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In June 2009, NASA postponed space shuttle Endeavour's launch to the ISS because of a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. Managers scrubbed the launch for at least 96 hours. June 17 is scheduled as the earliest date for launch.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

NovaWurks' Inaugural HISat Experiment Reaches Space
NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, announced today that for the first time a Hyper-Integrated Satlet (HISat™) based spacecraft the company designed has been successfully launched and received at the International Space Station (ISS)

NASA and Harmonic Explore the Boundaries of UHD at ISS Resupply Launch at Kennedy Space Center
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that they will document the launch of the Orbital 4 mission, carrying supplies to the International Space Station, at a new level with leading 4K and UHD capabilities

Apollo and Beyond Center and the LBJ Library Host Live Conversation With High School Students and the NASA International Space Station at the LBJ Library
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - The Apollo and Beyond Center will host a live, two-way conversation from the LBJ Presidential Library with LBJ Early College High School students and Astronaut Scott Kelley on the NASA International Space Station this Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon

NASA and Harmonic Partner to Launch First UHD Consumer Channel in North America
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - September 12, 2015) - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that they are partnering to launch NASA TV UHD, the first consumer UHD channel in North America

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute Has Selected Ornim Medical's c-FLOW(TM) Cerebral Blood Flow Monitor to Explore the Impact of Spaceflight Conditions on Brain Physiology
Ornim Medical, Inc

US First Lady Michelle Obama and Presidential Delegation Visit the USA Pavilion at the Milan World's Fair
MILAN, ITALY--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Today Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, along with members of a presidential delegation, visited the USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015 World's Fair. The First Lady was greeted by 60 American student ambassadors at the USA Pavilion and participated in a Q&A session, after which she was given a tour of the USA Pavilion

NASA Astronaut Touches Down at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre as Special Guest for 'Succeed Through Service' Program
Today, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre welcomed former NASA astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas (Ph.D), as a special guest for its Succeed Through Service program, designed to help children in the local community to imagine futures not previously envisioned, aid career exploration, and learn valuable life skills

Artec 3D Launches Space Spider, High-Resolution Handheld 3D Scanner
Artec 3D, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional 3D software and hardware, today announces the launch of its latest professional-grade handheld 3D scanner, the Space Spider. The new high-resolution scanner is the first important upgrade of the Spider scanner, named best hardware at this year's Solidworks World, since its launch in 2013

Cheapflights.com Takes You on an Out-of-This-World Trip
With International Astronomy Day coming up on Saturday, April 25th, and Star Wars Day, May the Fourth, just a few weeks away, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have been thinking about the world beyond our own

IXI Technology Acquires RioTech Corporation
IXI Technology, an established leader in the design, manufacture and support of tactical data communications solutions for military and government agencies as well as private industry, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Irvine, Calif.-based RioTech Corporation

Match Point Partners Adds Joe F. Edwards as Managing Director
Match Point Partners LLC, a leading advisory firm, announced today that Joe F. Edwards has joined the firm as Managing Director to lead its new Science, Technology and Government vertical.

NASA Selects Modulus for International Space Station Technology
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - March 11, 2015) - Modulus Global, Inc. today announced that its scientific charting technology and custom software development services have been procured by NASA Mission Operations to process and display high-frequency telemetry and health data from the International Space Station (ISS).

First Interstellar Book Distribution Network Considered in Preparation for Alien Visitors
RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - February 03, 2015) - Sparked by recent footage from the International Space Station showing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on the horizon above Earth before NASA interrupted the live feed, Lulu

Appirio's Crowdsourcing Community Creates Breakthrough Solutions to Support the Advancement of Space Science and Protect Planet Earth
Appirio today announced that, in partnership with the Harvard NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), the company and its [topcoder]™ community are helping NASA and other government agencies solve some of their most complex real-world challenges. Over the last three years, the [topcoder] community of 630,000 data scientists, developers and designers have helped NASA and a number of other U.S

Recognizing a Century of Excellence On and Off the Field
(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees

Sysomos Reports on Social Media Activity at SXSW Interactive Festival
TORONTO --(Marketwired - April 02, 2013) - The heavily promoted and anticipated South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals in Austin, TX lived up to their reputation as the world's most-celebrated, attended and discussed symposiums on film, music, and interactive technology

Paragon Software Group Launches Hard Disk Manager 14 Business and Premium Editions for SMBs and Enterprise Customers
Paragon Software Group's (PSG) a leader in data protection and backup and disaster recovery, today announced the launch of Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 14 Professional, Business and Premium editions

Vishay Intertechnology to Participate in ESA's Space Passive Component Days Symposium
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company will be participating in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Space Passive Component Days symposium, being held from Sept. 24-26 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, South Holland

MultiTouch Interactive Displays Shine at the Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) Installation in Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
MultiTouch Ltd. has announced the launch of two large interactive display systems in the new Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The exhibit pays tribute to the space shuttle Atlantis, the last shuttle to enter space, and provides guests with more than 60 interactive touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators

e2v Imaging Sensors Released Into Space on Board the Most Powerful Automatic Spaceship Ever Built
On 6th June 2013, e2v high performance imaging sensors were launched into space on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Albert Einstein spacecraft, the fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).

e2v Imaging Sensors Launched Into Space On Board the Most Powerful Automatic Spaceship Ever Built
On 6th June 2013, e2v high performance imaging sensors were launched into space on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Albert Einstein spacecraft, the fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).

Michael Kostelnik Named President of Astrium Americas, VP of EADS North America's Space Line of Business
Astrium Americas, an EADS North America company, today announced the selection of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Kostelnik as president of Astrium Americas and Vice President of EADS North America's Space line of business, effective July 1.

Japanese Robot Astronaut's Departure Set for August
Dentsu Inc. (Dentsu), Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo (RCAST); Robo Garage Co., Ltd

With More Than 100 Space-Grown Crystals in Hand, NanoRacks LLC Seeks Partners to Bring Higher Quality Protein Structures to Biomedical Research
NanoRacks LLC announced today positive test results on the ability to grow protein crystals in space using research hardware commonly used by biotechnology companies. The experiment was recently conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and the resulting protein crystals were returned from space with crystals intact for scientific examination

Precision Aerospace Components, Inc. Celebrates One Year Anniversary of the Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company, Inc. Acquisition
Precision Aerospace Components, Inc. (OTCQB: PAOS) is a one-stop source for standard, self-locking, semi-special and special nuts, bolts and washers, manufactured to several military, aerospace and industrial specifications. The Company maintains an inventory of approximately 44,000 SKUs comprised of approximately 65 million parts of premium quality, brand-name fastener products.

Aurora Flight Sciences Receives SBA's Tibbetts Award
Aurora Flight Sciences was honored by the Small Business Administration with its Tibbetts Award which recognizes technological innovation made possible through the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

SPACE.com Named Official Webby Awards Honoree
SPACE.com, the premier destination for innovation, technology, entertainment, astronomy and space news, today announced it has been selected as an Official Honoree in the Science category of the 17th Annual Webby Awards. This marks SPACE.com's second Webby Awards distinction, following their 2010 Official Honoree selection in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.

ORBITAL ROLLS OUT ANTARES ROCKET TO LAUNCH PAD AT WALLOPS ISLAND FOR UPCOMING TEST FLIGHT:
  ORBITAL ROLLS OUT ANTARES ROCKET TO LAUNCH PAD AT WALLOPS ISLAND FOR UPCOMING TEST FLIGHT

Appointment of Ms. Claudie Haignere to the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France
Mr. Laurent Dassault, Managing Director of the Dassault Group and Chair of the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Claudie Haignere as an administrator to the Board of Directors of ONE DROP France.

NMT Demonstrates the Future of Medical Monitoring
NMT, Inc., an award-winning company engaged in pioneering highly advanced remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced that on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time / 9:00 PM Central Time, Chief Medical and Technology Officer, Marc Ó Gríofa, M.D. Ph.D. F.A.W.M

The Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration Continues as Endeavour's Final Flight Ends
The space shuttle Endeavour will be traveling through the streets of Los Angeles to her new and final home at the California Science Center on Friday, October 12. It will bring a bittersweet end to a notable era in U.S. space exploration, but an exciting new era of privatized space exploration is already well under way.

Masterpiece Models Lands Half Size Hubble Space Telescope Replica at The Museum of Flight-Seattle, WA
Masterpiece Models, a boutique model making studio and workshop which specializes in custom fabrication at any scale, was commissioned by The Museum of Flight in December of 2011 to create a half size replica of the Hubble space telescope for their new Charles Simonyi Space Gallery which is scheduled to open to the public on November 10, 2012.

MHI to Begin Launch Service Business Using H-IIB Rockets, Capable of Accommodating Large-size Satellites
On September 26 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) concluded an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under which the company will begin launch services using H-IIB rockets. Following the successful launch of H-IIB launch vehicle No.3 on July 21 this year, MHI will now handle all H-IIB launches commencing with No.4

Media Alert: The Explorers Club Celebrates China's Role in Exploration
The world's pre-eminent exploration organization, The Explorers Club, founded in New York in 1904, will hold a chapter dinner in Beijing on Sept. 18. That night, starting at 6 p.m., some of the world's greatest explorers will gather to celebrate the role China has played in exploration.

Celebrate "Return to Earth," the 43rd Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet With Special Guest Retired NASA Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez
Relive the heyday of the U.S. space program as the USS Hornet celebrates the 43nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 "Return to Earth" Splashdown on July 21. Special guest retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez will talk about his flight aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of STS-128 and the time spent at the International Space Station during August and September 2009.

SES and SpaceX Announce Contract for Three Satellite Launches
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced an agreement to launch three additional SES satellites, on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 or Falcon Heavy rockets.

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully returns to earth from Space Station
The Dragon capsule, owned by US company SpaceX, made a splash-landing in the Pacific Ocean Thursday marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.

First commercial spacecraft released from space station
U.S. company SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule, the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station, was released from the orbital outpost Thursday morning.

Russia's manned spacecraft docked with ISS
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a crew of three has docked at the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

Sunita Williams displays Indian flag in ISS on eve of Independence Day
Sunita Williams displays the tricolour flag and says she is proud to be part of India

Russian Soyuz space capsule docks at International Space Station
Russian Space Capsule carrying Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Akihiko Hoshide reaches ISS early Tuesday.

Sunita Williams takes off on Soyuz on mission to Space Station
Soyuz spacecraft launches into space on mission to International Space Station. Sunita Williams makes her second voyage into space

Lichen's ability to survive in outer space may help create better suncreams
ESA scientists have found that certain living organisms can survive in outer space, supporting the theories that life came from outer space.

Sunita Williams headed back to space in July
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams will be returning to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006, in July.

Astronauts to hold Summer Olympics aboard Space Station
A crew of astronauts due to launch to the space station this summer is planning an orbital sporting event to mark the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

Spinning 'UFO' observed in 5 countries leaves viewers puzzled
On June 7, thousands of people in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Cyprus and Lebanon got the shock of their lives, as they watched a spinning 'UFO' performing cartwheels in the sky.

US' SpaceX makes history after successfully attaching Dragon cargo ship with ISS
The California SpaceX company has been successful in attaching its unmanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

First private commercial flight blasts off for International space station
A California-based firm called SpaceX has become the first private company to launch a spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Dragon capsule to `beam up` Scotty's ashes
A privately owned rocket is set to blast cremated remains of James Doohan, best known as Scotty of Star Trek, into space on Tuesday.

Elton John sends special video message into space for astronauts
Sir Elton John has sent a video of himself performing his classic track 'Rocket Man' to astronauts on the International Space Station.

Microscopic worms could lead mankind's way to Mars
Scientists believe that Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a microscopic worm, which is biologically very similar to human beings, could help us understand how to cope with long-duration space exploration.

NASA hiring astronauts but lacking space shuttles to fly them
NASA is looking to hire more astronauts to send into space, despite having a shortage of spaceships.

Long space missions severely deteriorate astronauts' vision
Long space missions have adverse affect on astronauts' eyes and vision, a new study has revealed.

NASA mission may unveil hearts of undead stars
NASA may soon embark a mission, which would reveal the dark heart of neutron stars that are known as the zombies of the cosmos.

Boeing X-37B could be modified to carry astronauts in space
A Boeing chief has suggested that the company's mysterious unmanned space-plane, called X-37B, developed for the US Air Force, could be scaled up and modified to carry astronauts.

NASA unveils $1.6bn 'Space Taxi' plan for deep space exploration
NASA, which recently retired its shuttle fleet, has unveiled it plans to hire private "space taxis" to help astronauts commute to the International Space Station (ISS) and low-earth orbit.

Massive solar storm could cripple satellites for a decade
If a major solar storm hits Earth, it will wreak havoc on our infrastructure and disable our satellites for up to a decade, scientists have warned.

Medvedev plans to 'punish guilty over Russian space mishaps'
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has raised the prospect of criminal prosecution for space mishaps following a series of embarrassing launch failures his country has suffered over the past year.

Three NASA space crew members land safely in Kazakhstan
Three International Space Station crew members safely returned to Earth today, wrapping up a six-month mission of research and exploration.

'Floodlit' Indo-Pak border can be seen from space as 'bright orange line'
An image of the earth, taken from the International Space Station last month, shows a bright orange line jutting across the earth, indicating the border between India and Pakistan.

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