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Kickstarter Telescope Exceeds Goal
2013-07-02 10:30:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kickstarter has funded a variety of projects, from smartwatches to feature films, and now the company can add space exploration to its list of top-funded projects. Through the popular crowd-funding site, space prospecting company Planetary Resources was able to raise $1 million to build and launch Arkyd - a publicly accessible orbiting telescope. "We're excited that the first public-use orbiting space telescope, the ARKYD, is a go for...

2013-07-01 16:21:12

Achievement marks most successful Kickstarter for a space project and ranks among Top 25 campaigns in Kickstarter history BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign yesterday to launch ARKYD - the world's first public space telescope. Over the course of the 33-day campaign, the company generated support from more than 17,600 backers who pledged US$1,505,366 for the cause....

2013-06-27 23:42:52

The article published by Financesonline.com shares with its readers the latest milestones in space exploration - the availability of commercial space travels to delight modern space tourists and the costs of these out-of-this-world adventures. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The article "Space Tourism: How Much Should You Save For A Space Trip?" published recently by FinancesOnline.com enjoins readers to celebrate the fact that the cosmos is not the infinite void and...

2013-06-28 00:20:12

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists will soon be able to observe the sun like never before, thanks to the successful launch of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft and science instrument, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] for NASA. The IRIS spacecraft was launched at 7:27 pm PDT. IRIS ground stations received telemetry and verified the health of the spacecraft at 8:25 pm PDT. The launch has long-term implications for...

2013-06-19 12:21:36

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is beginning a preliminary design review for its Space Launch System (SLS). This major program assessment will allow development of the agency's new heavy-lift rocket to move from concept to initial design. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The preliminary design review process includes meticulous, detailed analyses of the entire launch vehicle. Representatives from NASA, its contractor partners and...

2013-06-14 08:20:42

Space Hacker Workshop to Take Place in Dallas DALLAS, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Space isn't just for governments and large corporations. Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do "space on the cheap" at a two-day Space Hacker Workshop in Dallas. Participants at the workshop will learn how they can build and fly experiments in space, and even fly in space as citizen astronauts, through the Citizens in Space program. The Space Hacker Workshop takes place July...

Kickstarter Telescope Campaign Expanded By Planetary Resources
2013-06-12 07:53:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Planetary Resources, a company best known for its plans to mine asteroids, is launching an expanded crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter. The company recently announced its plans to have the public's help to fund its ARKYD space telescope. Planetary Resources has since added plans to enhance the telescope technology to enable it to search for alien planets around distant stars. These upgrades would add exoplanet transit detection...

2013-06-11 16:30:06

Asteroid mining company announces new crowdfunding goal to enhance the ARKYD telescope with capability to search for alien planets around distant stars BELLEVUE, Wash., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alien planets are out there and Planetary Resources needs your help to find them! That's right, the same high-powered telescope technology being used by Planetary Resources to identify near-Earth asteroids can also be used to hunt for what scientists call extrasolar planets or...

2013-05-31 23:29:08

John Halajian´s ℠Moon Stories´ was featured at Frankfurt Book Fair. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 From an engineer who pioneered the scientific exploration of the moon comes a unique and innovative read, Moon Stories: A Roadmap to Lunar Exploration and Beyond. In this book, readers will follow author John Halajian´s experiences on space exploration. Moon Stories: A Roadmap to Lunar Exploration and Beyond retells Halajian's journey and contribution to the lunar...

2013-05-29 12:32:01

Providing access to an advanced space telescope for students, scientists and a new generation of citizen explorers BELLEVUE, Wash., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, has launched a campaign for the world's first crowdfunded space telescope to provide unprecedented public access to space and place the most advanced exploration technology into the hands of students, scientists and a new generation of citizen explorers. Planetary...


Latest Space exploration 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...

Roger K. Crouch
2012-08-17 17:13:52

Roger Crouch is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Roger Keith Crouch on September 12, 1940 in Jamestown, Tennessee. Crouch grew up participating in the Eagle Scouts of America and went to high school at the Alvin C. York Institute. He then went to attend Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1962. That same year he became a group leader and researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center, where he stayed until 1985. With his...

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2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

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2012-05-12 09:00:40

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 19993 at 110:53 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on November 1 at 7:05 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 225 times at an altitude of 155 nautical miles at an inclination of 155 nautical miles and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes, and 32 seconds. This was a Spacelab mission and the longest shuttle mission to date.  Shannon Lucid accumulated the most hours for a female astronaut at 838. The...

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2012-05-12 08:54:50

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 13, 1993 at 8:59 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 19 at 8:37 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 96 times at an altitude of 165 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees. The mission lasted 5 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 19 seconds. The primary payload was the fifth Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-F) which was deployed on day one of the mission. It was later successfully transferred to its proper orbit by the...

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