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NASA Planetary Science Budget To Be Cut
2012-02-10 11:42:48

The Obama administration´s upcoming budget for NASA plans to cut $300 million out of the agency´s planetary science program, which could keep any planetary explorations, including Mars missions, grounded. If the budget proposal is adopted by Congress, it would most likely shelve NASA´s ability to participate in two upcoming Mars missions to be carried out in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). But even before any cuts have been unveiled, lawmakers are vowing...

2011-09-28 04:14:04

Ed Weiler, who has worked almost 33 years as a leader in NASA's science exploration programs, will retire from the agency effective Sept. 30. Weiler most recently served as the associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate at agency Headquarters in Washington, directing a variety of research and science programs in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science and astrophysics. Chuck Gay, the directorate´s deputy associate administrator, will become the acting...

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2010-10-28 10:25:22

Four current NASA leaders and one retiree were recognized for their work by Women in Aerospace at the organization's annual awards ceremony and banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The event celebrates women's professional excellence in aerospace and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the aerospace community. NASA leaders who were honored at the 2010 awards are: Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Director of NASA's Langley Research Center Lesa Roe, Program Planning Specialist Beth...

2010-04-08 07:47:54

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will brief reporters on Thursday, April 8, about the next steps in implementing the agency's new exploration initiatives outlined in the new fiscal year 2011 budget. Joining the Administrator and Deputy Administrator will be: * Bill Gerstenmaier, Space Operations Mission Directorate Associate Administrator* Edward Weiler, Science Mission directorate Associate Administrator* Doug Cooke, Exploration Systems Mission...

2010-04-01 15:18:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this scientific icon, NASA has collaborated with leading illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO...

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2010-04-01 14:47:15

NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this scientific icon, NASA has collaborated with leading illustrated book publisher Abrams to release a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary. "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It...

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2009-06-30 07:30:00

Amidst growing costs and the increasing complexity of missions, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are making concrete overtures of cooperation at a space summit in the UK. According to Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, shared scientific goals and exorbitant expenses are helping to form an alliance that might have seemed unlikely 10 years ago.  The U.S. space agency will likely be intricately involved in the ESA's ExoMars mission,...

2009-03-24 12:00:09

The U.S. space agency and the Microsoft Corp. say they will make planetary images and data available via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it and Microsoft will develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the NASA content -- including high-resolution scientific images and data from Mars and the moon -- explorable on WorldWide Telescope, which is what Microsoft calls its online virtual telescope for exploring the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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