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2011-10-25 04:12:51

Journalists are invited to an up-close look at a full-size model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Maryland Science Center, located at 601 Light Street in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The model is on display through Oct. 26 as part of the recent Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference that was held in Baltimore. ASTC is a nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse...

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2010-06-01 13:05:12

The James Webb Space Telescope has finally made the "big time" at least according to the old Frank Sinatra song "New York, New York." The life-sized model of NASA's next generation space telescope is being set up in New York City's Battery Park for the 2010 World Science Festival, which runs June 1- June 6. The opening ceremony was held in front of the model on June 1. As the song goes, "if (the Webb telescope) can make it there, it'll make it anywhere" and scientists are hoping that it will...

2010-04-22 09:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST), built and integrated at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, was launched 20 years ago aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, on April 24, 1990, ushering in a new golden age of astronomy. HST was released by the crew into Earth orbit the next day and the universe hasn't looked the same since. "HST has had a fundamental impact on astronomical research and how we view our universe. It...

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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2010-03-19 08:50:00

Narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a film documenting the STS-125 shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope arrives in theaters on Friday, March 19. The film is a joint venture between NASA, the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures. The IMAX 3-D cameras launched aboard space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009, during the STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronauts used the cameras to document the mission's five spacewalks to repair and...

2010-02-19 12:47:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Goddard employees will present interactive exhibits and engaging presentations within the Presidential Conference Center, West Miller Senate Office Building at the State Capitol in Annapolis, Maryland. House and Senate members and visitors can also experience Goddard's scientific achievement with a breakfast presentation by astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld. Last summer he touched the Hubble Space...

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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...


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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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