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2014-06-13 16:20:25

Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center (HTC), received a NASA Agency Honor Award for making outstanding contributions to the Agency's mission. HOUSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Ulrich was recognized with the NASA Silver Achievement Medal for his leadership and vision in seeding and growing the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in the NASA/JSC community. Most notable in attendance included Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA Johnson Space Center,...

2014-06-10 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean. Twice this summer, aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) will conduct activities on the ocean floor that will inform future International Space Station and exploration activities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These studies provide information that correlates directly to life aboard the space station, where crew...

2014-06-04 20:20:20

HAMPTON, Va., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA Small Business Administrator's Cup Award for fiscal year 2013 was presented to NASA's Langley Research Center on Wednesday, June 4. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The award was presented to Stephen Jurczyk, center director and Randy Manning, a Langley small business specialist, by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden and Glenn A. Delgado, associate administrator of the Office of Small Business...

NASA Helps Marvel's Avengers Exhibit Bring The Science And Technology
2014-06-04 03:48:54

Preston Dyches, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new exhibit steeped in the cinematic world of "The Avengers" provides a super-powered dose of science and technology from NASA. The unique, interactive educational display premiered at Discovery Times Square in New York City on May 30, 2014, for a six-month engagement. Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. -- an acronym for Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network -- is an immersive experience in which visitors can...

2014-05-19 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously thought, increasing the amount of Greenland's estimated contribution to future sea level rise. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The glaciers of Greenland are likely to retreat faster and farther inland than anticipated, and for much longer,...

2014-05-19 12:21:32

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will host the third annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference June 17 - 19 in Chicago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The theme of this year's conference is "Discoveries, Applications and Opportunities." It is the only annual conference that explores, in...

Thwaites Glacier
2014-05-12 13:27:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A rapidly melting region of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to have reached an irreversible state of decline, meaning that nothing can be done to prevent the glaciers from melting into the sea, researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine claim in a new study. The researchers came to that conclusion after analyzing four decades worth of data on glaciers located in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica....

Human Path to Mars Detailed In NASA Exploration Forum
2014-04-30 03:59:03

[ Watch The Video: NASA’s Path To Mars ] NASA NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. In an Exploration Forum at NASA Headquarters in Washington on April 29, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and officials from across the agency detailed NASA’s Human Path to Mars. Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration as we expand our presence into the solar system. Its...

2014-04-30 08:21:14

Gift givers can now say "Happy Mother's Day" in a way that's truly out of this world BOULDER, Colo., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uwingu, a company helping people personally connect with space exploration and astronomy, today announced a world-wide, first-ever opportunity to honor moms on Mother's Day from Mars-- by naming a feature for her on Uwingu's new Mars map. Until Mother's Day, May 11, Uwingu is offering a gift pack which includes a special Mother's Day certificate for...

John C Houbolt
2014-04-18 08:13:57

NASA "In the space race of the 1950s and '60s, the leading voices were rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and ... another guy. Household names included Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and ... oh, you know, the fellow who pushed the idea of a separate crew capsule and lunar lander. America wouldn't have won the race, the Eagle wouldn't have landed in 1969 and the Apollo 13 crew would never have survived if it weren't for an engineer from [the] NASA Langley Research Center. John C. Houbolt."...


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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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