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2012-05-02 06:52:27

NASA's website, www.nasa.gov, has won awards in two categories as the best government site in the 16th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the world's best websites. The site received its fourth consecutive People's Voice Award, its fifth overall, in a popular vote and for the first time won the judges' Webby Award in the category. "We are honored to once again be recognized for our online communications efforts," said David Weaver, associate administrator for...

2012-03-08 11:10:50

NASA has completed commissioning of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite (NPP), which is now making global environmental observations. The satellite will provide scientists with critical insight into the dynamics of the entire Earth system, including climate, clouds, oceans, and vegetation. It will also gather enhanced data for improving our nation's weather forecasting system. The mission, launched in October 2011, is the result of a partnership between NASA, the...

NASA And Students To Announce Names For Moon Probes
2012-01-13 10:20:46

NASA will host a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to announce the names selected from a nationwide student contest for twin spacecraft that will study the moon in unprecedented detail. The event will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Nine hundred classrooms and more than 11,000 students from 45 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, participated in the contest that began in October 2011. The agency's twin Gravity Recovery...

2011-05-13 04:28:56

NASA will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. EDT, on the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Aquarius/SAC-D, scheduled to launch on June 9. The briefing will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Panelists will discuss the international spacecraft mission, a collaboration between NASA and Argentina's space agency, Comisi³n Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE), with participation by Brazil, Canada, France and Italy. CONAE provided the SAC-D...

2011-01-14 08:39:46

NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. EST, about the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Glory, scheduled to launch on Feb. 23. During the briefing at NASA Headquarters in Washington, panelists will discuss the spacecraft's mission to study the impact of the sun and airborne particles on Earth's climate. The panelists are: - Joy Bretthauer, Glory program executive, NASA Headquarters, Washington - Bryan Fafaul, Glory project manager, NASA Goddard Space...

2010-10-22 09:10:59

NASA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS) with an Oct. 27 series of roundtable discussions. The events at three NASA centers and headquarters in Washington will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website www.nasa.gov/ntv. News media are invited to join NASA employees at participating centers to ask questions. The events will feature former space station residents, key leaders and team members who have guided...

2010-07-21 08:41:40

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 astronauts and International Space Station Expedition 22 and 23 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer for a visit Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29. Creamer considers Upper Marlboro, Md., his hometown. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and Loyola College in Columbia, Md. Ken Ham commanded the shuttle flight and was joined by Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett...


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