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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...

2014-01-27 12:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is accepting applications until noon CST Monday, Feb. 3, for its 2014 Women in STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars program, in which high school junior girls can jump-start their future careers by exploring possibilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Applicants must be female high school juniors who are U.S. citizens, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher and show a...

2014-01-27 10:23:27

NASA will host a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 27, to discuss the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (Lunar CATALYST) initiative. Through Lunar CATALYST, announced on Jan. 16, NASA seeks proposals to partner in the development of reliable and cost-effective commercial robotic lunar lander capabilities that will enable the delivery of payloads to the lunar surface. Such capabilities could support commercial activities on the moon while enabling...

2014-01-24 23:03:36

For the latest information and dialogue on U.S. commercial launch activities, commercial human spaceflight, commercial crew, and commercial spaceports, register for the 17th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington, DC. The conference is set to take place on February 6th and 7th and includes the opportunity to meet and network with key federal officials from DOT, NASA, and DOD, industry leaders, space entrepreneurs, international space partners, legislators,...

2014-01-24 16:20:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 27, to discuss the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (Lunar CATALYST) initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Through Lunar CATALYST, announced on Jan. 16, NASA seeks proposals to partner in the development of reliable and cost-effective commercial robotic lunar lander capabilities that will enable the...

Space Tech Grants Offered To Early Career University Faculty By NASA
2014-01-24 14:56:50

NASA NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited US universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America's space program. Aligned with NASA's Space Technology Roadmaps and priorities identified by the National Research Council, the agency has identified topic areas that lend themselves to the early stage...

2014-01-23 16:20:10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America's space program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Aligned with NASA's Space Technology Roadmaps and priorities...

2014-01-21 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio and their congressional representative will speak with Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to attend and cover the 20-minute Earth-to-space call, which also will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students...

2014-01-17 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Jan. 17 to view progress on the advanced space propulsion technologies the center is developing to carry cargo and American astronauts further into space than ever before. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The work going on here at Glenn is an essential part of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission, and by investing in this...

2014-01-16 09:57:38

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency’s Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland Friday, Jan. 17, to view the Center's latest developments in advanced space propulsion technologies. Members of the local Ohio congressional delegation will be invited to join him for the tour. Beginning at 1:25 p.m. EST, Bolden, GRC Director Jim Free, and attending members of Congress will visit the Electric Propulsion Laboratory to assess progress on solar electric propulsion technologies...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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