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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...

2013-03-11 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA unveiled an Exploration Design Challenge on Monday to give students from kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to play a unique role in the future of human spaceflight. The innovative educational opportunity was announced in a special event at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The challenge asks students in the U.S. and abroad to think and act like...

2013-03-08 12:39:40

NASA and Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., will involve students in the flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft through an Exploration Design Challenge to be unveiled in Houston on Monday, March 11. Two-time space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin, now NASA's associate administrator for education, will announce details of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenge at 11:30 a.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. CDT) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at NASA's Johnson Space...

2013-03-07 20:20:16

March 11 - September 2, 2013 LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center will open "Mission 26: The Big Endeavour," an exhibition that will add a new experience for guests visiting the Space Shuttle. The exhibition is composed of more than 80 stunning images, many taken by Los Angeles Times photographers, highlighting spectacular scenes witnessed during Space Shuttle Endeavour's flight over California and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city...

NASA's Orion Flight Test Launch On Course
2013-03-01 09:36:41

NASA The first spacecraft NASA has designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era is well on its way to making a flight test next year, agency officials said Wednesday. The mission is planned for launch in September 2014, and will see an Orion capsule orbit Earth without a crew and return through the atmosphere at speeds unseen since astronauts last returned from the moon in 1972. "It's a key element of our overall plan to get humans beyond Earth orbit as quickly as...


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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