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2014-09-25 12:22:19

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will supply images of the future to brighten the fun and boost the learning at the first-ever Virginia Science Festival. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Set to take place Oct. 4-11 at locations across the commonwealth, the festival has been organized by the Science Museum of Western Virginia and Virginia Tech. It brings together the worlds of science,...

2011-03-15 11:36:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's space race officially began 50 years ago with the launch of Russian Yuri Gagarin. Hampton Roads residents will have the chance to celebrate that and another historic space anniversary during "Yuri's Night" at the Virginia Air & Space Center on April 16, 2011, from 7 p.m. to midnight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human in outer space. Twenty...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.