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2012-06-18 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station (ISS). The two agencies will collaborate to expand efforts that provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and multiple sets of standards, and advance both...

SpaceX Makes History With Dragon Docking
2012-05-25 12:00:58

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com SpaceX made history today as its Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. Dragon launched on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:44 a.m. from Cape Canaveral towards the ISS, reaching the orbiting laboratory on Thursday. "Congratulations on a wonderful capture," astronaut Megan Behnken radioed to the station crew from Mission Control as they used the space station's robotic arm to grasp the...

2012-05-11 10:20:37

NOVATO, Calif., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When people think of museums, they often think of the California Academy of Sciences, or the new San Francisco Exploratorium with its huge price tag of approximately $220 million dollars. A new type of museum opened last October in the San Francisco suburb of Novato: The Space Station offers a quality experience for local residents and tourists alike without the high construction costs and government subsidies required for the on-going...

Tracking Cities At Night From The Space Station
2012-04-06 03:37:46

ESA astronaut André Kuipers has installed ℠NightPod´ on the International Space Station, an aid for taking night-time pictures of Earth. The first batch of pictures offer stunning images of cities at night. Any amateur photographer knows the problems of taking pictures at night: the low shutter speeds required to capture enough light make images prone to camera shake. Blurry and unsharp pictures are the result. Professional photographers use tripods to steady their...

SpaceTweetup With André Kuipers: Ask @Astro_Andre
2012-04-05 03:50:56

Are you following @Astro_Andre´s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now´s your chance! ESA is inviting 80 followers of @Astro_Andre to join us for a SpaceTweetup, with André participating live from the Space Station. The Tweetup will take place in English on 29 May at ESA´s ESTEC research and technology center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. ESA astronaut...

Image 1 - André’s PromISSe Mission Extended
2012-02-29 03:59:25

ESA astronaut André Kuipers will stay on the International Space Station for more than a month longer than originally planned. In addition to his normal routine he will spend some of the extra time conducting scientific experiments. The Station partners have agreed that this expedition will be prolonged following a delay in the launch of the next Soyuz crew ferry. Routine testing revealed problems in the original Soyuz spacecraft, requiring that it be replaced. The new date...

2012-02-02 12:29:00

SPARKS, Nev., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems announces the completion of a major Dream Chaser® milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program. Successful completion of this milestone required the assembly and delivery of the primary structure of the first Dream Chaser flight test vehicle. SNC has now completed all of its 11 scheduled CCDev milestones on time and on budget. "The Dream Chaser Program is...

2012-01-26 15:04:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty seven teams of high school students from across the United States competed in the Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge which took place at MIT in Cambridge, MA and aboard the International Space Station (ISS) this week. "Team Rocket" from River Hill High School, Maryland, "Storming Robots" from Storming Robots LLC, of New Jersey and "SPHEREZ of Influence" from Rockledge High School, Florida posted the best cumulative score out of...

2011-12-20 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have to work away from home during the holidays always try to make special accommodations to get that feeling of home, but what do you do when you're a couple hundred miles in space? If you're an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, then you get a little something extra in the most recent food and equipment delivery. Holiday stockings, supplied by Wyle's expert "space-rated" seamstresses, have been delivered and are...

2011-12-06 10:57:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at the Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Ind., will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station at approximately 11:35 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9. Media representatives are invited to attend. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fifth- and sixth-grade students will ask Burbank questions about living...


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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