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NASA Selects Boeing, SpaceX To Build Next-Gen American Spacecraft

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen as the companies that that will build vehicles to ferry American astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) in the years ahead, NASA...

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2014-09-17 00:20:12

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. "It is an honor to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and all of our mission partners to launch this very important satellite," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs. "Today's launch marks ULA's 11th...

2014-09-17 00:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative commercial technology, and includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus...

2014-09-16 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for NASA, released the following statement on today's announcement that SpaceX and Boeing will be awarded contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146570 "I congratulate...

2014-09-16 16:21:59

Selection Will Return Launches to America WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation's...

2014-09-16 16:21:03

Technology used in NASA Mars missions will provide insights into microbial testing related to tissue processing CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, signed a Space Act Agreement with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to...

2014-09-16 12:34:41

Offers new and enhanced capabilities for faster, more accurate and efficient simulation-driven design TROY, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced a new release of HyperWorks®, the most comprehensive version to date of its computer-aided engineering (CAE) software platform, which has set the global standard for enabling its users to create more durable and efficient products. HyperWorks 13.0 increases engineering productivity in four distinct areas: -- Performance...

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2014-09-16 12:20:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A brief question-and-answer session will take place during the...

2014-09-16 08:36:38

DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Portland, Oregon has awarded a major contract to Orion Communications, Inc. for its AgencyWeb(®) CourtNotify electronic subpoena management solution. AgencyWeb(®) CourtNotify will be replacing the existing Law Enforcement Court Scheduling System that is owned and operated by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). This legacy mainframe application is currently being used by PPB and three other agencies in Multnomah County; as well as...

2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-16 08:21:24

Proof-of-concept flight test of "global roaming capability" on the best available network included enroute operation with transitions among multiple satellites and networks CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight network switching between commercial Ku- and Ka-band satellites has been successfully demonstrated by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), using its innovative dual-band terminal and a new radome. The test flights, conducted in July and August on a commercial 757-200...


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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...

Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

Elon Musk
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Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...

Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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