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Discovery Laid To Rest At Smithsonian
2012-04-20 03:53:51

Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Discovery landed in Washington D.C. on Tuesday after taking off for the last time in Florida aboard a modified Boeing 747 jet. The spacecraft rolled into its new home amidst thousands of people cheering for the 27-year-old space shuttle. "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet...

2012-04-12 09:12:58

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide remarks next week at the 28th Annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The event will be held at The Broadmoor Hotel, located at 1 Lake Ave. in Colorado Springs. Bolden is the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 17, at 2:45 p.m. MDT, at the International Center Main Stage of the hotel. Bolden will be available to speak to reporters immediately following his presentation. Garver will...

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2012-03-31 07:20:58

On Friday, NASA officials claimed that they were the rightful owners of the Apollo 11 rocket engines found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week by a privately-funded expedition headed up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, CNN.com is reporting. As previously reported here on RedOrbit, Bezos announced the discovery of the spacecraft's F-1 engines that carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon using deep-sea sonar equipment. The engines, which powered the Saturn V...

2012-02-22 04:37:35

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday changes to his senior leadership team. Associate Administrator Chris Scolese was named director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Robert Lightfoot, director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will serve as acting associate administrator. Both will assume their new responsibilities on March 5. Scolese, who has been with NASA since 1987, succeeds Robert Strain, who announced his...

2012-02-08 07:17:26

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior agency officials joined President Obama in honoring student science fair winners from across the country at the second annual White House Science Fair today in the East Wing of the White House. The event highlighted student achievement and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In November 2009, the president announced his "Educate to Innovate" campaign and emphasized the importance of encouraging students...

2012-01-24 13:24:16

Highlights Importance of Science, Math in Creating Economy That Works for All NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit Morgan State University in Baltimore on Jan. 25 to meet with students in the engineering and science programs, and highlight the importance of science, engineering and mathematics in creating and sustaining the American economy. Bolden´s visit will come the day after President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Bolden will visit the Richard N. Dixon...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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