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2012-04-15 06:43:48

Researchers will be able to expose experiments to the weightlessness and vacuum of space by using a new commercial platform outside of International Space Station (ISS). NanoRacks LLC will develop and operate the External Platform Program (EPP) to take advantage of the only orbiting lab that offers long-term, repeat access to the unique environment of unpressurized space. NanoRacks is a private company already operating research facilities under a NASA Space Act Agreement for use of the...

2012-03-02 04:13:56

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on March 1, 2012, to review the scientific, technological, and social benefits being produced through their collaboration, and to discuss plans for further broadening these benefits by continuing to advance the human exploration of space. In reviewing the history of ISS development and the recent transition to a productive research and...

2010-03-04 11:05:00

Keep Shuttle Operational or U.S. Forced to Rely on Russia, China to Reach Space Station Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation on March 3rd to close the gap in U.S. human space flight that will occur if the space shuttle is retired before the next generation of space vehicle is developed. Senator Hutchison's bill would allow the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to extend...

2009-08-27 14:17:50

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $33 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station. Lockheed Martin has held the station's cargo mission contract since January 2004. The one-year extension will bring the total value of the contract to $381 million. The contract provides cargo packing for delivery to and from the space station, consisting of pressurized and...

2009-07-15 17:13:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off today on a 16-day mission to deliver the final components of the Japanese Kibo complex that will expand the International Space Station's (ISS) scientific facilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The Japanese Experiment Module-Exposed Facility (EF) will serve as a multipurpose platform where experiment payloads are exposed to the external space environment. The...

2008-07-24 18:00:18

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced it awarded Lockheed Martin a one-year contract extension of the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) valued at $42 million. The extension provides integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The extension begins Oct. 1, 2008, and is the first of two options in the original contract. "Lockheed Martin CMC has achieved a history of excellent...

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