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2011-10-05 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2011. Producer Letty Aronson will receive the "Hollywood Producer Award" for "Midnight in Paris," director Michel...

2011-09-02 14:00:00

  PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The "Eyes on the Solar System" interface combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft and explore the cosmos. Screen graphics and information such as planet locations and...

Juno Sends Back Image Of The Earth And Moon
2011-08-31 07:59:25

  NASA´s Juno spacecraft, on its way to visit the solar system´s giant Jupiter, took a look back at Earth and the Moon and snapped a photo, reports BBC News. “This is a remarkable sight people get to see all too rarely,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “This view of our planet shows how Earth looks from the outside, illustrating a special perspective of our role and place in the...

2011-08-05 16:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the Ranking Democrat for the nation's space program appropriations, today congratulated NASA Administrator Charles Bolden upon the successful launch of Mission Juno to Jupiter as the beginning of the space agency's next era of deep space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "What a terrific day for NASA and our space efforts," Fattah told Bolden in a phone call...

2011-08-05 15:47:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT aboard an Atlas V 551 rocket provided by United Launch Alliance. Five minutes after separation from the Centaur upper stage, the Juno spacecraft deployed its three large solar arrays and started producing power. Initial contact with the spacecraft was obtained by the...

2011-08-05 13:17:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 12:25 p.m. EDT today. "Congratulations to the entire team for successfully launching Juno on its five-year interplanetary journey to Jupiter," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "The ULA team is very proud to serve a critical role in delivering one-of-a-kind NASA payloads in support of...

2011-08-05 12:49:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated its continued support of NASA by successfully boosting the Juno spacecraft on its mission to study planet Jupiter. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and the Centaur upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine. Pratt &...

2011-08-05 11:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Juno's detailed study of the largest planet in our solar system will help reveal Jupiter's origin and evolution. As the archetype of giant gas planets, Jupiter can help scientists understand the origin of our...

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2011-08-05 11:35:00

NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully launched in a dramatic fashion on Friday and is now on its way to unlock secrets about the planet Jupiter. The 4-ton spacecraft lifted off from launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:25 p.m. (EDT) and is only the second spacecraft to have its coordinates set towards Jupiter. NASA delayed the original 11:34 a.m. (EDT) launch time due to issues relating to the Centaur helium system on the Atlas V rocket it flew on into...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

BRISTOL, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Layers of DUNMORE multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials will protect NASA's Juno probe from extreme temperatures and radiation on its five-year journey to Jupiter to perform the first detailed mapping of that planet's massive magnetic field. DUNMORE films comprise the external insulation blankets that will shield Juno's electronic systems from heat, cold and radiation. Dunmore also provided the adhesive tape that insulates the probe's internal...