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2011-04-29 15:19:00

HOUSTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, a colonel in the U.S. Army, will relive his spaceflight experiences for students and teachers in the Fort Hood area on May 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning at 11 a.m. CDT, the Nolanville Eagles' student council will welcome Wheelock during a ceremony at Nolanville Elementary, 901 Old Nolanville Rd., Nolanville, Texas. At 1 p.m., Wheelock will give a multimedia...

2011-04-05 14:08:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock will return to Harpursville, N.Y., on April 6 to relive his spaceflight experience for students of Harpursville Central School District and to return the Medal of Honor he carried with him in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Wheelock will give a presentation to elementary and...

2011-03-29 16:40:00

Wheelock photo "Moon from Space" chosen for Real-Time Photo of the Year WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International Space Station last year. The awards ceremony was held at the TimesCenter in New York City on Monday, March 28. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shorty...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.