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2010-06-03 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to announce the achievement of "first science light" by the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) with the observatory's initial in-flight observations. With this major milestone, completed on May 26, 2010, SOFIA embarks on an anticipated 20 year career that promises to provide extraordinary insight into the solar system, our galaxy and the universe, and a...

2010-05-28 08:45:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "With this flight, SOFIA begins a 20-year journey that will enable a wide variety of astronomical science observations not possible from other Earth and space-borne...

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2010-05-28 09:35:00

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations. "With this flight, SOFIA begins a 20-year journey that will enable a wide variety of astronomical science observations not possible from other Earth and space-borne observatories," said Jon Morse, Astrophysics Division director in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington....

2010-05-03 08:50:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters attending a recent Media Day event for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) were given not only an introduction to the innovative high-flying observatory but were also briefed on the telescope's exciting, upcoming "First Light" missions. SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP housing a 17-ton infrared telescope. Placement of the telescope inside the aircraft will enable observations to be done at an altitude...

2010-04-14 09:40:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to welcome the University of Stuttgart to its distinguished group of member universities. The addition of this outstanding university, which brings the number of USRA member universities to 105, expands USRA's already significant reach into the space science university and research communities and enhances the association's ability to not only carry its 40-year...

2010-01-21 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the participation of three USRA scientists in the inaugural session of an innovative training course designed to provide scientist-astronauts with a wide variety of information and experiences involving various aspects of human suborbital spaceflight. This ground-breaking two-day course, offered by the National AeroSpace Training and Research Center (The NASTAR Center),...

2009-09-14 09:37:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has selected the YAAYS (Yerkes Astrophysics Academy for Young Scientists) and Space Exploration and Experience (SEE) projects at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, to receive funding support for the 2009 calendar year. Resources used in the YAAYS and SEE...

2009-08-19 11:41:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Donald A. Kniffen, a veteran of the space program for over forty years, has been appointed Vice President for Science at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). "We are pleased to announce Don's appointment to this very important position," said USRA President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Frederick A. Tarantino, "Don is a distinguished scientist and outstanding leader. His appointment reflects the tradition of science in...

2009-06-08 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is very pleased to congratulate its Earth Sciences scientific and technical staff at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC), in Huntsville, AL, on their upcoming participation in a number of recently awarded research projects covering a range of critical scientific topics. These awards, which were made under NASA's 2008 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences...

2009-06-02 08:33:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce that Dr. Eric Becklin has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Academy). One of the world's foremost infrared astronomers, Dr. Becklin has played a significant role in laying the basis for the modern science of astronomy with wide-ranging work that includes the discovery of the location of the nucleus of the Milky Way, one of the...


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