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Worked at Wyeth, American Cyanamid, Pfizer
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample retrieval mission has just arrived at the NASA's Kennedy Space Center Center. Read my story about the mission and launch later this year.
America’s first ever mission ever designed to retrieve samples from the surface of an asteroid and return them to Earth - OSIRIS-Rex - has arrived at its Florida launch base for processing to get ready for blastoff barely three and one half months from today.
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+NASA @NASA_Orion Spacecraft passes critical pressure tests - in my new story
The next Orion crew module in line to launch to space on NASA’s Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) has passed a critical series of proof pressure tests which confirm the effectiveness of the welds holding the spacecraft structure together.
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Orbital ATK #Antares has rolled out to the pad to prepare for crucial 30 sec hot fire test. Read my story
An upgraded version of Orbital ATK’s commercially developed Antares rocket has at last rolled out to its launch pad on the Virginia shore - thus paving the path for a high stakes first stage engine test looming “in the next few weeks,” according to the aerospace firm.
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The 3rd Falcon 9 booster to be landed is back in port! Check out the amazing timelapse and photos of its movement from the drone ship landing barge back to land - in my new story. Timelapse and pics from friends Jeff Seibert​ and Julian Leek​
The recovered SpaceX first stage booster that nailed a spectacular middle-of-the-night touchdown at sea last week sailed back to Port Canaveral, Florida, late Monday and was transferred by crane on Tuesday from the drone ship to land - as seen in an amazing time-lapse video and photos, shown above and below and obtained by Universe Today.
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SpaceX​ #Falcon9 sailing back home. read my story.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster that successfully launched a Japanese satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) just 3 days ago and then nailed a safe middle of the night touchdown on a drone ship at sea minutes minutes later, is headed back to port and may arrive overnight or soon thereafter.
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@SpaceX nails #Falcon9 launch and landing this morning. Read my story
SpaceX scored a double whammy of successes this morning, May 6, following the stunning nighttime launch of a Japanese comsat to orbit on the firm’s Falcon 9 rocket and nailing the breathtaking touchdown of the spent first stage just minutes later - furthering the goal of rocket reusability
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Until I can get all the way into space, with a fully loaded crew module, then return and stick The Landing, I'm not impressed.
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A man-tended lunar outpost could be launched by 2020 for Orion linkup as proposed by Orbital ATK. Details and interview in my new story
Orbital ATK has unveiled a practical new proposal to build a near term man-tended outpost in lunar orbit that could launch by 2020 and be operational in time for a lunar link-up with NASA’s Orion crew module during its maiden mission, when American astronauts finally return to the Moon’s vicinity in 2021 - thus advancing America’s next giant leap in human exploration of deep space.
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SpaceX​ latest recovered booster has moved to NASA's Kennedy Space Center​ See it up close via photos/videos from my friends Jeff Seibert​ & Julian Leek​ in my new story
Rolling rolling rolling! Yee-haw! 2 By Sea, 1 By Land. The 3rd recovered Falcon 9 booster has joined her siblings inside SpaceX’s gleaming new processing hangar, laying side-by-side at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
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1st Boeing #Starliner launch slips to 2018. Read my story
As completion nears for the prototype of Boeing’s first Starliner astronaut taxi, the firm announced a slip into 2018 for the blastoff date of the first crewed flight in order to deal with spacecraft mass, aerodynamic launch and flight software issues, a Boeing spokesperson told Universe Today.
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SpaceX #Dragon came back from space today with science experiments for @NASA. Read my story
A SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft loaded with nearly two tons of critical NASA science and technology experiments and equipment returned to Earth this afternoon, Wednesday, May 11, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean - and bringing about a successful conclusion to its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that also brought aloft a new room for the resident crew.
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NASA Webb Telescope​ primary mirror was briefly unveiled in its golden glory this week, where I saw it at NASA Goddard​. My story, pics and interview with John Durning, Deputy Project Manager.
NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - It’s Mesmerizing ! That’s the overwhelming feeling expressed among the fortunate few setting their own eyeballs on the newly exposed golden primary mirror at the heart of NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - a sentiment shared by the team building the one-of-its-kind observatory and myself during a visit this week by Universe Today.
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here's my preview of May 5 @SpaceX launch
Less than 4 weeks after launching a Dragon cargo ship for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX is poised for their next nearly simultaneous Falcon 9 rocket launch and first stage landing attempt for what promises to be a spectacular skyshow shortly after midnight on Friday, May 6.
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Dr. Ken Kremer is a speaker, scientist, freelance science journalist (Princeton, NJ) and photographer whose articles, space exploration images and Mars mosaics have appeared in magazines, books, websites and calanders including Astronomy Picture of the Day and the covers of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Spaceflight and the Explorers Club magazines. Ken has presented at numerous educational institutions, civic & religious organizations, museums and astronomy clubs. Ken has reported first hand from the Kennedy Space Center and lectures on both Human and Robotic spaceflight - www.kenkremer.com


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  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Organic Chemistry, PhD, 1982