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Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend Contracts Was ‘Too Harsh’
2014-04-03 08:37:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A senior space official with the Russian space program has countered NASA’s move to suspend contracts with Roscosmos on several projects, stating that it will have a global backlash on space research and may harm future partnerships with the Americans. Ivan Moiseyev, Director of the Space Policy Institute told RIA Novosti on Thursday that despite harming global space partnerships, this will not be the end of the Russian space...

2014-04-03 08:21:13

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Applications for the fifth annual challenge will be accepted through April 30. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The project will challenge students to design and implement new prototype systems that may advance...

globalselfie
2014-04-02 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth-observing missions will be launched into space in a single year. To celebrate this milestone, NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Designed to encourage environmental awareness and recognize the agency's ongoing...

NASA Suspends Space Contracts With Russia Due To Ukraine Crisis
2014-04-02 15:26:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A month after Charles Bolden said NASA would closely monitor the situation between Russia and the Ukraine, the  US space agency today announced it is severing ties with Russia due to the ongoing conflict. While NASA is suspending some space-related contracts with Russia, it has maintained that it will continue to work together with the Asian nation on the International Space Station, where both American and Russian astronauts...

California's Aging Levees Being Watched Over By NASA Radar
2014-04-02 14:04:08

Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory One morning in 2008, research scientist Cathleen Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was flying over the San Andreas fault near San Francisco, testing a new radar instrument built at JPL. As the plane banked to make a turn, she looked down to see the Sacramento River delta, a patchwork of low-lying lands crisscrossed by levees. Jones was using an instrument that can measure tiny movements of the ground on the...

Opposition Of Mars
2014-04-02 12:54:57

[ Watch The Video: ScienceCast: The Opposition of Mars ] Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA By the time you finish reading this story, you'll be about 1,000 km closer to the planet Mars. Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter. As March gives way to April, the distance between the two planets is shrinking by about 300 km every minute. When the convergence ends in mid-April, the gulf between Earth and Mars will have narrowed to only 92 million km--a small number on the...

2014-04-01 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 3, to discuss the extended mission operations, additional science gathering, and planned impact in April of the agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft into the lunar surface. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Launched in September 2013, LADEE successfully completed in March its 100-day prime science phase...

2014-04-01 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Optical Assembly contract to ITT Space Systems LLC, Rochester, N.Y., for use on the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a sole source, firm-fixed price contract in the amount of $6.2 million with a period of performance of 15 months from the date of award. The contractor will provide two Optical Assemblies to be...

2014-04-01 16:21:02

GREENBELT, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded the Digital Processor Assembly contract to SEAKR Engineering Inc., Centennial, Colo., for use on the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) project. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a sole source, firm-fixed price contract in the amount of $6,499,037 with a period of performance of 21 months from the date of award. The contractor will provide two Digital Processors to be...

2014-04-01 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA issued a Request for Information (RFI) Monday soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft for scientific investigations or for other potential uses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress calls for SOFIA to be placed in storage next year unless the agency's contribution to the project...


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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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