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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:43:09 GMT
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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:38:16 GMT
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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:19:07 GMT
After three failed attempts to deliver supplies to the International Space Station in the last year, a Russian Progress spacecraft loaded with 2.4 tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel, and scientific instruments is due to dock there July 5. Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, said the craft is on schedule to dock itself. But if anything goes wrong, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will dock it manually.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:13:48 GMT
An iconic section of the fuselage recovered from space shuttle Challenger with the American flag and the flight deck windows recovered from space shuttle Columbia are part of a new, permanent memorial, "Forever Remembered," that opened on June 27, 2015 in the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida featuring shuttle hardware and personal crew items never before on display for viewing by the public. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com NASA's two lost Shuttle crews from the searing Challenger and Columbia accidents are now memorialized in the newly opened, permanent and highly emotional "Forever Remembered" tribute display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:00:06 GMT
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:54:52 GMT
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:45:06 GMT
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:36:11 GMT
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:54 GMT
It's hard to imagine now, but this derelict shuttle was once at the gleaming forefront of the Soviet space program. It was one of a number of dilapidated spacecraft found at the Baikonur Cosmodrome site in Kazakhstan by urban explorer Ralph Mirebs.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:19:44 GMT
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:15:32 GMT
Samuel Ferrenburg, of Columbus, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA's official visitor information center for Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math , while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making, according to a media release.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:05:33 GMT
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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:01:16 GMT
More than three tons of supplies are on the way to the international space station. The "progress 60" space capsule launched Friday morning out of Kazakhstan, carrying food, water, fuel, and other supplies.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:46:19 GMT
While SpaceX is still trying to figure out what went wrong with their Falcon 9 rocket, Russian Roscosmos launched successfully another ISS Progress cargo spacecraft today. Russian space agency Roscosmos launched successfully another supply mission to the International Space Station .
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:41:57 GMT
In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:41:50 GMT
The planned Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled from Vandenberg Air Force Base this summer is in limbo after another NASA mission ended in failure following liftoff from Florida. The Jason-3 satellite to continue measurements of the height of the ocean surface had been scheduled for Aug. 8 from Space Launch Complex-4 on South Base.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:27:07 GMT
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:25-08-2008
     Last Modified:25-08-2008 (03:11)
    Job information
     Current job:Procurement Officer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsPurchasing Office / Wide adiministrative/clerical experience
    CV

    Desired employment / Occupational field

     

    Process control – Activity monitoring - Business support

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    02/2008 to present

    Occupation or position held

    Purchasing of Professional Services

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·       Monitor the process of Professional Services Purchase;

    ·       Daily screening of Purchase Requests release status;

    ·       Forward RFQ to Suppliers;

    ·       Reception of offers;

    ·       Raising of Purchase Orders through SAP R/3;

    ·       Manage the flow of information between the company and its Suppliers;

    ·       Independence in performing own job.

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Via Saccomuro, 24 – 00131 Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    03/2005 – 02/2008

    Occupation or position held

    Procurement & Contracts Department Support / PA to HR Manager

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·       Support the Tender Manager in the process of the Invitation to Tenders (ITT): upload of administrative and technical reference documentation on ESA web based system (EMITS) and track the status of closure dates;

    ·       Mission to ESA establishment in Amsterdam for training course on EMITS, the ESA’s Electronic Mailing Invitation to Tender System;

    ·       Management of specific company web based tools (OCEANS, EMITS, Brainloop, CADM, Fax Registration System, Meeting Room Booking System, Travel/Hours Reporting System) related to Procurement & Contracts activities;

    ·       Duty travel to ESNIS HQs in Munich for training on OCEANS, the Contract Management Tool;

    ·       Process procurement documents (invoices & Contract Change Notice) and upload on dedicated tools;

    ·       Serve as a communication link in Rome for the Procurement team based in Munich;

    ·       Aptitude to organize work independently and set priorities so that deadlines are met.


     

    ·       Assist in all matters relating to Human Resources Administration and Training & Development Activities, such as internal communications, training initiatives, events and workshops planning, organization and management;

    ·       Prepare and submit to the Payroll Agency monthly reports about personnel attendance, extra hours, holidays, sickness, reimbursements and benefits;

    ·       Provide support to Language Training Administration, organize and follow-up Language Training Courses for employees and maintain training data;

    ·       Maintain a book of updated operational/administrative HR Procedures;

    ·       Prepare the company calendar including all European Public Holidays;

    ·       Assist in the maintenance of personal records of all employees;

    ·       Provide inputs and information to the HR Department in Munich and be the local contact point in Rome for Munich HR Department;

    ·       Manage travel expenses of the employees according to the Travel Policy in place and update the concerning database on a monthly basis to process salary reimbursement;

    ·       The position required fluency in English to interface with international personnel.

    Name and address of employer

    ESNIS - European Satellite Navigation Industries S.p.A., Via G. V. Bona, 85 – 00156 Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    01/2004 – 06/2004

    Occupation or position held

    Executive Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·       Main duties included managing the agenda and daily planning;

    ·       Supervision of phone calls;

    ·       Preparation and organisation of travel information and tickets;

    ·       Organize of internal and external meetings and receptions;

    ·       Present case-related documentation for discussions as required;

    ·       Team with other Executive Assistants and provide back-up assistance as needed.

    Name and address of employer

    Accenture S.p.A., Via del Tintoretto, 200 – 00142 Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Consultancy

     

     

    Dates

    02/2003 – 11/2003

    Occupation or position held

    Secretary to Managers

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·       Day-to-day organization of documentation to process;

    ·       Perform documentation typing and word processing in accordance with a given format;

    ·       Transmit completed work to relevant Department;

    ·       Organize and maintain filing system.

    Name and address of employer

    Deloitte S.p.A., Via della Camilluccia, 589/a – 00135 Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Financial Analysis/Corporate Tax Accounting

     

     

    Dates

    06/2002


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