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2014-04-09 12:21:23

Creators of forward-thinking products and business plans named 2014 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge winners HOUSTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four teams of high school students from North Carolina and Ohio received top honors at the Conrad Foundation 2014 Innovation Summit, presented by Lockheed Martin. The Summit is the final competition round for the 2013-2014 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Products and services, such as a new cybersecurity program that...

2014-02-21 12:20:11

Teams of innovative STEM entrepreneurs from around the world compete for $45,000 in prizes HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials with the Conrad Foundation today announced the names of 20 high school and middle school teams from the U.S., China, India, Israel and Sri Lanka to compete in the final round of the 2013-2014 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Selected from 133 innovative semifinalist teams from around the world, these young entrepreneurs will attend the 2014...

2013-05-22 23:16:32

Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites students worldwide to create innovative products to benefit humanity. Winning ideas receive more than $50K in prizes. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Beginning Aug. 22, teens are invited to “Get Your Genius On” in the Conrad Foundation´s Spirit of Innovation Challenge. The annual program is a multi-phase, business and technical plan competition, free and open to students ages 13 - 18 from around the world. The Spirit of Innovation...

skylab anniversary
2013-05-12 08:14:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station. Skylab first launched on May 14, 1973, allowing astronauts to live and work on experiments while in an environment only space can provide. The first residents were astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin, who spent 28 days in orbit. The second crew spent 59 days up in space and it included...

2010-03-30 08:51:47

A lunar habitat module, paper that captures sound as energy and a drug delivery system for use in space. What do these inventions have in common? They're all concepts being developed for commercialization by high school students competing in the Conrad Foundation's Innovation Summit. The summit is being held April 8-10, 2010 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The "Spirit of Innovation" award is in honor of the late Charles 'Pete' Conrad, a highly decorated naval aviator and...

2008-06-23 10:40:00

Imagine landing on the Moon, climbing down the ladder of your spacecraft, and looking around the harsh lunar landscape"”to see another, older spacecraft standing only 200 yards away. That's exactly what happened in November 1969, when astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean stepped out of the Apollo 12 lunar module. There, within walking distance on the edge of a small crater, stood Surveyor 3, an unmanned U.S. spacecraft that had landed in April 1967. Apollo 12's landing site had been...

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2010-11-18 18:23:59

Pete Conrad was an American naval officer, astronaut and engineer, and he was the third person to walk on the Moon. He was born Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. on June 2, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While his legal name was Charles, his mother gave him what would be his lifetime nickname, Pete. The Great Depression had a tough impact on the Conrad family, but they pulled through it. Conrad has always been bright and intelligent; however, he suffered from dyslexia, a condition that was not...

2010-10-07 15:18:57

Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...

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