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2014-09-17 23:13:58

NASA’s MESSENGER aircraft has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in space. Valcor Engineering manufactures a specific latch valve, the V27200-818, which operates on the MESSENGER. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 NASA’s MESSENGER has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in space. Valcor Engineering Corporation is proud to have one of its latch valves, V27200-818, operating onboard this spacecraft. The MESSENGER mission is a scientific investigation of the planet Mercury. It is only...

2014-09-17 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will mark 50 years since the launch of the first Nimbus satellite with a free public event at its visitor center on Oct. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. Anyone wishing to attend are asked to register because seating is limited. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Nimbus Earth-observation research satellite program began with the launch of Nimbus-1 on Aug....

2014-09-17 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It is inside one of the densest galaxies known to date -- the M60-UCD1 dwarf...

2014-09-17 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2015 fall academic term. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at...

2014-09-17 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and aviation partners of the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility will host a media availability with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:15 a.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will highlight new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Reporters are invited to...

mars maven
2014-09-17 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Flight Controllers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado, will be responsible for the health and safety of the spacecraft throughout the process. The spacecraft's...

2014-09-17 12:20:58

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoBase Publishers, Inc. today announces the addition of the complete NASA budget to the Focus|NASA market intelligence service. "Focus|NASA is the only market intelligence service dedicated exclusively to NASA, and today's update makes it even better," said Stuart McCutchan, president of InfoBase Publishers, Inc. "The seamless integration of the NASA budget with our contracts, opportunities, and daily updates helps complete our...

2014-09-17 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce a new challenge to engage the public in the agency's journey to Mars Saturday, Sept. 20, at the World Maker Faire in New York City. NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will announce the details of the new challenge during a talk in the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA also is rolling out a new website for all agency...

2014 Global Hawk
2014-09-17 03:00:21

Ellen Gray, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Looking out the window of a commercial plane during takeoff is like taking the nickel tour of the profile of the atmosphere. As the plane ascends, what may start as a gloomy day on the ground, can turn into rain streaking across the window as you pass through the white-gray cloud, and then sunny skies above once the plane reaches cruising altitude. NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk...

Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres
2014-09-17 08:49:28

Elizabeth Landau, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned communication with NASA's Deep Space Network that morning. The spacecraft was not performing any special activities at the time. Engineers immediately began working to restore the spacecraft to its normal operational state. The team determined...


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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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