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NASA Achieved Major Programmatic Milestone For Spaceport Of The Future
2014-03-26 20:20:13

[ Watch The Video: NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program ] NASA NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program. The major program milestone on March 20, called the Preliminary Design Review, provided an assessment of the...

NASA Demonstrates Space Launch System Adaptive Controls
2014-03-23 14:22:05

Leslie Williams, Public Affairs, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Can a rocket maneuver like an airplane? And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket? NASA engineers demonstrated just that when they used a NASA F/A-18 aircraft recently to simulate a rocket in its early flight phase to test adaptive software for NASA's new rocket the Space Launch System (SLS), the largest, most powerful launch vehicle for deep space missions. The tests are helping engineers...

2014-03-21 23:21:53

Connor Johnson, who started a petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts, meets Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and receives a special space memento. Titusville, Florida (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Six-year-old Connor Johnson stands amazed before space shuttle Atlantis, seeing her for the first time in all her splendor. Connor scans the orbiter from the tip of her black nose to the stretch of her tail, but stays still for only a moment. He runs ahead of the crowd in his bright...

I Need My 'Space'!
2014-03-19 16:06:21

[ Watch The Video: HRP Spaceflight Analogs with Joe Neigut and Ronita Cromwell ] NASA If two is company and three is a crowd, what is four – especially when you are living and working in close quarters and under stress for several days? That is what NASA’s Flight Analogs Project, funded by NASA’s Human Research Program, set to find out when it sent four crew members on a simulated mission to the Geographos asteroid on February 27, 2014. This initiated the first of many...

Six-Year-Old Connor Johnson Demonstrates The 'Right Stuff'
2014-03-18 09:27:29

Frank Ochoa-Gonzales, NASA While most 6-year-olds are eager to get an autograph of their favorite pro athlete or theme-park character, Connor Johnson was seeking signatures for an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. When Connor learned of potential budget cuts last year that threatened his dream of working for NASA, he decided to do something about it. First, Connor wanted to donate his piggy bank, all $10.41. But after talking it over with family, Connor...

Orion Making Strides Ahead Of Its First Launch To Space
2014-03-17 13:30:42

NASA Orion is marching ever closer to its first trip to space on a flight that will set the stage for human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. The Orion team continues to work toward completing the spacecraft to be ready for a launch in September-October. However, the initial timeframe for the launch of Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) has shifted from September-October to early December to support allowing more opportunities for launches this year. Completing the...

2014-03-14 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured on March 14 the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where testing is underway on the avionics unit for the largest, most powerful rocket ever built. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO At Marshall's System Integration Laboratory, Bolden, along with staff from Alabama's congressional delegation and community leaders, had the opportunity to view the...

2014-03-14 12:21:50

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A piece of NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle now resides at Tellus Science Museum. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140314/DC83633 Donated by NASA's Historical Artifacts Program, the nose cap from the Space Shuttle Columbia will go on display as part of Tellus' permanent space exhibit on Friday March 14. Space Shuttle Columbia was America's first Space Shuttle and first reusable spacecraft. It flew 28 flights over the...

2014-03-13 12:20:34

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday that David W. Miller, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., has been named the agency's new Chief Technologist. As chief technologist, he will be Bolden's principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs....

2014-03-11 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a firsthand look at the work being done on the Space Launch System (SLS) avionics and flight software during a visit Friday, March 14 to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability at 1:20 p.m. CDT. SLS, NASA's new rocket, will be 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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