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space debris
2014-09-11 04:22:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have thrown a lot of junk into space since the Space Race began in the late 1950s. NASA has an entire website devoted to the types and sizes of space trash orbiting the planet — from defunct spacecraft and launch vehicle stages all the way down to specks of paint released by thermal stress or small particle impacts. NASA estimates that over 21,000 bits of orbital debris larger than 10 centimeters exists currently. The numbers...

Expedition 40 Soyuz TMA-12M Landing
2014-09-11 00:20:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Wednesday after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a single week, which happened in July. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency...

2014-09-10 23:00:23

Sensor & Imaging Device is a perfect fit for ATS TraffiCloud™ State College, PA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 All Traffic Solutions, the leader in radar speed displays and variable message signs designed to improve traffic safety outcomes, has been named a Master Distributor of DragonEye Speed Lidar Products. Customers can choose from two models. The Speed Lidar provides superior target acquisition and range performance into a rugged, shock-resistant and lightweight 3 lb. package....

2014-09-10 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio will visit Orbital Sciences Corporation at 1:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 15, where he will hold a town hall meeting with the company's team that carries out cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the event at Orbital's Dulles campus,...

Curiosity rover
2014-09-10 02:00:27

Dwayne Brown and DC Agle, NASA NASA will host a teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission. Participants in the teleconference will be: -- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington -- John Grotzinger, Curiosity project scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California -- Kathryn Stack, Curiosity Rover Mission Scientist,...

asteroid redirect mission
2014-09-10 07:44:21

NASA Headquarters NASA is on the hunt to add potential candidate target asteroids for the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon. In the 2020s, astronauts will explore the asteroid and return to Earth with samples. This will test and advance new technologies and spaceflight experience needed to take humans to Mars in the 2030s. NASA has two options for robotic asteroid...

2014-09-09 20:20:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Participants in the teleconference will be: -- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington -- John Grotzinger, Curiosity project scientist, California Institute of Technology,...

2014-09-09 12:25:21

In the news release, "Ride with Confidence:" Polar Releases Smartest Cycling Computer with Integrated GPS, issued 09-Sep-2014 by Polar over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the "Availability" section, the first sentence should read, "The Polar V650 ($269.95 or $319.95 with HR monitor) will be available starting in September from leading sports retailers, online and at www.polar.com," rather than "The Polar V650 ($269.95 or $319.95 with HR monitor) will be available starting in...

2014-09-09 12:21:35

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend an event marking the move of NASA's Orion spacecraft at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 11. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA and Lockheed Martin managers will be available to discuss the progress being made on Orion during the move from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing...

MAVEN Mission
2014-09-09 10:50:55

Izumi Hansen and Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet. The orbit-insertion maneuver will be carried out as the spacecraft approaches Mars, wrapping up an interplanetary journey of 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). Six thruster engines will fire briefly for a “settling” burn that damps out...


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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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