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valerie taylor

6 talks to watch this Moon Day | TED Blog - 0 views

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    "To celebrate Moon Day, catch up on the latest in lunar exploration and space travel. The ideas worth sharing here are the first steps in the next giant leap for mankind."
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The Best Resources For "Moon Day" | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day… - 0 views

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    "anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, and apparently it is celebrated as Moon Day (that was news to me).
    Here are some previously-posted "The Best…" lists that are related to the moon"
valerie taylor

NASA Piggybacks SmartPhone Satellites > ENGINEERING.com - 0 views

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    ""Out of the box smartphones offer capabilities needed for satellites, including fast processors, versatile operating systems, multiple miniature sensors, high resolution cameras, GPS receivers and several radios," said NASA. Add to all of those components the fact that cellphones are built to take a beating, and you can see why NASA has faith in the fact that these "PhoneSats" could bring about a new era of cheap space and earth science."
valerie taylor

NASA Space Settlement Contest - 0 views

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    2013 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest is intended for students in grades 6-12, although younger students may enter. Individual or teams from anywhere in the world propose a design for a space settlement, a permanent community in orbit rather than on another planet or moon. Click here for more information and registration details. Proposals are due March 15, 2013.
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NASA - Multimedia - Video Gallery - 0 views

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    "What It Takes To Live Away From The Earth

    This educational video highlights some of the challenges faced by humans on space exploration missions and the technologies needed for living away from the Earth. Intended for grades 3-8, and for anyone curious about space exploration."
valerie taylor

Video: A Retro-Sci-Fi Tour of Mars Rover Curiosity's Awesome Chemistry Lab | Popular Sc... - 0 views

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    "As we approach the Mars rover Curiosity's landing Sunday night, we're having a lot of fun seeing all the promotions - there are all kinds of videos, museum exhibits and road shows to help explain what the newest interplanetary explorer will do. Below is a great new one from the American Chemical Society.

    Curiosity is a well-equipped geologist, traveling to Mars with a suite of tools to bake and pulverize rock, but it's also a trained chemist, capable of detecting the ingredients necessary for life as we know it. It's the first explorer to be able to do this. "
valerie taylor

2011-2012 Space Grant Programs | NASA Kentucky - Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Prog... - 0 views

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    The NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium is a NASA Higher Education program supporting student fellowships/scholarships, research initiation and workforce development in STEM areas of interest to NASA and Kentucky. Space Grant also promotes networking and cooperation among education, industry, and local, state and federal government."
valerie taylor

Spacecraft 3D for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod to... - 0 views

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    "NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space. Spacecraft 3D will be updated over time to include more of the amazing spacecraft that act as our robotic eyes on the earth, the solar system and beyond!"
valerie taylor

7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover's Risky Mars Landing | Video - YouTube - 0 views

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    "NASA's Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that will make an unprecedented Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012. See how the risky maneuver will keep rover team members in suspense for 7 fateful minutes."
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NASA's Pioneer Women - 0 views

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    "Sheila Scott, above, pictured with her Piper Aztec Mythre. According to GRIN, in 1971 Scott became the first person to fly over the North Pole in a single engine plane. She was carrying NASA equipment for a communications experiment testing the Interrogation Recording and Location System (IRLS) of the Nimbus polar orbiting satellite.


    Jerrie Cobb with Mercury capsule. Image courtesy NASA.
    Jerrie Cobb (left) hoped to be an astronaut for the Mercury program. Cobb and twenty-four other women underwent physical tests similar to those undergone by the Mercury astronauts."
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NASA - Pad Abort Test - 2 views

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    "The Launch Abort System JSC2010-E-050089 (5 April 2010) --- The launch abort system for the Pad Abort-1 (PA-1) flight is prepared on the launch pad for the test at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico."
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Surveyor Lands Gently On Moon - 0 views

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    On Jan. 9, 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe made a soft landing on the moon, marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the lunar surface.
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Kennedy Space Center - 1 views

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    "The Kennedy Space Center is located on the east coast of Florida approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami and is located about 35 miles east of Orlando International Airport in Brevard County, Florida. It is 55 km (34 miles) long and around 10 km (6 miles) wide, covering 567 km² (219 square miles). "
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NASA - Astronaut Biographies - 1 views

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    "biographical information on the astronauts. These biographies are prepared by the Astronaut Office of the Johnson Space Center and are provided through the Internet as a public service to the World Wide Web community. "
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NASA - Astronaut Selection - 1 views

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    "The astronauts of the 21st century will continue to work aboard the International Space Station in cooperation with our international partners; help to build and fly a new NASA vehicle, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) designed for human deep space exploration; and further NASA's efforts to partner with industry to provide a commercial capability for space transportation to the space station."
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NASA - International Space Station - 1 views

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    NASA Missions - International Space Station"
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spaceplace.nasa.gov - 1 views

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    New at spaceplace.nasa.gov One type of Earth-observing spacecraft is the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, also known as GOES, built by NASA and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. The GOES are workhorse satellites doing everyday tasks; they watch and warn of developing severe weather, monitor events such as floods and fires, and monitor solar storms that can have damaging effects on Earth.
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Latina Women Of NASA - 0 views

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    "¡Saludos!/Salutations!

    We welcome you to read our featured profiles of diverse Latina women working at NASA centers across our nation - just click on their names below. "
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Women Of NASA LaRC - 0 views

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    The Women of NASA (WON) Langley Reseach Center (LaRC) website!
    The WON LaRC website showcases diversified, professional (civil service)
    women from NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) many of which support
    NASA outreach programs such as the LaRC Federal Women's Program
    Committee, the LaRC Speakers Bureau, the HEP@NASA LaRC program, and
    LaRC Diversity Awareness Committee.

    Read the WON profiles of the diverse women working at our NASA center
    and some of the reviews from their student/teacher/parent visitors. Don't
    forget to frequently visit this page to read about the latest participants
    since this list of profiles is sure to grow!
valerie taylor

GRAIL MoonKAM | About GRAIL MoonKAM - 0 views

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    "About GRAIL MoonKAM
    GRAIL MoonKAM (Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is GRAIL's signature education and public outreach program. It is led by Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, and her team at Sally Ride Science in collaboration with undergraduate students at the University of California San Diego.
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