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Next SpaceX Launch Date Set For March 1
2013-02-15 07:36:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX will be launching its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 1, according to NASA. The next target launch date will be the company's second resupply mission to the ISS. SpaceX was the first company to ever dock with the orbiting outpost, and also the only company resupplying the astronauts aboard. Last year, SpaceX's Dragon capsule made history after earning itself a contract to resupply...

2013-02-14 16:20:33

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners are targeting Friday, March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Launch is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. EST (9:10 a.m. CST) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Media accreditation to view the launch is open....

2013-02-12 16:20:43

BRISTOL, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials are protecting the newest satellite in a 38-year program recording changes of the Earth's surface as NASA successfully launched the LDCM yesterday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. DUNMORE MLI blankets shield the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite from extreme heat, cold and radiation while in orbit around the Earth. Two specialized instruments, the OLI and TIRS,...

2013-02-11 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket 79 minutes after launch and the first signal was received 3 minutes later at a ground station in Svalbard, Norway. The solar arrays deployed 86 minutes after...

New Addition To NASA LandSat Family Successfully Launches
2013-02-11 13:32:13

[Watch Video: Landsat 8 Liftoff Aboard Atlas V] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA successfully launched its future addition to the Landsat family into space this morning from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Launch Data Continuity Mission successful went into orbit aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket at 1:02 p.m. Eastern Time. Everything went smoothly, and the Atlas soared into space without a hitch. The eighth addition to...

2013-02-08 10:37:03

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the Landsat program's 40-year continuous data record by Earth's landscapes by satellite from space. LDCM will expand and...

2013-02-07 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the...

SpaceX To Launch Israeli Communications Satellite For Spacecom
2013-01-30 11:08:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is beginning 2013 by adding another contract to its growing launch portfolio. Building on the impressive 14 signed launch contracts by the end of last year, the company that was behind a landmark resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October, has now signed a new contract to launch an Israeli communications satellite in 2015. Partnering with Space Communication Ltd....

Ocean Winds To Be Monitored From The International Space Station
2013-01-30 07:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014. Reusing hardware built to test parts of the QuikScat satellite, the new instrument will measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. ISS-RapidScat will help improve weather forecasts here on Earth, including hurricane monitoring, and will further scientific understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence Earth's climate....

NASA Moving Forward As It Looks To Return Manned Space Missions Launching From US Soil
2013-01-28 15:01:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced that it is taking the next steps in trying to get back to launching astronauts from U.S. soil. The space agency said that three companies are now conducting activities that will confirm U.S.-based commercial spacecraft are safe to carry crews to the International Space Station (ISS). Through May 30, 2014, three companies will be working under contract with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to develop products to...


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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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