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2014-03-25 23:36:36

Unique Collaboration to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube Ottawa, Canada and London, UK (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Rubik Learning Initiative (RLI), a global platform for revolutionary and engaging educational tools, programs and expertise that foster the development of creative and multilateral thinking, announced today Cubes In Space™, a no-cost global design competition for students aged 11-14 years old to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space. The...

2014-01-17 11:10:27

NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc., of Columbia, Md., to perform institutional services at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The cost plus incentive fee contract, awarded under the Small Business Set Aside Program, is valued at a maximum of $257 million including a core requirement; indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity orders; and three options. The options, if exercised, would extend the contract to a total of seven years. A purchase order for a...

2014-01-16 16:20:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc., of Columbia, Md., to perform institutional services at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cost plus incentive fee contract, awarded under the Small Business Set Aside Program, is valued at a maximum of $257 million including a core requirement; indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity orders; and...

2014-01-15 04:21:18

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the successful launch this morning of three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets for the Department of Defense. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rockets were launched within a 20-second period that began at 4:09 a.m. EST. The next launches currently scheduled from Wallops are a NASA suborbital sounding rocket in late April and Orbital...

2014-01-10 12:21:34

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three Terrier-Orion suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 1 and 5 a.m. EST January 14 for the Department of Defense from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are January 15 through 18. The rockets, which will be launched within a 20-second period, may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic...

2013-07-19 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a Google+ Hangout from several NASA centers at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 23 as the agency prepares to fly two unmanned aircraft over Atlantic Ocean hurricanes this summer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission is a five-year project that first took to the field in 2012 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. HS3 is...

2013-06-06 00:20:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) was successfully launched at 11:05 p.m. June 5 from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) With CIBER, scientists are studying when the first stars and galaxies formed in the universe and how brightly they burned their nuclear fuel. Jamie Bock, CIBER...

2013-06-05 00:20:17

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch tonight of a Black Brant XII suborbital rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, has been postponed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The mission was postponed due to insufficient time to cool the instruments on the payload down to the required temperatures before launch. The launch is now scheduled between 11 and 11:59 p.m., June 5. The launch window runs through June 10....

2013-05-29 12:20:47

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Black Brant XII suborbital rocket carrying the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) is scheduled for launch between 11 and 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 4, from NASA's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The backup launch days are June 5 through 10. The rocket may be visible to residents in the mid-Atlantic region. With CIBER, scientists will...

2013-04-09 16:20:41

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with a daily launch window that runs until 8...