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made in space 3d printer
2014-06-12 23:04:44

Made In Space's 3D printer, customized for use in microgravity, has passed all NASA tests ahead of schedule and is ready to launch to the International Space Station in August 2014. Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Made In Space’s 3D printer, specially designed for use on the International Space Station (ISS), has passed final NASA certifications and testing ahead of schedule. Due to the project meeting all milestones with minimal risk, the 3D Printer has been moved up to a...

NASA Releases Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Final Report
2014-06-04 03:25:53

NASA With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services for the International Space Station, NASA is issuing its final report on the now-complete Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program that laid the groundwork for those flights. The report, titled “Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, A New Era in Spaceflight” (NASA/SP-2014-617), documents the work of NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office (C3PO) between 2005 and 2013 to partner...

2014-05-30 12:21:39

Development is Major Step toward Returning Human Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts (CPC) marks critical progress in the development of...

Unveiling The Dragon: Elon Musk Shows Off New Astronaut Spacecraft
2014-05-30 06:57:12

[ Watch the Video: SpaceX Unveils Dragon V2 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX has been paving the way for American-based commercial space ventures for quite some time now, proving its worth as a launch provider for International Space Station supply runs with its Dragon spacecraft. As of Thursday evening, the company is also boasting its potential worth as a crewed mission launcher with the unveiling of its latest spacecraft. The Dragon V2, unveiled at...

SuperDraco Engine Test Complete For Dragon Launch Escape System
2014-05-28 07:37:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft may soon get a new upgrade after the company proved its SuperDraco thruster is capable of powering Dragon’s launch escape system and enabling the vehicle to make propulsive terrestrial landings with pinpoint accuracy. The private space launch company announced the news Tuesday (May 27) that qualification testing is complete. The testing took place over a month at SpaceX’s Rocket Development...

Manned Missions To Mars Are Closer To Reality: Elon Musk
2014-05-27 07:04:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Elon Musk, the founder of several successful startups, including PayPal and Tesla Motors, is looking to take his private space launch company, SpaceX, to new heights. SpaceX has made a lot of progress over the past handful of years, securing a multi-mission contract with NASA to supply the International Space Station, developing better and cheaper rocket launch systems, and working toward a possible deal to launch military...

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites
2014-05-22 10:53:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month Elon Musk announced he was displeased that the US Air Force shut his company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), out of the competition market for government launches. He was so annoyed by it that he filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) monopoly over military launches. Less than a week after that filing, a federal court judge filed a temporary injunction against ULA’s...

2014-05-19 16:20:29

Progress Being Made to Return Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Working in wind tunnels, software laboratories and work stations across America, NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners continue to make strides in advancing the designs of the American spacecraft and rockets that will carry humans safely and reliably into low-Earth orbit from U.S. soil by 2017. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Blue Origin, The...

Month-Long ISS Mission Ends Successfully For SpaceX's Dragon With South Pacific Splashdown
2014-05-19 05:41:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending 28 days in space docked at the International Space Station, Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) CRS-3 mission comes to an end after the Dragon capsule splashes down in the Pacific Ocean. Loaded with more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo, Dragon made splashdown at 3:05 p.m. EDT on Sunday, landing about 300 miles west of Baja California. Among the returned goods are several science experiments that will help...

2014-05-18 16:20:07

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will carry the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where it will be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX's test...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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