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2011-05-25 07:00:00

NASA said on Tuesday that a new spacecraft to take humans into deep space will be based on designs of the Orion crew exploration vehicle.

2011-05-24 16:37:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) of Tennessee will host its signature Walk Like MADD® non-competitive 5K fundraising walk in Nashville on June 4th, 2011.

2011-05-24 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has reached an important milestone for the next U.S. transportation system that will carry humans into deep space.

2011-05-16 09:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-134 to deliver a permanent experiment module to the International Space Station that will allow scientists to study anti-matter in the universe.

2011-05-03 10:55:00

Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big.

2011-04-29 07:20:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to satisfy growing client demand, Tom Dickenson and his company, Direct from Venice, have reached exclusive agreement with a classically trained expert Murano glassmaster to sell individual one-of-a-kind pieces of the artist's own design, as well as to design custom jewelry according to specific client request.

2011-04-27 13:44:21

NASA will host a media briefing at 11 am EDT Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts.

2011-04-07 09:00:00

HOUSTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neighbors of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston may notice some loud noises coming from the 1,600-acre site in the coming weeks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson's Engineering Directorate is ready to begin testing its prototype lander as part of Project Morpheus -- a vertical test bed designed to integrate technologies that could be used to build future spacecraft intended to land on the moon, Mars,...

2011-03-10 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Al-Razaq Computing Services of Houston to provide acquisition and business support services to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

2011-03-01 15:00:00

NASA has announced program office assignments at three NASA field centers to align the president's fiscal year 2012 budget request and the NASA Authorization Act of 2010.

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