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New DRWP Replaces Old System Near Shuttle Landing Facility
2013-02-13 10:40:33

NASA As NASA moves forward next year to place instruments on the International Space Station to take ocean-surface wind speed and direction measurements, the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has plans of its own to upgrade decades-old wind measurement equipment near the center´s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The 50 megahertz Doppler Radar Wind Profiler (DRWP) Project team successfully completed a preliminary...

2012-09-11 13:10:50

NASA is offering a variety of special features to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's address at Rice University in Houston on Sept. 12, 1962. In that famous speech, Kennedy proclaimed, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade," which set the United States on a course of space exploration that we continue to build on today. On Wednesday, NASA Television will air in its entirety a high-quality version of the address at 11:15 a.m. EDT, the same time President Kennedy...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

New nonfiction book, by Michael O'Brien, offers a comprehensive look at John F. Kennedy and his near pathological approach to women and sex. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 “Millions of people around the world consider John F. Kennedy a great president. He tried to reduce the risk of nuclear holocaust by miscalculation. He was a catalyst for activism among the nation´s youth, as shown by his support for the Peace Corps. His major speeches on civil rights, détente...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'