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Former Astronaut Wins Contract For Interstellar Travel Research
2012-01-06 12:30:23

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen a former NASA astronaut to lead a foundation designed to advance space travel, reports Sharon Weinberger of BBC News. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, was chosen to lead the project known as the 100-Year Starship. The 100-Year Starship project's goal is to create a foundation that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel. Jemison's team won...


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2012-05-12 09:18:38

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 9. 1994 at 7:05 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on April 20 at 9:54 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 183 times at an altitude of 121 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.7 million miles. The mission lasted  11 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 30 seconds. The primary payload was the Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1), located in payload bay; activated by crew and operated by teams on ground. SRL-1 included the Spaceborne...

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2012-03-24 10:38:26

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1992 at 10:23 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 20 at 8:53 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 126 times at an altitude of 166 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 22 hours, 30 minutes, and 23 seconds. This was a collaborative Spacelab mission with Japan to study the effects of microgravity in materials and life sciences. Included in the crew were the first...

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2012-03-24 10:36:19

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 25,1992 at 12:23 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 9 at 7:42 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 221 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 13 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes, and 4 seconds. This was the longest mission to date, close to 14 days. The mission's primary purpose was to study the effects of microgravity on humans. The primary payload was the...

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2012-01-16 20:12:26

Takao Doi is a Japanese astronaut who flew on two NASA space shuttle missions. He was born on September 18, 1954 in Minamitama, Tokyo, Japan. He earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo, and he researched at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. In 1985, Doi was chosen to be an astronaut for the Japanese manned space program. He carried out more research in the United States at NASA's Lewis Research Center and the University of Colorado at Boulder....

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