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Japanese Space Agency Puts Fish On The International Space Station
2012-07-31 09:45:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It all started in the 1940s when the US sent the first living organisms into space: fruit flies. Since then, everything from mice to cats to dogs to monkeys have gone into space. Even fish have been introduced to the effects of space in the 1970s. And now, the Japanese Space Agency is taking the next big leap by putting fish on the International Space Station (ISS), where they will live in the Aquatic Habitat (AQH), which arrived...

2010-06-26 07:14:56

After a long and successful career providing communications support, NASA's groundbreaking Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 1 is retiring. On Sunday, June 27, NASA will shut down the satellite that launched into orbit during space shuttle Challenger's maiden voyage (STS-6) in April 1983. From 1983 to 1998, TDRS-1 provided NASA with the ability to communicate with other satellites in orbit. NASA reassigned TDRS-1 in 1998 to support the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. Antarctic...


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Marsha Ivins
2012-10-02 09:51:47

Marsha Sue Ivins is a former American astronaut veteran officially retired from NASA on December 31, 2010 after completing five successful space missions in her 30 year career with NASA. Ivins was born April 15, 1951 in Baltimore Maryland. She got her aerospace engineering degree from the University of Boulder in 1973. With that degree, Marsha secured a position in technical support with NASA at the Johnson Space Center. Initially, Ivins main project was to work on orbiter displays and...

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2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The launch was originally set for January 20 and was delayed by a hydrogen leak into the engine compartment...

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2010-11-17 14:54:00

Donald Peterson is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Donald Herod Peterson on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi. He graduated from Winona High School and went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. He is also a graduate of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California where he completed his training. His first...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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