academic institutions (known to include Uppsala University in Sweden and University College Cork in Ireland) and several other Internet locations. In 1979, James Lovelock, a former NASA scientist, published ''Gaia: A new look at life on Earth'', which put forth the Gaia Hypothesis; it proposes that life on Earth can be understood as a single organism. This became an important part of the Deep Green (Deep Green Resistance) ideology. Throughout the rest
simultaneously held the position of professor of physics and astronomy (1982–1997) and research professor (since 1998) at Johns Hopkins University, and is now University Professor. During this time, he was also Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) (1993–1999). He is currently principal investigator for the Chandra Deep Field-South project with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The '''Terrestrial Planet Finder''' ('''TPF
statute miles (18.5 km) were obtained, and a speed of 2,021.6 miles per hour (3,254 km h) was reached. Flight time 8 minutes 11 seconds. Payload 1,007 kg. thumb right Is the universe made of information? Image Credit: NASA (Image:Hubble ultra deep field high rez edit1.jpg), ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF team. 1950: Off to Edwards AFB In 1950, Crossfield joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
used in 1994. If this means complete power, as opposed to having to deal with the checks and balances (w:checks and balances) built into our federal government, this is some of what I'd do: I'd end abortion and all the precipitating factors leading to it (poverty, dysfunctional family dynamics, relaxed sexual mores, alcohol and drug addiction...). I'd mobilize a set of dramatic initiatives to, not just curb global warming (w:global warming), but to actually start to reverse it. I would unilaterally disarm our nuclear weapons. I'd stop the production of nuclear energy. (Anybody hear of Chernobyl (w:Chernobyl)?) I would grant amnesty and family reunification to illegal immigrants (w:Illegal Immigration in the United States). (During a talk at an immigration rally in Arizona several years ago, I said we walked through the slums of w:Juarez, Mexico Juarez , where violence is off the charts and many of the children are extremely hungry. If I was their parent, I'd do everything I could to get these children out of harms way and get them something to eat – even if it meant risking crossing the border illegally.) I would end the death penalty. Also in Arizona, I read a newspaper story about a death penalty protester who posed: “Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” Good question. I would increase, exponentially, American foreign aid (it is currently only 4% of the budget) to try to help stem world hunger much more – 24,000 people starve to death every day in the world – and to help realize Habitat for Humanity (w:Habitat for Humanity)'s goal of providing adequate housing, (“…for every person in the world.”) I would bring peace to urban war zones around the country. (In part of this effort, our family moved into a dangerous part of Cleveland, Ohio, to be part of the solution.) I would end w:homelessness homelessness . (We take homeless people into our home. And we will be doing the same in the West Wing (w:West Wing). I mean the Lincoln bedroom (w:Lincoln Bedroom) is free, as an example.) I would tremendously jack down and simplify the economy, shifting America back to much more of a local production for local consumption orientation, like it was in the “old days.” I would mobilize efforts for a tremendous come back of the small family farm and the practice of growing organically. This was once the backbone of our country, I told the newspaper Country Today in Wisconsin. And it should be again. I would get people to tighten their belts and pay off the w:National Debt National Debt so our children don't inherit it. During a talk at the University of Notre Dame (w:University of Notre Dame) recently, I said I would redirect the technical smarts at NASA (w:NASA) toward coming up with better water filtration systems, solar panel (w:solar panel)s, wind turbine (w:wind turbine)s..., as opposed to working on things like going to space destinations where we: can't breathe the air, there's no gravity and there's no food! “That might be, oh, a hint God doesn't want us there,” I said. I would give some of the land back to the Native Americans (w:Native Americans) so it's equitable, like it should have been from the beginning. And I would give the African Americans (w:African Americans) tangible reparations for past atrocities (w:Reparations for slavery) and the ongoing trans-generational problems slavery (w:slavery) caused. And, I would ensure – as impossible as this seems – that the Cleveland Browns (w:Cleveland Browns) had a winning season, soon... For a look at how I would actually try to make a lot of this happen, the Cleveland Browns notwithstanding, go to my rather extensive position papers at ''Atlantis'' lifted off in fair weather at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) from the w:Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral (w:Cape Canaveral), Florida. The launch was viewed by over 40,000 spectators at Kennedy, including a small group chosen by NASA (w:NASA) for a space "tweetup (w:Twitter)". Carrying six veteran astronauts and an assortment of parts for the International Space Station (w:International Space Station) (ISS), the shuttle took off without any delays. This mission, scheduled to take twelve days, is the aging shuttle's 32nd voyage into space of its 25-year career.
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is an acclaimed Puerto Rican author whose works span a range of literary genres including poetry, short stories, and essays. Other alumni are Chris Carrabba
, 2009 NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite. Creation thumb left 1963 photo showing Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) JPL Director, President John F. Kennedy, (right). NASA Administrator James Webb in background. They are discussing the Mariner program (File:Kennedy Receives Mariner 2 Model.jpg), with a model presented. From 1946, the National Advisory
, such as property warehouses, wardrobe workshops and other covered space. The studio is still in development and will eventually add state-of-the-art sound stages, post-production facilities and a hands-on international film school. '''Java Pathfinder''' (JPF) is a system to verify executable Java (Java (software platform)) bytecode (Java bytecode) programs. JPF was developed at the NASA Ames Research Center and open sourced in 2005. The acronym JPF is not to be confused
) (National Geographic). id NASA TM-2002-211304 publisher NASA Glenn Research Center date 2002-01-XX March 23, 2005 *For the first time light from planets outside the solar system has been directly observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Up until now all extrasolar planets have been found using the "wobble" and "transit" techniques.
Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio, has verified the performance of optical ice detectors. reference: NASA Lewis (Glenn) video document D040 dated 23 September, 1997, range time 18:43:37 hours In a U.S. press conference on February 23, 1962, Col. Barney Oldfield revealed that a space cabin had indeed been orbiting the earth since 1960, as it had become jammed into its booster rocket. According to the NASA NSSDC Master Catalog (International Designator), Sputnik 4
The ion thrusters use electromagnetic fields to vector the engine exhaust Similarly to propellered vehicles, some vehicles use wings for propulsion. Sailboats and sailplanes are propelled by the forward component of lift generated by their sails wings.
: adventure.howstuffworks.com outdoor-activities water-sports sailboat3.htm accessdate 2011-08-02 Ornithopters also produce thrust aerodynamically. Ornithopters with large rounded leading edges produce lift by leading-edge suction forces.
recently served as Chair of the NASA Space Science Advisory Committee and as a member of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). In November 2011, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (Charles F. Bolden, Jr.) named Squyres chairman of the NAC, succeeding Dr. Kenneth Ford (Kenneth M. Ford), the founder and director of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. File:20040115 Sp Egress-br.jpg right thumb 250px Dr. Steve Squyres reacts to the images of Spirit leaving its lander
Charles Bolden (Charles F. Bolden, Jr.) named Squyres chairman of the NAC, succeeding Dr. Kenneth Ford (Kenneth M. Ford), the founder and director of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. right thumb 200px (File:Pete Theisinger.jpg) '''Peter C. Theisinger''' (born 1945 in Fresno, California) is the director of the Engineering and Science Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena (Pasadena, California), California
The '''National Aeronautics and Space Administration''' ('''NASA''') is the United States government (Federal government of the United States) agency responsible for the civilian space program (list of space agencies) as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
President (President of the United States) Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958
Since that time, most U.S. space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo (Apollo program) moon-landing (Moon landing) missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion (spacecraft)), the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew (Commercial Crew Development) vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.
NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite.