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Close To One Hundred Ideas Selected For Possible NASA Asteroid Missions
2013-09-04 13:25:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has selected 96 asteroid initiative ideas about how to protect Earth from asteroids and find a space rock for humans to explore. The latest ideas derive from more than 400 submissions the space agency received after it sent out an asteroid initiative request for information (RFI) during a planned event on June 18, 2013. The ideas also help provide NASA with new insight into the best way to identify, capture and relocate a...

Crash Test Dummies Survive Successful NASA Chopper Drop Test
2013-08-29 10:28:31

[ Watch the Video: Helicopter Drop test ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's chopper experiment crashed with flying colors, just as expected, giving scientists more data to make a better helicopter. Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center crashed an old Marine helicopter loaded down with plenty of technology and 15 dummy occupants to gather data about surviving a helicopter accident. The scientists dropped the helicopter from a height of about 30 feet,...

2013-08-28 12:42:23

NASA will host a televised news conference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, to preview the upcoming test flight of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. The news conference will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at the conclusion of a meeting in which senior NASA managers, space station partners and Orbital Sciences officials will evaluate the spacecraft's readiness for flight. Cygnus is scheduled for launch Tuesday, Sept....

3D Printed Rocket Component Blazes To Life In New Firing Test
2013-08-28 04:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest 3D printed rocket engine component ever tested by NASA produced a record 20,000 pounds of thrust during an engine firing last Thursday, officials at the US space agency have revealed. The component tested during the engine firing was an injector, which delivers propellants used to power an engine and provides the thrust required to launch rockets into space, NASA explained. During the test, liquid oxygen and gaseous...

Preparation Continues For SLS Engine Testing At Stennis
2013-08-27 11:49:05

NASA Think about negotiating an intricate maze, and you begin to appreciate the challenge of designing and fabricating test stand piping for NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine. NASA is meeting that challenge at its Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., where liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid hydrogen and related piping is being produced for RS-25 engine testing on the A-1 test stand. Testing of the core-stage engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) is scheduled to begin next...

NASA Getting Ready To Crash A Chopper - On Purpose
2013-08-27 05:02:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is gearing up for a new experiment where it plans to crash a former Marine helicopter in order to learn a bit more about how the aircraft crash lands. The space agency said engineers will be dropping a 45-foot long helicopter from about 30 feet above the ground in order to test out the seat belts and seats equipped inside in. It said it is collaborating with the Navy, Army and Federal Aviation Administration for the Transport...

Kids Are The Stars
2013-08-23 07:15:21

NASA It is one thing to be inspired; it is another thing to inspire someone else. It is in another league to lead an entire elementary school in building a real spacecraft to fly in space. That is exactly what Joe Pellegrino is doing with the approximately 400 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, including his son Felix, at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va. "My rewarding space career started with my seventh grade physics teacher, who lit the fire inside me to...

NASA Reveals New Images, Video Of Asteroid Redirect Mission
2013-08-23 07:30:04

[WATCH VIDEO: Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Animation] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has released a new animation along with new photos of the space agency's proposed asteroid redirect mission. The space agency said it is developing the first-ever mission to identify, approach, capture and redirect a small asteroid into a stable orbit in lunar vicinity. The part of this mission would be performed by an asteroid capture vehicle, while another part of the...


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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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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