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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...

Students Win 'Hole-In-One' Contest At JPL
2013-12-09 07:03:11

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Students from 19 high school teams across Southern California, as well as NASA professionals, took part in a "Hole-in-One" contest in this year's Invention Challenge on Friday, Dec. 6 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The objective of the 16th annual challenge was to create a device that could propel or move a golf ball into a pyramid-shaped target located about 5 feet (1.5 meters) away from the device. Only one attempt was allowed,...

NASA Releases Images Of Change Climate App
2013-12-04 19:20:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA recently announced the release of a new iPad app, called “Images of Change,” that allows users to see how a changing climate and natural disasters are altering the face of the Earth. Using sets of images from around the world with a focus on places that have changed dramatically, the new app shows how a disaster, such as a fire or tsunami, or human activities, such as agriculture or urbanization, have affected the...

JPL Signs Agreement To Assist In Oil And Gas Tech Development
2013-11-25 10:24:37

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., met with top executives of the Norwegian-based oil and gas company, Statoil, on Friday, Nov. 22, in a ceremonial signing of a new agreement to assist in the development and subsequent transfer of technologies to Statoil and America's oil and gas activities. The focus will be on enabling safe and efficient development and production of U.S. and world fossil fuel reserves....


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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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