Impact of space flight on bacterial virulence and antibiotic susceptibility Peter William Taylor School of Pharmacy, University College London, London, UK Abstract: Manned space flight induces a reduction in immune competence among crew and is likely to cause deleterious changes to the composition of the gastrointestinal, nasal, and respiratory bacterial flora, leading to an increased risk of infection. The space flight environment may also affect the susceptibility of microorganisms within the spacecraft to antibiotics, key components of flown medical kits, and may modify the virulence characteristics of bacteria and other microorganisms that contaminate the fabric of the International Space Station and other flight platforms. This review will consider the impact of true and simulated microgravity and other characteristics of the space flight environment on bacterial cell behavior in relation to the potential for serious infections that may appear during missions to astronomical objects beyond low
In todays A Lab Aloft, guest blogger Fred Kohl, Ph.D., International Space Station Physical Sciences Research project manager at NASAs Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, talks about some of the physical science investigations that take place in microgravity aboard the space station.. Extremes are part of exploration, whether youre talking about space travel or probing new areas of discovery to expand knowledge in a given science. So it is appropriate that the extreme environment of the International Space Station provides an ideal location to study physical sciences, from flames to fluids. Removing gravity from the equation aboard this Earth-orbiting laboratory reveals the fundamental aspects of physics hidden by force-dependent phenomena where a fluid phase (i.e., a liquid or gas) is present. Such experiments, which investigate the disciplines of fluid physics, complex fluids, materials science, combustion science, biophysics and fundamental physics, use the stations specialized experiment ...
In todays A Lab Aloft, guest blogger Fred Kohl, Ph.D., International Space Station Physical Sciences Research project manager at NASAs Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, talks about some of the physical science investigations that take place in microgravity aboard the space station.. Extremes are part of exploration, whether youre talking about space travel or probing new areas of discovery to expand knowledge in a given science. So it is appropriate that the extreme environment of the International Space Station provides an ideal location to study physical sciences, from flames to fluids. Removing gravity from the equation aboard this Earth-orbiting laboratory reveals the fundamental aspects of physics hidden by force-dependent phenomena where a fluid phase (i.e., a liquid or gas) is present. Such experiments, which investigate the disciplines of fluid physics, complex fluids, materials science, combustion science, biophysics and fundamental physics, use the stations specialized experiment ...
Scientific research on the International Space Station is a collection of experiments that require one or more of the unusual conditions present in low Earth orbit. The primary fields of research include human research, space medicine, life sciences, physical sciences, astronomy and meteorology. The 2005 NASA Authorization Act designated the American segment of the International Space Station as a national laboratory with the goal of increasing the use of the ISS by other federal agencies and the private sector. Research on the ISS improves knowledge about the effects of long-term space exposure on the human body. Subjects currently under study include muscle atrophy, bone loss, and fluid shift. The data will be used to determine whether space colonisation and lengthy human spaceflight are feasible. As of 2006, data on bone loss and muscular atrophy suggest that there would be a significant risk of fractures and movement problems if astronauts landed on a planet after a lengthy interplanetary ...
The Barboza Space Center is looking to conduct experiments in zero gravity with flatworms. www.BarbozaSpaceCenter.com. NanoRacks to Launch Second Generation Plate Reader to NASAs International Space Station Houston, TX - July 12, 2016 - NanoRacks, LLC, a leading provider of commercial pathway solutions aboard the International Space Station, is launching the NanoRacks Plate Reader-2 to…
Preflight Interview: Carl Walz The International Space Station Expedition Four Crew Interviews with Flight Engineer Carl Walz.. Our Crew Interviews with Carl Walz, Flight Engineer 1 on the fourth expeditionary crew to the International Space Station. Carl, as you prepare to take off on a five-month-long spaceflight, tell me how you see the mission-what are you and your crewmates being sent to orbit to accomplish?. A: Well were going to go and fly for a really long time, and then on the plan we have some science activities that well be doing, kicking those off pretty much right away-logistics activities where were going to stow the items that come up during the UF-1 flight, during the Progress thatll arrive, and then we have checkout activities that well be doing with the new software that well get prior to the 8A flight, so well be checking out a complete new set of command and control software be the test engineers, if you will, for that. Also test engineers for how that affects the ...
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The two elements will be connected together in space to create the foundation for the new Space Station. More than 100 elements will be added over the next five years, requiring a total of 45 assembly flights using the Space Shuttle and two types of Russian launchers.. Europe, as one of the five partners in the International Space Station (together with the United States, Russia, Japan and Canada), will take part in 19 of the 45 planned assembly flights. In addition to supplying much technical and scientific equipment, ESA is contributing two major elements - the multi-purpose Columbus laboratory and a vehicle to be launched by Europes Ariane 5 to transport supplies to the Space Station. The first element of the Space Station in orbit, the Russian-built control module named Zarya, has been circling the Earth since its launch on 20 November while flight controllers checked out the performance of its systems in preparation for the arrival of the second element.. The second element, a U.S.-made ...
The retirement of NASAs Space Shuttle fleet took place from March to July 2011. Discovery was the first of the three active space shuttles to be retired, completing its final mission on March 9, 2011; Endeavour did so on June 1. The final shuttle mission was completed with the landing of Atlantis on July 21, 2011, closing the 30-year Space Shuttle program. The Shuttle was presented to the public in 1972 as a "space truck" which would, among other things, be used to build a United States space station in low earth orbit in the early 1990s and then be replaced by a new vehicle. When the concept of the U.S. space station evolved into that of the International Space Station, which suffered from long delays and design changes before it could be completed, the service life of the Space Shuttle was extended several times until 2011 when it was finally retired.[citation needed] In 2010 the Shuttle was formally scheduled for retirement with Atlantis being taken out of service first after STS-132 in May ...
BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (NASA PR) - Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time).. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Feustal, Arnold and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos is scheduled to dock to the space stations Rassvet module at 3:41 p.m. Friday, March 23. Coverage of docking will begin at 3 p.m. on NASA Television and the agencys website, followed at 5 p.m. by coverage of the opening of hatches between the spacecraft and station.. The arrival of Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev will restore the stations crew complement to six. They will join Scott Tingle of NASA, Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The crew members will spend more than five months conducting about 250 science investigations in ...
After RTLS is selected, the vehicle continues downrange to dissipate excess main propulsion system propellant. The goal is to leave only enough main propulsion system propellant to be able to turn the vehicle around, fly back towards the Kennedy Space Center and achieve the proper main engine cutoff conditions so the vehicle can glide to the Kennedy Space Center after external tank separation. During the downrange phase, a pitch-around maneuver is initiated (the time depends in part on the time of a space shuttle main engine failure) to orient the orbiter/external tank configuration to a heads up attitude, pointing toward the launch site. At this time, the vehicle is still moving away from the launch site, but the space shuttle main engines are now thrusting to null the downrange velocity. In addition, excess orbital maneuvering system and reaction control system propellants are dumped by continuous orbital maneuvering system and reaction control system engine thrustings to improve the orbiter ...
Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC Ed Campion Headquarters, Washington August 2, 2002 (Phone: 202/358-1694) Kyle Herring Johnson Space Center, Houston (Phone: 281/483-5111) RELEASE: 02-149 SPACE SHUTTLE FLEET SET FOR RETURN TO FLIGHT SEPT. 28 Following an extensive investigation into the cause of tiny cracks inside fuel lines of the four space shuttle orbiters, NASA today announced the team is ready to resume preparations for launching on Sept. 28, with Atlantis up first on an assembly mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Weve just completed a thorough review of the teams findings and recommendations, and I am pleased to report to you that -- pending the satisfactory completion of welding repairs -- we plan to resume shuttle flights by the end of September, said Ron Dittemore, NASA Space Shuttle Program Manager, Johnson Space Center, Houston. There always will be inherent risks in space flight and its our job to manage those risks appropriately. A welding and polishing process is ...
Space Shuttle Endeavour safely returned to Earth at 18:32 CEST (12:32 Florida time) this evening. The landing marks the end of a successful mission to the International Space Station. For the latest status, visit NASAs Shuttle pages
This study identifies genes that determine survival during a space flight, using the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Select strains of a haploid yeast deletion series grew during storage in distilled water in space, but not in ground based static or clinorotation controls. The survival advantages in space in distilled water include a 133-fold advantage for the deletion of PEX19, a chaperone and import receptor for newly- synthesized class I peroxisomal membrane proteins, to 77-40 fold for deletion strains lacking elements of aerobic respiration, isocitrate metabolism, and mitochondrial electron transport. Following automated addition of rich growth media, the space flight was associated with a marked survival advantage of strains with deletions in catalytically active genes including hydrolases, oxidoreductases and transferases. When compared to static controls, space flight was associated with a marked survival disadvantage of deletion strains lacking transporter, ...
This image, photographed inside the Zvezda service module, is one of the first scenes showing interaction among the Expedition 36 crew members already onboard the International Space Station and the three freshly arrived crew members on May 29, 2013. Having made the trip from Baikonur, Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz TMA-09M and greeted here by cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (frame center) of Russias Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), are, from the left, Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA, Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency. less ...
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International Space Station Science Office. Link to Story at NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/ssep_conference/. Every so often, doomsayers arise to decry the state of Americas scientific community, fearing that its future is endangered because of a lack of bright new talent. But its easy to find a powerful counterargument to that gloomy view. Every July at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, the next generation of Americas space scientists-students from 5th grade up to college age-share their work with each other, the scientific community and the public at the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) annual conference.. Since June 2010, the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) SSEP effort, in partnership with NanoRacks LLC under a Space Act agreement, has offered young scientists the opportunity for the ultimate science fair project: conceiving, designing, implementing and analyzing a real scientific research question in ...
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (NASA PR) - Media accreditation is open for NASAs SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, which will send two astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the agencys Commercial Crew Program. This mission will be the return of human spaceflight launch capabilities to the United States and the first launch of American astronauts aboard an American rocket and spacecraft since the final space shuttle mission on July 8, 2011.. SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket will launch Crew Dragon, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the spacecraft, from Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA and SpaceX are currently targeting no earlier than mid-to-late May for launch.. This second demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is another end-to-end flight test of SpaceXs human spaceflight system, which will include launch, docking, splashdown and recovery operations. It is the final flight test of the system before SpaceX is certified to ...
By Bob Brewin. May 28, 2013. The cost of a modernized ground control system for Global Positioning System satellites has increased $3.4 billion above its original $1.4 billion price tag, the Pentagon reported. Meanwhile, delays in development of the ground control system pushed back the launch of GPS III satellites with enhanced encryption and new civil navigation signals by more than a year.. The Defense Department added the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System to its annual Selected Acquisition Report released last Thursday, which summarizes the latest estimates of cost, schedule and performance status for key military programs.. The report did not detail the reasons for the cost increase to the GPS Operational Control System, which Raytheon Co. has been developing since February 2010, when it won an initial contract valued at $888.4 million.. Maj. Eric Badger, an Air Force spokesman, explained the $3.4 billion cost for the GPS ground control system as an accounting exercise.. He ...
Resistant spores of bacillus subtilis have spent 22 months in the EXPOSE-R test container outside the International Space Station (ISS). For the first time during a long-duration mission, they were mixed with artificial meteorite dust and exposed to the harsh conditions of outer space. Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are now determining precisely how many of these spores have survived their stay in space. If it turns out that the meteorite dust was able to shield the spores from the hostile space environment, microorganisms may be capable of surviving in meteorites for long periods of time and travelling from one planet to another.
On-Orbit Status Report. Energy Operations: The crew completed the 8th day of a 10 day European Space Agency (ESA) Energy experiment run by collecting ISS tap water samples taken from the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) and body samples. This investigation will help determine the crewmembers energy requirements for long-term space flight. Energy also measures adaptations in the components of total energy expenditure of crewmembers so that an equation to determine energy requirements during space flight may be derived. Such knowledge of is of a great importance to ensure health, good performance and the overall success of a mission, and also ensures adequate exercise load and cargo allotments for food during space flight.. Multi-purpose End-To-End Robotic Operations Network (METERON) Supervisory Control Test: Using the Rover Control Software, the crew successfully controlled the Bridget Rover located in London, England from a computer onboard the ISS. The ESA investigation supports the ...
Some of the cargo flown aboard this Soyuz will be used in research investigations that are either ongoing or planned aboard the International Space Station. Items such as questionnaires will be delivered to obtain in-flight data about crew member characteristics, such as day-to-day changes in health or incidence of pain or pressure in microgravity. One such investigation is Space Headaches which uses questionnaires to collect information about the prevalence and characteristics of crew members headaches in microgravity. This information is used to develop future countermeasures for headaches often caused by intracranial pressure change.. Researchers will also use biological sample kits delivered by the Soyuz spacecraft to obtain samples of blood, saliva or urine. The ongoing collection of biological samples from crew members help scientists determine if immune system impairment caused by spaceflight increases the possibility for infection or poses a significant health risk during life aboard ...
Expedition 12 Crew. The International Space Station crew this week installed an upgrade that will conserve oxygen during spacewalks, moved the station robotic arm to prepare for their next spacewalk, and began an experiment that studies body movements. Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev had Monday off to observe the end of the Russian Christmas holidays. Completing an important upgrade to the stations spacewalk preparation systems, McArthur and Tokarev installed the Recharge Oxygen Orifice Bypass Assembly (ROOBA) later in the week. The assembly will conserve station oxygen during spacewalk preparations when the space shuttle is docked to the complex. It allows crew members to prebreathe oxygen from the shuttle rather than use oxygen from station tanks as they prepare for a spacewalk. Crew members must prebreathe pure oxygen for an extended period before beginning a spacewalk to prevent decompression sickness. The new system will be used during the next ...
ATHENS, OH - Two CryoTel® CT-F cryocoolers, designed and manufactured by Sunpower Inc., Athens, OH, were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a SpaceX mission, which docked with the space station on April 20, 2014.The unmanned SpaceX mission, dubbed CRS-3, delivered 5,000 pounds of science experiments, a pair of high-tech legs for Robonaut 2, a high-definition Earth-observing camera suite, a laser communications experiment, spare parts, food, clothing and other supplies ...
In recent years, there have been few space projects as exciting as the International Space Station, or ISS. Even though it is the 9th space station to ta...
coondoggie writes NASA is looking for a few good experiments to run in space. The space agency this week said it was seeking research ideas (PDF) from private entities who want to do research on board the International Space Station. NASA said it was looking to expand the use of the ISS by providin...
As of Dec. 1, four Painted Lady butterflies are living aboard the International Space Station.. These "butterflynauts" are part of an educational experiment that was launched Nov. 16 on space shuttle Atlantis and transferred to the space station. Students of all ages have been following the tiny crews development from larvae to butterflies.. "All four larvae formed chrysalises and two emerged as butterflies on Nov. 30. Two more butterflies emerged overnight," said Stefanie Countryman, BioServe Space Technologies payload mission manager. The experiment is flying in BioServes Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus, a suitcase-sized payload used to conduct space experiments.. Ground-based comparisons. In classrooms across the United States, students have set up habitats and are replicating the space experiment. Their objective is to compare the growth and behavior of ground-based butterfly larvae and adult butterflies with those living in the microgravity environment of space.. BioServe is ...
Bob Barboza met with NanoRacks and visiting German informal scientists and educators on Thursday in San Diego, California and they talked about the Barboza Space Center and its high school STEM teams building collaborative STEM prototypes and planning to launch science experiments aboard the International Space Station. We are seeking to work with other scientists , educators and…
Performing sensitive biological experiments is always a delicate affair. Few researchers, however, contend with the challenges faced by Cheryl Nickerson, whose working laboratory aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is located hundreds of miles above the Earth, traveling at some 17,000 miles per hour. Nickerson, a microbiologist at ASUs Biodesign Institute, is using the ISS platform to pursue new research into the effects of microgravity on disease-causing organisms.
On Valentines Day, SpaceX will launch a lethal pathogen into low-Earth orbit. The antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA will make its way to the International Space Station on February 14, where it will be subjected to microgravity - possibly spurring accelerated mutation.While it may conjure up ideas of a sci-fi-style outbreak, the move will allow scientists to study the effects of this unusual environment on the bacterium, with potential to pave the way for more effective treatments.The study, sponsored by NASA and CASIS, will be led by Dr Anita Goel, the Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym, Forbes reports. Goel was previously awarded the first XPrize in Healthcare for the worlds first mobile Tricorder device, known as Gene-RADAR.The groundbreaking nanotechnology platform allows for real-time diagnosis of infectious diseases by detecting the genetic fingerprints from any biological organism. And, as its portable, this can be done outside of a lab or hospital.The nanotechnology expert predicts that low
A low Earth orbit (LEO) is usually described as an orbit inside the area which comes from the Earths surface up to an altitude of 2,000 km.[source?] Satellites in LEO go around the Earth many times per day. Satellites are put in low Earth orbit if the things they do must be done in outer space but neednt be far away. Some satellites are in LEO to photograph the Earth, for example some weather satellites and Earth resource satellites. Most space telescopes are in LEO since they only have to be above the Earths atmosphere. The International Space Station is in LEO.. ...
With one minute left on the countdown, SpaceX scrubbed its flight to the International Space Station this morning due to rocket trouble.
Researchers will put MRSA on the International Space Station ​​to study, which could help scientists build smarter drugs​ back on Earth.
Researchers will put MRSA on the International Space Station ​​to study, which could help scientists build smarter drugs​ back on Earth.
As I try to detach a pipe on the virtual International Space Station, which Ive been scrambling across, Im suddenly thrown backwards into space. I
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Provide the OpenSim model used in the journal article along with sample inputs so that others can simulate ARED squat exercise on the International Space Station.
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Houston, we have a problem. The International Space Stations artificial intelligence companion robot started giving attitude soon after it was activated and had to be switched off.
What was the most inspiring experience you had during a space flight? Christopher J. Ferguson, United States Astronaut, NASA, discusses being inspired on a space flight in this Curiosity video.
This site offers information about all aspects of space flight. Some topics that are discussed include: scientific concepts that are involved in space flight, the mission planning, the mission itself, and the instruments used.
The STS-132 mission will be the 32nd flight of the space shuttle Atlantis. The primary STS-132 mission objective is to deliver the Russian-made MRM-1 (Mini Research Module) to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis will also deliver a new communications antenna and a new set of batteries for one of the ISS solar arrays. The STS-132 mission patch features Atlantis flying off into the sunset as the end of the Space Shuttle Program approaches. However the sun is also heralding the promise of a new day as it rises for the first time on a new ISS module, the MRM-1, which is also named "Rassvet," the Russian word for dawn. The NASA insignia design for shuttle and space station flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, it will be publicly announced. ...
The STS-132 mission will be the 32nd flight of the space shuttle Atlantis. The primary STS-132 mission objective is to deliver the Russian-made MRM-1 (Mini Research Module) to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis will also deliver a new communications antenna and a new set of batteries for one of the ISS solar arrays. The STS-132 mission patch features Atlantis flying off into the sunset as the end of the Space Shuttle Program approaches. However the sun is also heralding the promise of a new day as it rises for the first time on a new ISS module, the MRM-1, which is also named "Rassvet," the Russian word for dawn. The NASA insignia design for shuttle and space station flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, it will be publicly announced. ...
China has successfully launched its fifth human spaceflight mission, Shenzhou 10, carrying a crew of three into low Earth orbit (LEO).. The 11 June launch of a Long March 2F from the Jiuquan launch site in north-central China appears to have gone off without a hitch, much like the previous four flights. Chinas budding human spaceflight programme has proceeded cautiously, launching roughly one per year.. The flight is scheduled to last 15 days, Chinas longest to date, and will include a rendezvous with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station.. It was the 177th launch of the Long March rocket series, according to Flightglobal Ascends database. Chinas spaceflight programme to date, including the 11 June flight, are considered test runs for the nations ambitious plans. China has declared intent to build a much larger orbital space station than the very basic Tiangong 1, in addition to missions to the moon and Mars. The countrys ambitions have sparked a space race amongst geopolitical ...
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Its been nearly nine years since NASA astronauts have launched from the U.S. The last time was July 8, 2011, when Atlantis - now on display at Kennedy Space Center - made the final space shuttle flight.. Since then, NASA astronauts have traveled to and from the space station via Kazakhstan, courtesy of the Russian Space Agency. The Soyuz rides have cost NASA up to $86 million apiece.. The space agency handed over station deliveries to private businesses, first cargo and then crews, in order to focus on getting astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.. Commercial cargo ships took flight in 2012. Crew capsules were more complicated to design and build, and parachute and other technical problems caused repeated delays. Target launch dates starting with 2017 came and went. Last April, a SpaceX crew capsule - the same one that flew to the space station a month earlier - exploded during a ground test.. The U.S. needs companies competing like this, Bridenstine said Thursday, to drive down launch ...
Space Shuttles last flight watched by Tracy Salts ~ September 2012. When the last Space Shuttle flight ended in LA, America was watching.. Millions of young people dreamed of going into space.. One of them was Tracy Salts of Buena Park, and she was watching and remembering as she viewed the last flight.. Tracy went to Space Camp at Moffett Field, CA, in 1997 while attending 5th grade at Dysinger Elementary School in the Centralia School District. For a week, Tracy and the other young astronauts lived in "habitats" of the camp, and learned about NASAs space programs, rode in shuttle and mission control simulators and learned how weightlessness feels. She had the chance to take the role of being a Ground Control Officer and also a Mission Specialist, during which time she had to do some chemistry experiments. Prior to this experience, Tracy had saved money for two years, but it was worth it ~ she graduated and got her U.S. Space Camp wings!. On coming home, Tracy and her mother Christiane ...
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A common effect of radiation exposure that is reported by crewmembers is the perception of light flashes. The actual mechanism of these light flashes is not understood. Earlier studies on the Mir space station suggest that both heavy nuclei and protons trigger abnormal CNS responses. (Casolino et al. 2003). A Visual Stimulator tests the crewmembers overall visual system, including dark adaptation stimuli to monitor visual status. While not manned, the ALTEA hardware provides a continuous measure of the cosmic radiation in the ISS U.S. Laboratory, Destiny. The neurophysiological effects of cosmic radiation in long term space travel have never been explored with the depth of the ALTEA experiment. Data collected will help quantify risks to astronauts on future long-duration space missions and propose optimized countermeasures. ^ back to top ...
In a reshuffling of SpaceXs launch schedule, a Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff no earlier than Dec. 8 on a mission to deliver several tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station and return to service a Cape Canaveral launch pad damaged in a catastrophic rocket explosion last year.. SpaceX will defer the deployment of a mysterious U.S. government payload named Zuma later in the companys jam-packed manifest after managers postponed the launch from Nov. 15 to resolve concerns raised during testing of a payload shroud for another mission.. Assuming the upcoming cargo launch remains set for Dec. 8, liftoff would occur at approximately 1:20 p.m. EST (1820 GMT), roughly the moment the space stations orbital path is positioned over Cape Canaveral. The Dragon capsule will reach the space station two days later.. The launch was scheduled for Dec. 4, but two sources confirmed Monday that the start of the mission has been pushed back at least four days for undisclosed ...
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NASA is trying to sniff out which employee brought a baggy of cocaine into the hangar that houses Space Shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. The space agency is preparing the shuttle for a launch to the International Space Station in March.. Spaceport officials said an employee found the bag Thursday morning outside a bathroom in the restricted shuttle hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility No. 3. The employee notified security, which conducted tests confirming that a "small amount" of cocaine remained in the bag.. Because access to the hangar requires a security badge, officials know about 200 NASA workers and contractors were around the facility at the time the drug was found. NASA said that while there are "no indications" that anyone was high on cocaine while working on Discovery, drug testing of employees in the area have been conducted.. "This is a rare and isolated incident, and Im disappointed that it happened, but it should not detract from the outstanding work ...
Deltas LED display provides a spectacular backdrop to Space Shuttle Atlantis and creates a visual simulation of the space shuttle orbiting Earth. The 20-foot high, 110-foot wide 8mm indoor LED display consists of over 800 I-8 LED tiles for a total resolution of nearly 3 megapixels. Deltas use of the finest LED diodes and components allows for perfect uniformity with consistent color and superior contrast. Its wide viewing angles insure that every visitor will have an amazing view, regardless of their location inside the exhibit hall. "Deltas massive LED display adds a feeling of motion to an absolutely spectacular Space Shuttle experience," stated Sat Narayanan, Vice President, Delta Displays Americas. "The display is a great fit for the space and the design and installation was perfectly executed by Electrosonic. We couldnt be more proud of the results!" "The level of support and cooperation that we received from the Delta Products group was outstanding. They were always available and very ...
The future station will weigh about 60 tons, slightly smaller than NASAs Skylab of the 1970s and about one-sixth the size of the 16-nation international space station. China was barred from participating in the international space station, largely on objections from the United States over political differences and the Chinese programs close links with the military.. In the meantime, China is turning its attention to sending a rover to the moon. That could be followed by a crewed lunar mission if officials decide to combine the human spaceflight and lunar exploration programs, as [U.S. Naval War Colleges Joan] Johnson-Freese says they are now considering doing.. China will focus for now on development of the Long March 5 heavier-lift rocket needed to launch the Tiangong 2, said Charles Vick, an expert on the Chinese and Russian space programs at GlobalSecurity.org.. "The focus is now shifting from the near-term to those future systems," Vick said, adding that the military continues to dictate ...
US and Canadas Space Agencies Testing Medical Technology In Ninth Undersea Mission BOTHELL, WA and TORONTO - November 28, 2005 SonoSite Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader in hand-carried ultrasound, said today that the MicroMaxx system, the companys third generation ultrasound product, will be used to demonstrate that successful emergency treatment of a musculoskeletal injury during simulated space flight conditions can be accomplished with telementoring. The test will be conducted during an 18-day experiment on the ninth mission of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO 9, under 19 meters of water near Key Largo, Florida, in a habitat called Aquarius, which is analogous to a habitat that would house astronauts on the Earths moon. Each aquanaut will use the notebook-sized MicroMaxx system to perform a diagnostic ultrasound of an injured knee prosthetic at the direction of radiologists and surgeons at the Center for Minimal Access Surgery at McMaster University in Ontario.
Research indicates that adaptation to a microgravity environment includes physiological changes to the cardiovascular-respiratory, musculoskeletal, and neurosensory systems. Many of these alterations emerge even during space flights of short duration. Therefore, the advancement of manned space flight from Shuttle to Space Station Freedom (SSF) requires development of effective methods for augmenting the ability of humans to maintain functional performance. Thus, it is the goal of NASA to minimize the consequences of microgravity-induced deconditioning to provide optimal in-flight performance (intra- and extra-vehicular activities), suitable return to a pedestrian environment, and nominal physiological postflight recovery for an expeditious return-to-flight physical status. As space missions lengthen, the Shuttle programs provide vehicles for further investigation of the space-flight associated systemic decrements, development of countermeasure technology, and initiation of countermeasure ...
WITH THE ADVENT OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE AND THE ASSOCIATED ENHANCED ACCESSIBILITY OF OUTER SPACE, MORE AUTOMATION OF ROUTINE SPACEFLIGHT OPERATIONS IS DESIRABLE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY SO FOR RELATIVE SPACECRAFT MANEUVER OPERATIONS REQUIRING A HIGH DEGREE OF RELIABILITY AND CREW TIME. THIS PROJECT CONCERNS AN ANALYSIS PROGRAM TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY AND PRACTICALITY OF THE ESSENTIALS OF A UNIQUE SENSOR SYSTEM COMPLEX FOR AUTOMATION OF RENDEZVOUS, DOCKING, STATIONKEEPING AND ORIENTATION OF ONE SPACECRAFT RELATIVE TO ANOTHER. COMPUTER SIMULATION AND ANALYSES WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE KEY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS. IN ADDITION TO ASSESSING THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT, A PRELIMINARY SYSTEM DESIGN WILL BE PROVIDED AS WELL AS SYSTEM MASS, POWER CONSUMPTION AND SIZE ESTIMATES ...
Microbes in space have been of interest to the folks at various space agencies for as long as weve been sending people into space. Rampant mold growth on the Russian Space Station Mir was probably one of the reasons for the decision to "deorbit" the station (a fancy way of describing crashing into the ocean). Concerns about astronaut health, creating mutant bacteria, and contaminating other planets all play a role. For most of the last 50 years this microbiology work has of necessity been culture-based. Only in the last few years has space microbiology begun to experience the next-generation sequencing revolution that has transformed terrestrial biology in the last decade. Given the long lag between experiment and publication in an environment like NASA, I expect to see many more of these kind of studies in the coming decade.. In this particular study "Whole metagenome profiles of particulates collected from the International Space Station" the authors discuss a metagenomics analysis on dust ...
Vice President Mike Pence offered his thanks Monday to employees working on NASAs human spaceflight programs during a tour of the agencys Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.. http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/vice-president-pence-visits-nasa-s-marshall-space-flight-center ...
Table 6: Chronology of Shuttle missions with Spacelab modules/elements The Spacelab logistics pallet (unpressurized carrier) was reused for the ISS (International Space Station) assembly flights (ISS-7A) even after the two Spacelabs (LM1 and LM2) were retired in 1998. One such flight was STS-104 (July 12-25, 2001) where the pallet was used to carry a new air resupply system to the ISS inside the Shuttles cargo bay.. A brief overview of some Spacelab mission achievements:. The Spacelab missions flown have had widely different configurations and objectives. Some of the missions have conducted investigations from many different scientific disciplines. A good example of such a mission is Spacelab-1 which flew experiments in the fields of: atmospheric science, solar science, materials science, space plasma physics, the life sciences and astrophysics. In fact, Spacelab-1 represented all of the scientific disciplines that have been addressed by the Spacelab missions as a whole. Some of the missions ...
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Crew members also collected samples for the Biochemical Profile (Biochem Profile) investigation. The astronauts study themselves to learn how the human body reacts to long-duration spaceflight. Biochem Profile tests bodily fluid samples obtained from astronauts before, during and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. Establishing a chemical profile of the bodys response to spaceflight will help scientists understand how different systems in the body interact in microgravity in different groups of people. Scientists can also test the effectiveness of possible countermeasures like exercise and nutrition and their effects on crew health during long-duration exploration missions ...
2017-05-06 - Jean-Willy Kunz, organist in residence at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques are joined virtually on stage by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
Near-Earth asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above the Earths surface on Monday June 27 at about 9:30 EDT. The asteroid was discovered by the LINEAR near-Earth object discovery team observing from Socorro, New Mexico. This small asteroid, only 5-20 meters in diameter, is in a very Earth-like orbit about the Sun, but an orbital analysis indicates there is no chance it will actually strike Earth on Monday. If a rocky asteroid the size of 2011 MD were to enter Earths atmosphere, it would be expected to burn up high in the atmosphere and cause no damage to Earths surface. The accompanying diagram gives a view of the asteroids trajectory from the general direction of the Sun. This view indicates that 2011 MD will reach its closest Earth approach point in extreme southern latitudes (in fact over the southern Atlantic Ocean). The incoming trajectory leg passes several thousand kilometers outside the geosynchronous ring of satellites and the outgoing leg passes well ...
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The USA regards outer space as a top national security interest to which its military power should be extended by, for example, the possible deployment of non-nuclear space-based weaponry.13 Especially since the terrorist attacks in New York on 11. September 2001, resulting in the "War on Terror", policies concerning space-based weapons have again been placed on the military agenda of the USA.14. As Venet15 points out, outer space activities have a clear political dimension. During the Cold War space activities were intrinsically linked to the political objectives, priorities and national security concerns of the two superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union.16 After the Cold War the political relevance and benefits of space continued to be recognised by states not only as a foreign policy tool to affirm their sovereignty17 and increase their power on the international level, but also to solve domestic and transnational problems.18. In view of the recent emergence of new major space powers, such ...
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We know that gravity plays a key role in the development of biological systems, but we dont know exactly how a lack of gravity affects the development of bacteria and biofilms," Collins said. "This means while certain bacteria may be harmless on Earth, they could pose a health threat to astronauts on the International Space Station or, one day, long space flights. Our goal is to better understand how microgravity affects the relationship between humans and bacteria, so we can develop new ways of reduce the threat of biofilms to spacecraft and their crew.". Partnering with Collins on the Micro-2 project are nanobiotechnology expert Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer and director of the universitys Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, and thin films expert Joel Plawsky, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. NASA is funding the experiment.. Biofilms are complex, three-dimensional ...
Tadpoles were exposed to microgravity during three space missions, the 10-day flight STS-55 (German D-2; 1993; experiment STATEX-VOR), the 9.2-day flight STS-84 (Shuttle-to-Mir SMM-06; 1997; experiment TADPOLES), and the 10-day flight Andromède (French Soyuz Taxi Flight to the International Space Station ISS; 2001; experiment AQUARIUS-XENOPUS). During the Spacelab mission D-2, animals were kept in groups of five in petriPERM dishes, which have a volume of 25 ml. At launch, they had reached stage 33-36, which is shortly before the hatching stage. For the flight on STS-84, animals were transported in groups of 12 in miniaquaria, which have a volume of 42 ml. They were launched when they had reached stage 25-28, which is the tail bud stage. Miniaquaria were developed for the flight on STS-84, and were re-used during the Andromède flight in 2001 when two different stages were exposed to microgravity. The young group had reached stage 26-27 at launch; they were kept in groups of 12 animals in each ...
Space flight can affect every organ system and may lead to several physiological changes (immune function, muscle atrophy, demineralisation of bones, changes in the circulation). Alterations in immune responses during and after space flight have been reported for humans which could be a consequence of microgravity and radiation. In addition environmental stress factors (confinement, artificial circadian rhythm) occur and altogether affect neuroendocrine stress and immune responses. In studies precluding the initiation of Russian, European and American space agencies to establish the long-term presence of people in Space (ISS-International Space Station, mission to Mars), ground-based simulation studies have allowed to investigate possible unfavourable changes of health under standardised conditions. Hence, ground based studies are carried out to mimic the conditions which may occur during space flight to a certain extent: the effects of low gravitation can be simulated during long-term ...
Space flights serve life on earth by A. D. Kovalʹ; 1 edition; First published in 1987; Subjects: Photographs from space, Remote sensing; Places: Earth
For three years, students at New Mexico State University have pursued flight experiments for validation of a newly developed inertia property identification algorithm. The robotics-based algorithm was developed and studied using computer simulations only. It has not been fully validated experimentally because of the difficulty to physically test full six degrees of freedom system dynamics in microgravity conditions on the ground. In the attempt to experimentally validate the algorithm, two experiments onboard NASAs C-9 microgravity flights have been performed. Although these flight experiments have been an invaluable experience, the zero-gravity environment desired to fully validate the algorithm has not yet been achieved. The full validation requires 6 DOF, a zero-gravity motion condition which is virtually inconceivable for ground-based testing or aircraft-based testing. Therefore, the student team is developing a suborbital experiment to further test the algorithm. The experiment has been ...
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are gearing up for launch March 27 to kick off a record one-year stay aboard the International Space Station, an orbital marathon both men say is crucial for planning future flights beyond Earth orbit and, eventually, to Mars. ...
Golden and gleaming, this convex mirror arrived last week at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where it will be mounted on the much-anticipated Webb telescope. When the telescope is up and running, sometime later this decade, the Webb will take the title of the most powerful space telescope ever built, ousting even the Hubble. The Boulder-built mirrors color comes from a microscopic layer of gold, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. The gold will help the telescope better reflect infrared light, making distant planets and the universes first galaxies easier to see.. Image Credit: Chris Gunn, NASA. ...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones.
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones.
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones.
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On its last mission the space shuttle Atlantis will bring 3,000 pounds of US supplies to the International Space Station, as well as a Russian module.
U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) - Microscopic worms may hold clues to overcoming threats posed to human health by space travel and also help find ways to stop muscle degradation in the sick and elderly.. C. elegans were flown into space on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis and spent 11 days in orbit onboard the International Space Station more than 200 miles above the earth.. Many of the worms 20,000 genes perform the same functions as those in humans so researchers wanted to study the effectiveness of RNA interference (RNAi), a tried and tested technique which regulates gene expression in diseased tissue, and whether this technique could be employed to reduce or control the dramatic muscle loss experienced by astronauts during spaceflight.. The research, published in the journal PLoS One, shows that RNAi, which is already the subject of more than a dozen clinical trials to target illnesses ranging from cancer to asthma, functions normally in space flight and could be used as a viable option to treat and ...
Any launch vehicle that flies as often as Russias Proton is bound to have its share of mishaps. The venerable heavy-lifter has flown 388 missions since its first in 1965, 45 of which have been deemed total or partial failures.. But the Proton M/Block DM-03 that veered off course and destroyed three Russian Glonass M navigation satellites in a fiery explosion near its Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad July 2 comes at a particularly vulnerable moment for Russias space program, which has suffered a spate of launch vehicle failures in recent years, including five in the past 30 months.. Russias apparent nosedive in the quality of its space efforts has so far not affected launch vehicles serving the International Space Station (ISS). However, Proton quality control could have implications for Reston, Va.-based International Launch Services (ILS), which annually launches half of the worlds largest commercial telecommunications satellites atop Proton.. ILS and its majority shareholder, Khrunichev ...
Russias Phobos-Grunt mission, an audacious effort to retrieve samples from a Martian moon, is stranded in low Earth orbit following a successful liftoff Tuesday from Kazakhstan, according to Russian reports. Two rocket burns were supposed to propel the massive probe on a course toward Mars late Tuesday, but indications are the engine firings did not occur, according to Vladimir Popovkin, head of the Russian space agency ...
Images from space dominated the week and fired up imaginations all over again. An unmanned capsule launched by a private company docked with the International Space Station 240 miles above Earth, exchanged cargo with the astronauts living there and then plummeted through the atmosphere into a picture-perfect splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning.
Specifically, researchers found that mice in low gravity conditions experience changes in Blymphocyte production in their bone marrow similar to those observed in elderly mice living in Earth conditions.. Jean-Pol Frippiat at Lorraine University in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France said that the study shows that a model of spaceflight conditions could not only be used to test the efficacy of molecules to improve immune responses following a spaceflight in astronauts, but also in the elderly and bed-ridden populations on Earth. This model could also help understanding the aging of the immune system called immunoscenescence.. Frippiat and colleagues used a ground-based model called hindlimb unloading (or HU), that simulates some of the effects of spaceflight on mice. They analyzed both bone parameters and the frequency of cells that will give birth to B lymphocytes in the bone marrow of young mice, old mice and mice subjected during three weeks to hindlimb unloading. Comparison of these data revealed ...
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El Segundo, Calif., April 12, 2016 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed, and delivered to storage, the last in a series of satellites for NASAs Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation. TDRS-M is the sixth Boeing-built satellite for the NASA network providing high-bandwidth communications to spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Programs using the system include those supporting human space flight, the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Earth Observing System and several launch vehicles.. ...
Opportunities are located at NASA centers and field installations all over the country: Ames Research Center, Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, Calif.; Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, N.Y.; Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.; Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Fairmont, W.Va.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tex.; Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Fla.; Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.; Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, La.; NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; NASA Shared Services Center at Stennis Space Center, Miss.; Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.; White Sands Complex, Las Cruces, N.M.; and White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, N.M ...
Niall Smith studied astrophysics at University College Dublin and graduated with his PhD in 1990. He lectured in the Department of Applied Physics & Instrumentation in Cork Institute of Technology for 18 years before becoming the Institutes first Head of Research in 2005, now providing strategic oversight of a budget of €14m per annum across disciplines from science and engineering to arts and music. Niall is the Founder-Director of the internationally award-winning Blackrock Castle Observatory which has just celebrated its 12th anniversary and over 1.2 million visitors. In 2017, Niall was the host Director for the International Space University Space Studies Programme which is the largest conference programme ever to come to Cork, lasting a total of 9 weeks and involving over 320 global space experts. Nialls research focuses on space topics including uses of small satellites in low earth orbit for a wide range of functions from imaging to broadband. He is a member of the National Steering ...
All agree on one thing, from the Hopi to Noah and all world death and rebirthing prophetic traditions: the last world that died and was reborn, the world that drowned Atlantis, was destroyed by a great flood.. The next world is scorched and purified by fire and the Hopi date this great purification to happen starting here and now in this new decade.. Just what kind of fire, be it the fires of awakened consciousness or global warming gone out of control is up to the new Atlanteans to make so by their present actions.. The Space Shuttle Atlantis last night came in for a landing with a destiny to become a museum piece. The era of the Space Shuttle after three decades is history. With it, goes American exceptionalism in space travel, some say. This morning 3,000 NASA contractors in Houston Texas got their pink slips, joining the 10,000 plus pink slip holders of another dying industry going on the dole when over 300 Borders Book Stores closed their doors forever the day Atlantis landed.. Though the ...
All agree on one thing, from the Hopi to Noah and all world death and rebirthing prophetic traditions: the last world that died and was reborn, the world that drowned Atlantis, was destroyed by a great flood.. The next world is scorched and purified by fire and the Hopi date this great purification to happen starting here and now in this new decade.. Just what kind of fire, be it the fires of awakened consciousness or global warming gone out of control is up to the new Atlanteans to make so by their present actions.. The Space Shuttle Atlantis last night came in for a landing with a destiny to become a museum piece. The era of the Space Shuttle after three decades is history. With it, goes American exceptionalism in space travel, some say. This morning 3,000 NASA contractors in Houston Texas got their pink slips, joining the 10,000 plus pink slip holders of another dying industry going on the dole when over 300 Borders Book Stores closed their doors forever the day Atlantis landed.. Though the ...
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Thanks to the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), those aboard the space station have safely performed science experiments since 2002 without these worries. They conducted hundreds of studies within the sealed, negative pressured, nine-cubic-foot work area, developed by NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the European Space Agency. The crew members put the MSG to good use for a wide range of microgravity research, including fluid physics, combustion science, materials science, biotechnology, fundamental physics and other investigations. This helps researchers looking to understand the role of gravity in basic physical and chemical interactions ...
The biggest space event of 2003, understandably, was the tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-person crew during reentry on February 1. The event had major repercussions both within NASA and in wider circles. The accident brought the assembly of the International Space Station to a halt, and forced the station to fall back to a two-person caretaker crew supplied exclusively by Russian Progress and Soyuz spacecraft. The seven-month investigation into the accident cast an unwelcome spotlight onto not just the shuttle itself, but institutional problems with NASA itself-the so-called "culture" issue. NASA also found itself under sharp scrutiny from a Congress that, indirectly, may have contributed to the accident itself by approving a series of budgets during the last decade that squeezed money out of the shuttle program.. One of the biggest outcomes of the accident, though, was the realization of how fragile the shuttle and NASAs human spaceflight program are in general. Prior ...
When I was growing up, Americas space program was the symbol of aspiration," Allen said at a news conference. "For me, the fascination with space never ended. I never stopped dreaming what might be possible.". Allen bemoaned the fact that government-sponsored spaceflight is waning and said his new project would "keep America at the forefront of space exploration" and give a new generation of children something to dream about.. "We have plenty and many challenges ahead of us," he said.. Allen and Rutan join a field crowded with Silicon Valley veterans who grew up on "Star Trek" and now want to fill a void created with the retirement of NASAs space shuttle. Several companies are competing to develop spacecraft to deliver cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station.. The duo won a prize in 2004 with a spaceship that went into space but not orbit. Their new business model likely includes tourism and satellites.. Their new plane will have a wingspan of 380 feet, longer than a football ...
This Solicitation is not intended to be used for projects that can be accommodated within other NSF funding mechanisms. In addition, this Solicitation is not intended to be used for projects that can be conducted in their entirety with ground-based research.. Collaborative proposals can also be submitted. In these cases, if the PIs are at different institutions and have complementary skills and facilities, submission of separately submitted collaborative proposals is required. See PAPPG Chapter II.D.3.b for information about submission of a collaborative proposal from multiple organizations.. Prospective proposals will be subject to a review for operational feasibility and terrestrial benefit, both conducted by CASIS. See the CASIS guidelines for further details on these reviews at http://www.iss-casis.org/files/CBET-Feasibility-Evaluation-Criteria.pdf. The solicitation seeks to increase use of the ISS National Lab for fluid dynamics and multiphase studies to benefit industries on Earth, to ...
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Riley Ave. School, Calverton, New York on 2 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 17:43 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between NA1SS and W2EEO. The contact should be audible over the east coast of the US and Canada. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English. The Students at the Riley Ave. Elementary school, Calverton, NY have been preparing for their contact with the International Space Station. This Riverhead Central School District school has grades Kindergarten thru 4th Grade. Science units on space and the solar system have peaked interest and informed these young students. The school wide literary program, Parents as Reading Partners have used the theme Space to keep interest high. Art classes have been making posters. The music program has ...
NASAs newest satellite, the TDRS-L, joins a network used for vital missions like communication with the International Space Station, the study of Earths changing climate, and peering into deep space with the Hubble Telescope. Its like a cell tower in space providing long distance connections, pictures, data and video from 22,000 miles above the equator. The TDRS-L is the 12th Tracking and Data Relay Satellite to be launched forming a network that relays signals to and from Earth, the International Space Station and other spacecraft. This is made possible by placing the TDRS satellites in a geosynchronous orbit, where its always in contact with one of the ground stations on Earth. The satellite includes a patented spring-back antenna design first used on TDRS-H. The 15-foot diameter antennae are designed with flexible membrane reflectors that fold up for launch, then spring back into their original cupped circular shape on orbit. The steerable antennas can simultaneously transmit and receive ...