20:21:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital's Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT this evening from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

2014-10-28 16:21:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems Inc. ("ATK") (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on the issuance of ATK shares to stockholders of Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") (NYSE: ORB) in connection with ATK's previously announced plan to spin-off its Sporting Group business and, immediately thereafter, merge its Aerospace and Defense Groups with Orbital. The special meeting...

2014-10-28 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Television coverage of Tuesday's launch will begin at 5:30 p.m. A post-launch news conference...

2014-10-22 20:20:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 6:45 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at...

2014-09-26 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 RFP, NASA...

2014-09-23 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Monday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Lindenmoyer was selected from more than 400 nominees to receive a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) for his significant work to stimulate efforts...

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2014-09-23 11:15:52

NASA The Dragon commercial cargo craft has completed a two day trip to the International Space Station after launching early Sunday morning. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst were at the controls of the robotics workstation in the Cupola when the Canadarm2 grappled Dragon at 6:52 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Dragon will spend the next four weeks attached to the Harmony node as the Expedition 41 trio unloads 4,885 pounds of (2,216 kg) crew supplies,...


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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...

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2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

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