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2015-03-03 12:21:01

SpaceCom Commits Annual Financial Contribution to Support CASIS STEM Programs ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

2015-03-03 12:20:49

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Honeywell kicks off the spring 2015 tour of "FMA Live! Forces in Motion" Monday with shows at Talley Middle School in Wilmington,

2015-03-03 08:22:32

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning,

2015-03-03 08:22:04

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who returned in September 2014 from 169 days of living and working aboard the International Space Station,

2015-03-02 16:22:01

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday's announcement by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski of her

2015-03-02 12:23:14

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres.

2015-03-02 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will speak with students and faculty from the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG

2015-03-02 08:21:27

Critical weather sensor enhances climate monitoring EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered a second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer

2015-02-27 23:15:54

Former NASA Commander Tom Henricks to Give Keynote Address at 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Prostate Cancer Congress® Developed by Physicians’ Education Resource® PLAINSBORO,

2015-02-27 23:10:42

Lunar mining company signs Memorandum of Agreement to develop a new class of reentry vehicles to enable rapid return of time-critical experiments from Low Earth Orbit back to Earth, paving the


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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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