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2015-02-03 16:20:41

NOAA/NASA Deep Space Climate Observatory Set to Launch February 8 BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.

2015-02-03 08:21:55

Patented Demiseable Integrated Reaction Wheel Assembly Development Kicks Off EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb.

2015-01-31 12:20:04

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan.

smap launch
2015-01-31 10:07:49

A NASA spacecraft designed to provide high-resolution soil moisture measurements and help scientists better predict extreme weather events successfully launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning.

2015-01-30 16:20:56

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Feb. 3 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, United States Air Force Maj.

scott_heatwole02
2015-01-30 15:12:55

Scott Heatwole, an engineer for NASA, is in the process of developing a low-cost precision attitude sensor or “star tracker” that would be able to locate stars and use them as points of reference in the sky during daylight hours. Dude. Sweet.

2015-01-29 16:22:32

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb.

mars curiosity rover
2015-01-29 15:45:43

Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth.


Latest National Aeronautics and Space Administration Reference Libraries

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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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