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2014-10-08 12:26:03

Agency to provide marketing strategies for ongoing cycles of customer engagement NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency Rosetta today announced it will host a webinar series geared toward brands that are interested in shifting their marketing strategy from one-off campaigns to ongoing cycles of customer engagement. The first webinar will be led by Head of Rosetta Consulting Jay Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein will share proprietary data gathered...

dynamic LED system
2014-10-08 12:21:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) will fund three proposals to help investigate questions about behavioral health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. Research like this may help astronauts as they venture farther into the solar system than ever before to explore an asteroid and, eventually, Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected proposals are from three institutions in two...

ISS-RapidScat
2014-10-08 02:00:53

Provided by Alan Buis, Whitney Clavin and Steve Cole of NASA NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its successful installation and activation on the exterior of the station's Columbus module. Ground controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston robotically assembled the RapidScat instrument and its nadir adapter, which orients...

First Spacewalk Of Expedition 41 Completed By Wiseman And Gerst
2014-10-08 03:49:07

Provided by NASA Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three Expedition 41 spacewalks at 2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The spacewalkers worked outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station for 6 hours and 13 minutes. Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore NASA operated the Canadian robotic arm, maneuvered Gerst during the course of the spacewalk and served as the spacewalk coordinator. The first task for Wiseman and...

2014-10-08 08:21:16

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime contractor Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and payload provider Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC] have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The payload, delivered on Sept. 30, will now be integrated with the SBIRS GEO-4 satellite bus in final assembly, integration and test at Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale, California satellite...

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
2014-10-08 04:28:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Starting next year, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be able to work inside an inflatable module attached to the station’s Tranquility node, according to Space.com Contributor Elizabeth Howell. Developed by Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will travel to the ISS aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft in 2015. After arriving at the station, the robotic Canadarm2 will be used to...

nasa name invite
2014-10-07 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency's Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After a 4.5 hour, two-orbit mission around...

2014-10-07 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four partners to develop game changing technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent while achieving high reliability. These oxygen recovery and recycling technologies will drive exploration and enable our human journey to Mars and beyond. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Improving oxygen recovery while achieving high reliability...

2014-10-07 08:20:52

MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace(®) today announced marked progress on the path to commercial space flight with the integration of the cockpit to the fuselage on XCOR's Lynx(®) spacecraft. With the fuselage, pressure cabin and strakes delivered, XCOR is bonding these structures together and integrating sub-assemblies, such as the landing gear, at its hangar in Mojave. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150652 "The team at XCOR has been working...

2014-10-06 20:20:25

California Science Center Prepares to Install Payload in Space Shuttle LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people witnessed space shuttle Endeavour's flight over California landmarks and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to her final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center. It was a historical event and comprised the first stage of Mission 26. There are three more stages leading up to her lift into the vertical...


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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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.