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2011-06-25 00:00:30

A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum may seem unusual. Yet, Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI "“ http://www.stuttering.org) has two history-making links to the world of flight that are part of the Smithsonian collections in Washington, D.C. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum seems unusual, even implausible. Yet, it's not...

2011-05-24 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You don't have to be a rocket scientist or an astronaut to work for NASA. Engineers, pilots, physicists, astrobiologists, and yes, artists, too, have helped further the mission of the space agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In 1962, NASA administrator James E. Webb invited a group of artists to illustrate and interpret the agency's missions and projects. Artists participating in the NASA art program,...

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2011-04-12 13:15:00

NASA announced during an event on Tuesday where the new homes of the space shuttles would be after 30 years of spaceflight. "We want to thank all of the locations that expressed an interest in one of these national treasures," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. "This was a very difficult decision, but one that was made with the American public in mind. Bolden announced that Shuttle Enterprise, which was the first orbiter built, will be moved from the Smithsonian's...

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2010-08-20 07:45:57

Earth's next-door neighbor, the Moon, has been found by astronomers to be shrinking, but only by a miniscule amount.Astronomers reported Thursday in the US journal Science that they had discovered previous undetected cracks in the moon's crust that formed as the interior cooled and shrunk over the last billion or so years. The finding indicates that the lunar satellite has definitely gotten smaller, though not enough that it would be noticed by just gazing at it.Scientists have identified 14...

2010-08-11 14:47:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo has announced it will host its annual "PhotoPlus Expo Bash" Friday night, October 29 on the USS Intrepid. The USS Intrepid is one of the most famous and successful ships in U.S. history, now a national historic landmark and unique attraction in New York City. Attendees of this year's PDN PhotoPlus Bash will have access to the entire ship including an incredible array of sea, air, and space exhibits...

2010-08-04 05:00:00

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced its list of the top ten aviation attractions in the U.S., according to traveler ratings and TripAdvisor Flights experts. America has a rich history as the birthplace of aviation, giving air travel lovers and flying fanatics myriad opportunities to learn more about planes, gliders, shuttles, and everything in between. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2010-06-04 07:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the leading provider of face-to-face sales teams, has donated $1,000 to the Intrepid Museum Foundation's Sea, Air & Space Museum in honor of Board Member Dan Frederickson's service in the U.S. Marines. Frederickson served in the Marines from 1968 to 1970. He was a Sergeant (E-5) after 18 months service, including a year in Vietnam. New York City's Fleet Week honored the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps over Memorial Day weekend. As...

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2010-05-28 12:15:00

US museums are already lining up to showcase the three retiring space shuttles after Atlantis touch downed after its last scheduled mission of its 25-year career on Wednesday. "No doubt the competition is fierce," Bill Moore, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, told AFP News. His institution, along with 21 others, is competing to preserve and exhibit the Atlantis, Discovery or Endeavour space shuttles. The three shuttles are being retired...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

Invite-only event to be held on April 3-4 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kairos Society, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2007 to foster an entrepreneurial culture among college students. Kairos is providing the opportunity for the students to bring their innovations from dorm rooms to the center stage under the guidance and mentorship of today's business leaders. In an age of economic and employment uncertainty, these...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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