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An out-of-control Russian spacecraft that had been on its way to the International Space Station for a routine delivery of supplies is expected to fall back to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere Friday, according to media reports published Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration Wednesday by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft
It's like rush hour around Mars. With 5 orbital missions and 2 natural satellites, NASA is playing traffic cop to make sure nothing collides.
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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury's surface at
After several years of service studying Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, the NASA MESSENGER spacecraft has run out of fuel and will fall to Mercury’s surface this afternoon, sometime around 3:30pm EDT, officials from the US space agency have confirmed.
New images captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have revealed a bright feature near the visible pole of the dwarf planet Pluto – a feature that could be a polar cap made out of frozen molecular nitrogen ice, officials from the US space agency announced on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto - the
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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.
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 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 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 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 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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