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2014-04-30 12:22:32

HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations.

Expedition 39 Soyuz Rollout
2014-04-30 05:37:38

In the wake of new sanctions levied against his country by the US, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has taken to social media to suggest that American astronauts should consider exploring alternative methods of transportation to the International Space Station.

NASA System Allows Astronauts To Grow Vegetables Without Gravity
2014-04-28 08:49:12

In a weightless environment, growing plants and vegetables is quite difficult -- soil and water will rise and the plant’s roots cling to whatever it can grab a hold of. This is what the astronauts face aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when trying to grow plants.

Biotube-MICRO investigation Seeks How Plants Sense 'Up' and 'Down'
2014-04-28 03:28:22

On Earth, we take for granted that a plant grows up and its roots grow down. In space, however, this seemingly predictable formula is upended. How do plants sense "up" and "down" where those relative positions don't exist?

Orion’s Parachute Performance Tested Over Arizona
2014-04-25 03:04:32

The team designing the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft has demonstrated almost every parachute failure they could imagine. But on April 23, they tested how the system would perform if the failure wasn’t in the parachutes.

High-Flying Sequel Set To Premier By NASA Aeronautics
2014-04-24 03:43:12

For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers beginning in early May will take to the skies with a DC-8 and other aircraft to conduct a series of flight tests designed to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines.

2014-04-23 08:22:18

BitSat Design Study Announced ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BitCoins took one small step towards space today as Jeff Garzik's Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries

2014-04-22 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to join a host of NASA scientists, engineers and managers at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27 at

Research For Future Deep-Space Explorers Pioneered By NASA Engineer
2014-04-22 11:30:47

Annie Caraccio has been a chemical engineer in the Materials Science Division of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the past three years. During that time, she has become involved in revolutionary research that may be of value both on Earth and for future explorers living and working on another planet.

2014-04-21 12:29:26

Space Exploration Panel Will Be Featured on Lockheed Martin Stage April 26 BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to STEM education,


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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