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2013-09-18 16:20:31

The CASTOR 30 Motor is Upper Stage of America's Newest Medium-Class Launch Vehicle ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR(®) 30 upper stage solid rocket motor supported the successful cargo demonstration launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Antares(TM) rocket as it lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia today at 10:58 a.m. EDT. This demonstration flight to the International Space Station (ISS) is the final...

2013-09-18 12:23:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This is the first time a spacecraft launched from Virginia is blazing a trail toward the...

2013-09-18 12:23:10

BRISTOL, Pa., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DUNMORE Corporation multi layer insulation (MLI) films and tapes will protect vital components and wiring aboard Orbital Sciences' spacecraft "Cygnus" as it docks with the International Space Station for the first time. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences used DUNMORE high performing thin films and tapes on its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft, which launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility this morning. Cygnus will...

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...

2013-08-23 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its support of the space industry in America, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $105.4 million loan to Space Communication Ltd. of Ramat Gan, Israel, to finance the Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) launch of the Amos-6 communications satellite, the purchase of American made-solar arrays, and insurance brokered by Marsh USA (Marsh). (Logo:...

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...

2013-08-15 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SpaceX is one of three commercial space companies working under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative to develop...


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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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