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NASA Employs Private Companies To Make Orion Project A Reality By 2014
2013-01-15 07:49:14

[Watch Video] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To ensure that the future of the US space exploration program keeps its head above water, NASA´s Kennedy Space Center has partnered with the private sector to get Orion rolling out the door. By employing outside workers, NASA has provided a means to expedite the Orion spaceship building process from months to just days. Working with contractors from Lockheed Martin, NASA is working hard at Kennedy´s...

2013-01-04 16:20:51

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a status update news conference to discuss the progress of the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The briefing from Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Through CCP, NASA is facilitating the development of U.S. commercial crew space...

Space Industry Review Of 2012
2012-12-29 09:47:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 has been an historical year in the space industry, and the beauty of this past year is it is just paving the way for the best that is yet to come. During the past year, we have seen NASA encounter the Red Planet with their latest piece of technology, and have seen great strides made by the commercial space industry. Last year, we ended the year on a bit of a sour note, but with hopeful dreams the United States would soon...

Russian Space Agency To Increase Spending
2012-12-28 11:57:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the state-run RIA news agency, Russia is giving its space industry budget a big financial boost. The news agency reported that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a plan to spend $68.71 billion on developing Russia's space industry from 2013 to 2020. "The program will enable our country to effectively participate in forward-looking projects, such as the International Space Station, the study of the...

2012-12-21 15:35:17

The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacecraft and other payloads beyond low-Earth orbit, providing a new capability for human exploration. The core stage preliminary design review (PDR) was held Thursday at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and included representatives from the agency and The Boeing Co. Boeing's...

2012-12-17 16:21:57

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is celebrating the holidays by opening to guests on Christmas Day for the first time in 45 years, and offering a holiday gift to visitors: one child age 11 and under free with the purchase of a paid adult admission Dec. 17 through Jan. 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Guests can enjoy the holiday sights and sounds of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's second...

2012-12-12 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, NASA continued to implement America's ambitious space exploration program, landing the most sophisticated rover on the surface of Mars, carrying out the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA achieved historic milestones this year landing the most sophisticated rover on...

Private Spacecraft Companies Get $30M From NASA
2012-12-11 14:12:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has just handed out $30 million to the private spacecraft companies to help get their vehicles certified to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). The U.S. space agency has been relying on the Russian Federal Space Agency to ferry its astronauts to and from the space station since it retired its space shuttle program in the spring of 2011. In the meantime, private U.S. companies have been working on plans to build and...

Leadership Changes At Glenn And Johnson Announced By NASA
2012-11-16 16:51:52

NASA NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced leadership changes Friday for the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Johnson Space Center in Houston. James Free will succeed Ramon (Ray) Lugo as Glenn's center director when Lugo retires in January. Free has served as Glenn's deputy director since January 2011. Ellen Ochoa will succeed Michael Coats as Johnson's center director when Coats retires at the end of the year. Ochoa has served as Johnson's deputy director since...

2012-11-16 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced leadership changes Friday for the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) James Free will succeed Ramon (Ray) Lugo as Glenn's center director when Lugo retires in January. Free has served as Glenn's deputy director since January 2011. Ellen Ochoa will succeed Michael Coats as Johnson's center...


Latest Space Shuttle program 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...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

Linda Godwin
2012-10-18 12:06:46

Linda Godwin is a private pilot, an American scientist, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Linda Maxine Godwin on July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was raised in Jackson, however, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She then went to attend Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics in 1974. She then immediately went to graduate school at the University of Missouri, where she earned a Master of Science...

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