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2011-05-03 15:42:00

HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Piers Sellers is moving from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning June 6, he will serve as the deputy director of Goddard's Sciences and Exploration Directorate. "Piers will be greatly missed in our office," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "He is a great team player, ready to help in...

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2010-12-10 08:00:00

After taking it on a journey of almost 8 million km on board the Atlantis space shuttle, on the afternoon of Friday 10 December British-born astronaut Piers Sellers will return the Jackson-Gwilt medal to Professor Roger Davies, the President of the Royal Astronomical Society. After the presentation Dr Sellers will address astronomers and geophysicists at the Society's Ordinary Meeting, speaking about his experiences in space and the value of space exploration in general. Dr Sellers carried...

2010-07-21 08:41:40

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 astronauts and International Space Station Expedition 22 and 23 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer for a visit Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29. Creamer considers Upper Marlboro, Md., his hometown. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and Loyola College in Columbia, Md. Ken Ham commanded the shuttle flight and was joined by Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett...

2010-05-22 05:30:00

NASA's space shuttle astronauts will answer elementary and middle school students' questions Saturday while orbiting approximately 220 miles above Earth on the International Space Station. The event is scheduled from 7:40 to 8 a.m. EDT, Saturday, May 22. Students from 12 NASA Explorer Schools submitted their questions earlier by video. Space shuttle Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli, Mission Specialists Garret Reisman, Michael Good, Steve Bowen, Piers Sellers, and Expedition 23 Flight...

2010-05-21 15:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's space shuttle astronauts will answer elementary and middle school students' questions Saturday while orbiting approximately 220 miles above Earth on the International Space Station. The event is scheduled from 7:40 to 8 a.m. EDT, Saturday, May 22. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Students from 12 NASA Explorer Schools submitted their questions earlier by video. Space shuttle Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony...

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2010-05-20 13:52:34

Sir Isaac Newton is getting the royal treatment in space after a British-born astronaut carried a picture of the 17th century scientist and a chip from his famous apple tree up with him to space. Piers Sellers, who boarded space shuttle Atlantis for its final flight, said Thursday that he placed Newton's picture in the glassed-in dome of the International Space Station.  "Sir Isaac absolutely loved it, I've got to tell you," Sellers said in an interview with The Associated Press (AP)....

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2010-05-08 06:35:00

The famous apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton to discover the laws of gravity is about to embark on a journey that would surely have turned Newton's world upside-down, according to the Associated Press (AP). When the space shuttle Atlantis lifts off next week, it will carry a 4-inch sliver of the tree from which an apple fell almost 350 years ago. Piers Sellers, a British-born astronaut, is flying the slice of tree for The Royal Society of London. "I'll take it up into orbit and let...

2009-05-14 13:30:20

The U.S. space agency says it has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010. The 11-day mission will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station. Space shuttle Atlantis will be commanded by Navy Capt. Ken Ham, with Navy Cmdr. Tony Antonelli serving as pilot. Steve Bowen, Karen Nyberg, Garrett Reisman and Piers Sellers -- all veteran astronauts who served on previous missions -- will complete the crew. Astronaut...

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2006-11-28 07:52:55

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is being honored with the world's oldest award for scientific achievement, with a special high-altitude assist from NASA. The British Royal Society is awarding Professor Hawking its prestigious Copley Medal on Nov. 30 for his contributions to theoretical physics and theoretical cosmology. The silver gilt medal flew on space shuttle Discovery's July 2006 mission to the International Space Station, at the initiative of crew member Piers Sellers, a native of...


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