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2011-09-18 04:57:22

NASA is inviting journalists to tour and learn more about the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 12 to 2 p.m. EDT at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft fitted with a 100 inch (2.5 meter) diameter telescope, is making a rare appearance on the East Coast after a deployment to Germany. Media will hear from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Leland...

2011-07-01 13:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington recently hosted five undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IIST) in Thiravanathapuram, India. The students were accepted as part of the 2011 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) undergraduate student research program. Beginning April 1, this 13-week program provided the IIST students with the...

2011-06-03 09:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is part of a multi-organization team led by SRI International that has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to manage, operate and maintain the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory, preeminent for its research in astronomy, planetary studies, and space and atmospheric sciences, is the world's largest and most sensitive...

2011-06-02 17:09:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, leading a multi-organization team, has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to manage, operate and maintain the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory, preeminent for its research in astronomy, planetary studies, and space and atmospheric sciences, is the world's largest and most sensitive single-dish radio telescope. The award, valued at approximately $42M,...

2011-05-11 15:00:00

PALMDALE, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program will showcase its science and education efforts to journalists on June 8 at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft fitted with a 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter telescope. It analyzes infrared light to study the formation of stars...

2011-05-11 14:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has selected six middle and high school science teachers to fly onboard the observatory aircraft during research flights in May and June 2011. In this "pilot" implementation of SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, teams of educators will be partnered with researchers to observe and participate in science first-hand and then take their experiences back to...

2011-05-11 12:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William (Bill) Corso as the Director for NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) cooperative agreement. NASA GESTAR conducts research mainly within Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. As...


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