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Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert announced an agreement to build 81 spacecrafts for an international satellite company as part of an approximately $3 billion project.
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
Arizona State University students and others associated with the Tempe-based university began voting Monday to choose among options for updating the Sparky mascot’s costume.
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, has been chosen as the 2013 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and will deliver the 2013 Rhodes Lecture titled “Warp Speed: How Technology is Accelerating and the Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.”
FILE -In this Sunday Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, flight director for the Mars rover Curiosity Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL in Pasadena, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. The Curiosity robot is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and potentially paving the way for human exploration. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Brian van der Brug, Pool)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as "Mohawk Guy" of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.
He's chronically short of funds, but Morris Jarvis is bent on building a ship that will make trips beyond Earth affordable to all.
“Hello, Discovery, this is Mission Control. How are things going up there on your final mission, over?”
Astronaut Cady Coleman will tell the story of what it is like to live half the year in space during her presentation “Six Months in Space Aboard the International Space Station,” in a simulcast with ASU Polytechnic and the City of Chandler.
An instrument for spaceflight that will collect samples of organic material from an asteroid as part of a new NASA mission will be built at Arizona State University.
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 file picture, the space shuttle Endeavour is transported from the Orbital Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building where the orbiter will be connected to the external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Spaceflight managers gathered Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center and set April 29, 2011 as the launch date for Endeavour's final voyage. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to begin late next week.
Spaceflight managers gathered Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set April 29 as the launch date for Endeavour's final voyage.
The two-week mission will be led by Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He is awaiting doctors' permission for his wife to attend the launch.
Giffords was shot three months ago in Tucson.
Endeavour will fly to the International Space Station. The crew of six will deliver a $2 billion particle physics experiment.
Liftoff time is 3:47 p.m. It will be the 134th shuttle mission overall and the 25th for Endeavour, NASA's youngest shuttle.
In this Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 file picture, the space shuttle Endeavour is transported from the Orbital Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building where the orbiter will be connected to the external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Spaceflight managers gathered Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center and set April 29, 2011 as the launch date for Endeavour's final voyage.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - As their flight hit the halfway mark, shuttle Discovery's astronauts faced more work with the space station's new science lab on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million out-of-this-world prize to the first private company that can safely land a robotic rover on the moon and beam back a gigabyte of images and video to Earth, the Internet search leader said Thursday.
EL PASO, Texas - If all goes as planned Saturday, the cremated remains of the actor who portrayed "Scotty" aboard Star Trek's starship Enterprise will sail into suborbital space aboard a rocket launched from the southern New Mexico desert.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - After receiving a clean bill of health, space shuttle Discovery early Monday raced toward a rendezvous with the international space station, ready to deliver a new crew member and a 2-ton addition to the space lab.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Flashes of flame from space shuttle Discovery lit up the darkened sky Saturday as the space shuttle blazed off the launch pad for the first nighttime liftoff in four years. The shuttle's seven astronauts are on a mission to rewire the international space station, one leg of a three-year race to finish construction on the orbiting outpost before shuttles are retired in 2010.
It is no great exaggeration to say that we live in a golden age of astronomy and much of that luster has been provided by the Hubble Space Telescope.
HOUSTON - Early inspections revealed no major damage to the space shuttle Discovery, NASA said Wednesday after a day of checking out the spacecraft with on-board cameras.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Rain pelted the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday and threatened NASA's already-delayed launch of the space shuttle Discovery, an attempt at the second U.S. spaceflight since the Columbia disaster three years ago.
The latest launch of the space shuttle Discovery was a grand occasion on many accounts. All eyes were mostly watching the countdown and takeoff, which ended a more than two-year wait for a return to manned spaceflights.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It will cost $104 billion over the next decade to send astronauts back to the moon, NASA's chief said Monday, defending the price tag as an investment the nation can afford despite the expense of Hurricane Katrina.
Tony DiBonito knows how to make summer cooler and spaceflight safer. Now, if only the Chandler City Council would listen to him.