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2011-05-10 11:00:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected six teachers to work with scientists aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) during research flights in May and June. This is the first team of educators selected to participate in SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. (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...

2011-04-07 14:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) held the 42nd annual meeting of the Council of Institutions (COI) on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the COI elected new Board of Trustees members, voted on Governance issues and received reports from management, Board of Trustees and COI leadership. Dr. Judith Pipher (University of Rochester), Dr. Hans-Peter Roser (University of...

2011-04-04 13:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has selected a team led by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to facilitate experimental, analytical, and theoretical research in support of NASA's strategic Earth and space science objectives. The GESTAR will conduct research on all aspects of the Earth system, including the atmosphere, the biosphere, the oceans, and the solid Earth, as well as information and computational...

2011-02-25 10:24:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies of ice processes on Mars and early science results from a Japanese mission to an asteroid will highlight the 42nd annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 7-11 in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The conference will include presentations on these topics and special sessions on observations of last year's flyby of comet Hartley 2 and research on the effects that volatile species...

2011-01-27 13:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Telescope Assembly Characterization First Light (TACFL) flight team has won a NASA Group Achievement Award for the "success of the SOFIA First Light flight, and for the dedicated efforts of the team, who made it their top priority for the several weeks leading up to the flight." The award was...

2010-12-03 11:01:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 NASA Small Business Industry Award for NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in the category of Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year. Under USRA management, The National Center for Space Exploration Research (NCSER) has been honored for its ongoing commitment to small business during an awards ceremony in Bethesda,...

2010-10-01 09:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) are pleased to announce the popular Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) web site is turning 10. For a decade since the first entry on September 8, 2000 (which can be accessed at epod.usra.edu/blog/2000), vibrant imagery from around the globe impresses site visitors with an array of photographs and illustrations highlighting the diverse...

2010-07-07 10:59:00

COLUMBIA, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) recently took great pleasure in welcoming the first contingent of students from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to NASA's Education Associates Program (EAP). Managed by USRA, the EAP is a unique workforce development program that offers students, post-docs, and faculty the opportunity for hands-on work with NASA scientists and engineers. Under a 3-year agreement between NASA and the...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maritime Aerospace Scholars Program (MASP), a science enrichment program sponsored and funded by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in partnership with the Baltimore City Public Schools and based at the Maritime Industries Academy High School (MIA) in Baltimore, recently got an exciting boost with the dedication of a telescope for use by students as part of the science curriculum and in program-related after school...

2010-06-14 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 14, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that the significant strides made over the last two years by NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) - including USRP's growth into NASA's largest undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) internship program - have been recognized with the selection of the USRP management team for a NASA Group Achievement Award for Excellence in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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