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Spaceflight, SETI Communities Mourn Passing of Paul Allen - (e) Science News (press release)

The death of billionaire technologist, philanthropist and private-spaceflight entrepreneur Paul Allen has hit hard for people from many different walks of life. Read a few tributes to him from folks in the spaceflight and SETI communities.

New NASA Limited-Edition Podcast 'The Invisible Network' Shares Stories of Spaceflight - SpaceCoastDaily.com

This new podcast brings listeners a side of NASA they may have never heard of before — technologies crucial to spaceflight, yet often overlooked. The podcast's title comes from author and former NASA engineer Sunny Tsiao's book, “Read You Loud and ...

Nick Hague Jokes He Knew His First Spaceflight Would be Memorable, But Not This Memorable - SpacePolicyOnline.com

NASA astronaut Nick Hague is back at Johnson Space Center and giving interviews with broadcast media on what it was like when his Soyuz rocket malfunctioned on the way to space. He joked that he imagined his first spaceflight would be memorable, but ...

Meet NASA's first female director of Marshall Space Flight Center - WAAY

Last month, NASA promoted the first woman in their history to head the Marshall Space Flight Center on Redstone Arsenal. Her name is Jody Singer. She's a native of the Tennessee Valley now working just 30 or so miles from where she grew up.

SpaceFlight Insider Live: ULA Launch of Atlas V with AEHF-4 - SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket is prepared to deliver the USAF's AEHF-4 satellite to orbit. The mission is scheduled to get underway during a two-hour launch window that opens on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 12:15 a.m. ...

Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket poised for launch from Cape Canaveral - Newsline

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. Live coverage of ...

NASA's New Satellite Will Provide Best Picture Yet of How Much and How Fast Seas Will Rise - Newsline

It wouldn't happen as dramatically as in the movie,” says physicist Thorsten Markus, who studies polar ice at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “But that is basically the idea. If the circulation shuts down, everything changes ...

Supervisory AST, Mission Operations Integration Job in Huntsville, Alabama – National Aeronautics and Space ... - LemonWire

Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: Development and review of integrated flight controller and flight crew operating procedures and checklists; integration of operations activities required to support human spaceflight missions; and ...

'The Winning Side' Shines a Harsh Spotlight on the High Price of Winning in Space - Space.com

If you're looking for a detailed history of spaceflight itself and its mechanics, you've come to the wrong place. But the journey it lays out for the audience is a more valuable one: Instead, it goes in search of the moral fiber — or lack thereof ...

New NASA Podcast Shares 'Invisible' Stories of Spaceflight - Space Ref (press release)

New NASA Podcast Shares 'Invisible' Stories of Spaceflight - SpaceRef.

NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening launch abort - Spaceflight Now

For Hague, making his first space flight, the long-awaited goal of finally flying in space was just out of reach outside his cockpit window. “There was a point where we got to the apex of our trajectory and I looked out the window and I saw the curve ...

New NASA Podcast Shares 'Invisible' Stories of Spaceflight | Benzinga - Benzinga

New NASA Podcast Shares 'Invisible' Stories of Spaceflight PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ...

How Paul Allen Saved the American Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - Motherboard

On Monday evening, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 65. At the time of his death, Allen was the 47th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $26 billion. For the last few decades of his life, Allen ...

Electronics Engineer, AST, Avionic Systems Job in Greenbelt, Maryland – National Aeronautics and Space Administration - LemonWire

To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have one year specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13) designing and providing technical leadership of the architecture, development and delivery of spaceflight instrument ...

Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral - Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

NASA and KBRWyle team on geodesy precision-measuring effort - Military Embedded Systems

HOUSTON. KBRwyle -- the global government services arm of KBR, Inc. -- has won a $48 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to construct, deploy, and commission the next-generation ...

Recreating the Authentic Sounds of Early Spaceflight in First Man - Studio Daily

Supervising Sound Designers Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, with Mix Team Jon Taylor and Frank Montaño, Detail the Organic Sound Design and Effects That Rocket Viewers to the Moon. The moment astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the ...

How the launch of four 'rogue' satellites made waves in the spaceflight industry - The Verge

How the launch of four 'rogue' satellites made waves in the spaceflight industry. New, 13 comments. If you want to launch a satellite, you've got paperwork to fill out. By Loren Grush@lorengrush Oct 16, 2018, 10:00am EDT. Share Tweet Share. Share How ...

Hurricane Michael snuffs out lights, and we see it from space - MLive.com

Satellite imagery of Panama City, FL area on October 12, 2018 after Hurricane Michael, showing only a few areas with electricity.NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. A team of scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center processed and corrected the ...

Hurricane Michael left over 2.5 million people without power - Earth.com

According to the Edison Electric Institute, the storm left at least 2.5 million people without electricity across the southeastern United States after making landfall on October 10, 2018. A team of scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center ...

Spaceflight is ballistic flight into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include the U.S. Apollo Moon landing and Space Shuttle programs and the Russian Soyuz program, as well as the ongoing International Space Station. Examples of unmanned spaceflight include space probes that leave Earth orbit, as well as satellites in orbit around Earth, such as communications satellites. These operate either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous.

Spaceflight (also written space flight) is ballistic flight into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft with or without humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include the U.S. Apollo Moon landing and Space Shuttle programs and the Russian Soyuz program, as well as the ongoing International Space Station. Examples of unmanned spaceflight include space probes that leave Earth orbit, as well as satellites in orbit around Earth, such as communications satellites. These operate either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous.

Spaceflight is used in space exploration, and also in commercial activities like space tourism and satellite telecommunications. Additional non-commercial uses of spaceflight include space observatories, reconnaissance satellites and other Earth observation satellites.

A spaceflight typically begins with a rocket launch, which provides the initial thrust to overcome the force of gravity and propels the spacecraft from the surface of the Earth. Once in space, the motion of a spacecraft—both when unpropelled and when under propulsion—is covered by the area of study called astrodynamics. Some spacecraft remain in space indefinitely, some disintegrate during atmospheric reentry, and others reach a planetary or lunar surface for landing or impact.