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comet up close
2014-08-06 10:16:03

NASA and ESA Close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s Onboard Scientific Imaging System (OSIRIS) on August 6, 2014. The image clearly shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs. The image was taken from a distance of 80 miles (130 kilometers) and the image resolution is 8 feet (2.4 meters) per pixel. The three U.S. instruments aboard the...

comet 67P
2014-08-06 05:42:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following a decade-long journey that spanned more than six billion kilometers through space, the ESA’s Rosetta probe has arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, officially making it the first mission to ever successfully complete such a rendezvous. Rosetta, which launched from a European spaceport in French Guiana on March 2, 2004, arrived at 67P early Wednesday morning, the ESA reported. The satellite will now escort the...

2014-08-05 16:21:06

PALO ALTO,CA, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the AsiaSat 8 satellite, designed and built for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), was launched this morning and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle provided by SpaceX. The satellite will begin firing...

cubesat
2014-08-05 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is opening the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative, part of the White House Maker Initiative, in an effort to engage the growing community of space enthusiasts that can contribute to NASA's space exploration goals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers and faculty a chance to get hands-on flight hardware development experience in the process of...

2014-08-05 08:40:24

New Horizons Great Lakes Holding Corporation is now the largest ownership group in the U.S. within the New Horizons worldwide network of training centers. LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective Friday, August 1, 2014, New Horizons Great Lakes Holding Corporation has acquired substantially all of the assets, existing operations and franchise rights associated with eleven (11) franchise territories containing nine (9) training center locations that collectively make up...

2014-08-05 08:22:56

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin will provide facilities development and operations support of human spaceflight missions at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston through at least September 30, 2016, under a contract extension. The approximately $340 million three-year extension includes a two-year base period with a one-year option. The contract value now exceeds $1 billion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Under the...

Arctic Melt Ponds
2014-08-05 03:00:50

Kate Ramsayer, NASA's Earth Science News Team Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools. On July 16 and July 17, NASA’s ER-2 aircraft flew above Alaskan glaciers and to the North Pole, carrying an instrument called the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar, or MABEL. MABEL is a laser altimeter,...

2014-08-04 23:00:44

DUNMORE is hosting Higher Orbits in its exhibit booth at the AIAA SPACE 2014 conference through August 6, 2014. Higher Orbits is a non-profit that inspires interest in aerospace with high school and university students and makes it possible for students to send their experiments to space with Mission Discovery. Bristol, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 DUNMORE Corporation, a proud sponsor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SPACE 2014 conference, taking place August...

2014-08-04 20:20:23

Leadership Touts Project as Significant Event in Brownsville History BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first vertical rocket launch site will be at Boca Chica Beach, on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and saddling the Rio Grande. Space Exploration Technologies' founder Elon Musk announced this morning the strategic decision to build a site in the outskirts of Brownsville, Texas, where the company plans to launch its signature Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX already...

2014-08-04 16:21:22

ELKHART, Ind., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced preliminary sales from continuing operations, as well as continued strong year-over-year growth in the Company's backlog, for the fourth quarter and full year ended July 31, 2014. Preliminary consolidated sales from continuing operations in the fourth quarter were $1.04 billion, up 14% from $914.0 million in the fourth quarter last year. Towable RV sales for the fourth quarter were $825.5...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.