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Critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider Vertiv has announced the appointment of Rob Steel as associate channel director, Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ).

Published in People Moves

Investors in SolarWinds have sued the directors of the company, claiming they were aware of the risks that the firm's software posed but failed to act to prevent devastating attacks that came to light last year.

Published in Security

CIA-backed threat intelligence firm Recorded Future has issued a document in which it claims that a China-linked group named RedEcho is targeting the Indian power industry. That's the meaning from the headline which is very definitive.

Published in Open Sauce

American cyber security firm FireEye, which last week said it had suffered a breach and lost its attack tools, says it has identified a global campaign to compromise public and private sector bodies through corruption of software supply chains, using software that runs on Windows.

Published in Security

You might know SolarWinds for its Network Performance Monitor. The company wants you to know it’s more than that, and claims to provide resources to manage your virtual environment wherever it may be.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Saturday, 08 May 2010 00:09

NASA tests escape system for Orion capsule

In a successful test for the escape system of the Orion space capsule, NASA shows that it works perfectly for the now defunct Constellation program. However, Orion may never get off the ground in that capacity.


Published in Space
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 22:33

Obama: Orion is un-mothballed for NASA

According to an announcement made by Lori Garver, NASA's deputy administrator, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, President Barack Obama has decided to use the Orion space capsule, one part of the now defunct Constellation Program, as an on-board emergency escape system for the International Space Station.


Published in Space
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:49

Hit the trail for the Orionid meteor shower

The peak for the 2009 Orionid meteor shower is set for Wednesday morning, October 21st. Sixty or more meteors per hour are expected to be the highs for the event, but you never know how many you'll see from hour to hour?

Published in Space
A new manned space era is now quickly in the official transition stage for NASA as new U.S. president Barack Obama announced that the old Space Shuttle fleet will definitely be retired in 2010 so the development of the new Orion capsule fleet can move forward in the most efficient way possible.

Published in Space
Saturday, 17 January 2009 21:05

Orion easy to hunt down in winter night sky

Orion (“The Hunter”) is a prominent constellation that is easily visible throughout the world. As one of the largest and most recognizable constellations in the winter night sky, the three stars that make up Orion’s Belt are easily conspicuous in the southeastern night sky.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 16 December 2008 04:55

Vote for your Top Ten NASA story of 2008

NASA is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2008 but, more importantly, it conducted many different discovery, exploratory, and scientific projects over these last twelve months. From designing swimsuits to landing on Mars and understanding the Northern Lights, you can vote for your favorite event!

Published in Space
Friday, 28 November 2008 20:41

NASA developing Ares rocket with iTunes

NASA is using iTunes to post video updates on the progress being made on its new manned space project, specifically the crew’s Ares I launch vehicle and the Ares V heavy launch vehicle for cargo transport to space.

Published in Space
Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:23

NASA fires successfully Orion abort motor

The Orion team at NASA successfully tested for the first time its abort motor, which will be used in case the crew encounters an emergengy during launch of its Orion crew exploration vehicle. The major milestone brings the U.S. manned space program one more step closer to landing astronauts on the Moon by 2020.

Published in Space
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 06:06

Simonyi schedules second space sortie

Former Microsoft executive Charles Simonyi is planning a second trip into space.

Published in Space
NASA announced on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 that it has worked out a solution to the excessive-vibration problem in its yet-to-be developed Ares 1 launch vehicle.

Published in Space
On Monday, August 11, 2008, NASA announced it will delay the first manned launch of its Orion spacecraft by one year as part of its next-generation Project Constellation.

Published in Space
Urine goin’ love this one: NASA wants your pee for testing of its new toilet system for the future NASA Orion space capsule. Drop it off outside of the Johnson Space Center in Houston at your convenience.

Published in Space
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 22:18

U.S. and Europe may explore Moon together

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just finished a six-month assessment (in July 2008) of possible projects the two space agencies could team up on for future exploration of the Moon and establishment of lunar outposts.

Published in Space
NASA is scheduled to conduct the first test flight of its new Ares I rocket in the spring of 2009. Its new website will keep you up-to-date on the progress of this launch vehicle that will send astronauts into space and on to the Moon inside the Orion crew capsule.

Published in Space
On June 20, 2008, NASA completed a major milestone review that determined the state of its Constellation program to return humans to the Moon and establish a lunar outpost. It concluded that all conceptual designs meet the requirements for a successful Moon project.

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