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The Hubble Space Telescope IV Conference Celebrates With Unveiling Of New Artwork
2014-03-27 08:47:33

HUBBLE Last week researchers from around the world gathered at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome for the Science with the Hubble Space Telescope IV conference. The event celebrated the history of Hubble’s extraordinary achievements, and looked to the future at what might yet be achieved and how the James Webb Space Telescope will build on our knowledge of the Universe. As part of this celebration artist Tim Otto Roth revealed a new artwork, Heaven’s Carousel, inspired by Hubble’s work...

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...

2012-11-08 08:08:49

Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony to announce the renaming of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP). The event takes place Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm EST, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Building 200, 11101 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, Md. Along with the announcement of a new name and presentations highlighting the spacecraft's commissioning activities, there will be a tour of the RBSP mission operation facilities. The...

2012-11-07 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony to announce the renaming of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP). The event takes place Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm EST, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Building 200, 11101 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Along with the announcement of a new name and presentations highlighting the...

2012-06-19 08:26:07

NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency's Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system. The proposed mission will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes, which could help lead to better weather forecasting. The competitively-selected proposal, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), is...

2012-05-25 06:20:14

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a Science Update Thursday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m. EDT to discuss new Hubble Space Telescope observations that allow astronomers to predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our entire galaxy, sun, and solar system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The news conference will be held in NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington and be shown live on...

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...

2012-04-17 10:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community. The upgrade involves two proposals that will allow the observatory to measure the structure and strength of magnetic fields in diverse objects...

2012-03-29 10:20:55

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media representatives are invited to attend an international student robotics competition sponsored by NASA and other organizations Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The competition, For Inspiration and Recognition of...

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...


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John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...

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2012-05-12 09:24:19

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1995 at 12:22 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11 at 6:50 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes, and 15 seconds. The first shuttle flight of 1995 included several historical achievements: The second flight of Russian cosmonaut on shuttle, the first approach and fly-around by...

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