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2009-05-04 10:12:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) was recently honored by NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) for outstanding performance in leading the effort to design and implement NASA's Program/Project Management Development Program (PPMD) and in coordinating the delivery of the first round of training for NASA executives under this program. The PPMD, developed and conducted by USRA in partnership with JSC, provides critical training for...

2009-04-08 09:22:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Erick Young as the Science Mission Operations Director for the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA - a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft fitted with a 2.5-meter/98-inch diameter infrared telescope). Dr. Young's selection marks a major milestone in the program's progress. As SOFIA Science Mission Operations Director, Dr. Young...

2009-04-01 11:09:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to welcome two new members - Howard University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong - to its distinguished group of member universities. The addition of these outstanding institutions, which brings the number of USRA member universities to 104, expands USRA's already significant reach into the space science university and research communities and enhances the...

2009-03-31 09:42:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) hosted their 40th anniversary symposium, "Our Future in Space," on Thursday, March 26 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain of the European Space Agency (ESA) addressed the audience of professors, deans, and leaders in the space research field from industry and government, including international representatives. In his remarks,...

2009-03-30 08:34:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Ames Research Center (NASA Ames) has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to manage, enhance and expand the Education Associates Program (EAP). Operated under the auspices of NASA Ames Education and Public Outreach Branch, the EAP is an important workforce development and augmentation program for NASA and a significant element in NASA's workforce development pipeline. The EAP is designed to address a critical...

2009-03-12 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony delivered during a recent Capitol Hill hearing organized by the Aerospace States Association (ASA), Dr. Thomas H. Zurbuchen, Professor of Space Science and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and Vice Chair of the Universities Space Research Association's (USRA) 102 member Council of Institutions, urged action on two pressing issues affecting space-related research at US universities and our nation's ability to...

2009-02-17 09:32:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce outstanding 2008 results for the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP). The USRP, which is open to engineering and science undergraduates, is NASA's largest agency-wide internship program and its flagship undergraduate program. The program operates year-round - with 15-week spring and fall internships and 10-week summer internships - and currently places...

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2009-02-02 11:35:00

 NASA has selected four teams to observe the impact of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, with the lunar surface during the mission's search for water ice on the moon. The LCROSS mission is a small companion mission to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in spring 2009. Instruments aboard the satellite are designed to search for evidence of water ice on the moon as the spacecraft collides with a permanently...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the selection for funding of four proposals for scientific activities to be carried out under the LCROSS Observation Campaign. The Observation Campaign is part of the NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) project which is designed to verify the presence or absence of water ice on the Moon. Scheduled for launch in 2009, the LCROSS project, along...

2009-01-21 09:01:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce NASA's recent selection of a team of scientists from USRA's Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) to be one of seven initial members of NASA's Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). The NLSI, a new organization managed by NASA Ames Research Center and designed to supplement and extend existing NASA lunar science programs, is modeled on NASA's...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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