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2014-04-23 23:11:16

Company To Host “The Right Stuff – A Conversation with Astronaut Sandy Magnus” Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On April 23 - 27, Sally Ride Science will be presenting new products and meeting STEM leaders at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, April 23-25, and the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 25-27, in Washington D.C. Both events will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In addition to exhibiting and presenting new products designed to...

2014-04-16 20:20:21

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronaut and to live and work in space? Find out directly from NASA astronauts who will be in the Indianapolis area from April 24 to May 2 as the agency shares the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA astronauts Anna Fisher, Serena Aunon and Scott Tingle will deliver...

2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

scott and mark kelly
2014-04-12 06:53:26

[Watch The Video: NASA To Study Twins On Earth And In Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The world’s only twin astronauts will take center stage in an upcoming NASA experiment that will analyze whether or not identical siblings remain the same biologically if one travels to outer space while the other remains on Earth. According to the US space agency, astronaut Scott Kelly will be participating in a one-year mission to the International Space Station...

Space History Sale Highlights Artifacts From Apollo Lunar Missions
2014-04-07 06:51:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Artifacts from NASA’s Apollo lunar missions will be highlights in an upcoming auction in New York City. Bonham’s is holding the Space History Sale in the Big Apple on Tuesday and will feature everything from space documents to spacesuits. In all, more than 300 items will be up for sale. Among the highlights of the April 8 auction will be a motion picture sight ring – a small polarizing filter put on a camera used by...

Ethics Guidelines Issued For Health Standards On NASA's Next Generation Of Risky Missions
2014-04-03 03:02:08

Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Health and ethics experts issue principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its “next generation” of long duration and exploration-class human...

Hearts Become Spherical When Astronauts Go To Space: Study
2014-03-31 06:42:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When astronauts go to space, they are not only affected by a loss of muscle mass, but new research shows that their hearts are also at risk, particularly in the fact that they tend to form more spherical shapes while in outer space. Previous studies have shown that astronauts are exposed to a range of health issues when taking prolonged trips into space, including losses in bone density and muscle mass and vision anomalies. The...

2014-03-21 23:21:53

Connor Johnson, who started a petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts, meets Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and receives a special space memento. Titusville, Florida (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Six-year-old Connor Johnson stands amazed before space shuttle Atlantis, seeing her for the first time in all her splendor. Connor scans the orbiter from the tip of her black nose to the stretch of her tail, but stays still for only a moment. He runs ahead of the crowd in his bright...

2014-03-18 23:27:44

Pri-Med West taking place March 26–29, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center to focus on latest topics in primary care medicine. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 DBC Pri-Med, LLC, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of 260,000 health care professionals, announced that Story Musgrave, MD, Former NASA Astronaut and Scientist, will present “Mission Control: Medical Excellence” at Pri-Med West Annual Conference to be held March 26–29, 2014 at the...

Six-Year-Old Connor Johnson Demonstrates The 'Right Stuff'
2014-03-18 09:27:29

Frank Ochoa-Gonzales, NASA While most 6-year-olds are eager to get an autograph of their favorite pro athlete or theme-park character, Connor Johnson was seeking signatures for an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. When Connor learned of potential budget cuts last year that threatened his dream of working for NASA, he decided to do something about it. First, Connor wanted to donate his piggy bank, all $10.41. But after talking it over with family, Connor...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Dick Scobee
2012-10-29 14:14:10

Dick Scobee was an American astronaut. He was born Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee on May 19, 1939 in Cle Elum, Washington. He was raised in Auburn, Washington and attended Washington Elementary, Cascade Middle School, and Auburn Senior High School, where he earned his high school diploma in 1957. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and initially served as an engine mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. During his time off, he studied at San Antonio College, and...

Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Terry W. Virts, Jr.
2012-10-27 14:11:12

Terry W. Virts, Jr. is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and an active American astronaut. Virts was born on December 1, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Massachusetts and graduated 1985. He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1989, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He then attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he once again graduated with honors in 1997,...

Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

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