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Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS

The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft carrying three astronauts, including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space, launches towards the International Space StationA Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history. The trio — including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space — blasted off in the Soyuz TMA 18M rocket on schedule at 0437 GMT from the same launchpad that Yuri Gagarin used for his historic entry into the cosmos in 1961. "The crew is doing well, everything is in order onboard," relayed mission control at Baikonur.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 5:27 am

NASA Orion capsule lands back at Lockheed Martin campus in Colorado

The first test version of NASA’s Orion space capsule arrived Tuesday at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. campus southwest of Denver for testing nine months after its first successful flight. The Jefferson County-based company trucked the experimental NASA spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the company’s foothills campus. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (LMSS) is lead contractor on the $11 billion project to design and build the Orion capsules, what’s envisioned to be a fleet of space spaceships used by NASA astronauts for the first voyages into deep space beyond earth orbit, targeting a visit to Mars in the 2030s.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 1:20 am

NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected nine universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $3.6 million to create and operate a NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy.The universities will receive as much as $160,000 per year for two years and up to $100,000 for a third year. …

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:06 pm

Unearthing NASA’s ‘Worm’: Reissue of Manual Celebrates Retired NASA Logo

Unearthing NASA's 'Worm': Reissue of Manual Celebrates Retired NASA LogoA 40-year-old book that gave rise to one of NASA's most iconic logos is being relaunched as a limited edition reprint on Kickstarter. The NASA Graphics Standards Manual, first published in January 1976, defined a new graphic identity for the U.S. space agency. As designed by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, the guide introduced a stark logotype, on which the letters "N-A-S-A" were "reduced to their simplest form, replacing the red, white and blue circular emblem with the white block letters," as Danne's original introduction to the book described.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:03 pm

‘The Meatball’ vs. ‘The Worm’: How NASA Brands Space

The space agency’s current symbol, a beloved signal of the agency’s storied past, wasn’t always so beloved.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:00 pm

NASA posts amazing New Horizons Pluto flyby video on Instagram

After one space aficionado created a gorgeous timelapse video a few weeks ago that showed us NASA’s entire New Horizons’ Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds, the space agency posted an actual video of the historic event on Instagram that is even more impressive. DON’T MISS: How one $37 gadget can save you thousands of dollars New Horizons needed just two hours to approach, fly over and surpass Pluto a few weeks ago. For the first time, we reached the most distant planet in our galaxy and obtained a treasure trove of information about it. NASA’s Instagram video is made from real images that were taken during the journey and they show what it really looks like to fly over Pluto. In addition

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 6:10 pm

NASA and SME Collaborate at WESTEC 2015 to Build Opportunity for Manufacturing Industry

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) will be featured at the SME Technology Interchange at WESTEC 2015, Sept. 15-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The SME Technology Interchange is part of an ongoing collaboration between NASA and SME to advance technology use in the manufacturing industry for regional economic development. Business leaders and technology experts from NASA will be at WESTEC 2015 with select technologies to share their expertise, identify new resources and forge partnerships with companies of all sizes.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 5:30 pm

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first timeEarlier this year, NASA made history by sending … Continued The post NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time appeared first on Business Insider.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:17 pm

Watch three astronauts launch to the International Space Station tonight

Watch three astronauts launch to the International Space Station tonightThe International Space Station is about to get a little packed. Cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency, and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency are scheduled to take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:37AM ET tonight. When they dock with the station two days later, a total of nine crew members will be on board the ISS.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:29 pm

NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus

NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon EnceladusA decade from now, NASA probes could be on their way to explore two potentially life-supporting alien worlds. The agency already plans to launch a spacecraft toward the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it's mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021. Many astrobiologists regard Europa and Enceladus, which are both thought to harbor oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells, as the solar system's two best bets to host alien life.

Posted on 31 August 2015 | 5:57 pm

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Russian Rocket Launches International Crew of 3 Toward Space Station – Space.com


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Russian Rocket Launches International Crew of 3 Toward Space Station
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Three new crewmembers launched toward the International Space Station early Wednesday morning, embarking on a mission that will boost the orbiting lab's population to a level not seen in nearly two years. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut …
Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for International Space StationUSA TODAY
Soyuz rocket blasts off on space station flightCBS News
New crew of 3 to start 2-day trip to International Space StationMashable
Orlando Sentinel -The Planetary Society (blog) -Yahoo News
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Posted on 2 September 2015 | 5:13 am

Developer Shrugs off Vancouver Office-Space Glut – Wall Street Journal


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Developer Shrugs off Vancouver Office-Space Glut
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“It's going to be incredibly difficult to pre-lease and to predict how long the space will take to fill up,” said Robert Levine, principal in the Vancouver office of brokerage Avison Young Inc. “Lenders will be looking at that, too.” Those with a

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:45 pm

32nd Street Finally Has Enough Space for Walking. Will It Last? – Streetsblog New York (blog)


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32nd Street Finally Has Enough Space for Walking. Will It Last?
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The temporary public spaces, approved by NYC DOT and supported by CB 5 in June, were installed about a month ago and are set to be removed October 11. Based on the results of this evaluation period, the additional pedestrian space could be brought …

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:31 pm

Stunning Web Comic ‘Brassens in Space’ Takes Readers on Cosmic Journey – Space.com


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Stunning Web Comic 'Brassens in Space' Takes Readers on Cosmic Journey
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Does science kill the poetry of nature, or does it write new volumes of wonder and awe? A French cartoonist who goes by the name Boulet says it's the latter, and he expressed his opinion in a gorgeous Web comic called "Brassens in Space," which you can …

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:04 pm

NASA Tossed Astronauts with this Gimbal Rig Before Launching Them into Space – io9


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NASA Tossed Astronauts with this Gimbal Rig Before Launching Them into Space
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How do you regain control of a spacecraft tumbling through space? The Mercury astronauts trained by spinning in this gimbal rig in an effort to mimic the disorienting chaos they'd need to battle during the earliest human spaceflight missions. All

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 5:30 pm

Holly Springs to see first co-working space – News & Observer


Holly Springs to see first co-working space
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Holly Springs Town Councilman Jimmy Cobb said co-working space provides small businesses and home-based businesses the opportunity to expand by providing a place where entrepreneurs can collaborate with others and hold meetings at a reasonable …

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:10 pm

How ‘Starshades’ Could Aid Search for Alien Life – Space.com


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How 'Starshades' Could Aid Search for Alien Life
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The next step in the exoplanet revolution may be an in-space "starshade" that lets alien worlds step out of a blinding glare. Researchers are testing designs for a starshade, which would fly in formation with a future space-based telescope. The

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 11:55 am

Elizabeth couple sharing their love of space – Dubuque Telegraph Herald


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Elizabeth couple sharing their love of space
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Inside, visitors can "touch space" when they pick up a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite, or see an astronaut uniform — including a piece of underwear that actually was worn in space. "All of humanity shares the same stars," said Paul Sipiera, co-founder

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:38 am

How Next Week’s Space Expo Will Bring The Adventure of Space Travel To Life – io9


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How Next Week's Space Expo Will Bring The Adventure of Space Travel To Life
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What does Long Beach Comic Con have that other big conventions don't? A whole series of programs devoted to space exploration, called Space Expo. We talked to the panelists about road tripping on Mars, weird landforms on Ceres, and what fictional …

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 12:10 am

Mock Mars Mission Tests Mental Toll of a Year in Space – NBCNews.com


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Mock Mars Mission Tests Mental Toll of a Year in Space
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"We hope that this upcoming mission will build on our current understanding of the social and psychological factors involved in long-duration space exploration," Kim Binsted, principal investigator for HI-SEAS, said in a statement from the University

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Posted on 31 August 2015 | 11:46 pm

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Soyuz Heads to Space Station with New Crew, Return Transportation for One-Year Mission Team

Three crew members representing Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan have launched to the International Space Station to provide a new ride home for the station’s one-year crew and continue important research that advances NASA’s journey to Mars.

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 4:52 am

NASA Awards Postdoctoral Program Contract

NASA has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

NASA Awards Systems Engineering Advanced Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to Alcyon Technical Services Joint Venture, LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide mission and instrument systems engineering services for the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

NASA Awards Technology, Integrated Discipline Engineering Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to Trident Vantage Systems, LLC of Arlington, Virginia to provide engineering and related services at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected nine universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $3.6 million to create and operate a NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 6:12 pm

NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.

Posted on 31 August 2015 | 4:29 pm

NASA, USAID Open Environmental Information Hub for Southeast Asia

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday launched SERVIR-Mekong, a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

Posted on 31 August 2015 | 12:47 pm

NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Mission Launch Command Center at Wallops Flight Facility

NASA has awarded a contract to Harkins Contracting Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland, for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC) at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:00 pm

NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket

NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:34 pm

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch to the orbital outpost Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:06 pm