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Lori Garver, NASA deputy administrator
2012-03-09 04:35:09

Ellen M. Gilmer for RedOrbit.com Lori Garver is no cheerleader. At an event this week celebrating women in aerospace, the NASA deputy administrator made clear she wasn't there to simply boost spirits about women's advances in the field. There's already plenty of evidence for that, she said. Take, for example, the "Pantsuit Memo." In 1970, a note circulated in a NASA office allowing women to wear pantsuits instead of skirts and dresses, as long as the mod look would not "offend" their...

2012-03-08 11:09:31

NASA and the government of Bermuda signed an agreement today to establish a temporary mobile tracking station on Cooper's Island to support launches from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia including future commercial missions. Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Derrick Burgess and NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver signed the agreement. The mobile tracking station will be provided and operated by Wallops under NASA's Research Range Services Program. The station can...

Lori B. Garver Official Portrait
2012-01-26 14:00:22

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, Va., on Jan. 27 to highlight how government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology. NASA has partnered with Aurora on a number of projects involving innovative future aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle technology, and the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) satellite test bed. SPHERES...

2011-12-09 04:16:43

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is visiting Blue Origin in Kent, Wash., on Thursday Dec. 8. The company is one of NASA's commercial partners opening a new chapter in human exploration by developing innovative systems to reach low Earth orbit as part of the Commercial Crew Development Program. "Blue Origin is creating cutting edge technologies to take us to low Earth orbit," Garver said. "Like all of our commercial partners, they're making real progress and opening up a new...

2011-10-19 03:51:21

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide keynote remarks at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) at 8:30 a.m. MDT on Thursday, Oct. 20. Media representatives are invited to attend the conference and participate in a media availability with Garver following her remarks. The ISPCS will take place Oct. 18-21 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, N.M. The conference's theme is...

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2011-03-25 10:55:00

NASA Holds Education Forum to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers In celebration of Women's History Month, more than 200 students from several New York City schools participated Tuesday, March 22, in a special event that included hearing from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin. The students also got the opportunity to talk with astronaut Cady Coleman on the International Space Station. Coleman answered students' questions during...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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