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2013-09-05 08:22:17

Training, Evaluating New Medical Technology at NASTAR Center SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space announced that four astronaut candidates have completed Suborbital Scientist training at the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, a premier aviation and space training, research, and education facility aimed at optimizing human performance in extreme environments. Maureen Adams, Lt. Col. Steve Heck (USAF-ret.), Michael Johnson, and...

2013-07-26 08:21:06

Informal Educator and Historian Joins Citizen Astronaut Corps DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, and WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has announced the selection of its fifth citizen-astronaut candidate. Informal educator and aerospace historian Greg Kennedy will join four other citizen-astronaut candidates who are training to fly as payload operators on the Lynx spacecraft, currently under construction by XCOR Aerospace...

CubeSats Soar In High-Altitude Demonstration Over The California Desert
2013-06-19 11:07:35

NASA Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams. The satellites, known as CubeSats, lifted off from the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert aboard a Prospector 18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corp. of Long Beach. Data recorded by the CubeSats' onboard sensors during Saturday's flight test will help...

2013-05-15 16:20:22

HAMPTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of NASA astronauts will be at NASA's Langley Research Center this week to fly in a simulator that is being used to help evaluate the subsonic handling characteristics of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems' Dream Chaser spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The simulation is of an approach to - and landing at - Edwards Air Force Base in California - the final 10,000 feet and 60 seconds...

2013-04-02 08:20:07

First Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Silicon Valley MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a hardware hacker? Do you have the Right Stuff to become a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Here's your chance to find out. Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at the first Space Hacker Workshop for Suborbital Experiments. Participants at the two-day workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in...

2013-03-28 08:21:43

Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed at Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads. The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced today by the United States Rocket Academy. The Lynx Cub Carrier will fly on the XCOR Lynx space plane, now under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and carry up to 12 experiments on each...

2013-03-26 16:21:26

MOJAVE, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace today announced a first in aviation and space history, the firing of a full piston pump-powered rocket engine. This breakthrough is the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day. It is a game changing technology that has the power to fundamentally alter the way we as a society view, visit, and utilize the abundant resources around our planet and in our solar system. (Photo:...

2013-03-14 23:03:15

Luminox Launches Timepieces for Space this Fall San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Luminox announces the Pilot Professional, one in a series of four designs in the new SXC Space Collection slated for release this fall. Designed with input from test pilots and astronauts and with them in mind, the Pilot Professional is an analog watch with digital windows, multi-function capabilities and the added advantage of Luminox Light Technology. The Swiss Analog-Digital movement employed is the...

2013-03-13 08:33:38

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") today announced that the Company has been named to Rocket Builder's 11(th) annual "Ready to Rocket" list. Rocket Builders "Ready to Rocket" list recognizes British Columbia technology companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the 2012 technology sector trends that will lead them to faster growth than their peers. According to Rocket Builders, the...

2013-02-14 20:20:16

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx(®) suborbital spacecraft program. Greg Claxton joins XCOR where he will lead the Retail Sales Channel, Khaki Rodway has been promoted to lead the Payloads Sales Channel, and Lisa Rigano has been hired to lead Product and Customer Experience Development. Explorers Wanted.(®)...