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Open Source Contest Looks For DIY Rocket Engine Builders Using 3D Printing Technology
2013-03-09 06:34:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new partnership was announced on Friday between DIYROCKETS and Sunglass to launch the world's first open source competition to create 3D-printed rocket engines. The competition is set to kick off on March 9, when designers and space entrepreneurs will be creating open source rocket engines that could potentially help serve the growing market for small payload delivery into low Earth orbit. Inventor Dean Kamen and judges from...

Asians Look To Be Next To Put Man On The Moon
2012-08-28 14:51:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The passing of Neil Armstrong on Saturday appears to be coinciding with a decline in American manned space exploration, as Asian countries develop plans to expand their footprint on the moon and in outer space. China, Japan, and India have all unveiled aggressive space initiatives in the recent months and years. New Delhi has said it plans to launch the first manned mission by 2016 and a Mars orbiter in the coming years. The Japanese...

2010-10-27 08:40:00

Officials from China's Manned Space Engineering Project have announced plans to launch a manned space station sometime around the year 2020, according to various media reports. According to AFP news reports, space officials in the Asian nation released a statement on Wednesday confirming their intentions on sending a space laboratory into orbit within the next six years. The stellar lab would be used to study "key technology involved in a space station, such as living conditions for...

2010-10-25 05:45:00

Russia marked the 50th anniversary of the worst space catastrophe in history on Sunday, remembering the day when 126 people were burned alive when a prototype rocket exploded on the launch pad before a scheduled launch. According the the AFP news agency, the accident happened October 24, 1960 at the Baikonur cosmodrome, located in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soviet Union was locked in a heated space race with the United States and had been developing an intercontinental ballistic...

2010-06-28 08:47:18

NASA senior managers met with their counterparts representing other space agencies at the National Harbor, Md., on June 23, to discuss globally-coordinated human and robotic space exploration. The meeting participants agreed that significant progress has been made since the joint release of The Global Exploration Strategy (GES) in May 2007. They agreed steps should be taken to coordinate a long-term space exploration vision that is sustainable and affordable. The meeting included...

2009-09-09 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Canadian Space Agency President Steve MacLean signed a framework agreement Wednesday for cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson hosted the signing at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA is very proud of its long and outstanding...

2008-12-18 10:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration (http://www.spacecoalition.com), the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by board member Bob Crippen, a former astronaut who served as pilot of first space shuttle mission, commander of three other space shuttle missions, and former director of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In recent editorials to newspapers, Crippen implored...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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