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2013-06-28 12:21:07

Space Florida Proposes to Operate Shuttle Landing Facility WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency for the state of Florida, for negotiations toward a partnership agreement to maintain and operate the historic Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC),...

2013-06-27 23:42:52

The article published by Financesonline.com shares with its readers the latest milestones in space exploration - the availability of commercial space travels to delight modern space tourists and the costs of these out-of-this-world adventures. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The article "Space Tourism: How Much Should You Save For A Space Trip?" published recently by FinancesOnline.com enjoins readers to celebrate the fact that the cosmos is not the infinite void and...

2013-06-27 16:20:59

HOUSTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Johnson Space Center and Deloitte have joined in a strategic partnership offering advanced risk-management services to oil and gas companies. The Space Act Agreement commencement ceremony took place Thursday, June 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A core value of NASA is safety, which serves as a cornerstone of mission success. This collaboration will enforce NASA's constant attention to safety as...

2013-06-27 16:20:51

HOUSTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move designed to bring advanced risk-management capabilities to America's energy industry, the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions and the NASA Johnson Space Center have entered into a strategic alliance to offer services to oil and gas companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a ) These services, which include several operational risk-management offerings, are aimed at companies looking to minimize the risk...

Protecting Spacecraft From Space Junk
2013-06-27 16:16:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers developed a numerical algorithm that simulates the shock of orbital debris striking materials that make up a space vehicle's outer defense. Scientists commonly use supercomputers to investigate physical phenomenon that cannot be duplicated in a laboratory environment. By running simulations on these such computers, University of Texas researchers have assisted NASA in the development of ballistic limit curves that predict...

2013-06-20 16:22:26

HOUSTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Johnson Space Center and Deloitte will enter into a strategic alliance offering advanced risk-management services to oil and gas companies. The Space Act Agreement commencement ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Central, Thursday, June 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) These capabilities include several operational risk-management approaches aimed at companies seeking to minimize the risk of catastrophic...

CubeSats Soar In High-Altitude Demonstration Over The California Desert
2013-06-19 11:07:35

NASA Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams. The satellites, known as CubeSats, lifted off from the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert aboard a Prospector 18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corp. of Long Beach. Data recorded by the CubeSats' onboard sensors during Saturday's flight test will help...

NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First American Woman In Space: Sally Ride
2013-06-19 08:56:24

[WATCH VIDEO: Sally Ride Anniversary] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly into space after securing a spot aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7 on June 18, 1983. Her goals captured the attention of the nation, inspiring women everywhere to break barriers. Ride was one of three specialists on STS-7 and was instrumental in helping the crew deploy communication satellites, conduct experiments and make use of...

2013-06-17 12:21:20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tow, storage and recovery businesses in Florida can anticipate changes in requirements for the good faith letter process and certificate of destruction procedures based on a new law passed by the Florida Legislature. Auto Data Direct, Inc. (ADD) offers an affordable and effective solution to these industries for complying with the new law. Effective July 1, 2013, Florida's good faith procedure for locating out-of-state owners or...

2013-06-14 23:01:11

Space Shuttle endeavour draws millions of visitors into its orbit. Cypress, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The Space Shuttle Endeavour´s final journey is captured in a compelling nine-minute video being shown on a Christie Roadster HD10K-M 3-chip DLP® projectors at the California Science Center in the Mission 26: The Big Endeavour exhibit. The film follows the shuttle as it flies over Los Angeles — transported on top of a NASA Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft — before...


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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