24JUN 2017
Pioneer Astronautics

Pioneer Astronautics

Pioneer Astronautics (formerly Pioneer Invention) was formed in January 1996, for the purpose of exploring new technologies that have the potential to advance the nation s space program. Prior to founding Pioneer Astronautics, its owner and President, Dr. Robert Zubrin, had 7 years experience working as a Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics, one of the world s leading…

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22JUN 2017
Greg Olsen astronaut

Greg Olsen astronaut

On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, NYIT and the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences hosted Dr. Greg Olsen, Founder, GHO Ventures, LLC, as part of the 21st-Century Leaders Speaker Series: Dr. Greg Olsen Founder, GHO Ventures, LLC About Dr. Greg Olsen: Greg Olsen was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station (ISS). After training for five months…

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20JUN 2017
Hum youd Prefer an Astronaut

Hum youd Prefer an Astronaut

Hum reminds me of the band Dig in a way. That is both bands kind of danced around a genre that was big or that was becoming big. Dig flirted with the alterna-grunge thing but were really too left field to make any serious in-roads. So they re flame burned fast. Hum was kind of in the same boat. They were kind of splitting the difference between the SDRE-emo and the Weezer-alterna-whatever…

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18JUN 2017
Astronaut education requirements

Astronaut education requirements

The application process is rigorous to say the least and those seriously interested must follow the guidance provided in the USAJOBS job announcement and submit all required paperwork. Print out the job announcement and use a highlighter to identify each step that you MUST take to successfully apply. According to USAJOBS, “To receive consideration you must meet the minimum requirements…

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16JUN 2017
Astronaut height

Astronaut height

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 11— Richard J. Hieb, the payload commander of the space shuttle Columbia, is growing in orbit, and he now exceeds N.A.S.A. s height limit for astronauts. Mr. Hieb started the two-week laboratory mission on Friday at 6 feet 3 inches. Today, he topped 6 feet 4, the limit for someone on a space shuttle. According to my quick calculations here, I seem to…

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14JUN 2017
Ken Mattingly astronaut

Ken Mattingly astronaut

Ken Mattingly Lecture - The Spirit and Triumph of Apollo 13 -

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12JUN 2017
Astronaut Costumes Accessories

Astronaut Costumes Accessories

Imagine what it would have been like to be Neil Armstrong. You would have been the first person to walk on the moon and debunk that childhood myth that the moon is really made out of cheese! Astronauts have done tons of cool things since walking on the moon in 1969. For example, they launched Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 which were the first spacecrafts to visit the gaseous planets…

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