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2010-04-27 13:15:00

The director of NASA's Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, was recognized Tuesday by The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for his leadership in space exploration. Worden has written or co-written more than 150 scientific technical papers in astrophysics, space sciences and strategic studies. He also served as a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions. Before becoming Ames center director, he was a research professor of astronomy, optical sciences and planetary sciences at...

2010-04-20 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-six students from community colleges in 28 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, May 20-22, for an out-of-this-world experience. They will participate in a three-day on-site event to develop robotic explorers that will rove the surfaces of other worlds. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This event is the culmination of the...

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2010-04-13 15:37:33

NASA and the State of Hawaii agreed Tuesday to collaborate in a variety of activities involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science. During a ceremony at the state capitol in Honolulu, NASA's Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden and Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle signed a three-year non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement establishing a partnership for space exploration, scientific research and education initiatives in science,...

2010-02-25 12:14:30

The NASA World Wind Java computer program developed at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is the winner of NASA's 2009 Software of the Year Award. Software engineers at Ames created the NASA World Wind Java Software Development Kit and Web Mapping Services Server. NASA World Wind Java is an open-source platform used to display NASA and U.S. Geological Survey data on virtual 3-D globes of Earth and other planets. The displayed information comes from satellites, aerial...

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2010-01-27 07:25:48

NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration, or INLSE, as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "NASA looks forward to working with this distinguished Israeli organization to benefit from our shared expertise and advance our understanding of lunar science," said agency Administrator Charles Bolden. "We want to develop more...

2010-01-27 07:20:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration, or INLSE, as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA looks forward to working with this distinguished Israeli organization to benefit from our shared expertise...

2009-10-01 07:15:00

DOVER, Del., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Delaware State University has been awarded a $5 million research grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to establish a NASA-URC Center for Applied Optics for Space Science (CAOSS) on campus. The grant was announced yesterday during a media event on campus in which DSU Acting President Claibourne D. Smith was joined by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, the research grant's principal investigator, in...

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2009-09-11 14:25:00

To prepare for human exploration of the moon and other destinations in our solar system, NASA is conducting a field test of rovers and equipment at an Earthly site in the Arizona desert. Hundreds of students are invited to experience it. NASA's annual Desert RATS -- or Research and Technology Studies -- field test is underway. The agency has planned a variety of activities to engage students in the practical application of the science, technology, math and engineering skills critical to space...

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2009-03-31 07:00:00

Just before dawn on Oct. 7, 2008, an SUV-sized asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded harmlessly over the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan. Scientists expected the asteroid, called 2008 TC3, had blown to dust in the resulting high-altitude fireball. What happened next excited the scientific community. Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., who works at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., joined Muawia Shaddad of the...

2009-03-24 11:00:00

Exciting new images of the moon and Mars from NASA's orbiting observatories will enable users of all ages to explore the universe through the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope. WASHINGTON and REDMOND, Wash., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NASA and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to make planetary images and data available via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement. Through this project, NASA and Microsoft will jointly develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the...