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2013-08-13 23:01:12

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third...

2013-08-13 08:34:03

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ('UrtheCast') is pleased to announce its financial results for the three and six months ending June 30, 2013. The result of operations for the quarter is based upon the activity within Earth Video Camera Inc. ("EVC") for the full time period and post RTO expenses for UrtheCast Corp. for the time period from June 21 to June 30, 2013. Highlights Include: -- Closed our reverse takeover ("RTO") and...

2013-08-08 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 13, to see progress on two Earth-observing missions currently undergoing preparation for launch in 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to accompany Bolden and JPL Director Charles Elachi on the tour at 1:30 p.m. PDT. Bolden will meet with the spacecraft teams,...

2013-07-30 16:20:32

HOUSTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting for ground-based, analog definition and flight definition research proposals to develop safe and effective countermeasures and technologies that will reduce the significant biomedical risks associated with human space travel. These discoveries will not only enable safe and productive human spaceflight, but will also have the potential to improve life on Earth. The...

Airborne Campaign Is Preparing To Probe Pollution-Climate Link
2013-07-26 13:39:33

NASA The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on two of the agency's specialized science aircraft that will begin a major NASA airborne science campaign in early August. Technicians and maintenance personnel at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., weigh, install, check, remove and reinstall the instruments prior to...

2013-07-24 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Question: What do aerospace-themed art, the search for planets capable of supporting life and space suits have in common? Answer: All three subjects will be together in the National Air and Space Museum's Flight and the Arts Gallery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-c) On July...

AirSTAR: Saving The Lives Of Pilots And Passengers
2013-07-24 10:46:43

NASA [ Watch The Video AirSTAR, Making Airliners Safer ] Loss-of-Control (LOC) occurs when an aircraft departs from normal flight. It is the leading accident category for aircraft fatalities in the commercial fleet. "Yet, flight experiments with transport aircraft are rarely conducted on conditions present in LOC accidents," said David Cox, element lead for subscale testing at NASA's Langley Research Center. For Cox and the rest of the AirSTAR (Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft...

2013-07-22 23:21:59

My City Tours, Inc. has joined together with Hall of Fame Legends Darrell Green and Art Monk, to provide fans with a daily luxury shuttle service to Training Camp in Richmond, VA. Fans will arrive to training camp in style and luxury on VIP MOTOR COACHES, leaving from select locations around the DC metropolitan area. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Join Hall of Fame greats, Darrell Green and Art Monk, and the team from MY CITY TOURS, for the grand announcement of the “Training...

2013-07-19 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The selected proposals include a wide range of imaginative concepts, including 3-D printing of biomaterials, such as arrays of cells; using galactic rays to map the insides of asteroids; and an "eternal flight"...

2013-07-12 23:19:15

BARTKRESA Design Creates Breathtaking Space Journey Using 3-Chip DLP Projectors Cypress, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Christie® technology and the Space Shuttle Endeavour journeyed to the cosmos in an extraordinary visual display created by BARTKRESA Design at the California Science Center’s annual Discovery Ball charity event. In line with the evening’s theme: ”Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future,” guests dined beneath Endeavour’s enormous wings while nine Christie...


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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