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dwarf galaxy NGC 4395
2014-03-27 04:42:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While experts might not know exactly how supermassive black holes grow to sizes up to a billion times that of our sun, astronomers using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) believe they have discovered the so-called cosmic seeds that will ultimately become gravity-rich regions from which light cannot escape. Black holes come in various sizes, with the smallest ones only a few times greater in mass than our sun and...

2014-03-26 23:23:47

Vocus adds six new marketing and PR experts to its conference speaker roster; Early Bird Special pricing ends March 31, 2014 Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Vocus, Inc.(NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, today announced that MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer Ann Handley, SHIFT Communications Vice President Christopher Penn, HootSuite Communications Manager Sandy Pell, Twitter Senior Account Executive Sebastian Turner and NASA...

NASA Achieved Major Programmatic Milestone For Spaceport Of The Future
2014-03-26 20:20:13

[ Watch The Video: NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program ] NASA NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program. The major program milestone on March 20, called the Preliminary Design Review, provided an assessment of the...

2014-03-26 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast the arrival of three crew members to the International Space Station beginning at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 27. Their Soyuz spacecraft will dock with the station at 7:58 p.m. Coverage will resume at 10:15 p.m. for hatch opening at 10:40 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Expedition 39 Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight...

2014-03-26 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) of Greenbelt, Md., for a contract for Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This cost-plus, fixed-fee contract, consisting of Core requirements and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task orders, will begin on April 1. It...

2014-03-26 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five teams of high school student engineers have made it to the final round in a competition to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA's new Orion spacecraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The competition is part of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC), developed by NASA and Lockheed Martin, with support from the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). Forty-six teams submitted engineering...

2014-03-26 16:20:21

Winning Radiation Experiment to Fly on Exploration Flight Test-1 HOUSTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evaluators from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) have selected five teams from high schools in California, Illinois, Kansas, Utah and Virginia as finalists in the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC). The winning team will be announced in April at the United States Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., and will have their...

mars landscape curiosity
2014-03-26 04:37:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have designed a simulation chamber that could be used to help prepare for missions to Mars. A team from Centro de Astrobiología, INTA-CSIC, and Instituto de Ciencias de Materials de Madrid created “MARTE” to test out new electromechanical gear for potential Red Planet missions. The vacuum chamber is able to mimic the conditions on Mars, including the planet’s Martian dust. Scientists believe Mars may have once, or...

2014-03-25 23:36:36

Unique Collaboration to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube Ottawa, Canada and London, UK (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Rubik Learning Initiative (RLI), a global platform for revolutionary and engaging educational tools, programs and expertise that foster the development of creative and multilateral thinking, announced today Cubes In Space™, a no-cost global design competition for students aged 11-14 years old to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space. The...

2014-03-25 20:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. EDT Tuesday (3:17 a.m. on March 26 in Baikonur). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Soyuz capsule carrying Steve Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

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