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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
Teams of innovative STEM entrepreneurs from around the world compete for $45,000 in prizes HOUSTON, Feb.
Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites students worldwide to create innovative products to benefit humanity.
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station.
A lunar habitat module, paper that captures sound as energy and a drug delivery system for use in space are all concepts being developed for commercialization by high school students competing in the Conrad Foundationâ€™s Innovation Summit.
In 1967, Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon. Two years later, Apollo astronauts visited the little unmanned spacecraft and brought pieces of it home to Earth. Now, a portion of Surveyor's robotic arm, the scoop it used to sample moondust, is teaching researchers some long-lost secrets.
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...
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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