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2014-03-05 12:21:20

GREENBELT, Md., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. It's a free afternoon for elementary school-aged children and their families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This month's Sunday Experiment explores how NASA will launch the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission comprised of four identically...

2014-02-20 23:01:08

NASA awards ASRC Federal Space and Defense a two-year extension to the Multidiscipline Engineering and Technology Services II contract, with a maximum value of $110 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 NASA recently awarded ASRC Federal Space and Defense a two-year extension to the Multidiscipline Engineering and Technology Services II contract. The two-year bridge contract with an extension option has a maximum value of $110 million. Under the METS II Bridge contract, ASRC...

2014-02-14 16:21:08

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host an event as part of the "NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction" series. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Goddard's Visitor Center. The event is free and open to the public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Author William Forstchen will discuss his new...

2014-02-11 16:21:44

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in the science and engineering world will gather on March 4 - 6, 2014, to attend the 52nd Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium at the Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, Md. This year's theme, "Science and Exploration: Engineering the Future," will both celebrate past accomplishments and discuss future space exploration priorities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For more than 50 years, senior...

Lunar Transit Seen By NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
2014-01-30 13:36:48

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan 30, 2014, beginning at 8:31 a.m EST, the moon moved between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, and the sun, giving the observatory a view of a partial solar eclipse from space. Such a lunar transit happens two to three times each year.  This one lasted two and one half hours, which is the longest ever recorded. When the next one will occur is as of yet unknown due to planned adjustments in SDO's orbit....

2014-01-06 16:21:24

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. It's a free afternoon for elementary school-aged children and their families. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This month's Sunday Experiment explores how scientists will be able to measure rain and snow from space with the Global Precipitation...

2014-01-02 12:23:34

Power receives special honor among midsize companies for giving employees direction CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group, one of the nation's largest home remodeling companies, was ranked No. 2 on the Baltimore Sun's 2013 Top Workplaces list. With 180 employees, the company's regional office in Greenbelt, Maryland was ranked in the midsize companies category (companies with fewer than 250 employees). Power also received a special distinction among...

2013-11-25 20:20:39

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference Tuesday, Nov. 26 and a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Nov. 28 to discuss Comet ISON's journey through our solar system and what the public worldwide may see in the coming days as the comet traverses the sun on Thanksgiving Day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovered in late 2012, ISON will pass within 684,000 miles of the sun. The comet may contain the same fundamental...

2013-11-25 16:21:13

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of Maryland and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have embarked on a new partnership effort, the main goal of which is to attract high technology companies to Maryland, which in turn will enable both future missions of NASA and the economic future of Maryland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agreement, signed by U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley...

2013-11-22 16:21:35

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, representatives from the State of Maryland and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will sign an agreement to pave the way in attracting high tech companies to Maryland that will be key in enabling both future missions of NASA and the economic future of Maryland. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Participants in the signing event will include Senator Barbara Mikulski,...