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Name and designer logo revealed for Paolo Nespoli's Shuttle mission to the ISS
ESA and the Italian Space Agency today announced that they have chosen the name for the upcoming mission of astronaut Paolo Nespoli, a member of the STS-120 crew assigned to a shuttle launch next October. (2007-07-24)
A new virtual approach to science in space
ASU professor and colleagues suggest a new approach to scientific exploration that they call exploration telepresence. (2017-06-21)
Students and young professionals from Europe and Canada design planetary habitats
The MoonMars Habitat Student Design Workshop is underway at ESA/ESTEC - working in the inspiring setting of the Erasmus User Centre, the 30 participants have until the end of the week to study, discuss and design a Moon, Mars or other planetary habitat. (2005-04-07)
Space leaders to share visions of launchers to come
Some of the top names in the space launch sector will share their views of the future at a plenary session today organised by ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain. (2003-10-03)
NASA Marshall employee embarks on a mission to bring 'Jetson' technology to real Americans
Like many Americans, Lawanna Harris grew up watching 'The Jetsons.' Today, she is embarking on a journey to make space- age technology -- like that found in the popular cartoon series -- her life's work. (2000-08-02)
ESA at MAKS 2005
MAKS 2005 - the biennial Russian International Aviation and Space Salon - is being held in Zhukovsky, close to Moscow, from 16 to 21 August. (2005-08-19)
ASU Professor Jim Bell receives Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication
Professor Jim Bell, planetary scientist at Arizona State University, is the 2011 recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science. (2011-05-19)
ARL leads NASA effort to develop smarter machines for space missions
NASA has tapped Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) to lead a $9.6 million effort to give machines enough computer-based (2005-05-19)
New satellite maps of Haiti coming in
As rescue workers scramble to provide assistance to hundreds of thousands of people following Haiti's earthquake, Earth observation satellite data continues to provide updated views of the situation on the ground. (2010-01-15)
Relays from Mars demonstrate international interplanetary networking
ESA's Mars Express has relayed pictures from one of NASA's Mars rovers for the first time, as part of a set of interplanetary networking demonstrations. (2004-08-10)
NASA's TDRS-M space communications satellite begins final testing
NASA's TDRS-M satellite, which will replenish and expand the current TDRS fleet, begins final testing before launch, scheduled for Aug. (2017-02-13)
One giant leap for space robotics
According to the recent white paper, Space Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Widening the horizon of space exploration, the UK space sector and R&D community possess strong expertise and test facilities, taking leadership in current and future missions that involve robots (like the rover, arm and drill) as well as technologies in sensing, perception and autonomy. (2016-07-22)
T-Online and ESA enable world's first Web video chat from space
On Nov. 28, Europe's largest online portal and ESA will produce the first-ever space Web video chat when ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter responds to questions via the Internet live from the International Space Station. (2006-11-23)
Strathclyde asteroid and space debris project wins UK-wide award
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have won a prestigious UK-wide award for their work on a space technology project -- securing the university's second success in the awards in five years. (2015-07-24)
Alan Stern, New Horizons receive Cosmos Award for Public Presentation of Science
The principal investigator and team behind NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto received the Cosmos Award for Outstanding Public Presentation of Science. (2016-10-18)
Researchers turn to technology to discover a novel way of mapping landscapes
Using computer technology to map patterns of land cover reveals types of landscapes and holds applications for numerous fields in research and planning. (2013-10-28)
Feb. 20 lecture at UTA on possibility of alien life
Princeton University Professor of Astrophysical Science and International Affairs Christopher F. (2008-02-12)
SwRI-led team focusing on safety chosen for NASA's SSERVI
NASA announced it has selected a new team led by Southwest Research Institute to its Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). (2017-03-20)
Goddard technologist proposes sensitive high-tech robot skin
A NASA scientist has begun setting up a laboratory at NASA Goddard to develop a high-tech covering that would enable robots to sense their environment and react to it, much like humans respond when something or someone touches their skin. (2005-06-07)
The European Space Sciences Committee reacts
The European Space Sciences Committee today released its position on the perspectives for the European Space Agency's (ESA) scientific programs. (2013-02-06)
'From Earth to Space and Back' -- IAC Valencia
ESA is presenting current and future European space activities at the 57th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) this week in Valencia. (2006-10-03)
ExoMars rover concept is a star attraction at ILA2006 Space Pavilion
One of the attractions at the ILA2006 Space Pavilion is the full-scale ExoMars rover mock-up based on an artist's impression of Europe's next mission to Mars and the first robotic mission with the European Space Exploration Programme Aurora. (2006-05-18)
Author Robert Zimmerman receives American Astronautical Society's prestigious Emme Award
The American Astronautical Society (AAS) has chosen Robert Zimmerman to receive the 2004 Eugene M. (2004-10-07)
ASU showcasing NASA next-gen digital learning at lunar and planetary science conference
Last year, NASA awarded Arizona State University a grant to develop next-generation digital learning experiences that incorporate NASA science content. (2017-03-21)
ESA signs cooperation agreement with Turkey
On 15 July in Ankara, Mr Jean-Pol Poncelet, Director of External Relations, and Prof. (2004-09-06)
Florida Tech, FSRI receive $1.3 million federal grant for space research
Under a new $1.3 million NASA grant, Florida Tech and the Florida Space Research Institute will support ongoing programs within the state's Space Life Sciences Lab at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, including research aimed at mitigating the negative health effects of long-duration space flight. (2006-01-09)
ESA's DG meets the press
Early this morning, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain met with members of the press at ESA Headquarters in Paris to review the events of 2003 and to outline plans for 2004. (2004-01-16)
CU-Boulder to build $6 million instrument for NASA lunar orbiter
The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded a $6 million grant from NASA to build a high-tech lunar dust detector for a 2011 mission to orbit the moon and conduct science investigations of the dusty lunar surface and its atmosphere. (2009-01-09)
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet. (2017-10-13)
NASA awards $100,000 for space exploration power systems
Michael V. Paul, space systems engineer, Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, has received a $100,000 grant under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program and been named a Fellow of this recently reformed program in NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist. (2011-09-13)
Romania becomes third ESA European Cooperating State
On 17 February 2006 Romania strengthened its relations with ESA by signing the European Cooperating State Agreement, becoming the third European country to join this status. (2006-02-27)
Florida Tech professors earns $411,000 NASA grant to study the final frontier of the solar system
Florida Tech's research team was funded to create a module on particle acceleration which will add to information about the boundary of our solar system. (2009-04-20)
To boldly go? Experts issue ethics guidelines for NASA's next generation of risky missions
An Institute of Medicine committee has issued a report with ethics principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights. (2014-04-02)
Global warming and other environmental dangers may be solved by unlikely source -- space technology
News headlines are filled with discussions emanating from the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. (2010-01-05)
Fireworks in space
Some of the most exciting things that we've seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space. (2017-10-24)
A glass of wine can help find new mineral deposits
The key to finding new mineral deposits in Australia could be to start looking with a glass of wine or a soft drink. (2007-09-14)
UU research pushing back the frontiers of space
Cutting edge research at the University of Ulster into how to make complex computers and communications systems manage themselves could power the next generation of US space probes, it was revealed today. (2004-12-01)
Space Transportation Day '99 to detail NASA's latest technology plans, programs
NASA's future space transportation plans -- from next year's experimental rocket planes to the starships of the next millennium -- will be the focus of Space Transportation Day '99 October 27 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (1999-09-14)
Atlas of astronomical discoveries
Four hundred years ago in Middelburg, the Netherlands, the telescope was invented and unleashed a revolution of universe exploration and discoveries. (2011-05-16)
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