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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...

cygnus launch
2014-01-10 02:50:39

[ Watch the Video: U.S. Cargo Ship Launches to ISS on First Resupply Mission ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1:07 p.m. EST on Thursday for the craft’s first-ever resupply mission to the International Space Station. Over the weekend, Cygnus will conduct maneuvers to position it for rendezvous with the station on Sunday. When the vehicle is...

Falcon 9 Rocket Proves Itself As Viable Geostationary Orbital Launcher
2014-01-07 05:10:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Jan. 7, 2014 (5:10 a.m.) SpaceX has completed its first Falcon 9 launch of the New Year, putting Asian satellite operator THAICOM’s latest spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). Falcon 9 delivered THAICOM 6 to its targeted 295 x 90,000 km GTO at 22.5 degrees inclination, meeting 100 percent of the mission objectives. The launch occurred January 6 at 5:06 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape...

NASA To Test Microgravity's Effect On Bacteria, Antibiotics
2014-01-03 14:47:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s Antibiotic Effectiveness in Space (AES-1) investigation is launching in January and it will be offering scientists more insight into how bacteria behave in microgravity. Bacteria are considered the most successful life forms, and they are hard to run from, even in space. In a microgravity environment, studies have shown that bacteria are able to survive antibiotic treatments that are meant to thwart the infectious microbes....

2014-01-02 12:20:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Jan. 7 launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On the heels of a successful demonstration flight to the space station in September, Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch the spacecraft on an Antares rocket at 1:55 p.m. EST from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...

Orbital, NASA Confirm New Launch Window For Cygnus Launch
2014-01-09 05:20:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 9, 2014 @ 5:20 a.m. After a scrubbed launch on January 8 due to the increased threat of radiation from a solar flare that occurred on Jan 7, Orbital Sciences has confirmed that it will move the next available launch window of its cargo resupply mission to Thursday, Jan 9 at 1:07 p.m. EST. Thursday’s event will be covered by NASA TV beginning at 12:45 p.m. EST with a post-launch news conference beginning at...

Best Of The Best: The Top NASA Stories For 2013
2013-12-28 07:28:20

[ Watch the Video: 2013 Was A Big Year For NASA ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, it seems NASA announces several exciting new developments or first-ever achievements and 2013 was no different. From entering into Martian surface to leaving the Solar System, NASA continued to leave its mark on human history this past year. NEW DISCOVERIES In January, the space agency announced it had identified 461 new planet candidates—including four that...

SpaceX Selected To Begin Negotiations For NASA's Launch Complex 39A
2013-12-15 04:15:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has officially decided to begin negotiations with SpaceX over the use and maintenance of Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a highly-charged selection process. The decision came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced last week that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos....


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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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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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