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2014-10-27 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars' birth, or the absence of it, according to a new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the universe, held together by gravity. These behemoths contain hundreds or thousands of individual galaxies...

2014-10-27 12:22:15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability with Bolden at 11 a.m. CDT. Bolden will call...

2014-10-27 12:20:49

Hip-hop physics show to reach 55 schools in 30 stops across the United States MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show, which will visit its 1,000(th) school during this special tour, is in high...

rosetta comet jets
2014-10-27 03:00:48

Provided by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ESA This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on Sept. 20, from a distance of 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers), shows jets of dust and gas streaming into space from the neck of the comet's nucleus. Images of the comet nucleus, taken by Rosetta earlier in the summer, showed that the distinct jets of dust and gas emanating from the comet were originated from the...

bullying
2014-10-26 05:55:55

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even though more and more public figures, including NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, are getting involved in anti-bullying awareness campaigns nationwide, it remains one of the most pressing issues facing the youth of America, according to a new report by researchers from Clemson University and Professional Data Analysts Inc. “Bullying continues to affect a great number of children in all age groups, with the highest prevalence observed...

Dragon cargo spacecraft
2014-10-25 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A boat will take the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where some cargo will be removed and returned to NASA within...

apollo 11 eagle
2014-10-25 07:01:15

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some of the most iconic sounds ever heard have been posted online by NASA and are available for free download. These sounds range from the roar of Space Shuttle rocket launches to historic speeches and weird and wonderful noises from the solar system and beyond. NASA has set up its new SoundCloud account dedicated to its extensive library. There are over 60 sounds but, with the likelihood of a massive amount of interest from the...

2014-10-24 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft's first flight test during NASA Social events at each of its 10 centers Dec. 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4....

2014-10-24 20:20:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO SpaceX is currently targeting no earlier than Dec. 9 for lift off of its Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. This will be the company's sixth visit to the space station and fifth...

titan clouds
2014-10-24 13:33:49

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have unexpectedly identified a high-altitude methane ice cloud floating above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan – a cloud that is similar to the exotic clouds found far above Earth’s poles, NASA announced on Friday. The cloud was first spotted by the Cassini spacecraft in 2006, and while methane clouds were already known to exist in the lowest layer of Titan’s atmosphere, the troposphere, the discovery of such...


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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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