Reporters Invited to NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission Media Day at Wallops

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Reporters Invited to NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission Media Day at Wallops
07/28/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Media are invited to learn about NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission from scientists and pilots and see the remotely-piloted aircraft used in the study from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 11, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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ESA’s Summer workshop for teachers brings space into the classroom once again

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ESA’s Summer workshop for teachers brings space into the classroom once again
29-07-2014 11:40 AM CEST

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The annual ESA Summer Workshop for teachers taking place at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, took place last week. From 21 to 25 July, 40 teachers from 17 ESA Member States were shown various methods and resources that will allow them to bring space into their classroom.

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Venus Express: up above the clouds so high

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Venus Express: up above the clouds so high
28-07-2014 05:30 PM CEST

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ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.

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European Space Agency Flickr Update

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Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219,
28-07-2014 04:31 PM CEST

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Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219,

Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building), on 26 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219,
28-07-2014 04:31 PM CEST

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Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219,

Last hatch closing in the payload fairing atop the Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building), on 26 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G
28-07-2014 03:13 PM CEST

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ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G

Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with Rosetta’s navigation camera (NAVCAM) ON 26 July 2014.

ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G
28-07-2014 03:13 PM CEST

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ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G

Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with Rosetta’s navigation camera (NAVCAM) ON 26 July 2014.

ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G
28-07-2014 03:13 PM CEST

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ESA Rosetta NAVCAM image of comet 67P/C-G

Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with Rosetta’s navigation camera (NAVCAM) ON 26 July 2014.

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

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Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

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Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

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Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

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Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

europeanspaceagency posted a photo:

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad
28-07-2014 02:48 PM CEST

europeanspaceagency posted a photo:

Ariane 5 in the BAF ready for transfer to the launch pad

Ariane 5 flight VA219, which is set to carry ATV Georges Lemaître into orbit, in the BAF (Final Assembly Building) ready for transfer to the launch pad, on 28 July 2014.

ATV-5 is set to carry almost 6.6 tonnes of supplies to the Station, including a record amount of dry cargo – around 2682 kg.

Launch of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is scheduled for 23:44 UTC on 29 July (01:44 CEST; 30 July).

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Nearby M33 galaxy blossoming with star birth
28-07-2014 11:06 AM CEST

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Nearby M33 galaxy blossoming with star birth

The spiral galaxy M33, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, is one of our closest cosmic neighbours, just three million light-years away. Home to some forty billion stars, it is the third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and our own Milky Way.

M33 is popular with astrophotographers and from exceptionally dark sites it can even be seen with the naked eye. Thanks to its orientation, we can enjoy a face-on view of the beautiful spiral structure of the galaxy’s disc.

This image, from ESA’s Herschel space observatory, shows M33 in far-infrared light, revealing the glow of cosmic dust in the interstellar medium that permeates the galaxy. The patchy, disorganised structure of M33’s spiral arms resembles a tuft of wool, leading astronomers to classify it as a flocculent spiral galaxy.

The brightest spots sprinkled along the spiral arms are dense pockets of gas and dust where massive stars are born. The most prominent of these is NGC604, visible in the upper left spiral arm. This is an enormous star-forming region where hundreds of thousands of stars are taking shape.

The image is a composite of the wavelengths: 70 microns (blue), 100 microns (green) and 160 microns (red). At the shortest wavelengths, astronomers trace warmer dust, revealing individual regions of star formation and parent clouds. At longer wavelengths, they detect emission from colder dust, outlining some of the cool dust reservoir along the galaxy’s winding spiral arms. This is where stars may be born in the future.

The image spans about one degree on each side; north is up and east is to the left. The data were collected with Herschel’s PACS instrument as part of the Herschel M33 extended survey (HerM33es) Key Programme to study the star formation in the Triangulum Galaxy.

Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/HerM33es Key Programme/C. Kramer/M. Boquien

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility
28-07-2014 09:52 AM CEST

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Training of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at NASA JSC facility

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti during training, at the Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on 2 July 2014.

The training catalog includes about 200 different SVMF classes to prepare astronauts in how to respond to just about any issue or emergency in orbit.

Samantha Cristoforetti is assigned to fly on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft to the ISS, scheduled for November 2014 and as part of Expedition 42/43.

Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

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European Space Agency YouTube Update

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28-07-2014 07:34 PM CEST

How do you prepare physically for ESA’s underground astronaut training course in minimal time with limited resources? Instructor Antonio Bellu developed a 15-minute fitness routine that can be done anywhere to train the muscles you need when clambering over rocks deep underground.

This video includes all the exercises to used in the eight week leading to the astronaut training course. For more information visit the CAVES blog: http://blogs.esa.int/caves/2014/07/28/using-your-own-body-as-a-fitness-machine/

This training is a return to the past, with innovation. Inspired by crossfit, MMA and core training.

CAVES stands for Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills. The two-week course prepares astronauts to work safely and effectively in multicultural teams in an environment where safety is critical – in caves.

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28-07-2014 07:32 PM CEST

With ATV-5 George Lemaitre soon to be launched to the ISS from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, ESA pays tribute to George Lemaitre, the Belgian cleric and professor who was the first to conceive the idea of a big bang.

The name of the man who proposed the prevailing ‘expansion’ theory on the beginning of the universe was proposed by Belgium’s delegation to ESA.

This video explains who was Georges Lemaitre and how he contributed to modern Cosmology. It includes an interview in English and French with Professor Dominique Lambert, Theoretical physics – University of Namur

From: European Space Agency, ESA
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Venus Express: up above the clouds so high

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Venus Express: up above the clouds so high
28-07-2014 05:30 PM CEST

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ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.

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News Advisory: EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan

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CONTACT:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2014

EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan
Public hearings being held in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – Starting tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan. The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Denver and Pittsburgh, and will provide the opportunity for interested parties to comment on the proposed rule before it takes effect. The Washington D.C. hearing will be held on July 29 and 30.

At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, EPA released the Clean Power Plan, which for the first time seeks to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. EPA predicts that when the proposed plan is fully implemented in 2030, carbon emissions from these sources will be 30 percent below 2005 levels. The proposal will protect public health, move the United States toward a cleaner environment and fight climate change while supplying Americans with reliable and affordable power.

EPA has received around 300,000 comments on the proposal, and anticipates hearing oral comments from about 1,600 people. Each location will have two rooms to accommodate attendees and as many speakers as possible. Speaking slots are still available in Pittsburgh; however, all speaking times for Washington, D.C., Denver and Atlanta are fully booked. People can comment on the proposal by email, fax or letter: EPA considers all comments equally, no matter how they are submitted. The comment period on the proposal is open until October 16, 2014.

WHO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHAT: Public hearing in Washington, D.C. on the proposed Clean Power Plan

WHEN: July 29-30, 2014

The hearings will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. EDT

WHERE: William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153

1201 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

MEDIA RSVP: All media who would like to attend the public hearing in Washington, D.C. should RSVP to press@epa.gov by 5 p.m. EDT on July 28, so we can include your name on our security list. Please bring picture identification and allow additional time to enter the buildings and go through security. A large number of attendees are expected, and space will be first-come, first-serve.

Speaking schedules will be posted prior to the meeting. More information about the hearing closest to you as well as what constitutes valid photo identification for entering federal facilities. Staff will be available to accommodate interested attendees who need assistance with federal ID requirements: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/forms/public-hearings-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule

Instructions for submitting comments in writing: http://go.usa.gov/XzNH

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