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dawn ceres
2015-03-06 08:37:47

After a journey of more than 7 1/2 years, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was expected to enter orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, this morning.

2015-03-05 16:20:54

GREENBELT, Md., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to hear leaders in the science and engineering world speak at the 53rd Robert H.

2015-03-05 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth's Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories,

2015-03-05 16:20:46

GREENBELT, Md., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media users are invited to a one-day NASA Social event on March 12, 2015, to tour the facilities where the Magnetospheric Multiscale,

Mars Arctic Ocean
2015-03-05 14:00:51

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

2015-03-05 12:20:42

DALLAS, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA in-flight education downlink scheduled for 11:15 a.m.

30 ari
2015-03-05 09:42:25

Science fiction fans might remember the dual-star sunset of the first Star Wars film, and while that might seem a little exotic, NASA has reported the discovery of a planet in four-star system called 30 Ari, the second such system ever found.

2015-03-04 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station.

2015-03-04 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m.

2015-03-04 16:20:30

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be slowed


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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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The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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