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Moon Express Announces Private Lunar Mission
2013-05-29 11:44:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based Moon Express has announced plans to send its International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X) to the lunar surface by 2015 and make its observations publicly available through the Internet. "It's citizen science on the moon and it's really a new model of public participation," said Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. "This will be a small, but very high-performance telescope on the moon that the public and scientists...

Planetary Resources To Announce Unprecedented Project On May 29th
2013-05-29 12:40:36

UPDATED : 12:30 CDT Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The company best known for its ambitious goal to mine asteroids announced an “unprecedented project” on Wednesday. Planetary Resources said it would be launching the world's first crowdfunded space telescope to provide "unprecedented public access to space." It added that this telescope will allow students and scientists access to the most advanced exploration technology. The company will be using...

2013-05-28 16:20:28

The ILO-X lunar telescope will pioneer a new era of global space research and citizen science with access for educators and the general public to innovative space observation & communication technology on the Moon VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawai`i and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, today unveiled flight test hardware for the first...

2013-05-24 08:20:29

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA's associate administrator for space technology, Michael Gazarik, about his meetings this week in Europe to discuss potential cooperation on development of space technologies that will enable NASA's future missions. These include the asteroid initiative announced in the president's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "During my meetings this...

NASA Announces International Space Apps Challenge Winners
2013-05-23 18:25:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As more attention turns towards the matter of space exploration, all the nuanced issues of getting to space, spending time there, collecting data and returning safely are rising to the surface. NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and others believe space exploration should be a global event, and participation from every nation and every community is important. It is with this spirit that these agencies and other...

2013-05-17 12:20:26

ARLINGTON, Va., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association, in partnership with Challenger Center for Space Science Education, sponsored a first-of-its-kind crowd funding campaign to place a trailer before Star Trek Into Darkness beginning May 17 to educate the public - most especially young people - on the exciting human spaceflight programs now underway. The trailer will play in more than 50 cities nationwide. "With the end of the Space Shuttle program,...

QE2 Asteroid Hurtles Past Earth On May 31
2013-05-30 13:20:39

Brett Smith and Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Update: May 30, 2013 - Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has A Moon ] Radar data taken on Wednesday has revealed that asteroid 1998 QE2 has an orbiting moon. NASA said that about 16 percent of asteroids are binary or triple systems. The 1.7 mile wide asteroid will be passing by Earth at a safe distance of about 3.6 million miles on Friday. [ Watch the Video: Radar Reveals Asteroid 1998 QE2 has a Moon ] [ Update: May 30, 2013...

The Planetary Society Conditionally Supports NASA's Asteroid Mission
2013-05-16 09:59:44

The Planetary Society NASA's asteroid mission could represent a new milestone in humanity's presence in and influence on the Solar System. For the first time in history, we would capture an entire object in orbit around the Sun and move it to a place of our choosing. We would evolve from mere observers of the motions of the heavens to participants in determining them. The Planetary Society conditionally supports NASA's plan to capture a small asteroid and place it in lunar orbit. In the...

2013-05-09 20:21:18

HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents attending Maifest 2013 the weekend of May 17-19 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit will be open from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 17; from noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and...

NASA's Charles Bolden Speaks At Humans To Mars Summit
2013-05-07 04:47:08

[ Listen to the Podcast Series: Is A Mission To Mars Possible? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the Humans to Mars Summit at George Washington University yesterday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden laid down some thoughts about the US space agency sending man to the Red Planet. Bolden started off his keynote speech by addressing the growing international interest in sending humans to Mars, while also pointing out how even President Barack Obama has...


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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