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3D Printing Experiment On ISS Could Be Future Of Aeronautic Engineering
2013-05-31 14:30:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA has announced ambitious plans to launch equipment for the first 3D microgravity printing experiment on the International Space Station (ISS). The space agency said it would be partnering with Made in Space Inc. of Mountain View, California to launch the 3D Printing in Zero G Experiment (3D Print). This will be the first device to manufacture parts in space. "As NASA ventures further into space, whether redirecting an...

skylab anniversary
2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

Roscomos Contract With NASA Extended
2013-05-01 19:20:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA signed another contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to continue using its services for transporting crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The move is a reminder of how the US still has no transportation to space from its own soil ever since retiring the space shuttle program back in 2011. The $424 million addition to the contract extends services for Russian transportation through...

NASA Regains Communications With Space Station After Morning Disruption
2013-02-19 15:10:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said it has finally regained connection with the International Space Station (ISS) after a technical issue caused a connection loss between the orbiting lab and the American space agency. Flight controllers were updating software on board the space station's flight computers when one of the orbiting laboratory's data relay systems broke down, according to the BBC. NASA said it was only able to communicate with the...

Space Station Research Proposals Wanted By NASA
2013-01-29 06:16:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is opening up the floor for suggestions, asking for proposals about how the International Space Station (ISS) can be used as a technological test tube. The space agency said it is asking for proposals on how the space station may be used to develop advanced or improved exploration technologies. NASA is looking for proposals as to how new approaches, technologies and capabilities could utilize the unique research environment...

2012-12-11 09:54:25

NASA announced Monday the next step in its plan to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil, selecting three companies to conduct activities under contracts that will enable future certification of commercial spacecraft as safe to carry humans to the International Space Station. Advances made by these American companies during the first contract phase known as the certification products contracts (CPC) will begin the process of ensuring integrated crew transportation systems will meet...

Astronauts Chosen For Year Long ISS Mission In 2015
2012-11-26 08:52:05

NASA Release NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and their international partners have selected two veteran spacefarers for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015. This mission will include collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. NASA has selected Scott Kelly and Roscosmos has chosen Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

Sunita Williams And Her Expedition 33 Crew Land In Kazakhstan Safely
2012-11-19 08:02:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Expedition 33 Crew Returns] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 127 days in space and 125 days aboard the International Space Station, the three members of Expedition 33 have landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 7:56 a.m. Kazakhstan time on November 19 (7:56 p.m. EST Nov. 18). Commander Sunita Williams, and Flight Engineers Akihiko Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko, wrapped up their 4-month...


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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...

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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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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
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