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2014-10-22 16:21:26

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers...

2014-10-22 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $121 million. This action extends the period of performance of the...

2014-10-22 12:21:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO ISS Progress 56 arrived at the orbiting laboratory in July and will undock from the space station's Pirs docking compartment at 1:39 a.m. EDT Oct. 27. NASA...

chandra archive
2014-10-22 03:00:19

Provided by Janet Anderson, Marshall Space Flight Center and Megan Watzke Chandra X-ray Center Every year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe. Ultimately, these data are stored in the Chandra Data Archive, an electronic repository that provides access to these unique X-ray findings for anyone who would like to explore them. With the passing of Chandra’s 15th anniversary in operation on August...

neutron star
2014-10-22 07:47:44

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New analysis of high energy blasts from a magnetar, originally observed by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2009, has resulted in the discovery of underlying signals related to seismic waves rippling throughout the highly magnetized neutron star, the US space agency revealed on Tuesday. These signals were originally identified during the fadeout of rare giant flares produced by magnetars, NASA explained. Giant flares have...

NASA's Rover Opportunity Views Comet Siding Spring Near Mars
2014-10-21 03:29:49

Provided by Guy Webster, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars than any previous known comet flyby of Earth or Mars. The images of comet Siding Spring were taken against a backdrop of the pre-dawn Martian sky on Sunday (Oct. 19). Images of comet A1 Siding Spring from the rover's panoramic camera (Pancam) are online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18591...

2014-10-20 23:05:50

Multiple-award procurement vehicle to provide IT and computer technologies. Crofton, Maryland (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Force 3, delivering the best in federal security, collaboration, next-generation networking and support solutions, today announced that it has been named a winner in NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V government-wide procurement vehicle. The purpose of the SEWP V contract is to deliver state-of-the-art information technology and computer...

2014-10-20 16:25:07

GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Abandoned In Place: Preserving America's Space History," a photography book by Roland Miller of Grayslake, Ill., has launched a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign to complete the publication process. Featuring 100 images, the book explores the American space launch and research facilities that played a crucial role in early space exploration. The book was selected for publication by the University of New Mexico Press after a lengthy...

2014-10-20 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a month-long stay, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to detach from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module and unberth through commands sent by robotic ground...

comet visit to mars
2014-10-20 06:36:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet on Sunday, officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion’s Laboratory (JPL) have confirmed. Each of the orbiters had performed a “duck and cover” maneuver to take shelter behind the planet and avoid a period of potential risk due to dust from...


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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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