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2010-11-18 14:48:19

To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live long-distance call for students with International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock. NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join students from Hart Middle School and Deal Middle School in Washington to discuss living and working in space with the ISS crew. The downlink is scheduled for...

2010-10-26 14:26:09

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery. The spacecraft's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station is set to lift off at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1. A NASA blog will update the countdown beginning at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 1. Originating from Kennedy's Launch Control Center, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to...

2010-10-21 13:16:26

NASA Flight Directors Bryan Lunney from Houston and Royce Renfrew from Marble Falls, Texas, are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 28. Lunney and Renfrew will discuss space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, targeted to launch Nov. 1. This will be the final flight for Discovery, NASA's oldest and most historic shuttle. To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact Derek Sollosi at...

2010-10-14 09:51:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leland D. Melvin, NASA's newly appointed associate administrator for education, will be available to members of the media on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Melvin, a former astronaut, will be available for a media roundtable teleconference at 1 p.m. and for television live shots from 3 to 4 p.m. To...

2010-10-12 12:05:17

Recently returned from a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson will be available for live satellite interviews from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston between 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, Oct. 15. To arrange an interview, reporters should contact producer Jeremiah Maddix at 281-483-8631, 281-414-6995 or jeremiah.m.maddix@nasa.gov by 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. Video b-roll of Dyson's flight will air Oct 15 from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m....

2010-09-20 17:35:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- KinetX, Inc., a Tempe, Arizona firm providing innovative engineering, software and hardware solutions to a wide variety of industries, hosted a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first comet encounter by a robotic spacecraft. That first encounter happened on September 11, 1985 when the ISEE-3/ICE spacecraft's ongoing mission at a Sun-Earth libration was interrupted to target it to intercept the path of the comet Giacobini-Zinner. This...

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2010-09-05 11:56:19

Approximately 500 middle school students and teachers at the Pinellas County Science Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have an out-of-this-world phone conversation with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, and Shannon Walker will make the long-distance phone call on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. EDT.Students have prepared for the downlink by using data from NASA's satellite network to complete...

2010-08-02 14:01:17

NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss its upcoming airborne research campaign into hurricane behavior. The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study how hurricanes are created and why they can intensify rapidly. The mission involves three NASA research aircraft based in Florida, Texas, and California, and observations from several NASA satellites. GRIP will run from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25. The teleconference panelists...

2010-07-15 09:57:04

On Monday, July 19, NASA Television  will launch a full-time High Definition (HD) channel that media, cable and satellite service providers can access for news content and coverage of agency missions and programs. The channel will deliver HD video that only NASA can provide, such as live launch coverage of space shuttles and other spacecraft. The "ISS Update," a daily program covering the activities of the on-orbit International Space Station crews, will air on the new HD channel. Video...

2010-06-30 13:15:20

NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. CDT on Thursday, July 8, at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The event will commemorate 37 years of successful tank deliveries and the final external tank's rollout for the last space shuttle flight. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the ceremony live. Coverage begins at 8:45 a.m. NASA and Lockheed Martin senior managers will participate in the ceremony. Reporters...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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