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2015-04-03 16:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is gearing up for its fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, April 10-12.

mars fluid
2015-04-03 13:28:15

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered two-tone mineral veins on a layered mountain which provides new clues of multiple fluid movement episodes on Mars, including some that occurred later than the wet conditions that formed after lake-bed deposits at its base.

2015-04-02 12:20:58

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has established a public-private partnership with five organizations to advance knowledge about composite materials that could improve

2015-04-01 23:08:43

Air Scrubber Plus with ActivePure™ technology, is the only HVAC IAQ product recognized by NASA and featured in the 2015 edition of NASA’s Spinoff magazine.

2015-04-01 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m.

2015-04-01 16:22:29

GREENBELT, Md., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April 2015 with a variety of events open to the public around the U.S.

2015-04-01 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air an event from 1 - 2 p.m.

enduranceplus_opportunity
2015-04-01 14:09:48

Poor Opportunity! This little rover is having memory problems again just 5 days after its memory was reformatted.

Lunar eclipse
2015-04-03 06:00:07

If you didn't already know, there's going to be a lunar eclipse on Saturday--the fastest one this century. We sat down with NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams to discuss the best ways to view it. We love our jobs.

asteroid collection mission
2015-04-01 10:45:16

The spacecraft that NASA will use in its first-ever mission to collect samples from a near-Earth asteroid and bring them back to Earth, has passed a critical milestone as it progresses towards its scheduled 2016 launch, the US space agency announced on Tuesday.


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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