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2015-05-18 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge,

2015-05-16 16:20:15

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to

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2015-05-15 16:42:08

Hint: it's not easy being an astronaut.

2015-05-15 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has opened media accreditation for the New Horizons spacecraft's historic encounter with Pluto in mid-July.

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2015-05-15 10:06:59

This beautiful, old ice shelf will soon be gone as the last remnant is about to shatter and float away to sea.

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2015-05-15 09:39:13

Engineers at Northrop Grumman have been exploring the possibility of creating an inflatable aircraft that could travel to Venus for more than two years, and now it appears the company could soon begin work on an actual prototype of the vehicle.

2015-05-14 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening

2015-05-14 12:20:49

Successful laboratory demonstration validates propellant-free, high-impulse spacecraft propulsion TUSTIN, Calif., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Y.K.

2015-05-13 23:05:45

United States’ space agency to provide Mars focused skills workshops and exhibit stations at Destination Imagination season ending event CHERRY HILL, N.J.

2015-05-13 16:22:13

GREENBELT, Md., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of his many inventions and patents developed in a 34-year career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland,


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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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