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2009-11-06 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want to send their experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific balloon.

2009-05-19 16:54:00

Experts said a UFO spotted over Arizona was a research balloon launched by the U.S.

2009-01-08 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

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2009-01-08 15:20:00

NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

2009-01-08 11:53:24

A mysterious extra-loud radio noise permeates the universe, preventing astronomers from observing heat from the first stars, U.S.

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2009-01-07 16:35:00

Listening to the early universe just got harder. A team led by Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the discovery of cosmic radio noise that booms six times louder than expected.

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2008-06-04 09:42:53

The Alaska Space Grant Program and the Arctic Amateur Radio Club formed the Balloon Experiment And Research Program—or B.E.A.R. for short—in December 2007. The program's aim was to launch a high altitude balloon equipped with two amateur radio signals and more from Poker Flat Research Range in the spring of 2008. On May 10, BEAR participants met to inflate and launch their first balloon. It flew as high as 95,327 feet above Fairbanks in three hours, capturing more than 100...

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2007-09-10 10:10:00

Brian Ramsey and colleagues have built an extraordinary sideways mirror that can harvest high-energy X-rays (also called "hard" X-rays)." It's called a grazing incidence mirror," explains Ramsey, who is HERO's lead scientist, "and it can guide very energetic X-rays."

2005-08-25 16:50:04

The name of NASA's balloon research facility now honors space shuttle Columbia's seven astronauts, who died when their spacecraft disintegrated over east Texas in 2003, the agency announced Thursday.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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