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First Earth Image From UrtheCast Camera Shows Breathtaking Detail
2014-04-03 10:28:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UrtheCast, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company has joyously released the first Earth imagery its flagship camera Theia has taken while mounted to the International Space Station. Mounted to the space lab’s Zvezda module during a January 27, 2014 spacewalk, the camera was designed to capture "6-meter, 50-km-wide swaths of still imagery.” While the latest image has been released to the public, and soon to be made...

Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend Contracts Was ‘Too Harsh’
2014-04-03 08:37:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A senior space official with the Russian space program has countered NASA’s move to suspend contracts with Roscosmos on several projects, stating that it will have a global backlash on space research and may harm future partnerships with the Americans. Ivan Moiseyev, Director of the Space Policy Institute told RIA Novosti on Thursday that despite harming global space partnerships, this will not be the end of the Russian space...

Lunar Missions Of The Future Could Refuel In Space
2014-03-05 13:20:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT scientists have come up with a concept to create gas stations in space in order to help fuel future lunar missions. Current missions require spacecraft to carry fuel in case of emergency, but this extra fuel means there is less room for space agencies to launch heavier payloads. The team at MIT has come up with two cost-efficient fuel station designs in space that take advantage of the “contingency propellant” that spacecraft...

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...

International Space Station Program Extended To 2024
2014-01-28 05:57:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For nearly everything on Earth, a little room to grow can make all the difference. That is true in space, as well. The Obama Administration has announced support for extending the International Space Station's (ISS) mission to 2024, giving the project room to flourish. The extra decade will allow the ISS to continue its already fruitful microgravity research mission — offering scientists and engineers the time needed to ensure the...

NASA Space Launch System Could Make Exploration Of The Outer Solar System Possible
2014-01-15 13:50:08

NASA When it comes to scientific probes exploring the far reaches of our solar system, the rules could be changing. The human spaceflight community joined the space science community Jan. 13-14 at the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting in Tucson, Ariz. There, scientists heard from the Space Launch System (SLS) Program about the capabilities and progress being made on the rocket, and discussed the potential benefits it also could bring to robotic exploration of the outer solar...

2014-01-13 23:02:25

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for Orbital’s first NASA Cargo Resupply Mission known as CRS-1. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering...

ISS gets four more years of funding
2014-01-08 15:02:46

[ Watch the Video: Government Gives ISS More Funding ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced at a press conference that the White House has approved funding to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency said on Wednesday that four years of additional funding for the space station has been approved, which will extend the life of the orbiting outpost until at least 2024. The extra funds will cost $3 billion a year, which...

Fifteenth Anniversary Of First Humans To Cross Threshold Into ISS
2013-12-09 08:30:16

[ Watch the Video: Happy Birthday ISS! ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Dec. 10, 2013 NASA and its 15 international partners will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the first humans to enter the International Space Station (ISS). While a continuous human presence did not begin until Nov 2, 2000, the six-person crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) were the first to cross the threshold. DELIVERING THE GOODS The story of the ISS actually began...


Latest Space station 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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

International Space Station -- Continuing on from the United States' Skylab and Russia's Mir, the International Space Station (ISS) represents a permanent human presence in space. The space station is located in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 386 km, a type of orbit usually termed low Earth orbit. (The actual height varies over time by several kilometres due to atmospheric drag and reboosts.) It is serviced primarily by the Space Shuttle, and Soyuz and Progress...

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