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2011-07-02 07:10:00

NASA is inviting reporters and the public to join agency leaders, technologists and innovators from a variety of fields at TEDxNASA@SiliconValley 2011 on Aug. 17. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. PDT. The event is in the spirit of the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences that bring together leading thinkers to create a dialogue about important global challenges. Speakers include an aeronautics researcher developing...

2011-05-25 19:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Hawaii have agreed to collaborate on a wide range of activities to promote America's human and robotic exploration of space. The partnership also will contribute to the development of education programs and foster economic opportunities including new, high-tech jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Rebecca Keiser signed a...

2011-05-06 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Christine Williams of Elmont, N.Y., director for Systems Engineering Leadership at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Williams was recognized for contributing beyond her normal work requirements in an ongoing pursuit to bring insight and innovative thinking to NASA's leadership programs and...

2011-04-15 00:00:29

Evening to include a special presentation by Dr. Pete Worden, Center Director NASA Ames Research Center Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe will be honored during the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel"”the same location where the first Academy Awards were held"”on Sunday, May 15th, 2011. (http://www.writersofthefuture.com) The highlight of the ceremony will be the...

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2011-04-07 08:57:20

Michael Mewhinney, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Nobel Prize winner Dr. Baruch "Barry" Blumberg, who served as the first director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center, died of an apparent heart attack while attending a conference at Ames on Tuesday, April 5. He was 85. Blumberg served as the first director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute from 1999 to 2002. He is best known as the winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine for identifying the...

2011-03-29 13:15:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University Space Research Association in Columbia, Md., to facilitate experimental, analytical and theoretical research in support of NASA's strategic Earth and space science objectives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) Studies and Investigations cooperative agreement has a total value of $95.8...

2010-12-13 13:38:48

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Waleed Abdalati the agency's chief scientist, effective Jan. 3. Abdalati will serve as the principal adviser to the NASA administrator on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related investments. Abdalati is currently the director of the Earth Science and Observation Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also is an associate professor in the university's geography department. Between 1998 and 2008, Abdalati...

2010-10-05 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, mission has won Popular Mechanics magazine's 2010 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The sixth annual Breakthrough Awards recognize innovators and products poised to change the world in fields such as technology, medicine,...

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2010-10-05 07:40:00

NASA's Kepler mission Science Operations Center software system was named winner of the 2010 NASA Software of the Year Award by the NASA Software Advisory Panel. Designed, developed and operated by the Kepler Science Operations Center (SOC) at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the SOC software system is used to find Earth-size planets using photometric data acquired from the Kepler spacecraft.The SOC software system is a suite of 22 custom-designed tools for processing,...

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2010-08-02 06:20:00

We all remember a moment in which a teacher or mentor made a difference in our lives. It could be a nod of encouragement, a helping hand, a lesson that inspired wonder or discovery, and ultimately may have given purpose and value to our lives. These moments of awareness are what educators and mentors at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. hoped to inspire in our new generation on July 26, 2010, when it celebrated scientific discovery and technological innovation as part of its...


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