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NASA And German Aerospace Center Sign Civil Space Agreements

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chairman of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Johann-Dietrich Worner signed a framework agreement for cooperative activities in aeronautics, exploration and the peaceful use of space Wednesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The agreement is intended to enhance cooperation between the two agencies during the next decade. […]

Demonstration Flight Of Falcon 9 Rocket Set For Wednesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first demonstration flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. During a routine inspection this week, […]

Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall Due To Possible Health Risk From Nutmeg

NORWAY, IOWA (November 30, 2010) – – In response to a recall commenced by its supplier (Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Dayton, New Jersey), Frontier Natural Products Co-op, is voluntarily recalling two products manufactured with non-organic nutmeg that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brand listed below that contain nutmeg […]

NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

Nasa scientists

WASHINGTON — NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in […]

NASA Aids First Characterization Of Super-Earth Atmosphere

WASHINGTON — A team of astronomers, including two NASA Sagan Fellows, has made the first characterizations of a super-Earth’s atmosphere by using a ground-based telescope. A super-Earth is a planet up to three times the size of Earth and weighing up to 10 times as much. The findings, reported in the Dec. 2 issue of […]

NASA-German SOFIA Observatory Completes First Science Flight

Bob Meyer, program manager of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, highlights some of the technical features of the German-built infrared telescope

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed the first of three science flights on Wednesday morning to demonstrate the aircraft’s potential to make discoveries about the infrared universe. The airborne observatory is an international collaboration between NASA and the German Aerospace Center, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR). […]

NASA Launches Exploration, Science Collaboration with Alaska

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA and the State of Alaska agreed today to collaborate in a variety of activities of mutual interest involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science. During a ceremony held at the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s (AAC) Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, NASA’s Ames Research Center Director […]

Popular Science Names Falcon 9 Best of What’s New In 2010

Hawthorne, CA – SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has won a 2010 Popular Science Best of What’s New award in Aviation & Space. “At SpaceX, we have ambitious goals for the future of human spaceflight. We are working every day to bring about significant breakthroughs that will improve the reliability and cost of space transportation,” said […]

NASA Statements On FAA Granting Reentry License To SpaceX

WASHINGTON — NASA issued the following statements Monday after the Federal Aviation Administration issued SpaceX a license for spacecraft reentry: “Congratulations to the SpaceX team for receiving the Federal Aviation Administration’s first-ever commercial license to reenter a spacecraft from Earth orbit,” NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said. “With this license in hand, SpaceX can proceed with […]

Medicare Finalizes New Rules: Requires Equal Visitation Rights For All Hospital Patients

A patient in a hospital bed

New requirements empower patients to designate their own visitors, including a same-sex domestic partner The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new rules for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating hospitals that protect patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner. “Basic human […]

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