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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...

University High School Wins Competition At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2014-02-04 14:31:51

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPLUniversity High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, "buzzer-beater"-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They came from many areas of Southern California -- from Palm Desert to Santa Barbara, from Irvine to Pasadena -- 24 teams of five students -- to compete in the 22nd annual JPL-sponsored Regional Science Bowl, a "Jeopardy"-style...

2014-02-03 23:04:28

The Universities Space Research Association announced today that Dr. Nicholas E. White has been selected to serve as Senior Vice President for Science. White joins USRA from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. where he had a distinguished career for more than 20 years. Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 The Universities Space Research Association announced today that Dr. Nicholas E. White has been selected to serve as Senior Vice President for Science. White...

2014-01-13 16:20:26

HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan will be available to meet with local media at 4 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Stofan will discuss the effects of NASA Earth and space science research on the JSC community and how this research is a critical element in the agency's long-term science and exploration roadmap. This roadmap includes...

2014-01-08 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST today, Jan. 8, to update media on plans for the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teleconference participants are: -- William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate -- Sam Scimemi, director of NASA's International Space Station Program. Media must...

2013-12-24 13:23:50

President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. The award recognizes recipients' exceptional potential for leadership at the...


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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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