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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."...

2014-04-17 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV....

2014-03-31 12:21:47

HAMPTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 1 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Mark Anderson, the director of Flight Sciences Technology for Boeing Research & Technology will present "To the Frontiers of Flight: The Role of Innovation in Developing Tomorrow's Products" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Anderson will review advanced aviation technology on the Boeing 787...

2014-02-27 12:22:47

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2015 budget at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 4, from Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. NASA Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson and Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese will join Bolden. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The news briefing will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website....

2014-02-26 12:20:22

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EST today to discuss the findings of an investigation into the July 2013 spacewalk at the International Space Station when water built up in an astronaut's spacesuit helmet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Telecon participants are: -- Chris Hansen, chairman of the Mishap Investigation Board -- William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Human...

2014-02-12 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded its Advanced Technology and Integration contract to Tietronix Software Inc. of Webster, Texas for support at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This firm-fixed price contract begins April 1 with a five-year base period and includes indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders. The value of the contract is $35 million. Tietronix will...


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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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