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International Day Of Human Space Flight
2012-04-12 04:34:26

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Today marks a day that is epic in every sense of the word as April 12th is known as International Day of Human Space Flight. Fifty-one years ago from today, Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen, made the historic feat of becoming the first man in space -- a move that sparked the beginning of the space race, and brought both innovation and determination to engineers and scientists around the world. The UN General Assembly declared April 12 to be International...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's iconic Space Needle announced today that it will be sending someone from the general public into space in what it is calling Space Race 2012. This mission is in celebration of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary and it highlights the Space Needle's heritage of its futuristic effort to herald innovation, technology and human achievement of the coming 50 years. "The Space Needle was built when our country was in a global space race. With...

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2011-08-01 11:50:00

Organizers of Seattle's Space Needle say they want to celebrate the iconic symbol's 50th anniversary by sending someone to space. "We went back to 1962 and questioned why the Space Needle was built," Ron Sevart, President and CEO of the Pacific Northwest landmark, told the Associated Press (AP). "It was an optimistic time, a forward-looking time, right in the middle of the space race." His team decided to create a multi-tiered contest to send someone into orbit using a company from the...

2011-05-19 10:02:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, and member of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, conducted last week its latest set of Suborbital Scientist space training for future scientist-astronauts and educator-astronauts. Participants learned how to design and fly scientific...

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2011-05-07 05:22:53

Space Adventures announced on Thursday that it will add another seat to a Soyuz spacecraft, which will take space tourists into orbit by 2015. The company said it will be adding a second habitation module to the Soyuz TMA lunar complex. "Space Adventures will once again grace the pages of aerospace history, when the first private circumlunar mission launches. We have sold one of the two seats for this flight and anticipate that the launch will occur in 2015," Richard Garriott, vice chairman...

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2011-01-12 13:17:37

Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009. The Virginia-based company who organizes the trips with Russia's space agency said in a statement that from 2013, three space tourists per year will be able to book seats on Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS). It said that the company has signed an agreement with the Russian space agency and Energia, the state-owned company that designs...

2010-10-18 04:00:00

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Prodea Systems Aims to Equip Millions of Households With Intelligent Connected Solutions Prodea Systems, a global technology innovator, today launched ROS, its award-winning intelligent digital home hub, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). "The MENA region, with its diverse and 'digital native' population, has a demographic unlike any other in the world," said Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder...

2010-04-20 06:10:00

LONDON, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCasino (http://www.intercasino.co.uk/), the world's first online casino, is calling on NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson for their help. The team behind the scenes at the site are asking that the two astronauts offer some words of wisdom to the lucky winners of their extraordinary Space Race promotion (http://www.intercasino.co.uk/). Following recent worldwide news coverage of the US mission specialists' challenging task...


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