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2012-06-05 11:48:59

NASA will mark the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America by hosting a Girl Scouts Rock@NASA event from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium located at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and two former astronauts, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Pam Melroy, will participate. Media are invited to attend. NASA and the Girl Scouts share a common goal to encourage and educate young girls about science, technology,...

2012-06-05 06:21:51

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will mark the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America by hosting a Girl Scouts Rock@NASA event from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium located at NASA Headquarters in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and two former astronauts, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Pam Melroy, will participate. Media are invited to attend....

2009-09-09 14:08:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy. Stefanyshyn-Piper is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and five spacewalks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Heide has been an outstanding astronaut, contributing significantly to the space shuttle and space station programs," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space...

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2009-09-09 14:25:00

NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy. Stefanyshyn-Piper is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and five spacewalks. "Heide has been an outstanding astronaut, contributing significantly to the space shuttle and space station programs," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "In particular, her superb leadership as lead spacewalker during the STS-126 mission resulted in...

2008-12-18 09:45:00

The Inauguration Committee for President-elect Barack Obama officially extended an invitation Wednesday for NASA to be part of the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20. The crew of NASA's recent STS-126 space shuttle mission and other agency officials will join representatives from across the country and our armed forces in this historic parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington following swearing-in ceremonies on the steps of the Capitol. Chris Ferguson commanded the STS-126 mission and was...

2008-12-17 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Inauguration Committee for President-elect Barack Obama officially extended an invitation Wednesday for NASA to be part of the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The crew of NASA's recent STS-126 space shuttle mission and other agency officials will join representatives from across the country and our armed forces in this historic parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington...

2008-11-26 08:03:36

British amateur astronomers say they have a new challenge -- spotting an astronaut's lost tool bag orbiting the Earth, to be visible until early next month. The backpack-sized object was lost by astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper during a space walk last week and should be visible from Britain with a reasonably strong telescope or pair of binoculars through the first days of December, astronomers told The Times of London. The best opportunities for British stargazers to spot the tool bag,...

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2008-11-24 13:30:00

Endeavor astronauts ventured out on their fourth and final spacewalk on Monday. Meanwhile, astronauts inside continued work on a system that converts urine to drinking water on the International Space Station. Astronauts Stephen Bowen and Robert "Shane" Kimbrough hoped to complete work on lubricating a joint that keeps a power-generating solar wing on the space station's right side facing the sun. Once completed, the wing will be able to produce a much larger amount of energy, allowing for...

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2008-11-23 01:10:00

HOUSTON "“ The third spacewalk by Endeavour astronauts outside the International Space Station will be the focus of today's activities aboard the two spacecraft. Endeavour crew members Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe and mission specialists Don Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff were awakened at 7:55 a.m. CST. The song was "You Are Here," by the group Dutton. It was played for Kimbrough. Spacewalkers Piper and Bowen are...

2008-11-23 00:00:00

Two astronauts spent seven hours Saturday working high above Earth on the International Space Station, lubricating a joint that moves the solar array. John Ray, the lead spacewalk officer for the mission, told reporters in Houston that the astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour mission wanted to stay out longer and finish their work on the starboard side of the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint, CNN reported. But controllers in Houston told them to knock off for the day after seven hours. We...