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lightning from space
2014-03-05 07:37:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as you might keep a spare tire in your car, or a spare filter for your air conditions, NASA keeps spares as well. These "spare" flight hardware units allow NASA to continue work without interruption in the event that something goes down for repair. These spare parts are kept even after the project ends, sometimes finding second lives in new areas. A sophisticated piece of flight hardware, called a Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS),...

NASA Congratulates Crew Involved With Producing The Movie 'Gravity' On Academy Award Wins
2014-03-03 11:21:41

[ Watch The Video: NASA Astronaut “Cady” Colemen on “Gravity” Oscar Win ] NASA NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie "Gravity" for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning "Best Director" at the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony held on March 2, 2014. In the Warner Bros. movie "Gravity," two astronauts find themselves adrift in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by space debris. Although this...

Icy Work In Store For NASA Scientists
2014-02-28 05:09:31

[ Watch the Video: HAIC SAFIRE Night ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many airline passengers have experienced the result of icy conditions during the cold winter months. It becomes difficult to get to the airport on icy roads, and planes can be delayed and also face de-icing while on the ground. Another concern year round, however, is ice formation inside the engine while the plane is in flight. An international research group, including NASA scientists, will...

2014-02-26 23:29:56

Burbank-Based Exhibit Designer-Producer Recognized In The Category Of Outstanding Visual Effects In A Special Venue Project For Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ Burbank, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Burbank, California-based Mousetrappe has won this year’s VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project from the Visual Effects Society for the studio’s celebrated work on the work on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ attraction. Launched...

2014-02-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university researchers and other state resource management agencies will collaborate to apply advanced remote sensing and...

International Space Station Scientists Look Forward To 10 More Years Of Breakthroughs
2014-02-15 04:29:44

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: 10 More Years For The International Space Station ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world can change in a decade, as we well know. The same is true in space. Over the last ten years, the International Space Station (ISS) has been producing results at an extraordinary rate. The unique capabilities of this under-appreciated laboratory have resulted in: • The development of a precision robotic arm that aids in the removal of...

DARPA Dreams Up Satellite-Launching Hypersonic Space Plane
2014-02-12 15:03:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program will help add a quick, affordable and routine ride to space. The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing “aircraft-like access to space.” The proposed vehicle would launch from a “clean pad” with a small...

Tracking Spilled Oil Using Newly Developed Computer Model
2014-02-10 09:25:08

USGS Computer model can help with current, future clean-up efforts A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later. U.S. Geological Survey scientists developed the model as a way of tracking the movement of sand and oil found along the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The new tool can help guide clean-up efforts, and be used to aid the response to future oil spills....

NASA Retired Its F-104 20 Years Ago
2014-02-08 08:09:25

[ Watch the Video: Looking Back At NASA's Retired F-104 Jet ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Twenty years ago, NASA’s F-104 jet made its final flight over the space agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center. During that flight, NASA research pilot Tom McMurtry took the F-104 from the Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, which Dryden shares. “At the last moment, he switched on the fuel flow to the afterburner and a vapor trail of fuel streamed out...

2014-02-05 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA Student Launch will be held May 15-17 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah. There, the student teams will undergo a rigorous launch readiness review...


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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