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Treasure Trove Of Scientific Experiments Returning From ISS On SpaceX Dragon Capsule Sunday
2014-05-16 14:19:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers. But for SpaceX, April launches bring May research returns. On May 18, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is scheduled to return to Earth, after spending a month docked with the International Space Station. The capsule was part of the space launch company’s third contracted supply mission to the station, carrying food, water, supplies and scientific equipment to the orbiting space crew....

Tensions Between US And Russia Leave Air Force Scrambling For Launch Alternatives
2014-05-16 04:44:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ongoing tensions between the US and Russia have left the US Air Force (USAF) scrambling for alternatives to Russian-built rocket engines, but could pay off big for some American companies in the long run, according to various media reports published earlier this week. The recent announcement by Russian officials that they would no longer allow the US access to its rocket engines, and would keep the USAF from using them to launch...

RapidScat instrument
2014-05-16 03:00:23

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA Earth-observing mission that will measure ocean winds from the International Space Station has arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin final preparations for launch. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat scatterometer instrument arrived May 12 after a cross-country trip from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The...

US-Russia Tensions Over Ukraine Crisis Could Lead To An End Of ISS Operations For NASA By 2020
2014-05-14 14:11:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest escalation in the political row between the United States and Russia has reached new heights – low-Earth orbit. On Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia would not agree to continue operating the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020. US officials have stated that they would like the ISS collaboration to last until at least 2024. "We are very concerned about continuing to develop high-tech...

2014-05-14 12:22:30

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Dragon is set to be detached from the Earth-facing side of...

2014-05-14 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Tuesday after 188 days in space, during which they orbited Earth more than 3,000 times and traveled almost 79.8 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Soyuz commander Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal...

Federal Judge Lifts Ban On Russian Rocket Engine Purchases, US Air Force-ULA Contract Resumes
2014-05-09 08:00:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A week after a federal court judge ordered a temporary injunction against the United Launch Alliance’s “block-buy” contract with NPO Energomash – a Russian-based rocket engine maker – the same judge lifted the ban, after US officials assured that the purchases didn’t violate sanctions against Russian officials. Judge Susan Braden of the US Court of Federal Claims issued a temporary injunction on May 1 after a SpaceX...

2014-05-05 23:05:11

Rush49 is offering a suborbital space travel experience for U.S. customers in association with Moonandback Travel. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Los Angeles-based Rush49, an online specialty retailer of adventure experiences and excursions, will now offer suborbital space travel experiences (including training, instruction and equipment) for U.S. customers through Moonandback Travel (a registered agent to Space Expedition Corporation). In doing so, it will mark the first time a...

Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after SpaceX’s Elon Musk filed a legal complaint for not being allowed to compete for contracts on payloads involving national security, a US federal courts judge ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components. Judge Susan Braden said the decision to block deals with Russia does not affect earlier purchases or payments but did note...

2014-04-30 23:17:28

NASA to use Boston-Power's lithium-ion cells in both space as well as terrestrial development programs. Robonaut 2 battery pack expected to be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year by SpaceX. Westborough, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Boston-Power Inc., an industry leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and energy storage technologies, today announced that its Swing 5300 lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cell technology is being used by two NASA...


Latest SpaceX Reference Libraries

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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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