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2013-03-22 12:20:24

Part of the EDGE Innovation Network, the new innovation center will connect EDGE members with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Air Force and other government organizations. SEABROOK, Md., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The EDGE® Innovation Network announced today that the new EDGE Space Innovation Center is officially open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, March 22. Housed within the General Dynamics' Seabrook, Md., facility, the...

NASA Warns Lawmakers More Funding Needed To Protect Earth From Doomsday Asteroids
2013-03-20 09:23:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The giant Chicxulub crater in Yucatan is evidence that sometime around 65 million years ago a massive asteroid smashed into the earth wiping out most life that existed at that time, including all non-avian dinosaurs. While it is hard to imagine a similar scenario taking place today, there is currently little that we could do but sit and “pray.” That is unless, of course, the government can do more now to ensure...

2013-03-12 16:20:19

OTTAWA, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Dr. Andrew Rader, recent winner of the title on Discovery's hit competitive series sets his sights on going to Mars in the next decade - one way! Rader, a 33-year old spacecraft engineer from Ottawa and contender for astronaut selection, prevailed over 9 competitors and 3,000 applicants from across Canada in an 8-week battle of intellect, stamina, and teamwork. Andrew's goal is to earn a place amongst international competitors for Mars One, a...

NASA Exploration Design Challenge To Protect Astronauts From Radiation
2013-03-11 19:45:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As a way of inspiring the next generation of astronauts, NASA has launched a new program, Exploration Design Challenge, which asks students to think about and design ways to protect space explorers from deadly cosmic radiation. "America's next step in human space exploration is an ambitious one and will require new technologies, including ways to keep our astronauts safe from the effects of deep-space radiation," said NASA...

2013-03-11 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA unveiled an Exploration Design Challenge on Monday to give students from kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to play a unique role in the future of human spaceflight. The innovative educational opportunity was announced in a special event at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The challenge asks students in the U.S. and abroad to think and act like...

The Hunt For Near-Earth Asteroids Heats Up After 2012 EC Passes Earth
2013-03-05 06:16:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An asteroid that was only discovered Saturday (Mar. 2) has made a run by Earth in the early hours of March 5, some 250,000 miles away. While the asteroid is being associated with last month´s Russian meteor in respect to its mass, the two bodies are not linked in any other way. The asteroid, 2012 EC, was detected by Arizona´s Mt. Lemmon Observatory and astronomers calculated its trajectory, confirming the object would...

Van Allen Probes Discover New Radiation Belt, Possibly Due To Solar Storm
2013-02-28 14:59:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced that its Van Allen Probes have led to a revision of a 50-year-old theory about the Earth's radiation belts. The Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth were thought to be just two giant swaths of radiation, first discovered in 1958. More than a half-century later, NASA launched twin probes (August 30, 2012) to create a detailed map of the region and catalogue a variety of energies and particles in these...

Inspiration Mars Sending First Humans To Red Planet In 2018
2013-02-28 05:14:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported about how one organization was planning to send tourists to Mars by 2018. Now, more details about Inspiration Mars Foundation's mission to the Red Planet have emerged. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of the foundation, officially announced Wednesday plans to send private citizens on a trip to pass within 100 million miles of Mars. This 501-day journey is aimed at taking place on...

2013-02-23 09:32:34

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured Friday a cutting-edge facility at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center where high-tech manufacturing is creating parts for a next-generation rocket that will launch astronauts to the most distant destinations ever. NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Facility is just one of the ways the agency is helping to revitalize America's manufacturing sector. According to a study by the Washington-area-based Tauri Group,...

2013-02-22 16:20:20

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured Friday a cutting-edge facility at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center where high-tech manufacturing is creating parts for a next-generation rocket that will launch astronauts to the most distant destinations ever. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Facility is just one of the ways the agency...


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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