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Gravity Film Real NASA science
2013-09-27 11:14:13

[ Watch The Video: Sandra Bullock's 'Out-Of-This-World' Role ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most anticipated films of the year, Gravity, will be coming to theaters next weekend, and while it is sure to provide a thrilling "what-if" scenario, it will also shed light on the dangers NASA astronauts face during each spacewalk. In Gravity, two astronauts end up drifting in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by space...

2013-09-26 12:33:20

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology challenges that may improve astrophysics scientific instruments, oxygen recovery for space life...

2013-09-24 23:38:04

After their successful launch of the Loyalty Program, DebitWay has further developed a Real Time Sales Booster. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 DebitWay, a huge entity in the world’s payment processing industry, has taken their product development one step further by launching a Real Time Sales Booster. This launch comes after their recent successful run of another product called the Loyalty Program. The ‘Real Time Sales Booster’ promises instantaneous results with...

NASA Seeking People Willing To Stay In Bed For More Than Two Months
2013-09-22 08:49:02

[ Watch the Video: NASA Accepting Applications For Bed-Rest Study ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online If you’ve ever had a tough time getting out of bed, you might just have what it takes to help shape the future of manned spaceflight in the US, while making a cool $18,000 in the process. Believe it or not, NASA is currently recruiting volunteers for a new 70-day bed rest study designed to test the conditions that astronauts could experience while...

Boeing CST-100 OMAC Thrusters Tested In New Mexico
2013-09-21 07:55:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a gauntlet of test firings of the steering jets conducted at White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft is closer than ever to liftoff. The tests, which simulated the demanding environment of space, were recently completed by Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne to assess how the thrusters -- which fire with 1,500 pounds of force -- will speed up, slow down and move the spacecraft while...


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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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