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Modified 'Pumpkin Suit' Being Tested By NASA For Asteroid Mission Spacewalks
2013-12-13 12:32:12

[ Watch The Video: Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab ] NASA NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and reentry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft. As the agency plans human deep space...

Google Execs Received Fuel Discount Meant For NASA Flights
2013-12-12 13:29:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google executives saved millions of dollars due to an improper fuel discount on private aircraft they have had sitting in a leased NASA hanger. NASA said its Ames Research Center began leasing about 70,000 square feet of space in an aircraft hangar on its property to H211 -- a private company that manages aircraft owned or leased by Google executives Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt. When property goes unused at NASA...

2013-12-10 23:30:35

Onboard Systems manufactures a growing line of electric swivels designed to enhance flight safety for external load missions transporting spinning loads. The FAA issued a SAFO on November 4, 2013 to outline current guidance and best practices for Part 133 external load operators which discusses the importance of using a swivel so that spinning loads do not affect flight safety. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook...

To Improve Rocket Designs NASA Engineers Will Crush Giant Fuel Tank
2013-12-09 12:24:33

NASA Think of it as high-tech can crushing. Only the can is enormous, as big as part of the largest rocket ever made. During a series of tests from Dec. 9-13 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., engineers will apply nearly a million pounds of force to the top of an empty but pressurized rocket fuel tank. The test will eventually buckle and destroy the structure of the thin cylindrical tank wall while instruments precisely measure and record everything, millisecond...

Space Shuttle Replica Vandalized At Space Center Houston
2013-12-01 05:10:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A replica space shuttle located outside of Space Center Houston was apparently vandalized late Tuesday night last week. Museum staff discovered when they arrived the following morning that someone had spray-painted racist and politically motivated messages onto the side of the vehicle. According to the Daily Mail, one of the messages spray-painted onto the side of the replica shuttle, Space Shuttle Independence, read “Houston we...

Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight. That astronaut, Ulf Merbold, became the first non-American to participate in a space shuttle mission when he departed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 28, 1983, the ESA explained in a statement. “The six...

2013-11-25 23:02:25

Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA technology spinoff product in the popular Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Aerogel is considered the highest insulating material known and one of the lightest solids known to man. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA...


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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