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2011-09-16 15:34:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During this historic time of change within the space industry, the Coalition for Space Exploration (Coalition) wants to hear from the American public about what they envision for the future of space exploration. The Coalition is launching a contest based on a simple question, "What's Next?" Participants are encouraged to share their ideas for the future direction of America's space program in a video. The creator of the winning video entry wins an...

2011-09-15 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will sponsor the keynote panel at the 66th Annual National Conference on Citizenship next Thursday, September 22, at 3:30 P.M. MT in Phoenix, Arizona. Panelists include Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, BPC Senior Fellow Senator Bob Bennett, Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Sally Rider of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and Ted Simons of KAET-TV's "Horizon" current events program. PBS Host...

2011-07-21 08:29:11

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide opening keynote remarks at the Space Frontier Foundation's annual NewSpace Conference at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. Media are invited to attend the conference, which runs July 28-30 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. NewSpace provides a forum for space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators and space policy leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human...

2011-05-20 13:52:00

SABEW, McCormick Foundation host Phoenix institute June 1-3 PHOENIX, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looming crises in the funding of the nation's public pension systems and how the media can better cover them will be the focus of a high-caliber reporting institute for business journalists here June 1-3. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, with the generous support of a $40,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation and assistance and guidance from the Poynter...

2011-04-07 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final countdown is on for the 2011 Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Sat., April 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fifty years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in outer space. Twenty years later, April 12, 1981, marked the launch of the first U.S. space shuttle. Yuri's Night honors...

2010-11-12 11:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism showcases substantive and innovative coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices. The award recognizes television journalism that helps viewers understand who the candidates are; what the issues and ballot propositions are; how electoral choices will affect their lives; how to assess campaign information, including advertising; and how to...

2010-10-05 05:00:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reuters received the gold award and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the silver award in the fourth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism announced today. "Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Dropped by Insurer" by Murray Waas of Reuters received the top gold award of $5,000. A four-month investigation revealed that a giant health insurer had targeted...

2010-09-07 15:46:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University today launches Cronkite News, a news website providing Arizonans original multimedia stories each day about critical public policy issues facing the state. Available free at cronkitenewsonline.com, Cronkite News offers original news, feature and investigative packages combining student-produced, professionally edited video and text reports as well as photography and multimedia elements. "This is an unprecedented endeavor," said...

2010-06-29 13:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, donated his customized 2004 Prius to support Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) initiative. Welcome Back Veterans is an initiative created by Major League Baseball to assist OEF/OIF veterans and their families with deployment-related mental health concerns. The 2004 Prius has been converted to a plug-in Hybrid and features an autographed glove box personally signed by...

2010-05-13 13:46:00

New Exhibit Opens May 15 at the LBJ Library & Museum AUSTIN, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LBJ Presidential Library and Museum and The University of Texas at Austin's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History are pleased to announce the new exhibit CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century, opening May 15, 2010, at the LBJ Library. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/DC04601) As one of the nation's preeminent journalists, Walter Cronkite's broadcasts...


Latest Space advocacy Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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