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Orbital, NASA Looking For A Launch Window For Antares Rocket
2013-04-21 09:25:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences´ new Antares medium-class space launch vehicle is set for a launch today at 5:00 pm EDT, according to a company statement. The rocket, which was originally scheduled for lift-off on Wednesday April 17, is being launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA´s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, from Launch Pad 0A. Dubbed the A-ONE mission, the Antares rocket launch was...

Orbital Sciences Prepares Antares Rocket For Afternoon Launch
2013-04-20 16:00:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Update 4 (April 20, 4:00 p.m.) Excessive wind levels have forced NASA and Orbital to once again delay the launch of the Antares Rocket. Today´s 5:00 p.m. EDT launch has been scrubbed and the team will try again for a Sunday afternoon launch at 5:00 p.m. Mission managers decided to pull the plug on today´s launch after high-altitude wind speeds were found to exceed range safety restrictions. NASA TV coverage will...

2013-04-15 19:30:18

The International Space Station´s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft. Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started his day logging his breakfast as he began the seventh day of a 10-day prescribed diet for the Energy experiment, which is aimed at precisely measuring the dietary requirements for astronauts during...

2013-04-10 10:19:25

NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8 p.m. If needed, back-up launch opportunities are available April 18-21. The Antares test flight is the first of two...

2013-02-21 11:35:54

NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft. The satellite, designed to improve our understanding of Earth's climate, was lost March 4, 2011, when it failed to reach orbit after launch aboard an Orbital Sciences Corp. Taurus XL rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A mishap investigation board led by Bradley C. Flick, director of the Research and Engineering Directorate at...


Latest Orbital Sciences Corporation Reference Libraries

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...

Daniel M. Tani
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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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