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2014-04-04 06:08:42

NASA On Thursday, flight controllers conducted a Debris Avoidance Maneuver to steer the International Space Station clear of orbital debris. Aboard the orbiting complex, the Expedition 39 crew prepared for the departure of a cargo craft Thursday and tackled a variety of experiments, including the checkout of device that incorporates electrical impulses to keep muscles fit in the absence of gravity. Playing it conservatively, flight controllers conducted a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance...

Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend Contracts Was ‘Too Harsh’
2014-04-03 08:37:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A senior space official with the Russian space program has countered NASA’s move to suspend contracts with Roscosmos on several projects, stating that it will have a global backlash on space research and may harm future partnerships with the Americans. Ivan Moiseyev, Director of the Space Policy Institute told RIA Novosti on Thursday that despite harming global space partnerships, this will not be the end of the Russian space...

2014-03-31 16:21:10

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial space 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 The achievements in February are the latest development in a cycle that is seeing all four industry partners meet their...

CRS-3 DRAGON FALCON 9 MATE
2014-03-31 05:55:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX has once again delayed the launch of its third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX-3. NASA reports that this delay was caused by a "range asset issue," and officials are now working to determine the cause of an instrumentation outage. According to an Air Force statement issued on Thursday: "A mandatory range asset supporting the NROL-67 launch went offline, March 24, 2014. An...

2014-03-21 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX has confirmed it will target its next cargo mission launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for 10:50 p.m. EDT, Sunday, March 30. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Television launch coverage begins at 9:45 p.m. for the company's third contracted resupply mission to the orbital laboratory. A post-launch news conference will follow at approximately...

Dragon ISS Resupply Mission Delayed Two Weeks By SpaceX
2014-03-14 14:11:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA and SpaceX have decided to delay the launch of the Dragon capsule’s third Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Elon Musk-founded company announced on Thursday evening that it will be moving Dragon’s launch from March 16 to March 30. “Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in good health; given the critical payloads on board and significant upgrades to Dragon, the additional time will ensure...

2014-03-13 16:21:47

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot will address media at the facility where two booster stages for the Orion spacecraft's first trip to space are being prepared for launch. Reporters are invited to the event at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Launch Complex 37. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The two boosters of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV...

NASA's Robonaut To Receive Its Legs
2014-03-13 06:42:07

[ Watch the Video: NASA Building Legs For ISS Robonaut 2 ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Space Station's (ISS) Robonaut 2 (R2) will be receiving new legs built and sent by NASA aboard the SpaceX-3 cargo supply mission. The SpaceX mission is due to launch March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The new legs were funded by NASA's Human Exploration and Operations and Space Technology mission directorates. The legs will give R2 the...

2014-03-12 23:29:14

Fibertek has delivered to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) state-of-the-art light detection and ranging (lidar) systems electronics and advanced laser technology for NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) payload on an upcoming International Space Station (ISS) mission. The CATS payload is scheduled to launch September 12, 2014 on the SpaceX #5 mission, an ISS commercial resupply flight from Cape Canaveral. Herndon, Virginia (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Fibertek announced today that...

2014-03-06 20:20:21

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, will share her career insights and experiences on March 26, 2014 at the California Club. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/DC78835 Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The MUSES Woman of the Year benefits the California Science...


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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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