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2013-07-10 10:38:06

NASA officials will visit Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass., Wednesday, July 17, to view progress being made on the heat shield for the agency's Orion spacecraft. Orion will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) next year. The flight will evaluate the design and performance of the spacecraft that will send humans on future missions to an asteroid and Mars. News media representatives are invited to attend a 9:15 a.m. EDT tour of the Textron Defense Systems facility to...

2013-07-09 23:03:32

NEXCOM's new all-in-one vehicle mount computer optimizes mining logistics service and manages volatile working conditions in tank trucks. With orders, vehicle, traffic and weather information gathered and shared in real-time among drivers and dispatchers; the mining logistics service delivers required material to mining sites in an efficient, safe and eco-friendly manner. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 The VMC 300, NEXCOM's new, all-in-one vehicle mount computer, optimizes...

2013-07-09 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials will visit Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass., Wednesday, July 17, to view progress being made on the heat shield for the agency's Orion spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Orion will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) next year. The flight will evaluate the design and performance of the spacecraft that will send humans on future missions to an asteroid and...

Future Space Habitats Could Have Robotic Gardeners
2013-07-09 08:27:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of students from the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State recently demonstrated how a system of robotic farmers could help future space travelers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The student team is developing remote plant production technology for use on NASA's deep-space habitat prototype. As part of a graduate course sponsored by NASA and the National Space Grant X-Hab Academic Challenge, the 11 students -- 10...

2013 Zero Robotics Tournament Mini Satellites
2013-07-05 09:40:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is inviting European students to participate in the annual Zero Robotics tournament, giving kids a chance to play a robot game on the International Space Station (ISS). The Zero Robotics tournament turns the orbiting laboratory into a playing field for students to control mini satellites, known as SPHERES, with self-developed software. These volleyball-sized satellites move around the space station using 12 jets powered by...

2013-07-02 23:19:17

Southern California-based precision machining and metal fabricator, Pendarvis Manufacturing supplies components for new space shuttle exhibit in Florida Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 This past weekend, Pendarvis Manufacturing's steel fabrication work was unveiled as part of the new Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Pendarvis Manufacturing, an Anaheim precision machine shop and fabricator, built hundreds of steel sub-assemblies that were used in...

2013-07-02 16:20:19

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurized, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials. The composite tank will enable the next generation of rockets and spacecraft needed for space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Cryogenic propellants are gasses chilled to subfreezing temperatures and condensed to form...

2013-07-02 12:22:50

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will conduct the second annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference July 16-18 in Denver. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The theme of the conference is "Discoveries, Applications and Opportunities." It is the only annual conference offering details on...

NASA Taps Space Florida To Operate, Maintain Kennedy Shuttle Landing Facility
2013-06-29 09:04:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, to maintain and operate the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the US space agency announced Friday. "This agreement will continue to expand Kennedy's viability as a multi-user spaceport and strengthen the economic opportunities for Florida and the nation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said during a...

2013-06-28 20:20:07

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - On June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open the doors to the world's most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program -Space Shuttle Atlantis.(SM) To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61725-space-shuttle-atlantis-nasa-attraction-kennedy-space-center (Photo:...


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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