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Image 1 - Permanent Home For Atlantis Under Construction
2012-01-19 12:08:37

Construction on Space Shuttle Atlantis' permanent home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is now underway. NASA broke ground on Wednesday to officially launch construction of a new 65,000-square-foot exhibit at the complex's Space Shuttle Plaza, where Atlantis will be held. "It is an honor to create the home for space shuttle Atlantis and to work with NASA to tell its story to the world," Jeremy Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North...

Physicist And Former Astronaut John Grunsfeld To Head NASA Science Directorate
2011-12-20 04:02:01

NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Grunsfeld will take the reins of the office effective Jan. 4, 2012. He succeeds Ed Weiler, who retired from NASA on Sept. 30. Grunsfeld currently serves as the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which manages the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and is a partner in...

Three New Flight Directors Chosen To Lead NASA's Mission Control
2011-10-18 03:11:51

NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations. Judd Frieling, Tomas Gonzalez-Torres and Greg Whitney will join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA's flight directors lead a team of flight controllers, support personnel and engineering experts from around the world. They also are involved in cargo and crew vehicle integration with the...

2011-04-12 18:37:00

Announcement Takes Place on 30th Anniversary of Space Shuttle LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator General Charles Bolden announced today that the California Science Center is one of four institutions chosen to receive a Space Shuttle Orbiter for permanent display. The announcement came during a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida marking the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch. "We are thrilled with the...

2010-06-23 12:02:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hampton Roads middle school students have a rare opportunity this weekend as NASA's Langley Research Center celebrates the end of the school year with the start of NASA's Summer of Innovation at the Virginia Air & Space Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Middle school students (rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders) and their parents will...

2010-04-29 07:30:48

At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter. Reporters are invited to cover the NASA Tweetup and the liftoff of shuttle Atlantis, targeted for 2:20 p.m. EDT on May 14, from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request credentials from Kennedy by May 2. Media representatives...


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John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...

Andrew Feustel
2012-09-17 09:28:01

Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...

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2010-11-19 15:58:19

Scott Altman is a test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Scott Douglas Altman on August 15, 1959 in Lincoln, Illinois. He grew up in Pekin, Illimois and graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1977. He continued on to the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He was commissioned in the United States Navy in August 1981 and received his Navy wings of gold in February 1983. Altman was deployed to the Western...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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