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2012-03-11 06:52:36

NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will invite 30 of their social media followers to the first "NASA Social" on April 19 to welcome space shuttle Discovery to the national collection. Registration opens at noon EDT Thursday, March 15, and closes at noon Friday, March 16. Thirty participants will be selected randomly from online registrations. For more information on NASA Social and to register, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/social A NASA Social is an event for people...

Discovery Powered Down One Last Time
2011-12-19 12:57:33

NASA powered down its space shuttle Discovery for the final time last Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The vehicle was "unplugged" inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) in Florida.  The shutdown came soon after technicians closed the shuttle's twin 60-foot long payload bay doors. Discovery is going to be set on display next spring at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. The shuttle's three...

Image 1 - Enterprise Pods Tested For Move
2011-10-01 06:59:44

Teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida continue practicing rarely performed techniques for moving space shuttles among some of the nation's premier museums as next year's shuttle shuffle nears. The latest rehearsal saw an inoperative orbital maneuvering system pod positioned with shuttle Endeavour to practice placing two of the pods on the prototype shuttle Enterprise for transportation next year. The inoperative pods were made for Enterprise to use during its approach and landing...

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...

2011-04-12 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 30 years of spaceflight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday announced the facilities where four shuttle orbiters will be displayed...

2010-09-10 15:06:00

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooler temperatures, shorter days, changing leaves and football are all signs that summer is coming to an end. But that doesn't mean the festivities are slowing down at all! Fall is full of fun events in communities and at attractions all across Fairfax County and the surrounding National Capital Region. Our calendar (http://www.fxva.com/seedoplan/fairfax-virginia-events/calendar/) is jam packed with festivals, parades, seasonal...

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2009-10-20 11:40:00

Clark School Aerospace Engineering Students Solve 60-Year-Old Design Dilemma Maple tree seeds (or samara fruit) and the spiraling pattern in which they glide to the ground have delighted children for ages and perplexed engineers for decades. Now aerospace engineering graduate students at the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering have learned how to apply the seeds' unique design to devices that can hover and perform surveillance in defense and emergency situations. In the...

2009-10-19 07:51:00

Clark School Aerospace Engineering Students Solve 60-Year-Old Design Dilemma SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, October 20 Kim Building Plaza (http://www.eng.umd.edu/visitus/visitus_directions.html) *media please call ahead* COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maple tree seeds (or samara fruit) and the spiraling pattern in which they glide to the ground have delighted children for ages and perplexed engineers for decades. Now aerospace...


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