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2015-03-18 12:21:22

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained

2015-03-16 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the Satellite 2015 Conference & Exhibition held at the Walter E.

amateur astronomers
2015-03-16 13:07:24

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers.

2015-03-16 00:20:20

MOJAVE, Calif., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that executive John H.

2015-03-15 16:20:03

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries

SLS booster
2015-03-13 13:50:35

Earlier this week, NASA successfully tested the largest and most powerful booster ever created, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will ultimately help the US space agency travel into deep space, reach and capture an asteroid, and eventually send astronauts to Mars.

2015-03-13 12:21:22

Proposal Resupplies International Space Station and Supports Deep Space Exploration DENVER, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The technologies behind Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] proposal

2015-03-11 23:01:15

Envision Experience, a leading education organization dedicated to enabling students to explore their interests, attends the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) test and shares the event in real-time

2015-03-11 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for

2015-03-11 12:20:34

AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the interactive Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) James Webb Space Telescope exhibit at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Expo at


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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...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

Andrew Feustel
2012-09-17 09:28:01

Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...

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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.