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2014-04-01 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA issued a Request for Information (RFI) Monday soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft for scientific investigations or for other potential uses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress calls for SOFIA to be placed in storage next year unless the agency's contribution to the project...

2014-01-08 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will become a flying classroom for teachers during research flights in the next few months. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Twelve two-person teams have been selected for SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, representing educators from 10 states. Each will be paired with a professional astronomer to observe first-hand how airborne...

2013-10-22 12:23:48

Major Star Launches Collection of Living, Dining & Bedroom Furniture ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Furniture retailer Rooms To Go and Latin World Entertainment Licensing announced the much anticipated launch of its furniture line with Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara. The Sofia Vergara Collection comprises beautifully crafted, contemporary designed furniture groupings for living, dining and bedrooms along with accessories. Exclusively available at Rooms To Go, the Sofia...

Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy In New Zealand
2013-08-14 08:29:46

NASA NASA's SOFIA observatory program manager Eddie Zavala reflects on the myriad details of preparing for and then executing the flying observatory's first Southern Hemisphere mission in the summer of 2013. Fly 6,900 miles each way, deploy a cadre of flight and ground crew members along with an international science team for three weeks, and during that time fly three nights per week, 10 hours per flight, all while conducting world-class science. It’s a lot to imagine, and even...

SOFIA AIrborne Telescope Heading South To New Zealand
2013-07-18 18:30:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope has moved south to New Zealand for the next two weeks to take advantage of the Southern Hemisphere's orientation. The space agency said the airborne observatory would be utilizing its southern position to take advantage of studying celestial objects that are difficult or impossible to see in the northern sky. SOFIA is a telescope attached to a modified Boeing...

2013-07-18 12:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory will be based in New Zealand for the next two weeks, taking advantage of the Southern Hemisphere's orientation to study celestial objects that are difficult or impossible to see in the northern sky. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA, formally known as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, deployed to the United States Antarctic Program's facilities...

NASA SOFIA Images Massive Star Cluster
2013-07-10 12:37:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA astronomers have taken new images of a recently born star cluster sitting in the W3 region about 6,400 light years away from Earth. The new star cluster, named W3A, is seen in the images floating in the depths of the large gas and dust cloud from which it formed. A close-up image taken by NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows the violent interaction zone around the massive star cluster. The...

2013-06-04 16:20:58

EDWARDS, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's has selected L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all aircraft assigned to the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long phase-in. It covers a base period of 22 months...

2013-05-28 23:18:00

Damodaran currently serves as Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information´s Outreach Division. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) will host special guest speaker, Ramu Damodaran, at its first official Commencement ceremony at Sofia University on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The ceremony will take place in the auditorium at Sofia University in Palo Alto while video streaming...

Airborne Observatory Reveals Mystery Of Star Formation
2013-04-17 11:52:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using observations from an airborne observatory, NASA researchers have discovered new details on how massive stars form within a cloud of interstellar gas and dust. An emerging star known as G35 has been observed forming in an orderly process similar to the one undergone by smaller stars like our sun, according to the scientists´ report in the Astrophysical Journal. Lead author Yichen Zhang said the observations of G35 made...