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2013-11-11 23:22:20

Figure Plant, a design and fabrication company based in Portland, Oregon, was recently asked: “We want to cook chicken in space.

No Damages Reported As GOCE Satellite Falls Back To Earth
2013-11-11 07:39:22

A defunct satellite that had been mapping the Earth’s gravitational field fell back to Earth at approximately 7pm ET Sunday (01:00 CET Monday), the European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed.

2013-10-31 23:24:43

Elite Group Includes President George H.W.

Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was largely a successful automated test flight. However, as the aircraft came in for a landing at California’s Edwards Air Force Base, things didn’t go exactly as planned

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powered On For First Time
2013-10-29 09:12:03

NASA's first-ever deep space craft, Orion, has been powered on for the first time, marking a major milestone in the final year of preparations for flight.

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

Scientists say that spending just 13 days in orbit could cause some changes in eye structure, according to a recently published study in the journal Gravitational and Space Research.

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

Volunteers recently finished their third and last session of bed rest studies for the European Space Agency and can now return to their normal lives – once their bodies have recuperated from the experience.


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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