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2014-01-22 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active year for NASA Earth science researchers, who also will conduct airborne campaigns to...

2014-01-17 11:20:22

Engineers testing the parachute system for NASA's Orion spacecraft increased the complexity of their tests Thursday, Jan. 16, adding the jettison of hardware designed to keep the capsule safe during flight. The test was the first to give engineers in-air data on the performance of the system that jettisons Orion's forward bay cover. The cover is a shell that fits over Orion's crew module to protect the spacecraft during launch, orbital flight and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. When...

2014-01-16 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers testing the parachute system for NASA's Orion spacecraft increased the complexity of their tests Thursday, Jan. 16, adding the jettison of hardware designed to keep the capsule safe during flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test was the first to give engineers in-air data on the performance of the system that jettisons Orion's forward bay cover. The cover is a shell that fits over...

2014-01-15 23:01:26

On May 4, 2014, supporters of Public Benefit Aviation will launch their Inaugural Endeavor Awards gala event which will take place in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center. Astronauts, Hollywood luminaries and legendary aviators will gather to honor the heroes who provide the gift of flight to thousands of people each year. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 “We and our sponsors are proud to hold our inaugural event in the Samuel Oschin Space...

2014-01-13 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The experiment, entitled "SPHERES-Slosh," is part of the SPHERES-Slosh payload. This experiment seeks to...

2014-01-06 20:20:13

Navia launches as the World's first and only commercially available driverless vehicle LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES) - Induct today announced the launch of the world's first intelligent, electric and driverless shuttle, Navia, in the U.S. with a live demonstration of the vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Already deployed with partnerships in Switzerland, the UK and Singapore, the Navia self-driving shuttle navigates streets congested with...

Beyonce Samples Challenger Disaster Audio In Song, Sparks Outrage
2013-12-31 09:13:10

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A disaster that took the lives of seven astronauts on January 28, 1986 will never be forgotten. However, friends, family members and NASA itself are angered by Beyoncé using a six-second audio clip from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster at the beginning of her new love song “XO.” According to Fox news, the clip used was from Steve Nesbit who was NASA’s public affairs officer at the time of the disaster. He was heard...

Work On Orion Spacecraft Progresses As Engineers Pivot To 2014
2013-12-27 10:26:48

NASA Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is less than a year away now, and the team building the spacecraft is meeting milestones left and right as they prepare the vehicle for its debut. The Orion crew module that will fly 3,600 miles above Earth on the spacecraft’s first mission is continuing to come together inside the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Since the heat shield that will protect it from temperatures...

2013-12-20 23:00:43

Bob Wilmes’ lifelong career in aerospace enabled him and his team of engineers to make history as they developed systems responsible for taking astronauts to and from space. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 On December 12, with help from Silverado Memory Care Community and the California Science Center, retired Space Shuttle worker Bob Wilmes and his three daughters visited the Endeavor exhibit, giving him a special glimpse into his past and making a connection to one of his...


Latest Space Shuttle 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...

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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