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With the release of the new highlight reel and the additions to the agency, there’s truly nothing STS can’t tackle.
As space debris becomes an increasing issue, scientists think they have found away to laser it out of harm's way for the astronauts.
NASA has always been cool. But did you know they were THIS cool? They are hosting their 15th annual Student Rocket Launch this weekend, and it's going to be a blast!
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA Student Launch event
Draper Laboratory is developing a tool for NASA that can help the agency improve the design of future spacecraft to help astronauts take full advantage of usable room inside long-duration space
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is gearing up for its fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, April 10-12.
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to begin his long-anticipated Year In Space mission, as he and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are scheduled to depart for the International Space Station on at 3:42pm Eastern on Friday afternoon.
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the Satellite 2015 Conference & Exhibition held at the Walter E.
Earlier this week, NASA successfully tested the largest and most powerful booster ever created, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will ultimately help the US space agency travel into deep space, reach and capture an asteroid, and eventually send astronauts to Mars.
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 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...
Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...
Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...
Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...
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