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2014-04-23 08:22:52

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has joined the lineup for MakerCon, which takes place at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City on May 13-14, 2014. MakerCon is a premiere event organized by Maker Media, publisher of Make magazine and producer of Maker Faire. MakerCon brings together the leaders at the forefront of the maker movement. The conference provides new insights into local and global...

2014-04-23 08:22:18

BitSat Design Study Announced ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BitCoins took one small step towards space today as Jeff Garzik's Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. announced a preliminary design contract to develop an orbital system for the not-for-profit BitSat project. A constellation of tiny BitSats will comprise an orbital node for the bitcoin network now on Earth, continuously broadcasting the latest bitcoin block from orbit, enhancing the resiliency of...

2014-04-22 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to join a host of NASA scientists, engineers and managers at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO At 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 25, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join Marillyn Hewson, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, NASA astronaut Rex...

ESA’s Gravi-2 Experiment Will Find Out How Sensitive Plants Are To Gravity
2014-04-22 13:17:00

ESA It is a race against time for ESA’s Gravi-2 experiment following launch last Friday on the Dragon space ferry. Stowed in Dragon’s cargo are lentil seeds that will be nurtured into life on the International Space Station. Gravi-2 continues the research of its predecessor into how sensitive plants are to gravity. To find out, 768 lentil seeds will be subjected to different levels of simulated gravity. Spinning them in centrifuges at different speeds on the Space Station will...

2014-04-22 12:21:16

Future Earth Days will benefit from environmental monitoring in North America & South Korea BOULDER, Colo., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two powerful Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. air quality sensors are on their way to providing future environmental monitoring to support the quality of life on Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Ball is building nearly identical geostationary ultraviolet visible spectrometers: the Tropospheric Emissions:...

JPL Experiment Launched To Space Station
2014-04-22 11:59:55

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was among the cargo headed to space. The experiment, Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), will test the potential for using a laser to transmit data to Earth from space. Instead of being broadcast on radio waves, data is packaged onto beams of laser light and pointed to a...

Research For Future Deep-Space Explorers Pioneered By NASA Engineer
2014-04-22 11:30:47

Bob Granath, NASA Annie Caraccio has been a chemical engineer in the Materials Science Division of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the past three years. During that time, she has become involved in revolutionary research that may be of value both on Earth and for future explorers living and working on another planet. "My start date as a full-time employee was Feb. 14, 2011," she said. "It's appropriate that it was Valentine's Day because I...

2014-04-21 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 14, an experiment designed by Merck Research Laboratories of Kenilworth, N.J., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment, Microgravity Growth of...

2014-04-21 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday...

2014-04-21 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission launched to the International Space Station April 18, an experiment designed by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute of Buffalo, N.Y., was among the cargo headed to space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The experiment, located inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, arrived at the orbiting outpost yesterday morning at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The experiment,...


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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