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space potty
2014-04-10 04:44:34

[ Watch the Video: Space Potty: Using The Bathroom In Space ] rredOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might not be as glamorous as taking the first steps on the moon or sending a rover to explore Mars, but new research appearing in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering could solve an age-old problem associated with space travel: what to do with all of the astronaut pee produced during interstellar travel? Rather than just ejecting the fluid...

Looking Back At 17th Century Scientist’s Idea Of Space Travel
2014-01-10 14:03:42

[ Watch the Video: 17th Century Space Travel Ideas From John Wilkins ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A lesser known pioneer of science who was one of the first in his field to look into space travel was born 400 years ago this month. John Wilkins, a graduate of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, was born in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, on 1 January 1614. Wilkins was ordained as a priest in the Church of England before he traveled around the UK and Germany to meet up with...

SpaceX Finally Finds Success With Tuesday's Launch
2012-05-22 03:06:18

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] It was a moment of triumph for everyone watching as the Falcon 9 rocket lit up the night sky, like a roaring fire racing out of Satan's corridor trying to catch a closing window into the heavens, bridging commercialized space industry with the Godfather of space flight. The Dragon capsule began its journey towards the International Space Station at 3:44am Eastern Tuesday morning, lifting off from Cape Canaveral after having been...

2011-06-22 05:50:00

NASA Commander and Navy Captain Mark Kelly announced his retirement from the military and space travel on Tuesday, saying he will focus on his recovering wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and work with her on a memoir of their lives before and after a gunman shot Rep. Giffords in the head during a political event in Tucson in January.   "I want to be by her side. Stepping aside from my work in the Navy and at NASA will allow me to be with her and with my two...

2010-02-01 11:25:00

US President Barack Obama, on Monday, announced new budget plans that will cut spending to NASA's moon program while jump-starting new advances in technologies for future human space exploration of Mars and beyond. In his new budget proposal, Obama wants to turn space travel over to commercial corporations. Billions of dollars could go to companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others; almost like a space taxi ride to the International Space Station and beyond....

2008-07-16 15:00:24

NASA has Houston. Benjamin Higginbotham has Eden Prairie. What, you've never heard of it? The southwest suburb of Minneapolis serves as ground control for his SpaceVidcast, a daily Internet show about space travel. An admitted tech-obsessed geek, Higginbotham, 30, gets excited when he boasts about the motorized satellite dish on his roof that he can control from anywhere in the world or the equipment upgrade that will allow him to go completely high-def. But he becomes downright giddy...

2007-12-19 07:00:11

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Measures to protect astronauts from health risks caused by space radiation will be important during extended missions to the moon or Mars, say researchers in a paper currently online in Experimental Neurology. Using a mouse model designed to reveal even slight changes in brain cell populations, scientists found radiation appeared to target a type of stem cell in an area of the brain believed to be important for learning and mood control. The findings "” from a...

2006-07-30 17:50:00

LOS ANGELES -- They are celestial missionaries of sorts: professionals with a wild side, celebrities with money to burn and semi-retirees with a hankering for one last thrill. What they share is a desire to float weightless for a mere five minutes. They've also got $200,000 to book a flight into space. Even without a guarantee that they would ever blast off, these leisurenauts are voluntarily promoting commercial space travel - still several years away, at least - with an almost religious...

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