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2015-03-11 20:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held

2015-03-11 20:20:31

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for NASA's journey to Mars by designing systems for future space

2015-03-11 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn's moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal

2015-03-11 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for

2015-03-11 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, part of the crew that's scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in May, will take part in

2015-03-10 16:21:36

GREENBELT, Md., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Mark IV and the Next Generation Very Long Baseline Interferometry Systems contract to the Massachusetts Institute

2015-03-10 16:21:29

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winners of the 2014 Agency-Level NASA Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) were announced Tuesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington

Kepler
2015-03-10 15:09:41

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, which is responsible for discovering more than half of all known planets located beyond our solar system, celebrated its sixth birthday on Saturday, and we thought it would be a good time to take a look back its greatest achievements.

2015-03-09 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a teleconference at 11 a.m.

2015-03-09 12:20:38

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning,


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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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