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2014-09-16 08:08:27

NASA "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." So spoke Neil Armstrong after landing the lunar module on the moon's surface. When he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin descended the stairs of their craft wearing spacesuits prominently adorned with the American flag, they walked into the pages of history. When Francis Scott Key witnessed the destruction of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, the poem he wrote became a rallying cry that spoke to the greatness of our nation and...

2014-09-15 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) 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 $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contract from...

2014-09-15 16:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 20 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This scholarship program, which is in its seventh year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program. "These...

2014-09-15 12:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA Live! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Created in 2004, the show is a collaborative effort between NASA and Honeywell Hometown Solutions designed to inspire students to study science, technology, engineering and...

earth atmosphere
2014-09-15 03:00:58

Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office/NASA's Johnson Space Center We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the collection of external instruments soon to join those already operating in orbit. Moving at 17,500 miles per hour and operating around 240 miles above Earth, the space station circles at a 51.6...

2014-09-15 08:21:27

Hip-hop physics show to reach 55 schools in 30 stops across the United States MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 15, 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...

Research By NASA Provides Guideline For Future Alien Life Search
2014-09-15 03:57:50

NASA Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory. The researchers carefully simulated the atmospheric chemistry of alien worlds devoid of life thousands of times over a...

comet 67P map
2014-09-13 07:00:28

DC Agle, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko -- the target of study for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission -- can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features. High-resolution images of the comet reveal a unique, multifaceted world. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination about a month ago and is currently accompanying the comet as it progresses on its route...

2014-09-12 23:07:27

Acoustiblok Inc. Founder and President, Lahnie Johnson, is pleased to announce Darrell Bereaux as Acoustiblok’s Regional Distributor for the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Acoustiblok Inc. Founder and President, Lahnie Johnson, is pleased to announce Darrell Bereaux as Acoustiblok’s Regional Distributor for the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Acoustiblok Inc. is a NASA spinoff listed company and the inventor of...

2014-09-12 23:01:47

Today, “The University” documentary about Singularity University students announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Nasa Ames Research Base, Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, “The University” documentary announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. The film, directed by former Charlie Rose producer Matt Rutherford, features Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Shimon Peres, Ashton Kutcher, Will.i.Am, Michio Kaku, and others....


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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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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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