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Martians Or A Mere Technical Glitch? What's That Light Shining On Mars?
2014-04-09 04:19:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It’s the mystery that has space enthusiasts and the blogosphere buzzing: what exactly is the flash of light that appears on photos taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover earlier this month? According to Rachel Katz of ABC News, the images were taken by the rover on April 2 and 3 at a location called “the Kimberley,” a spot where Curiosity could search for rock clues about ancient environments which could have been favorable...

2014-04-08 16:20:30

DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT, OTCQX: NWTLY) have successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of Jabiru-1, Australia's first commercial Ka-band satellite. Jabiru-1 will deliver high-powered communications to meet the growing demand from oil, gas, mining, government and carrier-grade telecommunications customers in the world's emerging economies. To achieve this milestone, Lockheed Martin completed the...

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Prepped For Upcoming Eclipse
2014-04-08 13:41:20

[ Watch the Video: A Lunar Eclipse And The LRO ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sky-watchers in North America are in for a treat as they will be able to see the entire upcoming lunar eclipse on April 15 from start to finish. While the eclipse is something to look forward to for late-night amateur astronomers, the upcoming celestial event will be a bit of a complication for NASA scientists in charge of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is currently...

2014-04-08 12:21:19

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite produced by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability. The propulsion core manufactured by Lockheed Martin and payload produced by Northrop Grumman arrived at the AEHF integration facility in Sunnyvale,...

2014-04-08 08:20:58

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. (Vanguard) today announced that it supplied mission-critical components to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) for the Amazonas 4A telecommunications satellite that was recently launched aboard Arianespace's Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA98872 The Amazonas 4A spacecraft, which was designed, manufactured and tested by Orbital and built for Hispasat,...

2014-04-08 08:20:22

Mid-August Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base Anticipated for Newest Addition to DigitalGlobe Constellation BOULDER, Colo., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed a series of environmental tests on WorldView-3, the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA00179 The satellite and its...

2014-04-08 08:20:17

Innovator of High-IntensityMultipass(TM) water-softening technology aims to qualify the Akwamag for use in space and help save precious water supplies on board the International Space Station. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Akwamag Inc., a cleantech startup that aims to disrupt the water softener market, has entered a Space Act agreement with NASA. Akwamag will study the efficacy of its magnetic water-softening technology to prevent calcium scale build-up in...

progress freighter
2014-04-08 06:22:25

NASA A Russian space freighter filled with trash departed the International Space Station on time Monday at 9:58 a.m. EDT. The ISS Progress 54 will orbit Earth 11 days for engineering tests before finally deorbiting over the Pacific Ocean for a fiery disposal. A new space delivery awaits its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan inside the ISS Progress 55 spacecraft. Liftoff is scheduled for 11:26 a.m. Wednesday with a docking to the station’s Pirs docking compartment just...

2014-04-07 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend NASA's third annual International Space Apps Challenge. The main event will be held April 12-13 in New York. The two-day "codeathon" also will be locally hosted at almost 100 locations spanning six continents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The International Space Apps Challenge will bring tech-savvy citizens, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, and students together to help...

NASA Software Brought Down To Earth With New Catalog
2014-04-07 12:46:29

NASA From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, software has always been at the core of NASA’s mission successes. When NASA develops this software, we know the code may have uses beyond the original mission. One of our missions is to ensure that the technologies we create for aeronautics and space missions, including software, have 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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