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Orbital Sciences' Cargo Ship Departs Space Station
2014-02-18 07:33:04

NASA Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft, which delivered nearly one-and-a-half tons of supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station in January, completed its first commercial cargo mission to the orbiting laboratory Tuesday. NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, with assistance from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, used the station’s 57-foot Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node...

2014-01-16 08:20:25

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Space Technologies (Vanguard) announced that it supplied mission-critical components to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) for the THAICOM 6 communications satellite that was successfully launched aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL today. The THAICOM 6 satellite provides communication services to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Southeast Asia and Africa. (Photo:...

2014-01-15 04:21:18

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the successful launch this morning of three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rockets were launched within a 20-second period that began at 4:09 a.m. EST. The next launches currently scheduled from Wallops are a NASA suborbital sounding rocket in late April and Orbital...

2014-01-13 23:02:25

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for Orbital’s first NASA Cargo Resupply Mission known as CRS-1. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering...

2014-01-13 16:21:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy in Downingtown, Pa., is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by ninth graders, the experiment, entitled "Aleve XR and Microencapsulation in Microgravity," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science...

2014-01-13 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math School in New York is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by fifth graders, the experiment, entitled "Mammalian Milk in Microgravity," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science...

2014-01-13 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The experiment, entitled "SPHERES-Slosh," is part of the SPHERES-Slosh payload. This experiment seeks to...

2014-01-13 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by Capitol Hill Cluster School in Washington is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by seventh graders, the experiment, entitled "Bacterial Growth on Meat," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science Education-Falcon II payload. This...

Commercial Cargo Craft Arrives At Space Station
2014-01-12 12:23:52

NASA Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus commercial cargo craft has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on its first resupply mission. NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins was at the controls of the Canadarm2 inside the cupola when he grappled Cygnus at 6:08 a.m. EST Sunday. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata commanded the station’s robotic arm to guide Cygnus to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node and berthed it at 8:05 a.m. Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio then led...

2014-01-12 12:20:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station Sunday used a robotic arm to capture and attach the Cygnus supply spacecraft, which carried dozens of new science experiments from across the country and the world to the orbiting laboratory. The arrival capped the first successful contracted cargo delivery by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., for NASA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Astronaut...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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