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HUBBLE GETS HEAD COUNT OF ELUSIVE BROWN DWARF STARS

HUBBLE GETS HEAD COUNT OF ELUSIVE BROWN DWARF STARS Don Savage, Ray Villard, Suzanne Jacoby Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have taken attendance in a class of brown dwarfs and found indications that these odd and elusive objects also tend to be loners. The Hubble census — the most complete to date — provides […]

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NEW TYPE OF ASTRONOMICAL OBJECT DISCOVERED IN OUR GALAXY

NEW TYPE OF ASTRONOMICAL OBJECT DISCOVERED IN OUR GALAXY Don Savage, Steve Roy, Donna Drelick NASA astronomers have discovered a new type of object towards the center of our Milky Way galaxy exhibiting a combination of behaviors never before seen in the 35-year history of gamma-ray astronomy. During the first day it was observed, the […]

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NASA PLANS TO EXPLORE HOLLYWOOD’S FILM FRONTIER

NASA PLANS TO EXPLORE HOLLYWOOD’S FILM FRONTIER Paula Cleggett, Veronica McGregor, Karli Paston NASA will host the first symposium to unveil the agency’s future adventures in exploration to Hollywood’s most influential filmmakers. On Sept. 24, 2002, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT, astronauts, scientists and […]

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SHUTTLE PROGRAM RESULTS IN DOWN-TO-EARTH TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERIES

SHUTTLE PROGRAM RESULTS IN DOWN-TO-EARTH TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERIES Dwayne Brown, Michael Braukus Discovery sits poised on the launch pad, ready to fly into the history books on the 100th voyage of the Space Shuttle fleet. For nearly two decades, the Space Shuttle has been the cornerstone of the U.S. space program — the world’s only reusable […]

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NASA SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION

NASA SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION Michael Braukus, H. Keith Henry, Jeri Collins or Craig Rendahl Cities and states may soon have a new high-tech tool in the battle against automotive air pollution, thanks to NASA satellite technology originally developed to track global greenhouse gases and the Earth’s protective ozone layer. As envisioned, […]

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NASA ADMINISTRATOR SELECTS CHIEF ENGINEER

NASA ADMINISTRATOR SELECTS CHIEF ENGINEER Bob Jacobs NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe today named Theron M. Bradley Jr. as the agency’s Chief Engineer, responsible for the overall review and technical readiness of all NASA programs. Bradley, 55, is a former nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy, serving in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He has also […]

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FAST SPACECRAFT TO PROBE MYSTERIES OF THE AURORA

FAST SPACECRAFT TO PROBE MYSTERIES OF THE AURORA Don Savage, Jim Sahli Data collected by “state-of-the-art” instruments on NASA’s Fast Auroral Snapshot (FAST) Explorer satellite, scheduled for launch on August 16, will probe the physical processes that produce auroras, while adding significantly to our understanding of the Earth’s environment in space. Auroras have been a […]

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NASA PROGRAM OFFERS REAL-WORLD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITES FOR STUDENTS

NASA PROGRAM OFFERS REAL-WORLD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITES FOR STUDENTS Sonja Alexander, Daniel Dowds This summer, 200 high school students get to put their classroom studies to the test and get their hands on some real-world science research. NASA and the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network selected the students as participants in the 2001 NASA Summer […]

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NASA Selects International Space Station Program Scientist

NASA Selects International Space Station Program Scientist Dolores Beasley NASA today named Dr. Donald A. Thomas as the new International Space Station Program Scientist for the agency. As International Space Station Program Scientist, Thomas will be based at Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston. He will work with principal investigators and the Station program office to […]

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LAUNCH WILL CREATE A RADIO TELESCOPE LARGER THAN EARTH

LAUNCH WILL CREATE A RADIO TELESCOPE LARGER THAN EARTH Donald Savage, Mary Hardin, David Finley NASA and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory are joining with an international consortium of space agencies to support the launch of a Japanese satellite next week that will create the largest astronomical “instrument” ever built — a radio telescope more […]