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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight. That astronaut, Ulf Merbold, became the first non-American to participate in a space shuttle mission when he departed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 28, 1983, the ESA explained in a statement. “The six...

2013-11-25 23:02:25

Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA technology spinoff product in the popular Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Aerogel is considered the highest insulating material known and one of the lightest solids known to man. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA...

2013-11-25 16:21:09

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the SATCON Satellite Communications Conference & Expo held here November 13-14 at the Javits Convention Center, Teal Group space analysts have identified 3,164 space payloads proposed to be built and launched to earth or deep space orbits between 2013 and 2032. They estimate the value of these satellites and other space payloads at more than $235 billion. Near term, Teal analysts identify and quantify 276 proposed launches...

New Step Brings NASA Closer To Launching Astronauts Again
2013-11-20 14:42:21

[ Watch the Video: Launching Astronauts From American Soil ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said it has taken another step in an effort to once again launch astronauts from American soil by the end of 2017. The US space agency is asking companies to complete development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA certification requirements and to begin conducting crewed flights to the International Space Station. "NASA is committed to launching American...

Algorithms Plus F/A-18 Jet Equal Vital Testing For SLS Flight Control System
2013-11-20 08:27:56

NASA Raise your hand if, in a math class, you ever said, "When will I ever use this in my life?" Four young engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., can answer that question: They are using math to develop algorithms, or complex step-by-step equations, that can make an F/A-18 fighter jet fly like the Space Launch System (SLS) -- NASA's next heavy-lift launch vehicle. Marshall's Eric Gilligan and Tannen VanZwieten; Jeb Orr, a Draper Laboratory employee;...

2013-11-19 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has completed the first tests with an F/A-18 research jet to evaluate the autonomous flight control system for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The system, called the Adaptive Augmenting Controller, will allow SLS to respond to vehicle and environmental variations such as winds or vehicle flexibility after it blasts off the launch pad and heads...

2013-11-19 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and veteran space shuttle astronaut, will be available for interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This month marks the 15th anniversary of the first module of the International Space Station's launch into orbit on Nov. 20, 1998. Cabana served as commander of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-88...

2013-11-15 16:20:07

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is looking for visionary concepts that have the potential to enable new missions or significantly improve current approaches to achieve aerospace objectives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Through the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform aerospace endeavors....

2013-11-14 16:31:39

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its financial results for the three and nine months ending on September 30, 2013. Highlights Include: -- Cosmonauts from Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, successfully installed the Bi-axial Pointing Platform ("BPP") on the Russian module of the International Space Station ("ISS"). The BPP is the structure on...

2013-11-11 23:22:20

Figure Plant, a design and fabrication company based in Portland, Oregon, was recently asked: “We want to cook chicken in space. We’re talking to NASA, but we wanted to see if you'd be interested." Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The mission presented: To build a space capsule—in the shape of a bottle of teriyaki sauce--that can cook chicken while ascending to 105,000 feet in space. The capsule will then need to return to earth intact and be recovered for a...


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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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