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2015-03-24 15:02:46

NASA astronomers have for the first time detected an outburst from a star believed to be in the earliest stages of its development – an eruption that they believe reveals a sudden accumulation of gas and dust by an exceptionally young star also known as a protostar.

2015-03-23 16:23:56

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences

fatty acids
2015-03-23 14:31:23

The first “wet chemistry” experiment conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover may have found evidence of long-chain carboxylic acid, a fatty acid that could be the latest organic molecule to be discovered on Mars, researchers from the US space agency have revealed.

2015-03-23 12:23:31

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

2015-03-23 08:25:45

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning,

2015-03-23 08:21:19

DULLES, Va., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA selected Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) as the Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year in its agency-level awards to recognize small

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2015-03-22 15:27:39

Pluto is finally getting some recognition as New Horizons plans to reach it this summer. But what's next for the spacecraft?

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2015-03-21 11:42:55

A spacesuit is an astronaut’s best friend, keeping the person wearing it from succumbing to the harsh conditions that exist beyond the Earth’s orbit, and to ensure that they work properly.

2015-03-20 16:20:36

GREENBELT, Md., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, successfully completed its first Greenland research flight of 2015 on March


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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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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.