Archive for April, 2013

Deputy Administrator Garver Visits NASA’s Gulf Coast Facilities

April 30, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY : M13-068 Deputy Administrator Garver Visits NASA’s Gulf Coast Facilities WASHINGTON — Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and testing facilities at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Friday, May 3. These facilities are critical to the construction and testing of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Commercial Crew Program. Michoud and Stennis also are important …click to read more…

NASA’s LAUNCH Program Recognized for Government Innovation

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-130 NASA’s LAUNCH Program Recognized for Government Innovation WASHINGTON — A NASA program supporting innovative approaches to sustainability challenges has received an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. NASA’s LAUNCH program is among the top 25 federal programs recognized by the Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The award promotes excellence and creativity in the public sector. LAUNCH and …click to read more…

NASA Invites Public to Send Names and Messages to Mars

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-125 NASA Invites Public to Send Names And Messages to Mars WASHINGTON —  NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere. The DVD will be in NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in November. The DVD is …click to read more…

NASA Rover Prototype Set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-127 NASA Rover Prototype Set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet WASHINGTON — NASA’s newest scientific rover is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland. The robot known as GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, will roam the frigid landscape collecting measurements to help scientists better understand changes in the massive ice …click to read more…

NASA Selects U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer Projects For Further Development

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-126 NASA Selects U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer Projects for Further Development WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 14 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue development of innovative technologies that are needed for future NASA missions and could become viable commercial products and services. The Phase II selectees in NASA’s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program may enter negotiations for possible contract awards, worth a …click to read more…

Success Continues as NASA’s Orion Parachute Tests Get More Difficult

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-129 Success Continues as NASA’s Orion Parachute Tests Get More Difficult WASHINGTON — A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft safely landed during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday. In the test, conducted in Yuma, Ariz., the mock capsule was traveling about 250 mph when the parachutes were deployed. That is the highest speed the craft has experienced as part of the test series designed …click to read more…

NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name

April 30, 2013

RELEASE : 13-128 NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name WASHINGTON — An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina. NASA’s Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will visit the asteroid now called Bennu, named after an important ancient Egyptian avian deity. OSIRIS-Rex is scheduled to launch in 2016, rendezvous with Bennu in 2018 and …click to read more…

Apollo Financial Group’s Investor Education Provides Alternative to… 

April 30, 2013

New York,NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Wall Street based Apollo Financial Group’s education series has been arming investors with the tools they need to get ahead of the pack as the housing rebound forces record breaking bidding wars. Through a series of recent conferences from New York to Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale Apollo’s Senior Partner Ricky Brava and C.E.O. Dean Anastos have been educating investors on an alternative form …click to read more…

Buying Property in France: New Online Conferencing

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 – EL CERRITO, Calif. –Love France.  Want to buy a home there? How do you go about it – that is the question. Now The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and France, is making available a new tool for France home buyers – online video conferencing and consulting. You can contact The …click to read more…

Ricky Sinclair Supports National Day Of Prayer

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 – BAKER, La. –The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. The National Day of Prayer (http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org) is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a …click to read more…