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2014-10-24 16:22:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville today released a request for proposals for a 25MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) renewable energy project at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The Redstone Arsenal project is a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement, whereby the Army offers to purchase the on-site generated renewable steam and electricity for up to 30 years in accordance with the terms and...

2014-10-24 16:21:35

Technology and Key Leaders from Groundbreaking 135,908-Foot StratEx Space Dive Form Foundation for Future Space Flights via High-Altitude Balloon ROSWELL, N.M., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the record-breaking 135,908-foot space dive accomplished by Google's Alan Eustace and the Paragon StratEx team, World View Enterprises, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has acquired the technology from this history-making project. The acquisition will advance the company's...

2014-10-24 12:22:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Composite sandwich structures are a special type of material made by attaching two thin skins to a lightweight core....

rosetta comet stinky
2014-10-24 09:14:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If recent chemical signatures detected from 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) are any indication, then it’s a good thing that the forthcoming attempt to land a probe on the surface of the comet is an unmanned mission, because the astronauts might not be able to handle the odor. The orbiter’s instrument has been using its two mass spectrometers to detect the mixture of...

2014-10-24 08:22:45

--Premier Oilfield Services Company Partners with Apollo to Support Continued Growth- HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Energy Services ("Express" or the "Company"), a North American oilfield services company, today announced that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "Apollo") and participating management have agreed to acquire the Company from its existing shareholders. Terms of the...

Hubble Sees Comet Siding Spring Make Close Encounter With Mars
2014-10-24 03:20:41

Provided by Felicia Chou, NASA NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. At that time, the comet and Mars were about 149 million miles from...

Suomi NPP satellite
2014-10-24 04:19:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As seen in the Academy Award-winning film Gravity, debris in orbit around Earth is a serious hazard for astronauts and spacecraft operating high above our planet. On September 28, NASA determined that its Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, which it operates in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), needed a course adjustment to avoid colliding with a large bit of space...

2014-10-23 20:20:37

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about one-third of the distance between Earth and...

2014-10-23 16:21:37

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR Inc., a subsidiary of EarthView Image Inc., totaling approximately CA$10 million. The first contract is a multi-year extension of RADARSAT-2 distribution rights. In addition, the contract includes exclusive distribution rights for China, effective November 11,...

2014-10-23 16:20:41

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on life science studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. These unsolicited investigations represent targeted areas of emphasis in the life and biological sciences as determined by the CASIS Science and Technology...


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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
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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