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No more valet for spaceships! The ISS is being renovated for the first time ever as NASA seeks to accommodate additional spacecraft with more parking spots.
Dr. Claudia Alexander, who worked on the U.S. team that landed a probe on the Rosetta Comet in 2014, will speak as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Honors Forum Lecture Series. Dr.
The magnetic field of the sun plays a crucial role in shaping the heliosphere—the domain of the sun—by accelerating the solar wind into a pair of jets College
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three spacewalks on the International Space Station by two American astronauts now are planned for Saturday, Feb. 21; Wednesday, Feb.
NASA’S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 12:30 and 4:30 a.m., Monday, Feb.
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Cloud-like plumes spotted rising high above the surface of Mars on two separate occasions have scientists desperately searching for the cause of this unusual phenomenon.
For some people, Earth just isn’t working out and an organization called Mars One is looking to send an elite crew of them to set up a colony on the Red Planet in just ten years. On Monday, the organization announced that it had narrowed down its initial pool of more than 200,000 applicants from around the world to just 100.
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 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 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 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 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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