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2011-03-07 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier and other NASA officials are scheduled to speak April 6 and 7 at the International Space Station and Mars Conference. Gerstenmaier is scheduled to speak during a dinner that begins at 7 p.m. on April 6. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The conference will explore the links between research, operations and technology development aboard the...

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2009-07-16 06:35:00

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to lead this great NASA team," Bolden said. "Today, we have to choose....

2009-07-15 21:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the twelfth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lori Beth Garver was confirmed as NASA's deputy administrator. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) As administrator, Bolden will lead the NASA team and manage its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. "It is an honor to have been nominated by...

2009-05-13 09:47:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's National Space Trophy was presented to former NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin on Friday, May 8 at a gala held at the Houston Hyatt Regency hotel. Guests, including former trophy winners, NASA officials, members of the military, aerospace executives, and Stellar Award nominees, were welcomed by RNASA President Rodolfo Gonzalez and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Clear Lake High School...

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2009-05-08 07:40:00

NASA announced Thursday an $18.69 billion budget for fiscal year 2010 to advance Earth science, complete the International Space Station, explore the solar system and conduct aeronautics research. The budget request represents an increase of $903.6 million, or 5 percent, above funding provided in the fiscal year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. All totaled, an additional $2 billion has been added to NASA's 2009 and 2010 budgets under the Obama administration. NASA's fiscal year 2010 request...

2009-05-07 14:54:38

The U.S. space agency says its fiscal 2010 $18 billion budget request will allow completion of the International Space Station and more aeronautics research. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration request represents an increase of $903.6 million, or 5 percent, above fiscal 2009 funding. NASA's fiscal year 2010 request funds a robust program to continue the agency's missions of exploration and research, the space agency said. It supports the administration's commitment to deploy a...

2009-01-27 16:22:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation's National Board of Advisors has selected former NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin to receive its highest honor, the National Space Trophy. The award has been presented annually for the past 23 years to an individual who has excelled in furthering national goals in the field of space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) Rodolfo Gonzalez, President of the RNASA...

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2009-01-17 14:30:00

After four years on the job, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin bid farewell to co-workers on Friday, thanking them for their hard work during his tenure and urging them to support his successor.Griffin said his goodbyes during a live televised address from NASA headquarters in Washington. He became NASA's 11th administrator in 2005, just a couple of years after the Columbia disaster.Griffin, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, offered his letter of resignation as the federal...

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2009-01-15 11:05:00

Speculation erupted on Wednesday due to new reports that President-elect Barack Obama may be considering his new appointee to take over as NASA chief. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan "Scott" Gration is unknown to people close to NASA, but he shares a close personal relationship with incoming president Obama. Gration accompanied Obama during a trip through Africa, about which he said: "in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's prison cell, I saw a leader with the understanding to build new...

2008-07-18 12:00:21

RESTON, Va., July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold the SPACE 2008 Conference and Exposition September 9-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. The conference is co-chaired by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Sponsors of the conference are: ATK; Northrop Grumman Corp.; Orbital Science Corp.; Raytheon Company; Stellar Solutions, Inc.; The Aerospace...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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