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2010-10-22 13:00:00

By Buzz Aldrin For RedOrbit - Have a question for Buzz? Most people are familiar with the space shuttle as the current primary means for NASA to carry astronauts into space.  However as the final flights of this complex and impressive machine are prepared, the design of the next space transportation system is being debated.  The original purpose of the space shuttle was to be a convenient way to launch large payloads and crew into space.  By reusing parts of the system and...

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2010-06-29 05:50:00

Aerospace giant Boeing is hard at work developing a new spaceship that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, as the NASA space shuttle program is soon to be retired. The new Boeing space capsule is a project using a recent $18 million award from NASA to advance technology necessary for commercial construction of space transportation systems. It is one of many efforts by different companies in the US to develop and build new spacecraft to fill the void by the...

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2010-03-04 12:30:00

As NASA looks toward the retirement of its Shuttle program later this year, Russia announced Wednesday it will halt its space tourism program and concentrate on getting professional crews to the International Space Station once the U.S. space program folds, according to a recent Reuters report. Russia, which already sends crews to the ISS aboard its single-use three-man ships, will double the number of its manned missions to four this year to gear up for the extra crews it will be...

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2010-03-03 14:00:09

The International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation. The National Aeronautic Association bestows the award annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate. "We're proud of our past achievements to build and operate the space station, and...

2009-11-16 13:50:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students of all ages can follow the "butterflynauts" aboard the International Space Station as they develop from larvae into Painted Lady butterflies. The educational experiment launched Nov. 16 on space shuttle Atlantis, and the butterfly habitat will be transferred to the Space Station within the first 2-3 days of the mission. "About 100 elementary and middle school classrooms across the U.S. are participating in a pilot study by setting up...

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2009-10-29 12:30:00

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars. In a statement on the agency's Web site, cited by the Associated Press, Anatoly Perminov said the nuclear craft would pose technological challenges, but could one day be used in manned missions to the Red Planet as well as others. After the initial model is developed near 2012, the actual ship would require an additional nine years and about $600 million to...

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2009-10-12 06:50:00

Officials said on Sunday that Russia expects to extend the life of the International Space Station beyond 2015, although Moscow must bear the brunt of flights after the U.S. retires its shuttles. Alexei Krasnov, head of manned programs at Russian space agency Roscosmos, told a news conference that space agency heads will meet in March 2010 to discuss the future of the International Space Station (ISS). "The main question to be raised is whether to extend the life of the ISS beyond 2015. I...

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2009-07-03 15:10:00

The International Space Station (ISS) is about to make a remarkable series of flybys over the United States. Beginning this 4th of July weekend, the station will appear once, twice, and sometimes three times a day for many days in a row. No matter where you live, you should have at least a few opportunities to see the biggest spaceship ever built.The ISS has been under construction for nearly 11 years, and it has grown very large and very bright. The station is now more than 350 ft wide...

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2009-06-05 09:50:00

International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Barratt completed a spacewalk at 8:46 a.m. EDT Friday to prepare the Zvezda service module for the arrival of a new Russian module. The spacewalk was the seventh for Padalka and the first for Barratt. The spacewalkers installed docking antennas, a docking target and electrical connectors for the Kurs automated rendezvous equipment. Barratt then rode on the end of the Strela boom, a manually operated crane, to take...

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2009-05-13 13:20:03

Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday that the country will charge U.S. astronauts $51 million per return trip to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2012 and will resume selling seats to space tourists, Reuters reported. Much like NASA's own shuttle fleet, Russia's Soyuz capsule will soon be retired after nearly 3 decades in service. However, a replacement for its space shuttle is not due until at least 2014. Interfax quoted Anatoly Perminov head of Russian space agency...


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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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