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2013-12-04 00:20:13

Moon Express Commercial Lunar Mission Creates Global "Citizen Science" Collaboration Opportunity for the International Lunar Observatory Association SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), a 501(c)3 organization based in Hawaii and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, is sending the first private telescope to the lunar surface in 2015 with Moon Express, Inc., a U.S. commercial lunar company based in...

2013-11-29 12:20:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The competition is open to high school and college students and challenges them to create a vehicle designed to traverse the...

2013-11-28 23:21:27

Startup Magnitude.IO helps schools access Nanosatisfi's private satellites to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 A pair of diminutive cube satellites weighing no more than a few pounds were deployed last week from the International Space Station with hopes to usher in a 21st century revolution in education. Secondary school and College students across the country will have the ability to use the satellites in curriculum...

2013-11-15 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capturing the public's interest is a key component for "New Space," where commercial companies are filling in some of the roles that had been traditionally played by NASA, and education has an important role to play, said Ariel Anbar, a professor in Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration. This new role for academia is "a deeper, more authentic relationship than providing training and science majors" to industry, he...

NASA Looks To Private Partners For Future Exploration
2013-11-13 13:59:13

[ Watch the Video: Private Backing Could Help NASA With Future Mission ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Will the next NASA mission to the Moon be “brought to you by Luna Nutrition Bars”? According to a report released by the space agency on Tuesday, companies want to partner with NASA on future space endeavors, but will want property rights in exchange. For now, NASA’s corporate partnership will most likely be limited solely to private space...

2013-11-12 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Arizona State University: What: Forum on Space ExplorationWhen: 9 a.m., November 15, 2013 (refreshments at 8:30 a.m.)Where: Holeman Lounge, 13(th) Floor, National Press Club, 529 14(th) Street NW, Washington, DCTopic: Space Exploration - how and why? Not too long ago, the U.S. space program was the jewel of U.S. science and technology efforts. Highly visible, it had a "can do" mentality,...

Tomorrow's Discoveries Title
2013-11-12 11:58:49

[ Watch the Video: Powering A Manned Mission To Mars ] In the last half century, mankind has begun to explore the solar system. We’ve imaged foreign worlds, discovered new moons, and reached beyond our Sun’s influence. But much has changed; our dreams of learning about the heavens are only expanding and becoming more ambitious. Soon, man will unleash a new wave of explorers to visit planets and moons in our little corner of the galaxy. There are even plans to send astronauts to...

2013-11-05 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teams participating in the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) will address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth...

2013-11-04 09:12:44

NASA Television will air a roundtable discussion with aerospace industry leaders at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 12 about the progress being made toward sending humans into deep space. The live broadcast will take place at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in Washington, and is open to visitors with paid admission. Panelists representing NASA and its prime contractors will discuss the work being done on the agency's Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket, which will carry...

India Looks To Be Fourth Nation To Launch Mission To Mars
2013-11-05 06:00:47

[ Watch the Video: Mars Targeted By India's Space Agency ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Nov 5, 2013 (6:00 a.m.) India has successfully launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center this morning with the aim of becoming only the fourth country to reach the Red Planet. The Mangalyaan probe lifted off at 2:38 p.m. local time after a 56-hour countdown that began Sunday. The launch went off without a hitch for the...


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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