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2015-05-18 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both

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2015-04-29 11:20:35

Officials have ‘lost control’ of a Russian spacecraft on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Said to be spinning out of control high above the Earth by Russian media, the Progress M-27M craft is now expected to fall out of orbit and burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

2015-04-28 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian

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2015-04-14 17:53:57

When SpaceX launches the sixth resupply mission to the International Space Station this week, it will be carrying experimental "robotic muscles" that a Massachusetts company hopes can be used to make the next generation of robots.

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2015-03-26 16:42:39

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to begin his long-anticipated Year In Space mission, as he and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka are scheduled to depart for the International Space Station on at 3:42pm Eastern on Friday afternoon.

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2015-03-22 10:48:13

The ISS has such an odd shape and let's face it...it could look a lot cooler. What's the reasoning behind its shape?

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2015-03-16 11:25:18

It might look like a moon-shaped bouncy house, but a large, shiny, silver inflatable sphere scheduled to be transported to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year is actually a new expandable habitat co-developed by NASA and Bigelow Aerospace.

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2015-03-09 14:55:25

The International Space Station’s air lock was pumped free of air for the first time in the name of science last week.

2015-03-03 12:21:47

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Bigelow Aerospace invite media to a photo and interview opportunity at 10 a.m.

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2015-03-01 14:17:36

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has pledged support for the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, but will look to build its own orbiting base after that time.


Latest Space stations Reference Libraries

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2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

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2010-12-02 22:02:55

Karol Bobko is an engineer, retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Karol Joseph Bobko on December 23, 1937 in New York City, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1959. He received his commission and navigator rating, and then he attended pilot training at Bartow Air Base. He completed his flight training and received his wings...

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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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).