The idea is to see how gravity affects the root systems, information that could help breeders develop strains of cotton that could be grown more efficiently back on Earth.
Astronauts on the International Space Station can get a taste of home with the help of produce cultivation systems developed by scientists wor…
One of the company's rockets will steer an autonomous space shuttle scheduled to begin delivering cargo to the International Space Station in 2021.
The former Orbitec will create more elaborate platforms for growing greens on space missions.
The Madison company plans to increase staff by 25 percent by the end of 2016 as a result of parent company Sierra Nevada's contract with NASA.
Sierra Nevada is one of three companies picked for a NASA contract for cargo flights to the International Space Station.
Orbitec is honored for unit that grows plants, including vegetables, in space.
Astronauts had their first taste of lettuce they grew on the International Space Station, thanks to Orbitec.
Orbitec, bought in July by Sierra Nevada Corp., makes a variety of products for space flight.
Operations of the space-related company will stay in the Madison area.
The Madison company will keep its name and will stay in Madison.
Grzesiak flexed his skills from rocket science to computer science.
The Madison company is working on products to grow plants in space.
With representatives from NASA, the Air Force and others looking on, Madison's Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec) installed its novel engine into a demonstration rocket and shot it into the skies over California's Mojave Desert last Saturday.
It's a project that's been in the works for 15 years, but Madison-based Orbital Technologies Corp., or Orbitec, is only now going public with news about its VR-3A Vision flight rocket engine.
Orbital Technologies Corp., a high-tech development company based in Madison, has won federal contracts to provide engineering support and flight hardware related to life-science activities at the International Space Station.
Dreaming of catching a flight to the moon ... or beyond?
Exact Sciences has begun a huge test of its non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer.
A dozen teachers from the Madison area and around the state learned about nose cones, payloads and igniters as they built rockets and then fired them high into the sky above Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec) on Saturday. The Middleton space-focused business hosted a daylong workshop in rocket science for educators workshop.
Two meetings this week on the proposed Midwest BioLink Commercialization and Business Center show how the risk of development can be perceived very differently by different groups of people.
A planned Southeast Side business incubator has received a $4.5 million federal grant and could soon assist companies developing products such as drought-resistant crops or plastics made from plants.
Madison-based Orbital Technologies Corp. (Orbitec) is one of five companies nationwide to be awarded a piece of a five-year contract worth a total of up to $50 million to develop space propulsion systems for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.