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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...

2014-10-23 12:26:42

Adds to Leadership Team for Consumer Products & Retail Industry Group NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency Rosetta today announced that it has hired Drew Kurth as Partner in its Consumer Products and Retail Industry Group. Kurth will report to Managing Partner Eric Healy and will play a central role in driving the Industry Group's growth strategy, including spurring organic growth across major clients and strengthening key agency...

james webb
2014-10-23 02:00:57

Provided by Laura Betz, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, emerged unscathed from the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Teams of engineers and technicians have been on heart-monitoring duty around the clock since this...

2014-10-23 08:31:07

Workshop will focus on genetic methods for enhancing quality control of botanical and other natural products BREVARD, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaia Herbs(®) has been invited to present at a U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) workshop hosted today and tomorrow, October 23-24, at the agency's national headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The event, entitled "DNA Methods for Quality Control of Botanical Products," is co-organized by several other government departments...

asteroid sample retrieval
2014-10-23 04:28:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For NASA, manned missions to Mars and other deep-space destinations remain an essential goal. A new study from the University of New Hampshire, however, reveals that researchers are only beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards such missions would encounter. UNH associate physics professor Nathan Schwadron led the study which is published online in the journal Space Weather. Schwadron, from the UNH Institute for...

2014-10-22 20:20:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 6:45 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Launch Pad 0A at...

2014-10-22 20:20:23

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts with undisclosed customers in the oil and gas, and mining sectors. MDA will deliver RADARSAT-2 surface movement monitoring products and services that accurately detect and report the extent of surface movement in localized areas. RADARSAT-2 is capable of...

2014-10-22 16:21:26

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers...

2014-10-22 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $121 million. This action extends the period of performance of the...


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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