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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...

2009-11-18 12:30:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm((TM)) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced today that the company's President and CEO, John W. Gibson, Jr., will speak at the American Astronautical Society (AAS) conference, IMAGINE '09: Ideas at Work, to be held December 2 and 3 at the NASA Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The event will engage CEOs, entrepreneurs,...

2009-10-30 16:22:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Masten Space Systems successfully qualified for first place in Level Two of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge Wednesday. Flying a brand new vehicle named XA-0.1E (nicknamed Xoie), Masten demonstrated their ability to build, debug and fly a vehicle on a very short timeline. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091030/SF02795) "To come from not flying at all last year to qualifying for level one AND level two of the LLC this year...

2009-09-04 09:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- When it premieres November 6, Beyond All Boundaries, the 4-D cinematic experience at The National World War II Museum, will feature the voices of Hollywood's biggest names portraying everyday soldiers and servicemen as they fought to preserve our country's freedom, and the journalists who covered it in their own words. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/nationalwwiimuseum/39985/ (Photo:...

2009-08-17 12:50:00

U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said. Cronkite died July 17. He was 92. His funeral was July 24 in New York. The New York Post said the luminaries are scheduled to speak at the Sept. 9 event at Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Also reportedly on the guest list are television personality Nick Clooney, CBS executives and newspeople Les Moonves, Sean McManus and Bob Schieffer,...

2009-07-20 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, National Press Club Member Walter Cronkite sat for an extensive interview to record his impressions of the Washington journalism community in the early days of his career. The Press Club has posted a gallery of interview clips, topically divided on its website at: http://www.press.org/cronkite. Media such as television, radio or websites seeking rights to use this video in their future coverage may do so under the following...

2009-07-18 10:46:09

CBS News says it will honor the late anchorman Walter Cronkite with a primetime special entitled That's The Way it Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite. The CBS division said Sunday night's honorary special to Cronkite, who died Friday at the age of 92, will feature top political and entertainment figures sharing their memories of the former CBS Evening News anchorman. Among those sharing remembrances on the program are President Barack Obama, former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric and actor...

2009-07-17 21:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CRONKITE STATEMENT "Walter Cronkite, who joined the National Press Club, will be held up as the standard for great journalists for generations to come," NPC President Donna Leinwand said. "In 1973, the National Press Club recognized Cronkite's enduring legacy when it awarded him its first Fourth Estate Award for extraordinary service to journalism. From his coverage of the Battle of the Bulge to his long tenure in the CBS News anchor chair, Walter...

2009-07-17 21:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement upon the death tonight of Walter Cronkite: "Walter Cronkite was America's conscience and its pulse as television anchor, commentator and documentary narrator. He was a truth teller. When Walter Cronkite described the quagmire of Vietnam as it truly was, the national consensus shifted. His wisdom provided a lesson we should have heeded in more recent conflicts. Forty years ago...

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...

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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