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2014-10-03 23:05:04

Title Sponsors of the Ansari XPRIZE to Partake in Private Anniversary Ceremony MOJAVE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 Prodea Systems’ Co-Founders Anousheh, Hamid, and Amir Ansari are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the winning of the Ansari XPRIZE spaceflight competition in a private ceremony in Mojave, Calif. The Ansari’s provided the title sponsorship of the Ansari XPRIZE which offered a $10 million cash reward by challenging teams from around the world to build a reliable,...

flare up
2014-10-03 04:00:06

Steele Hill, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A snaking, extended filament of solar material currently lies on the front of the sun -- some 1 million miles across from end to end. Filaments are clouds of solar material suspended above the sun by powerful magnetic forces. Though notoriously unstable, filaments can last for days or even weeks. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun 24 hours a day, has observed this gigantic filament for several days as it...

Asteroid Redirect Mission
2014-10-03 03:00:32

NASA Headquarters To meet NASA's goal of sending humans to Mars, the agency plans to test a number of new spaceflight capabilities in the 2020s through an innovative mission to redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon and send humans to explore it. Six new papers by NASA engineers and officials detail ways this Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and planned advances in new technologies will directly enable the ambitious human Journey to Mars. The papers were presented at the International...

space radiobiology research
2014-10-03 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Human Research Program will fund nine proposals for ground-based research that will help enable extended and safer human exploration of space by quantifying and, ultimately, reducing the risks posed by space radiation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Using beams of high-energy, heavy ions that simulate space radiation, the research will employ new experimental approaches to understand better the role of...

2014-10-03 12:20:29

Aerospace Visionaries to Discuss Private Spaceflight in Google Hangout Oct. 4 MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A decade after winning the Ansari XPRIZE with one of the most innovative vehicles ever flown, the employees of Scaled Composites, a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary, continue to push the boundaries of aviation and the emerging commercial space industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at:...

SNCs-Dream-Chaser-and-Stratolaunch-Air-Launch-System-In-Flight
2014-10-03 07:17:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Sierra Nevada Corporation has lost the bid for its Dream Chaser shuttle to become a “space taxi” for NASA, the company is forging ahead and announced earlier this week that it was partnering with Stratolaunch Systems to develop an orbital transportation system. The system would combine a three-person version of the Dream Chaser with a Stratolaunch super-plane powered by six 747-class engines. “This relationship...

2014-10-02 16:25:14

CLEVELAND, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency Rosetta today announced it has been named Minds Matter Cleveland's 2014 Partner of the Year. The agency will be recognized at the charity's annual fundraising gala scheduled to take place October 11 at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. "Rosetta is a long-standing supporter of our organization and we're thrilled to recognize their continued impact at this year's event," said President of Minds Matter...

exomars landing site candidates
2014-10-02 03:00:06

Markus Bauer, European Space Agency Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will search for evidence of martian life, past or present. ExoMars is a joint two-mission endeavor between ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. The Trace Gas Orbiter and an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, will be launched in January 2016, arriving at Mars nine months later. The Rover and Surface Platform will depart in May...

titan southern polar vortex
2014-10-02 06:30:31

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Analysis of data collected by NASA’s Cassini mission has revealed the presence of a large, cold, toxic cloud swirling above the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, according to research published in the October 2 edition of the journal Nature. According to the US space agency, scientists from the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, the University of Bristol’s School of Earth...

2014-10-01 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Early theories suggested the craggy outline of a region of the moon's surface known as Oceanus Procellarum, or the Ocean of Storms, was caused by an asteroid impact. If this theory had been correct, the basin it formed would...


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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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