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German Radar Reconnaissance System Launch Awarded To SpaceX
2013-08-09 11:46:28

SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets will deliver three-satellite SARah Constellation that will serve German Ministry of Defense Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019. "SpaceX looks forward to working with OHB and Astrium,...

new boeing spacecraft tested
2013-07-23 13:26:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts climbed aboard The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft on Monday, giving the world its first glance at what may be the face of future space travel. NASA astronauts Serena Aunon and Randy Bresnik slapped on their orange launch-and-entry suits and individually tested their maneuverability inside the capsule, while Boeing engineers monitored communications, equipment and ergonomics. "These are our customers. They're...

SpaceX Grasshopper Reaches New Heights
2013-07-07 05:20:35

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper 325m Test | Single Camera ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket soared more than 1,000 feet into the air before making a safe and smooth landing back on its launch pad during its most recent flight, officials from the Hawthorne, California-based space transportation company have revealed. During the June 14 test flight, the rocket lifted off from its launch pad in McGregor, Texas and went on to...

2013-07-02 12:21:49

HAWTHORNE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., recently completed two milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX, a partner in NASA's...

PayPal Galactic Will Offer Currency Transactions In Space And Beyond
2013-06-27 06:41:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As space tourism quickly gains acceptance, with companies like Virgin Galactic paving the way for ordinary humans to venture into a realm previously only available to specially trained men and women, PayPal wants to be there to allow transactions to continue as they do here on terra firma. It has been nearly fifteen years since PayPal spread its wings, looking to become a global currency – building the first money transfer and...

CubeSats Soar In High-Altitude Demonstration Over The California Desert
2013-06-19 11:07:35

NASA Four tiny spacecraft soared over the California desert June 15 in a high-altitude demonstration flight that tested the sensor and equipment designs created by NASA engineers and student launch teams. The satellites, known as CubeSats, lifted off from the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in the Mojave Desert aboard a Prospector 18 rocket, built by Garvey Spacecraft Corp. of Long Beach. Data recorded by the CubeSats' onboard sensors during Saturday's flight test will help...

2013-06-11 20:20:09

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Space and Missile Systems Center has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions. This cooperative agreement facilitates data exchanges and protects proprietary and export-controlled data. The CRADA will be in effect until all...

2013-06-03 16:29:47

Latest Ex-Im Satellite Authorization Supports an Estimated 2,400 U.S. Jobs WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $343.3 million direct loan to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) to finance the purchase of two communications satellites designed and built by Space Systems/Loral LLC (SSL) in Palo Alto, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM83673LOGO ) AsiaSat...

2013-05-21 23:18:34

TEDxChapmanU´s roster of speakers includes Allyn Rose, beauty queen who underwent preventive double mastectomy; Kathy Thomson, president/COO of Los Angeles Times; Gwynne Shotwell, president/COO of SpaceX; Kristen Howerton, popular mom blogger; Prince Gomolvilas, USC writing guru, and more. Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The roster of speakers for Chapman University´s second TEDx Conference -- returning to the university´s Memorial Hall in Orange, Calif. on Tuesday,...

NASA To Rent Or Sell Historic Launch Pad
2013-05-20 16:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what can only be considered a sign of the times, NASA has announced that it will begin accepting bids to rent or buy its Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center from a “commercial company or consortium.” A combination of cuts in government funding and the burgeoning private space exploration industry could mean that the pad will find a new user fairly quick. "We remain committed to right-sizing our portfolio by...


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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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