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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

2013-09-19 10:28:43

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.

2013-09-11 11:20:55

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., to provide core support services at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the areas of institutional and research operations, maintenance and engineering.

NASA's Lori Garver Bids Farewell
2013-09-07 05:15:43

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is leaving the space agency this weekend for a new job. Garver, who has been in the Number 2 slot at the space agency since July 17, 2009, announced her leaving in an open letter on the agency’s website dated September 6, 2013.

2013-09-03 23:23:27

The annual William C. Shaw Lecture presented by SIUE’s Physics Department will pair up with the 2013 season of Arts & Issues to present Dr. John C.


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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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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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