HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff

picture info

Space Tourism
Space tourism
Space tourism
is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. There are several different types of space tourism, including orbital, suborbital and lunar space tourism. To date, orbital space tourism has been performed only by the Russian Space Agency. Work also continues towards developing suborbital space tourism vehicles. This is being done by aerospace companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. In addition, SpaceX
SpaceX
(an aerospace manufacturer) announced in 2017 that it is planning on sending two space tourists on a lunar free-return trajectory aboard its Dragon V2 spacecraft in 2018
[...More...]

picture info

Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
[...More...]

picture info

Barbara Morgan
Barbara Radding Morgan (born November 28, 1951) is an American teacher and a former NASA
NASA
astronaut. She participated in the Teacher
Teacher
in Space program as backup to Christa McAuliffe
Christa McAuliffe
for the 1986 ill-fated STS-51-L mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger. She then trained as a Mission Specialist, and flew on STS-118
STS-118
in August 2007.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Teaching career 3 Teacher
Teacher
in Space Project 4 NASA
NASA
career4.1 Spaceflight experience5 Post- NASA
NASA
career 6 Awards and honors 7 Personal life 8 References 9 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Morgan was born to Dr. and Mrs
[...More...]

picture info

STS-9
L-R: Garriott, Lichtenberg, Shaw, Young, Merbold, Parker Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
program← STS-8 STS-41-B → STS-9
STS-9
(also referred to as STS-41A[1] and Spacelab
Spacelab
1) was the ninth NASA
NASA
Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
mission and the sixth mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Launched on November 28, 1983, the ten-day mission carried the first Spacelab
Spacelab
laboratory module into orbit. STS-9
STS-9
was also the last time the original STS numbering system was used until STS-26, which was designated in the aftermath of the 1986 Challenger disaster of STS-51-L. Under the new system, STS-9
STS-9
would have been designated as STS-41-A
[...More...]

picture info

Charles D. Walker
Charles David "Charlie" Walker (born August 29, 1948) is an American engineer who flew on three Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
missions in 1984 and 1985 as a Payload Specialist for the McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
Corporation.[1] He is the first non-government individual to fly in space.Contents1 Personal 2 Education 3 Awards and honors 4 Career 5 NASA
NASA
activities 6 References 7 External linksPersonal[edit] Born in Bedford, Indiana, Walker is married to the former Susan Y. Flowers, of Joplin, Missouri
[...More...]

picture info

McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
was a major American aerospace manufacturing corporation and defense contractor formed by the merger of McDonnell Aircraft
Aircraft
and the Douglas Aircraft Company
Douglas Aircraft Company
in 1967. Between then and its own merger with Boeing
Boeing
in 1997, it produced a number of well-known commercial and military aircraft such as the DC-10 airliner and F-15 Eagle air-superiority fighter. The corporation was based at Lambert– St. Louis
St. Louis
International Airport near St. Louis, Missouri, while the headquarters for its subsidiary, the McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
Technical Services Company (MDTSC), were established in unincorporated St. Louis
St

[...More...]

picture info

Rockwell International
Rockwell International
Rockwell International
was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation. Rockwell ultimately became a group of companies founded by Colonel Willard Rockwell. At its peak in the 1990s, Rockwell International
Rockwell International
was No
[...More...]

picture info

National Space Society
The National Space Society
National Space Society
(NSS) is an American international nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and scientific organization specializing in space advocacy. It is a member of the Independent Charities of America and an annual participant in the Combined Federal Campaign
[...More...]

picture info

Lunar Orbit
In astronomy, lunar orbit (also known as a selenocentric orbit) is the orbit of an object around the Moon. As used in the space program, this refers not to the orbit of the Moon about the Earth, but to orbits by various manned or unmanned spacecraft around the Moon
[...More...]

picture info

Christa McAuliffe
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
Christa McAuliffe
(born Sharon Christa Corrigan; September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire and one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College
Framingham State College
in 1970 and also a master's degree in education supervision and administration[2] from Bowie State University in 1978
[...More...]

picture info

Teacher In Space
The Teacher in Space Project
Teacher in Space Project
(TISP) was a NASA
NASA
program announced by Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
in 1984 designed to inspire students, honor teachers, and spur interest in mathematics, science, and space exploration. The project would carry teachers into space as Payload Specialists (non-astronaut civilians), who would return to their classrooms to share the experience with their students. NASA
NASA
cancelled the program in 1990, following the death of its first participant, Christa McAuliffe, in the Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
Challenger disaster (STS-51-L) on January 28, 1986. NASA
NASA
replaced Teachers in Space in 1998 with the Educator Astronaut Project, which required its participants to become astronaut Mission Specialists
[...More...]

picture info

Challenger Disaster
On January 28, 1986, the NASA
NASA
shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L
STS-51-L
and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
Challenger (OV-99) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA
NASA
astronauts and two payload specialists. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:39 EST (16:39 UTC). The disintegration of the vehicle began after a joint in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The failure was caused by the fact that O-ring
O-ring
seals used in the joint were not designed to handle the unusually cold conditions that existed at this launch
[...More...]

picture info

STS-118
(left to right) Mastracchio, Morgan, Hobaugh, Kelly, Caldwell, Williams and Drew. Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
program← STS-117 STS-120 → STS-118
STS-118
was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by the orbiter Endeavour. STS-118
STS-118
lifted off on 8 August 2007 from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
(KSC), Florida and landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility
Shuttle Landing Facility
at KSC on 21 August 2007. This was the first flight of Endeavour since STS-113
STS-113
in November 2002, which was also the last successful shuttle flight before STS-107
STS-107
which culminated in the loss of Columbia when it disintegrated during reentry. STS-118
STS-118
pilot Charles Hobaugh had been the entry team CAPCOM for STS-107
[...More...]

picture info

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, but more recently in biology, economics, linguistics and management as well
[...More...]

Mission Specialist
Mission specialist (MS) was a position held by certain NASA astronauts. Mission specialists were generally assigned from the astronaut office pool to a limited field of a specific mission, such as those related to medical or engineering experiments. Other functions on board were pilot, flight engineer and mission commander. Some Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
missions included personnel assigned as payload specialists in addition to standard mission specialists
[...More...]

picture info

Miles O'Brien (journalist)
Miles O'Brien (born June 9, 1959) is an independent American broadcast news journalist specializing in science, technology, and aerospace.Contents1 Early life 2 CNN
CNN
correspondent and anchor 3 Independent correspondent/journalist 4 Career timeline 5 Personal life 6 Affiliations 7 Awards 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Born in Detroit
Detroit
and raised in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, O’Brien attended Georgetown University. In 1982, he was offered and accepted his first broadcasting position with WRC-TV
WRC-TV
in Washington, DC. He was later a reporter and anchor at TV stations in Boston, Massachusetts; Tampa, Florida; Albany, New York; and St. Joseph, Missouri. O’Brien joined CNN
CNN
in 1992. He is a third-generation general aviation pilot
[...More...]

.