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Your 15 Minutes Of 'Frame' From Cassini
2014-03-17 14:12:59

[ Watch The Video: Cassini: Coming Attractions at Saturn ] NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Arguably the most photogenic planet in the solar system, Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet after Jupiter. With its luminous striped surface and stunning ring system, the planet is a wonder to view, especially from orbit, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft has demonstrated since arriving at the Saturn system in 2004. Over the years, the Cassini mission...

Astronomers Discover The Earliest Echoes Of The Big Bang
2014-03-17 13:23:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers publishing a paper in the journal Nature say they have found the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through the early Universe during the inflation period. Scientists using the NASA-developed detector technology on the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole found the strongest confirmation yet of cosmic inflation theories, which say the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times in less than the blink...

2014-03-17 12:20:26

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The collection of images reveals a shadowy, dense knot of gas and dust sharply contrasted against a backdrop of brilliant glowing gas in the Monkey Head Nebula (also known as NGC 2174...

mercury
2014-03-17 04:40:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has uncovered evidence that Mercury has contracted far more than previously believed over the past four billion years, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. In fact, lead author and Carnegie Institution of Washington planetary geologist Paul K. Byrne and colleagues analyzed global imaging and topographic data from the US space agency-sponsored mission...

2014-03-14 16:20:46

HOUSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has exercised a $22 million, one-year extension option for a contract with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston to provide support to International Space Station activities at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The contract provides support consisting of analytical and physical processing activities to support pressurized cargo requirements for visiting...

2014-03-14 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, who returned to Earth March 10 after 166 days aboard the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite media interviews from 7-8 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 20. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Hopkins began his extended stay in space after launching to the station Sept. 25, 2013. During his time aboard the ISS, Hopkins and his crewmates spent hundreds of hours...

2014-03-14 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden toured on March 14 the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where testing is underway on the avionics unit for the largest, most powerful rocket ever built. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO At Marshall's System Integration Laboratory, Bolden, along with staff from Alabama's congressional delegation and community leaders, had the opportunity to view the...

Dragon ISS Resupply Mission Delayed Two Weeks By SpaceX
2014-03-14 14:11:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA and SpaceX have decided to delay the launch of the Dragon capsule’s third Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Elon Musk-founded company announced on Thursday evening that it will be moving Dragon’s launch from March 16 to March 30. “Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in good health; given the critical payloads on board and significant upgrades to Dragon, the additional time will ensure...

Massive Eastern US Cool Down Shown On New Satellite Movie
2014-03-14 13:17:37

[ Watch The Video: NOAA GOES Satellite Sees March 12/13 Storm ] Rob Gutro, NASA Three days of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were compiled into an animation that showed the progression of the storm system that drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US from spring-like warmth to the bitter cold of winter. A powerful weather system moved from the central US to the east coast from March 11 to March 13 resulting in the shocking...

2014-03-14 12:22:18

GREENBELT, Md., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Flight Dynamics Support Services (FDSS) Bridge contract for engineering services to a.i. solutions Inc., Lanham, Md. This contract is necessary to continue performance at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. until the Flight Dynamics Support Services II contract is awarded. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite...


Latest National Aeronautics and Space Administration Reference Libraries

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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