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History Of Baikonur Cosmodrome Includes Many Firsts For Russian Space Program
2014-04-12 08:00:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates the history of spaceflight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. According to a new infographic released by Portland Communications, Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the desert steppe of...

2014-03-25 23:36:36

Unique Collaboration to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube Ottawa, Canada and London, UK (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Rubik Learning Initiative (RLI), a global platform for revolutionary and engaging educational tools, programs and expertise that foster the development of creative and multilateral thinking, announced today Cubes In Space™, a no-cost global design competition for students aged 11-14 years old to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space. The...

2014-03-21 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of the second NASA contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station from Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-2 cargo resupply mission at 3:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 6 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. A five minute launch...

2014-02-11 12:20:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for NASA's seventh annual RockOn! workshop to be held June 14-19 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This workshop, offered in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, engages university and community college students and faculty interested in learning how to develop science payloads for spaceflight....

WASP Gives NASA's Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform
2014-02-09 08:10:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High-altitude balloons have long been used by scientists who study the Earth, the sun and the stars to gain a better view of their targets by carrying their telescopes far into the stratosphere. For planetary scientists, however, this doesn't work, as they need a highly stable, off-the-shelf type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they move around in the solar system. Such a...

2014-01-23 20:20:08

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest example of NASA Kennedy Space Center's transformation into a multi-user spaceport, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colo., announced Thursday steps it will take to prepare for a November 2016 orbital flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft from Florida's Space Coast. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The announcement included the purchase of an Atlas V rocket from United...

2014-01-17 11:10:27

NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc., of Columbia, Md., to perform institutional services at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The cost plus incentive fee contract, awarded under the Small Business Set Aside Program, is valued at a maximum of $257 million including a core requirement; indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity orders; and three options. The options, if exercised, would extend the contract to a total of seven years. A purchase order for a...

2014-01-16 16:20:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc., of Columbia, Md., to perform institutional services at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cost plus incentive fee contract, awarded under the Small Business Set Aside Program, is valued at a maximum of $257 million including a core requirement; indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity orders; and...

2014-01-15 04:21:18

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the successful launch this morning of three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rockets were launched within a 20-second period that began at 4:09 a.m. EST. The next launches currently scheduled from Wallops are a NASA suborbital sounding rocket in late April and Orbital...

2014-01-10 12:21:34

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 1 and 5 a.m. EST January 14 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are January 15 through 18. The rockets, which will be launched within a 20-second period, may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic...