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Probe Into Tuesdays Antares Explosion Begins As Questions

Probe Into Tuesday's Antares Explosion Begins As Questions Arise About The Rocket's Engines

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As day one of the investigation of the failure and explosion of an Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket during an attempted resupply mission wrapped up Wednesday evening, reports surfaced...

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Dragon cargo spacecraft
2014-10-25 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within...

2014-10-24 20:20:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO SpaceX is currently targeting no earlier than Dec. 9 for lift off of its Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This will be the company's sixth visit to the space station and fifth...

2014-10-20 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a month-long stay, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to detach from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module and unberth through commands sent by robotic ground...

2014-10-17 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing's crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA in July approved the Critical Design Review Board...

thermal spacex
2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

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2014-10-17 07:34:39

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Privately-owned space transport firm Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest challenge to NASA contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX in September, various media outlets are reporting. On September 16, the US space agency selected Boeing and SpaceX to build next-gen vehicles that will eventually be used to ferry American astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). SNC challenged that...

tesla car
2014-10-10 08:01:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Electric car company Tesla Motors unveiled its much-hyped newest car on Thursday night with a suite of new features, not the self-driving model many had hoped for. The unveiling came after comments made by Tesla founder Elon Musk earlier in the week that touched on artificial intelligence – and the possible apocalyptic scenario he believes it could lead to in the future. The new car is the auto company’s first all-wheel drive...

ISS-RapidScat
2014-10-08 02:00:53

Provided by Alan Buis, Whitney Clavin and Steve Cole of NASA NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its successful installation and activation on the exterior of the station's Columbus module. Ground controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston robotically assembled the RapidScat instrument and its nadir adapter, which orients...

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...

dream chaser
2014-10-06 03:50:35

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ----- UPDATE: October 6, 2014 (3:50 a.m.) According to a brief announcement by Steven Siceloff of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, "While NASA has awarded this contract," referring to the contracts recently given to SpaceX and Being, "NASA has instructed Boeing and SpaceX to stop performance on the contract while the GAO resolves a protest." redOrbit will continue to provide updates as they become available. ----- ORIGINAL:...


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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...

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...

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