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2013-07-18 10:23:48

NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space products and services. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis describes a potential opportunity for existing and new companies and non-profit organizations to access NASA's spaceflight expertise for mutually beneficial space exploration goals. These new partnerships...

Listening Stations In Deep-space Gain Hearing Boost
2013-07-18 09:13:50

ESA Picking up ultra-weak signals from spacecraft exploring deep in our Solar System requires cooling a detector to within a few degrees of absolute zero. Thanks to ESA's support, the technology is now available in Europe for the first time. With future exploration missions like Gaia, BepiColombo and Juice set to deliver massive amounts of scientific data, ESA's trio of deep-space tracking antennas needed an upgrade. The 35 m-diameter dishes in Australia, Spain and Argentina use...

Three Scientists Awarded For Their Research On ISS
2013-07-16 16:33:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three scientists were honored today for their research on the International Space Station (ISS) at the second annual ISS Research and Development Conference. The individuals presented their research during the conference, kick-starting a week of discussions about research being performed aboard the orbiting laboratory. Thomas Lang, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco,...

NASA’s iROC To Use Lasers To Speed Deep Space Communications
2013-07-09 17:59:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With so many far-flung devices still transmitting data back to Earth, NASA scientists said they are working on a system that could be described as part extraterrestrial GPS, part wireless router. The Integrated Radio and Optical Communications project, or iROC, at NASA's Glenn Research Center is being designed to improve the speed and efficiency of data transmission back to Earth via a Mars-orbiting relay station. After receiving...

Future Space Habitats Could Have Robotic Gardeners
2013-07-09 08:27:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of students from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State recently demonstrated how a system of robotic farmers could help future space travelers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The student team is developing remote plant production technology for use on NASA's deep-space habitat prototype. As part of a graduate course sponsored by NASA and the National Space Grant X-Hab Academic Challenge, the 11 students -- 10...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.