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2014-03-03 15:24:24

NASA has inducted 105 top-performing interns, representing 29 states and 67 universities, into its 2014 Student Ambassadors Virtual Community. The NASA Student Ambassadors Virtual Community (NSAVC) is an online network designed to foster greater interaction and mentorship among outstanding interns of NASA higher education projects, thereby increasing student retention through the NASA educational pipeline and into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce....

2014-02-24 12:20:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials will participate in a media briefing at 9:30 a.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 25 about the agency's work to use its Earth observation assets to help the state of California better manage its water resources and monitor and respond to its ongoing drought. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, Room 103, 1400 J Street in Sacramento. Media will be able...

International Space Station RFI Request
2014-02-24 06:34:09

NASA Over the past two years, NASA and its American industry partners have returned International Space Station resupply launches to U.S. soil, established new national space transportation capabilities and helped create jobs right here on Earth. More than 250 miles overhead, hundreds of science experiments not possible on Earth are being conducted by an international team of astronauts, enabled by these new cargo delivery and return services. In January, the Obama Administration...

2014-02-20 23:24:30

Why Complacency Can Mean Sudden Death and Harvesting Assets Is A Lifeline McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor, held its latest Educational Forum – Government Contracts: Opportunities and Obstacles – on February 11 at the Tower Club. Delivered by Jones Day partners Grant Willis and Andrew Sherman, the conversation focused on the rewards and risks...

2014-02-07 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's Technology Transfer Program, which helps open up NASA's research and technology to the public for use and development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agreements grant...

NASA's Student Launch Challenge Looking For Next Generation Of Engineers
2014-02-06 12:48:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students from several universities are taking part in a NASA event by designing and launching innovative rockets. NASA said its Student Launch Challenge will include 26 colleges and universities from 16 states and Puerto Rico. The event, being held May 15 - 17 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah, is another way the space agency is gearing up the next generation of engineers. "This new engineering competition ties...

2014-02-05 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student teams from 26 colleges and universities in 16 states and Puerto Rico will design and launch innovative rockets and payloads as part of the 2013-2014 NASA Student Launch rocketry competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NASA Student Launch will be held May 15-17 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah. There, the student teams will undergo a rigorous launch readiness review...

2014-01-30 09:59:27

NASA's Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals to conduct physics research using the agency's new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016. NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) will provide an opportunity to study ultra-cold quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the space station -- a frontier in scientific research that is expected to reveal interesting and novel quantum phenomena. This environment...

2014-01-29 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals to conduct physics research using the agency's new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) will provide an opportunity to study ultra-cold quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the space station -- a...

2014-01-28 12:20:10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 30 of an educational event at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington featuring the agency's 2013 astronaut candidate class. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The eight astronaut candidates talk with Washington-area students and the public about the value of education in science, technology, engineering and...