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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...

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2010-05-04 08:34:43

Guenter Wendt, the legendary pad leader who often was the last person astronauts saw before going into space, died at his home Monday morning in Merritt Island, Fla., within a few miles of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Wendt had been hospitalized with congestive heart failure and suffered a stroke. He was 85. He worked at Kennedy for 34 years. Wendt, a naturalized American originally from Germany, spoke with a thick accent and made a reputation as a strict overseer of the launch pads and...

2010-04-15 13:08:00

May 27th-May 31st at the Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference is where astronauts, scientists, entrepreneurs, officials, activists and other citizens who look forward to the "final frontier" gather each year. Regular features include talks by government and industry leaders, panels on the latest developments in space technology and related fields, exhibits from NASA...

2010-04-06 10:05:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local space enthusiasts are counting down the days until this weekend's giant Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) This is the tenth year that Yuri's Nights around the globe have commemorated two historic April space achievements. On April 12, 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin...

2010-04-02 09:45:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD has teamed with nonprofit Space Generation Advisory Council to host a world space party on Saturday, April 10, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This intergalactic get-together will celebrate humanity's achievements in space. The party, Yuri's Night DC, will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center and attendees will celebrate in a club atmosphere with a future-tech twist. (Logo:...

2010-03-09 15:31:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's biggest space party is returning to Hampton Roads. Local space enthusiasts will join hundreds of others in cities around the globe for Yuri's Night, to be held locally April 10, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Yuri's Night is an international celebration that commemorates two historic April space achievements....

2010-01-19 10:20:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Entries for the annual Best In Business Contest, conducted by the Society of American Business Editors (SABEW), will be received by a deadline of Jan. 25, Warren Watson, executive director, said today. The contest, which is now entirely online, is the largest competition for business journalists. More than 175 judges will review the entries, with winners to be honored at the Best in Business awards dinner to be held March 20 during SABEW's annual national...


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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