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NASA Wants You! Have You Got What It Takes?
2012-09-13 12:00:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online "Now it is time to take longer strides—time for a great new American enterprise—time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth." -- President John F. Kennedy addressing a Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1962 NASA is making a call for students willing to help with those longer strides, students who want to be part of the mission to...

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...

2012-08-31 12:12:04

NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will join officials from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), along with state and local leaders, for the official opening of the Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) and the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Education Laboratory at 12:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. MDT), Thursday, Sept. 6. The opening will take place in the foyer of the university's engineering building. The NASA-funded cSETR conducts analytical,...

2012-08-18 15:44:30

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The contractor's primary mission is to support NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between Caltech and NASA for management of JPL beyond its current expiration date of Sept. 30. The new contract runs...

2012-08-16 09:03:12

NASA has selected S&B Infrastructure Ltd. of Houston and CDM-CH2M Hill JV of Fairfax, Va., to provide architect and engineer services under indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. The awarded contracts will have a five-year ordering period from the date of award, with the total amount of all task orders under all contracts awarded not to exceed $45 million. For information about NASA and agency...

Crowd Funding Needed For Space Exploration, Education
2012-08-10 14:22:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers and scientists have gotten together to create applications that both make space education fun, and help create income to fund research and development projects. Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo) is a company made up of astronomers, planetary scientists, former space-program executives, and educators. The company has announced plans to launch a series of projects to help...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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