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2012-12-04 16:21:56

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's associate administrator for science, astronaut John Grunsfeld, today announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover to launch in 2020. Grunsfeld will host a media briefing on these plans at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) today at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will be held...

NASA Planning New Mars Mission For 2016
2012-08-21 04:48:31

Video: Digging Deep with NASA´s Next Mars Lander | Video: InSight Mission — Animation of Spacecraft April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Monday the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA's exploration of our solar system. This will be the 12th in the Discovery-class mission series. Journalists from across the nation participated in a question and answer session, with many more listening in to the streaming...

2012-04-19 06:22:08

RALEIGH, N.C., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the 24-hour grand opening celebration of the museum's new Nature Research Center here beginning at 5 p.m. April 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Retired astronaut and NASA's associate administrator for science, John Grunsfeld, will speak at the opening ceremony. Grunsfeld logged more than 58 days in space on five shuttle...

NASA Looking For Future Mars Mission Ideas
2012-04-16 09:14:41

NASA, reeling from budget cuts to its space program, is planning its next Mars mission and wants help from scientists and engineers around the world to make it a reality, according to recent reports. The research into a new Mars venture is being taken on by NASA´s Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG), with the goal of finding a relatively low-cost way to send a robotic mission to Mars by 2020, and a possible human mission in the 2030s. But a 21 percent budget cut to planetary science...

2012-02-27 09:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA' s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars Exploration Program. Figueroa's first assignment is to develop a draft framework for review by March 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Grunsfeld...

Physicist And Former Astronaut John Grunsfeld To Head NASA Science Directorate
2011-12-20 04:02:01

NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Grunsfeld will take the reins of the office effective Jan. 4, 2012. He succeeds Ed Weiler, who retired from NASA on Sept. 30. Grunsfeld currently serves as the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which manages the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and is a partner in...

2011-12-19 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Grunsfeld will take the reins of the office effective Jan. 4, 2012. He succeeds Ed Weiler, who retired from NASA on Sept. 30. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Grunsfeld currently serves as the deputy director of the Space Telescope...

2010-04-21 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Hubble Space Telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA will offer live satellite interviews with two of the telescope's premier scientists: Ed Weiler, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, and former astronaut John Grunsfeld. Interviews are available from 6 to 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) To participate,...

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2010-01-04 13:09:17

NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is leaving the agency to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. The institute is the science operations center for Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, which is planned for launch in 2014. "During the past 18 years, John has been a true asset to the agency," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a former astronaut who few on the STS-31...

2010-01-04 09:46:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is leaving the agency to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. The institute is the science operations center for Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, which is planned for launch in 2014. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "During the past 18 years, John has...