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Six Firms to Develop Space Habitats for NASA’s Mars Mission

12 Aug 16

NASA has selected six US firms, which are Bigelow Aerospace, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems and NanoRacks, to help develop prototypes and concepts of deep space habitats for manned missions to Mars.
''Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as we move beyond Earth on our journey to Mars,'' NASA said. “The next human exploration capabilities needed beyond the Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket and Orion Capsule are deep space, long duration habitation and in-space propulsion,” said Jason Crusan, Director of NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems.
The six partners will have up to about 24 months to develop ground prototypes and conduct concept studies for deep space habitats. The ground prototypes will be used for three primary purposes: supporting integrated systems testing, human factors and operations testing, and to help define overall system functionality. These are important activities as they help define the design standards, common interfaces, and requirements while reducing risks for the final flight systems that will come after this phase.
These missions will demonstrate human, robotic and spacecraft operations in a true deep space environment that is still relatively close to Earth and validate technologies for the longer journey to Mars.


Kayaking: The Technique to Use a Kayak in the Moving Water

24 Sep 17

Kayak is a small and fine watercraft which is moved by means of a double-bladed paddle. The use of a Kayak in the moving water is called Kayaking. Many people confuse Kayaking with canoeing. Howeve ...
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Bathukamma: The Flower Festival of Telangana

24 Sep 17

Telangana is a beautiful southern Indian state, famous for its 16-century Mosque-Charminar and many other historical places. This state is also well-known for its flower festival that is known as B ...
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The Growing Pattern of Basketball

23 Sep 17

Basketball is a home-grown American sport that was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. It was invented to create a new game that could be played indoors to keep students involved and out o ...
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Revealing the Puzzle of Diverse Galaxy Rotations

23 Sep 17

A galaxy is a system of stars, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter that rotates in a curve like pattern called a velocity curve. Physists have tried to explain a process called “dark matt ...
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The Road Has Got its Street Hockey

22 Sep 17

Street Hockey is also known as dek hockey, ball hockey and road hockey. The sport is a variation of ice hockey. The sport is played outdoors on foot or can be played using inline or roller skates. ...
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