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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...

2009-08-14 14:51:00

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The award-winning NASA 360 TV program has broken the one-million mark in downloads. The total as of Aug. 14, 2009, is 1,074,088 for the 30-minute show that explores NASA's contributions to everyday life. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This accomplishment is truly remarkable in less than one year," said Michael Finneran, NASA 360 executive producer at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. "Our...