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Cygnus Launch Marks Second Commercial Craft To Fly To The Space Station
2013-09-18 11:12:48

[ Watch the Video: Cygnus Lifts Off! ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft is now on its way to becoming the second commercial spacecraft to ever dock with the International Space Station (ISS), rivaling SpaceX's Dragon capsule. NASA launched Cygnus aboard Orbital's Antares rocket at the space agency's newest launch pad, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at Wallops Flight Facility. The spacecraft's successful launch on...

DSCOVR Mission On Track To 2015 Launch
2013-09-11 12:32:31

NASA The development of NOAA's upcoming Deep Space Climate Observatory known as DSCOVR, a satellite designed to monitor and warn of harmful solar activity that could impact Earth, last week cleared a major review and is on track to launch by early 2015. The Key Decision Point C Review was conducted by the joint NASA-NOAA Program Management Council reviewed the complete budget and development plans for DSCOVR through launch to its end of life. Passing the review allows the NASA DSCOVR...

ISS Prepares For Crew Exchange
2013-09-09 12:44:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has reported that the International Space Station (ISS) is about to undergo a crew exchange as three Expedition 36 crew members prepare to return to Earth. Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Alexander Misurkin will be boarding inside a Soyuz TMA-08M Tuesday night. Vinogradov will be handing over control of the station to Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin on Monday during a traditional Change of...

Japan Epsilon Rocket Launch Halted Due To 'Attitude Abnormality'
2013-08-27 08:08:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was dealt another setback in its attempts to launch its first new rocket in 12 years. The Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) was set to launch today at 1:45 p.m. local time from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Center but was canceled within seconds of lift-off. This was the second setback this month for the Epsilon rocket. An earlier launch was postponed due to a computer glitch. While there...

2013-08-16 10:06:17

NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently reviewed the systems critical to sustaining crews in orbit and returning them safely to Earth aboard the company's Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is one of three commercial space companies working under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative to develop spaceflight capabilities that eventually could provide launch services to transport NASA astronauts to the International Space...

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Lateral Maneuver
2013-08-15 04:45:49

[ Watch the Video: SpaceX Reusable Rocket Jumps Another Hurdle ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX’s Grasshopper reusable rocket took another step forward earlier this week, successfully completing a “divert test” which saw the vehicle reach an altitude of 250 meters before executing a 100-meter lateral maneuver, the company announced on Wednesday. According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, the Falcon 9 test rig took off and reached heights of 820.2...

Elon Musk Unveils Concept For Hyperloop High-Speed Transit System
2013-08-12 16:22:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Roughly three months after teasing the technological community by discussing his plans for a transit system capable of traveling faster than the speed of sound, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has officially given the world its first look at the Hyperloop. The 42-year-old Musk, who tweeted earlier on Monday that he and his colleagues -- or as CNET’s Nick Statt dubs them, his “personal entourage of engineering superheroes” -- had...


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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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