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Probe Into Tuesdays Antares Explosion Begins As Questions

Probe Into Tuesday's Antares Explosion Begins As Questions Arise About The Rocket's Engines

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As day one of the investigation of the failure and explosion of an Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket during an attempted resupply mission wrapped up Wednesday evening, reports surfaced...

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2014-10-29 16:20:41

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) has announced speakers and panelists for the inaugural 2014 Orbital Debris Workshop. The workshop connects individuals and research from across academe, industry and government to foster collaboration and promote the long-term goal of developing policies, laws and systems leading to the effective remediation and control of orbital debris. The...

2014-10-24 12:22:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Composite sandwich structures are a special type of material made by attaching two thin skins to a lightweight core....

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2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

x37-b
2014-10-13 04:24:32

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The top-secret, 22-month-long military mission of the X-37B robotic mini-shuttle will end this week, as the US Air Force announced on Friday that the space plane is scheduled to touch down in California on Tuesday. According to Reuters reporter Irene Klotz, weather and technical factors will determine the exact time when the 29-foot-long space plane also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle will land at Vandenberg Air Force Base near the...

2014-10-06 20:20:25

California Science Center Prepares to Install Payload in Space Shuttle LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people witnessed space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California landmarks and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to her final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center. It was a historical event and comprised the first stage of Mission 26. There are three more stages leading up to her lift into the vertical...

2014-10-03 12:20:57

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The full-scale test sent the fuselage and its 15 dummy occupants crashing into the dirt at NASA Langley Research Center's Landing and Impact Research facility in Hampton, Virginia, at about 30 miles an hour. "This...

Helicopter Drop Test
2014-10-03 03:00:28

Kathy Barnstorff, NASA Langley Research Center It's not every day that you see a black and white polka-dotted helicopter hanging in the air, suspended by cables. But then not every day is a crash test day at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. [ Watch the Video: NASA Helicopter Crash Test A Smashing Success ] NASA researchers and others from the military and national and international government agencies spent more than three years preparing for less than 10...

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2014-10-03 07:17:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Sierra Nevada Corporation has lost the bid for its Dream Chaser shuttle to become a “space taxi” for NASA, the company is forging ahead and announced earlier this week that it was partnering with Stratolaunch Systems to develop an orbital transportation system. The system would combine a three-person version of the Dream Chaser with a Stratolaunch super-plane powered by six 747-class engines. “This relationship...

2014-09-30 23:20:00

Spacesuit designer and manufacturer Final Frontier Design to supply Waypoint 2 Space with spacesuits for Waypoint’s Discovering Astronaut Training sessions and FAA approved spaceflight training programs. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today, Waypoint 2 Space (Waypoint) announced a partnership with Final Frontier Design (FFD) that will integrate FFD space suit designs with Waypoint’s innovative EVA training systems in support of Waypoint’s FAA safety approved commercial...

2014-09-30 16:21:07

Igniter Integral to NASA's Space Launch System and Orion Crew Safety ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and ATK (NYSE: ATK) successfully completed a static test of the launch abort motor igniter for the Orion crew capsule's Launch Abort System (LAS). Conducted at ATK's facility in Promontory, Utah, this test is the next step toward qualifying the igniter for production. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149451 The LAS will be placed on top of the Orion spacecraft,...


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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...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

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
2012-10-27 13:54:11

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
2012-10-27 13:23:11

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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