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Eye Structure Begins To Change After Thirteen Days In Space
2013-10-24 15:06:44

[ Watch the Video: How Does Space Travel Affect The Eye? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is widely known that space can have adverse effects on an astronaut’s body over time, and scientists reporting in the journal Gravitational and Space Research say it can even affect their eyes. Researchers from several institutions, led by Houston Methodist pathologist Patricia Chévez-Barrios, MD, sent mice into orbit aboard the STS-133 space shuttle Discovery mission...

Spaceflight Bed Rest Study Completed By Volunteer Pillownauts
2013-10-23 03:30:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Volunteers recently finished their third and last session of bed rest studies for the European Space Agency (ESA) and can now return to their normal lives – once their bodies have recuperated from the experience. The volunteers spent 21 days in bed with their feet up in the interest of spaceflight and science. Astronauts sometimes need days to recuperate from the effects of living in weightlessness after returning from a long...

How Is The Shutdown Really Affecting NASA Workers?
2013-10-14 04:06:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As the US government shutdown trudges on, comedians are using the big screen tales of space-related heroism to skewer the situation in Washington, while some real-life NASA astronauts are going to extremes in order to make ends meet. Gravity, the movie, which shows astronauts, portrayed by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, struggling to survive in outer space following a harrowing accident, earned $44.3 million and was the top...

2013-10-01 23:27:55

New book details relationship between inventor and space exploration. SUNNYVALE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 In the book, The Shirtsleeve Invention: The Story of a Man and an Idea, author Gloria Beasley Lausten provides readers with a unique and honest perspective on the inventor of the thermal protection system for the space shuttle. The Shirtsleeve Invention details the personal life of Robert Martin Beasley and his time working on the thermal protection system for Lockheed and...

NASA Announces Plan For Government Shutdown
2013-09-30 13:00:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the Senate and House still debating Obamacare, the government is heading towards a potential shutdown tonight, and NASA has already devised a plan in case that scenario plays out. NASA released a five-page document last Friday detailing the steps the space agency would be taking if government agencies were to halt. NASA said its revised shutdown plan insures that routine activities carried out by employees, contractor employees,...

NASA Launch 3D Printer In Space
2013-09-30 10:19:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three-dimensional printing technology is arguably the biggest non-Internet phenomenon of the 21st century thus far, and NASA has announced plans that it will begin testing a 3D printer that would allow astronauts to fashion tools or parts in space. A 3D printer forms plastic objects out of spools of raw material, and could reduce astronauts’ need to pack spacecrafts with extra tools, spare parts or other surplus supplies. Doctors...

Astronauts Train In Orion Spacecraft Simulator
2013-09-27 17:26:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online As NASA prepares for a 2021 launch of the new Orion spacecraft, astronauts have begun their training in an Orion-based simulator. These training sessions are the first since NASA retired the previous space shuttle simulators. The Orion Exploration Mission-1 will carry humans farther into space than they’ve been for over 40 years, propelled by the Space Launch System, NASA’s newest heavy-lift rocket. As the Orion isn’t yet...

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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