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2014-02-28 12:22:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's aerospace industry partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Blue Origin, Boeing Space Exploration, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and SpaceX each are developing unique...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs For Upcoming Mission
2014-02-25 12:55:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted a picture on Sunday of the company mounting landing legs to its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a mission in March. The rocket uses nine Merlin engines and aluminum-lithium alloy tanks containing liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant to launch its prized Dragon capsule...

2014-02-20 00:20:25

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesla Motors Inc founder and CEO Elon Musk's net worth rose by 7.8% to US$9.7 billion after stocks of the electric car company jumped 12.6% in extended trading following the announcement of its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Wednesday. The Palo Alto, California-based company reported better-than-expected numbers and said it expects to sell more than 35,000 Model S electric sedans in 2014, a 55% increase over last year....

2014-02-19 20:20:16

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell will share her career insights and experiences with moderator Val Zavala, KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the California Club. The event begins at 10:30 am. Ms. Shotwell joined SpaceX as its seventh employee in 2002, soon after the company was founded. It currently has over 3,000 employees. Founded by Elon...

International Space Station Scientists Look Forward To 10 More Years Of Breakthroughs
2014-02-15 04:29:44

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: 10 More Years For The International Space Station ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world can change in a decade, as we well know. The same is true in space. Over the last ten years, the International Space Station (ISS) has been producing results at an extraordinary rate. The unique capabilities of this under-appreciated laboratory have resulted in: • The development of a precision robotic arm that aids in the removal of...

2014-02-07 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will launch its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket at about 4:41 a.m. EDT Sunday, March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This will be the company's third commercial...

2014-01-17 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) gathered in Morro Bay, Calif., in late December to demonstrate how the company's Dragon spacecraft's parachute system would function in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The test was part of an optional milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated...

Dragon Parachute System Tested By NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX
2014-01-17 14:01:10

NASA Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) gathered in Morro Bay, Calif., in late December to demonstrate how the company's Dragon spacecraft's parachute system would function in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent. The test was part of an optional milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative and approved by the agency in August. Through the Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX is...

blue origin engine test
2014-01-15 04:23:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A free flight intended to evaluate a vehicle’s performance in a simulated space environment and launches designed to try out the early next-generation launch abort technology are among the project planned by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partners in 2014, the US space agency announced on Tuesday. Among the private-sector industries participating in CCP this year are Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’ aerospace firm Blue...

2014-01-14 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several companies, working closely with NASA, ended 2013 with an impressive string of achievements to build on in 2014 as the American aerospace industry continues to develop and demonstrate commercial human spaceflight capabilities with the potential to support both commercial and government customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The year will be pivotal for NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) as...


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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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