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2013-09-19 08:25:53

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, today's highest ambassadors of traditional Mexican music, unite for a world-class benefit concert to support Chicago's first standards-based student mariachi music program through the Mariachi Heritage Foundation. The K-12 grade student mariachi program is the first of its kind in Chicago, allowing students to meet general music...

2011-08-22 08:50:00

Legendary Latin vocalist Vikki Carr, Astronaut Jose Hernandez, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to be Recognized at 34(th) Annual Awards Gala WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced its 2011 highest honors to be awarded at its 34(th) Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by ExxonMobil. (Logo:...

2011-05-20 10:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and visitors at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this weekend will get the full "NASA Experience" complete with a life-size replica of a Mars Rover and a visit by former astronaut Jose Hernandez. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This year's event is being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. NASA Langley Research Center has...

2011-03-21 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Mariachi Heritage Society and Director Jose Hernandez welcome Mattel, Inc. as the title sponsor for this year's event, Viva El Mariachi. Live performances by Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Latin Grammy-nominated songstress Shaila Durcal and a showcase featuring students from their mariachi program, will highlight the evening's festivities. The annual concert and its...

2011-01-14 14:55:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a decade working in various roles, astronaut Jose Hernandez has left NASA for a position in the aerospace industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Jose's talent and dedication have contributed greatly to the agency, and he is an inspiration to many," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "We wish him all the best with this new phase of his...

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2009-10-03 07:00:00

The first astronaut to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone. NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the micro-blogging service. Massimino flew in May aboard the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He began a Twitter account about a month before his launch, provided updates throughout his time in orbit and continues to tweet about his post-flight...

2009-08-10 13:30:08

NASA's next space shuttle mission will carry two California- born astronauts into orbit. Veteran space flier Rick Sturckow, from Lakeside, Calif., will command shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. Jose Hernandez, who considers Stockton, Calif., his hometown, will make his first trip to space. Discovery, with its crew of seven astronauts, is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT Aug. 25 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S....

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2009-07-31 15:25:00

NASA's next space shuttle crew will answer questions submitted by YouTube users in both English and Spanish during the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. The crew is targeted to launch on the STS-128 mission in late August, Questions may be submitted starting today at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ReelNASA Several questions will be selected to be answered live from orbit by the crew during a special event that will be broadcast on NASA Television. STS-128 astronaut Jose...

2009-07-22 17:37:43

NASA will hold a series of media briefings on Monday, Aug. 10, to preview the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Questions also will be taken from other participating NASA locations. Shuttle Discovery's 13-day flight, called STS-128, is targeted to launch Aug. 18. The flight will deliver 33,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the...

2009-07-02 13:47:42

U.S. astronaut Jose Hernandez, set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery in August, is providing NASA's first bilingual Twitter in both English and Spanish. Hernandez, who considers Stockton, Calif., his hometown, grew up in a migrant farming family, traveling each year between Mexico and California. He did not learn English until the age of 12. I was inspired to pursue a dream to one day work in space while listening to the radio news about space exploration while working in the fields of...