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2014-09-17 12:22:12

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146702 Innovative Solar 41 is just one of many utility scale solar farm projects that ISS has in the company's portfolio of projects for sale in 2015. ISS company spokesman, John...

2014-09-17 12:21:34

CENTENNIAL, Colo. and KENT, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA), the nation's premier space launch company, and Blue Origin, LLC, a privately-funded aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. This new collaboration will allow ULA to maintain the heritage, success and reliability of its rocket families - Atlas...

2014-09-17 12:21:08

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint release today, the Midland International Airport, Midland Development Corporation, XCOR Aerospace and Orbital Outfitters announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a Commercial Space Launch Site License (Spaceport) for the Midland International Airport (MAF). Midland International Airport is the first primary commercial service airport to be certified by the FAA under the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR)...

2014-09-17 12:20:58

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoBase Publishers, Inc. today announces the addition of the complete NASA budget to the Focus|NASA market intelligence service. "Focus|NASA is the only market intelligence service dedicated exclusively to NASA, and today's update makes it even better," said Stuart McCutchan, president of InfoBase Publishers, Inc. "The seamless integration of the NASA budget with our contracts, opportunities, and daily updates helps complete our...

2014-09-17 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce a new challenge to engage the public in the agency's journey to Mars Saturday, Sept. 20, at the World Maker Faire in New York City. NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will announce the details of the new challenge during a talk in the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA also is rolling out a new website for all agency...

2014 Global Hawk
2014-09-17 03:00:21

Ellen Gray, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Looking out the window of a commercial plane during takeoff is like taking the nickel tour of the profile of the atmosphere. As the plane ascends, what may start as a gloomy day on the ground, can turn into rain streaking across the window as you pass through the white-gray cloud, and then sunny skies above once the plane reaches cruising altitude. NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk...

NEEMO 18
2014-09-17 03:00:23

European Space Agency ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space. NASA’s underwater training missions are held off the coast of Florida and send astronauts 20 m below the sea to live in a makeshift space base where they conduct regular ‘waterwalks’ in scuba gear. As well as training astronauts, the Aquarius habitat is well suited...

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...


Latest Spaceflight Reference Libraries

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
2013-08-05 10:31:59

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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