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comet landing site
2014-10-16 04:17:09

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ESA announced on Wednesday that, following a comprehensive readiness review, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe had been given the green light to attempt a landing on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko next month. Philae will now attempt to become the first spacecraft ever to attempt a soft landing on a comet when it looks to touch down at the primary landing site on November 12, the agency said. That landing site, identified by...

2014-10-15 16:21:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft arrived Wednesday at its launch site on California's central coast after traveling from NASA's Jet...

2014-10-15 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency's New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The KBOs were detected through a dedicated Hubble observing program by a New Horizons search team that was awarded telescope time for this purpose....

2014-10-15 12:20:48

AZUSA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $422 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to produce sensor payloads on the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites, known as GEO-5 and GEO-6. The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS provides the nation with continuous early warning of ballistic missile launches and other tactical intelligence....

2014-10-15 08:21:59

PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the DIRECTV 14 satellite, designed and built for DIRECTV, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141015/152252) "I would like to thank DIRECTV for giving us the opportunity to build this powerful and...

2014-10-15 08:21:56

Join Karen Field, Editorial Director of EE Times, on Friday, Oct. 17, as she discusses with Flight Director Andrea Accomazzo the technical challenges ahead for the Spacecraft Rosetta. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Spacecraft Rosetta's flight team prepares for deployment of its lander on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko next month, they also face the most critical technical challenges of the 10-year mission. Andrea Accomazzo, Rosetta Flight Director and Head of...

2014-10-15 08:20:33

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASA and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) will fly three Defense Department experimental hosted payloads when it launches in 2016. GPIM's mission will validate a non-toxic fuel for future satellite missions, which could replace hydrazine and provide additional performance benefits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141012/152200 The Department of Defense (DOD) Space Experiments Review Board...

2014-10-14 23:08:30

VideoLink's seventh video studio location makes live TV appearances and HD video production easier for area businesses. Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 VideoLink LLC, a full service video production company headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, announces the launch of its seventh video studio location. VideoLink has partnered with Caprock Energy and Regus to bring an HD video studio to Frederick, Maryland, conveniently serving executives and businesses in the I-270 corridor...

2014-10-14 23:02:21

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems business area has been competitively selected to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite for the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program. SPARKS, Nev. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce SNC's Space Systems based in Louisville, Colorado, has been competitively selected to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration...

2014-10-14 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO...


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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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