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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight. That astronaut, Ulf Merbold, became the first non-American to participate in a space shuttle mission when he departed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 28, 1983, the ESA explained in a statement. “The six...

Thousands Meet Space Experts And Astronauts At ESA’s Technical Center
2013-10-08 13:04:02

ESA [ Watch The Video: From Space to Earth: Luca Greets ESTEC Open Day ] [ Watch The Video: ESTEC Open Day 2013 ] ESA The entrance line snaked back down the road long before the official start of the Open Day at ESA’s technical center on Sunday, marked with an all-star astronaut introduction and big-screen Ariane 5 rocket launch. More than 8500 visitors took the opportunity to tour ESA’s largest establishment, nestled beside the North Sea town of Noordwijk in the...

Student Biology Investigations Stream Live From International Space Station
2012-09-11 15:22:20

Several young researchers were incredibly excited when the latest Japanese cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station, in late July. Along with the usual food, clothing, and science investigations, the spacecraft delivered the two global YouTube Space Lab winning entries. Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma (from Troy, Mich.) and Amr Mohamed (from Alexandria, Egypt) won this opportunity to do research in the orbiting laboratory's microgravity environment -- while attending high school....

NASA Announces YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners
2012-03-23 04:04:11

NASA astronaut Suni Williams announced the winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest on Thursday. Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma from Troy, Michigan and Amr Mohamed from Egypt won the chance to see their science experiments performed on the International Space Station. Participants of the contest were asked to submit experiments that could be conducted in zero gravity by astronauts. Williams will be performing the two winning YouTube Space Lab contest experiments while on the Expedition 32...

European Finalists Selected In Space Lab Student Competition
2012-01-19 04:14:54

Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station. ESA, NASA, JAXA and the Canadian Space Agency have joined Google, YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures in an international science competition that challenges students aged 14—16 and 17—18 to design an experiment that can be conducted in microgravity...

Air Force Spaceplane Could Be 'Spying On China'
2012-01-05 12:38:47

According to a report by Spaceflight, the classified X-37B U.S. Air Force spaceplane is most likely spending its time in orbit spying on China. The X-37B launched into orbit in March of last year and has not returned to Earth yet.  The Pentagon refused to discuss its mission, but amateur space trackers say its path around the globe is nearly identical to China's spacelab. "Space-to-space surveillance is a whole new ball game made possible by a finessed group of sensors and sensor...

NASA To Perform Student Experiments On International Space Station
2011-10-08 05:17:16

NASA announced it will provide support to Space Adventures, Ltd. of Vienna, Va., to conduct a global competition for students to design experiments that will be performed in space and broadcast around the world. NASA entered into a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Space Adventures for astronauts aboard the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth to conduct the winning experiments on the orbiting outpost. The experiments will be performed on the U.S. portion of the space...


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2012-05-12 09:19:49

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 1994 at 12:43 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 23 at 6:38 AM EDT. The dhuttle orbited 235 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 6.1 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 17 hours, and 55 minutes. This was the longest mission to date, travelled the furthest, and orbited the most times. Payload Specialist Chiaki-Mukai became the first Japanese woman to fly in space; she also...

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2012-03-24 09:58:51

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 5, 1991 at 9:24 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on June 14 at 8:39 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 146 times at an altitude of 157 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 3.8 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 20 seconds. This was the fifth Spacelab mission and was dedicated to life science experiments, including humans, 30 rodents and thousands of tiny jellyfish. Primarily the SLS-1...

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2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module configuration, which featured a Vestibular Sled designed to give scientists data on the functional...

sts-51f
2012-03-10 09:01:47

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 29, 1985 at 5:00 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 6 at 12:45 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 173 nautical miles at an inclination of 49.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The Spacelab-2 payload consisted of an igloo and three pallets in the payload bay, containing scientific instruments dedicated to life sciences, plasma physics, astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, solar physics,...

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2012-03-10 08:56:24

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 29, 1985 at 12:02 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 6 at 9:11 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 111 times at an altitude of 222 nautical miles and at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 8 minutes, and 46 seconds. The flight was first manifested as 51-E but it was rolled back from pad due to a timing problem with the TDRS-B payload. Mission 51-E was cancelled and...

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