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2013-04-12 16:21:36

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a new satellite mission and a new space-based instrument to begin development as part of the agency's Heliophysics Explorer Program. The projects will provide space observations to study Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Ionospheric Connection (ICON) mission, led by Thomas Immel of the University of California, Berkeley, will probe the extreme...

NASA Columbia Space Shuttle Launched 32 Years Ago Today
2013-04-12 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Thirty-two years ago today, the world got a little smaller as the best access man has ever had to space began when the first space shuttle launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. April 12, 1981 Space Shuttle Columbia launched on the STS-1 mission, kickstarting over 30 years of science exploration, as well as a few tragic moments. Astronaut John Young was the mission commander that day. He was a veteran of four...

2013-04-03 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 295 research and technology proposals from 216 American small businesses for negotiations that may lead to contract awards worth a combined $38.7 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The proposals are part of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. SBIR addresses specific technology gaps in agency missions while...

2013-04-02 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting eligible educational institutions, museums and other organizations to screen and request historical space artifacts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The artifacts represent significant human spaceflight technologies, processes and the accomplishments of NASA's many programs. NASA and the General Services Administration worked together to ensure broad access to space artifacts and to provide a...

2013-03-22 16:22:25

Comprehensive, Interactive Attraction is the First of its Kind in the United States CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - The internationally popular Angry Birds((TM)) have landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a new mission in space. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/NY82130 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Angry Birds Space Encounter, the first comprehensive,...

2013-03-21 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is expanding its reach to the nation's growing Spanish-speaking population by holding its first-ever Google+ Hangout en Espanol from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) As part of Science4Girls, a NASA initiative to partner with libraries during National Women's History Month, participants will be able to learn more about the life and career of two...

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo-Era F-1 Engines From Atlantic Ocean
2013-03-21 09:22:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos last year announced that he would send a team of explorers to hunt out and recover F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch. Just yesterday (Mar 20), Bezos made a new announcement that the team had recovered several engine parts from the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Canaveral, yet it is too early to tell if the F-1 engine parts are from the famed Apollo 11 mission. The...

2013-03-19 08:21:17

BELTSVILLE, MD., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViviSat, the leading provider of in-orbit servicing, has announced a unique, highly agile hosted payload capability that will supplement its life extension services. ViviSat uses the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV), manufactured by one of its parent companies, ATK (NYSE: ATK). The primary mission of the MEV is to dock with an orbiting satellite and serve as the propulsion and attitude control systems. This enables mission extension for...

2013-03-18 20:21:14

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the California Science Center's 15(th) annual Discovery Ball, nearly 850 guests celebrated "Space Exploration: Past, Present and Future". As part of the festivities, guests previewed "Mission 26: The Big Endeavour" a photographic exhibition which opened on Monday, March 11, and dined under the wings of Space Shuttle Endeavour in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion. The annual black-tie gala, a philanthropic event,...

2013-03-14 23:03:15

Luminox Launches Timepieces for Space this Fall San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Luminox announces the Pilot Professional, one in a series of four designs in the new SXC Space Collection slated for release this fall. Designed with input from test pilots and astronauts and with them in mind, the Pilot Professional is an analog watch with digital windows, multi-function capabilities and the added advantage of Luminox Light Technology. The Swiss Analog-Digital movement employed is 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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