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2010-04-08 07:50:24

Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies. In December 2009, the White House issued the Open Government Directive calling on executive branch agencies to become more open and accountable. The directive is centered on the principles of transparency, collaboration, and participation. NASA...

2010-04-06 10:05:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local space enthusiasts are counting down the days until this weekend's giant Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) This is the tenth year that Yuri's Nights around the globe have commemorated two historic April space achievements. On April 12, 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin...

2010-03-18 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA EDGE, an award-winning talk show known for offbeat, funny and informative behind-the-scene stories about the space agency, will celebrate Sun-Earth Day 2010, with a live webcast about our sun and its effects on Earth. The program will air at 1 p.m. EDT, Saturday, March 20, from the exhibit floor of the National Science Teachers Association conference in Philadelphia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO )...

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2010-03-18 08:15:31

NASA EDGE, an award-winning talk show known for offbeat, funny and informative behind-the-scene stories about the space agency, will celebrate Sun-Earth Day 2010, with a live webcast about our sun and its effects on Earth. The program will air at 1 p.m. EDT, Saturday, March 20, from the exhibit floor of the National Science Teachers Association conference in Philadelphia. This year's focus is magnetic storms created by the sun. Magnetism, a force that affects our everyday lives, plays a key...

2010-03-11 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced opportunities to test emerging technologies during flights on an airplane that simulates the weightless conditions of space. The technologies should have potential use in future NASA projects, support future exploration systems, or improve air and space vehicle capabilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology, or FAST, program...

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2010-03-11 14:30:00

NASA has announced opportunities to test emerging technologies during flights on an airplane that simulates the weightless conditions of space. The technologies should have potential use in future NASA projects, support future exploration systems, or improve air and space vehicle capabilities. NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology, or FAST, program helps emerging technologies mature through testing in a reduced gravity environment. In order to prepare technologies...

2010-03-09 15:31:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's biggest space party is returning to Hampton Roads. Local space enthusiasts will join hundreds of others in cities around the globe for Yuri's Night, to be held locally April 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Yuri's Night is an international celebration that commemorates two historic April space achievements....

2010-02-25 12:14:30

The NASA World Wind Java computer program developed at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is the winner of NASA's 2009 Software of the Year Award. Software engineers at Ames created the NASA World Wind Java Software Development Kit and Web Mapping Services Server. NASA World Wind Java is an open-source platform used to display NASA and U.S. Geological Survey data on virtual 3-D globes of Earth and other planets. The displayed information comes from satellites, aerial...

2009-11-05 13:42:00

HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role of NASA will be played by: NASA Langley Research Center. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The Box" is a new Warner Bros movie featuring locations shot at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. The film opens nationwide Friday, Nov. 6, and will appear locally in theaters around the Hampton Roads area. Written and directed by Richard Kelly, who is best known for "Donnie Darko," Kelly adapted the...

2009-08-25 17:19:40

NASA has awarded a follow-on contract to Computer Science Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, to support the agency's aircraft used for astronaut training and flight research. The contract has a potential value of approximately $163 million. Work will be done under the Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Program to provide flight line, intermediate and depot level maintenance, repairs, modifications and engineering support for NASA aircraft. The aircraft are used at NASA's Johnson Space Center...


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.'