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2013-11-13 12:20:53

Private Space Station Resupply Underway, Plans Readied for Astronauts WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency's public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A little...

2013-08-02 11:10:06

NASA has achieved a major milestone in its effort to build the nation's next heavy-lift launch vehicle by successfully completing the Space Launch System (SLS) preliminary design review. Senior experts and engineers from across the agency concluded Wednesday the design, associated production and ground support plans for the SLS heavy-lift rocket are technically and programmatically capable of fulfilling the launch vehicle's mission objectives. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion...

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...

2013-06-28 20:20:07

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - On June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open the doors to the world's most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program -Space Shuttle Atlantis.(SM) To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61725-space-shuttle-atlantis-nasa-attraction-kennedy-space-center (Photo:...

Next SpaceX Launch Date Set For March 1
2013-02-15 07:36:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX will be launching its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 1, according to NASA. The next target launch date will be the company's second resupply mission to the ISS. SpaceX was the first company to ever dock with the orbiting outpost, and also the only company resupplying the astronauts aboard. Last year, SpaceX's Dragon capsule made history after earning itself a contract to resupply...

NASA Moving Forward As It Looks To Return Manned Space Missions Launching From US Soil
2013-01-28 15:01:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced that it is taking the next steps in trying to get back to launching astronauts from U.S. soil. The space agency said that three companies are now conducting activities that will confirm U.S.-based commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station (ISS). Through May 30, 2014, three companies will be working under contract with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to develop products to...

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...

2012-11-03 07:20:05

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program through an immersive educational experience set within a 50-foot geodesic dome. The multi-city tour premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City in July, followed by a simultaneous showing at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles...

2012-11-02 19:20:17

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived today at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin its new mission as the dramatically displayed centerpiece of a $100 million exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121102/NY05650 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Atlantis completed its historic final journey - the last of any of NASA's space shuttles - with NASA officials...

2012-10-30 11:21:43

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding space shuttle Atlantis' move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1, NASA TV's media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants are:--...