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2012-08-21 15:28:42

A simulated mission to an asteroid is under way at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Journalists are invited to learn about the test and technologies on Thursday, Aug. 30. Media will be able to learn about the test and see the technologies up close. Reporters interested in attending should email Brandi Dean at brandi.k.dean@nasa.gov. International media must apply for credentials by 5 p.m. CDT, Aug. 23. U.S. reporters should respond by 5 p.m. Aug. 29. The Research and Technology...

Curiosity Gets All Grabby
2012-08-21 14:59:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the recent news from the Mars Curiosity rover can seem incredibly trivial and elementary at first. Once the full realization of the importance and extreme difficulty involved in every part of this process sinks in, these little motions and achievements once thought to be trivial become truly a thing of magic and wonder. To put it differently, every little thing the Curiosity Mars Rover does is magic. As such, NASA...

2012-08-21 06:20:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host two media events this week to provide Curiosity rover mission updates. The first event is a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, today. The second event is televised briefing at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Mars Curiosity team is operating on Mars time. The Martian day is 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, so all events are scheduled based on team availability....

2012-08-21 06:20:28

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to an interview availability and facilities tour with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden at noon EDT, Thursday, Aug. 23, at various locations in and around the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the media tour, Bolden will detail recent progress related to NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media must be at Kennedy's...

Monday's Spacewalk Successful
2012-08-21 11:48:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) handled a spacewalk on Monday that took 5 hours and 51 minutes to complete, involving the moving of a telescoping space crane to a different module. The cosmonauts moved the module in preparation of a Russian laboratory that will be docking with the International Space Station sometime next year. After moving the crane, they sent off a small science satellite into orbit by...

Fourth Galileo Satellite Now At French Guiana Launch Site
2012-08-21 09:40:50

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn. The fourth Galileo satellite flight model arrived at Cayenne Airport in French Guiana on Friday 17 August, flown from the Thales Alenia Space facility in Rome aboard an Ilyushin aircraft. Cocooned inside a protective air-conditioned container, the satellite was then transported to the preparation facility at the Guiana Space Centre to join the...

3 Days Of Hurricane Gordon's Atlantic Track Captured By NASA Satellites
2012-08-21 07:42:35

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellite have captured Hurricane Gordon over three days as it neared the Azores Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Gordon weakened to a tropical storm on August 20. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, is an instrument that flies onboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites and provides high-resolution imagery to users. When NASA's Terra satellite flew over Gordon on August 17 at 9:30 a.m. EDT it was a tropical storm and did not have a visible...

NASA Planning New Mars Mission For 2016
2012-08-21 04:48:31

Video: Digging Deep with NASA´s Next Mars Lander | Video: InSight Mission — Animation of Spacecraft April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Monday the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA's exploration of our solar system. This will be the 12th in the Discovery-class mission series. Journalists from across the nation participated in a question and answer session, with many more listening in to the streaming...

2012-08-20 22:20:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the development testing leader, today announced that the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), builder of the Curiosity Rover, used Coverity to help ensure the reliability of the mission-critical flight software guiding the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars. From the inception of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission, static analysis has been used by NASA JPL as a key part of the code review process to ensure the success...

2012-08-20 10:20:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our solar system's rocky planets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new mission, named InSight, will place instruments on the Martian surface to investigate whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid like Earth's and why...


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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