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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....

Copernicus Spacecraft Trajectory Design And Optimization System
2013-11-15 12:40:54

NASA Copernicus, a generalized spacecraft trajectory design and optimization system, is capable of solving a wide range of trajectory problems such as planet or moon centered trajectories, libration point trajectories, planet-moon transfers and tours, and all types of interplanetary and asteroid/comet missions. Development The Copernicus Project started at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2001. In June 2002, a grant from the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) was used to...

Nuclear Power Endorsed By Scientists To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
2013-11-04 03:43:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wind and solar energy alone will not be enough to prevent severe global warming – in order to adequately reduce fossil fuel emissions, clean nuclear power plants will be required, some of the planet’s top climate scientists wrote in an open letter sent to leading environmental organizations on Sunday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the letter claims that global temperatures and carbon dioxide emissions are rising...

2013-10-22 10:17:57

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Tuesday, Oct. 22 -- his first visit to a NASA center since the end of the government shutdown. The visit is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will join Bolden at Goddard to view the latest launch preparations for the Global Precipitation Measurement and Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft, as...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Director Retiring
2013-09-19 13:27:07

NASA Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL’s chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL’s resources and activities.  JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians...


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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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