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2014-03-12 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers aboard NASA's P-3 research aircraft left the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10 for Greenland to begin a new season of collecting data on Arctic land and sea ice. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission, known as Operation IceBridge, is to gather data on changes to polar ice and maintain continuity of measurements between NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation...

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2014-03-12 08:39:21

Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA's long-lived Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary safe standby mode March 9 after an unscheduled swap from one main computer to another. The mission's ground team has begun restoring the spacecraft to full operations. "The spacecraft is healthy, in communication and fully powered," said Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Manager Dan Johnston of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.  "We have stepped up the...

2014-03-12 08:23:52

GREENBRAE, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA-Enhanced water filtration technology used by OKO H2O was recognized in the recent publication of the 2013 NASA Spinoff. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/PH81364-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/PH81364-b Complex systems on board the International Space Station (ISS) collect and recycle moisture using powerful filtration technology. The filters not only supply ISS occupants with drinkable...

Greenland Jakobshavn Glacier
2014-03-12 04:40:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data obtained by NASA's Operation IceBridge program is shedding new light on how ice sheets in Greenland are changing. Scientists used satellite observations and ice thickness measurements made by Operation IceBridge to determine the rate at which ice flows through Greenland’s glaciers into the ocean. The findings have shown how glacier flow is affecting the Greenland Ice Sheet and that this process is being dominated by a small...

NASA Sees Some Power In Tropical Cyclone Gillian Before Making Landfall
2014-03-11 17:17:50

Rob Gutro/Hal Pierce, NASA NASA's TRMM satellite saw some towering thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before it made landfall over the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia. Gillian has been staying over land since, and is now a remnant low pressure area. On March 10, NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM passed over Tropical Cyclone Gillian. TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) instrument gathered data that showed some of the...

2014-03-11 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a firsthand look at the work being done on the Space Launch System (SLS) avionics and flight software during a visit Friday, March 14 to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability at 1:20 p.m. CDT. SLS, NASA's new rocket, will be the...

2014-03-11 12:20:54

Paves the Way for Future Deep Space Missions Including Asteroid Exploration PALO ALTO, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Advanced Technology Center (ATC), working with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, have demonstrated coordinated control of robots in space by astronauts in space and operators on the...

long term warming trend
2014-03-11 12:20:13

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming. This research hinges on a new and more detailed calculation of the sensitivity of Earth's climate to the factors that cause it to change, such as greenhouse gas emissions. Drew Shindell, a climatologist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New...

Expedition 38 Crew Lands Safely In Kazakhstan After 166 Days On ISS
2014-03-11 10:30:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, along with his Russian colleagues Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy safely landed in Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT on Monday – ending Expedition 38 aboard the International Space Station, according to a statement from the American space agency. The return marked the end of a first trip into space for both Hopkins and Ryazanskiy that lasted 166 days. For his part, Hopkins executed a couple of spacewalks that...

2014-03-11 08:37:46

ISS Flight Director to Lead Spacecraft Operations for EchoStar Subsidiary ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a leading global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video delivery technologies, today announced that former NASA Flight Director Jerry Jason has joined EchoStar Satellite Services, L.L.C. (ESS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., as vice president, spacecraft operations and engineering. Jason will be...


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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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