Latest USRA Stories

2014-02-03 23:04:28

The Universities Space Research Association announced today that Dr. Nicholas E. White has been selected to serve as Senior Vice President for Science.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.