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2014-01-06 12:21:08

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Wednesday Jan. 8 launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station. The Antares rocket carrying Cygnus will lift off at 1:32 p.m. EST from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Launch from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

2014-01-02 12:20:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Jan. 7 launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On the heels of a successful demonstration flight to the space station in September, Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch the spacecraft on an Antares rocket at 1:55 p.m. EST from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...

2013-12-24 13:23:50

President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. The award recognizes recipients' exceptional potential for leadership at the...

2013-12-20 23:24:13

NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. (ISSi). ISSi is a successful, certified woman-owned science and engineering small business providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for a variety of government and private customers. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to...

NASA Holds Top Spot As Best Government Job In America
2013-12-19 10:33:38

[ Watch the Video: NASA Is The Best Government Job Ever: Employee Poll ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being able to literally reach for the stars every day, NASA employees also have the best job in the federal government for the second year running, according to the new Best Place to Work in Government report. The report, produced by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, was based on a survey of nearly 400,000 federal employees conducted...

space station rendering
2013-12-17 20:20:03

SOURCE: NASA/PR Newswire NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station. NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks. Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket, now will launch no earlier than January. The postponement of the Antares...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'