Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-05-10 22:54
Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life.
Marc Garneau began his service to Canada as a Navy combat systems engineer on HMCS Algonquin from 1974 to 1976. He was promoted to Commander in 1982 while at Staff College and was transferred to Ottawa in 1983. In January 1986, he was promoted to Naval Captain and retired from the Navy in 1989.
In December 1983, Marc was one of six Canadian astronauts selected out of over four thousand candidates. He was seconded to the Canadian Astronaut Program from the Department of National Defense in February 1984 to begin astronaut training. Marc made history by becoming the first Canadian Astronaut to fly in space as a payload specialist on Shuttle Mission 41-G, October 5-13, 1984.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-05-09 21:17
Dr. George Rhee has carried out observational programs with many different telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope, ROSAT, the Very large array, New Mexico). He has used optical based telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory (Tucson Arizona) Apache Point Observatory (New Mexico) Las Palma Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain) and Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff Arizona).
His talk focuses on the quest to find the First Stars.
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-04-30 02:20
An April 29 exploration forum aired on NASA Television from NASA headquarters, featured Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency leadership showcasing NASA's human exploration path to Mars. NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-04-24 23:30
To understand the the long-term effects of space on the human body, NASA is conducting an experiment involving twins! Join Tara as she explains what they hope to learn by sending one twin to space, but not the other.
NASA To Conduct Unprecedented Twin Experiment http://phys.org/news/2014-04-nasa-unp...
"Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home. After a year in space, the traveling twin returns home and they reunite."
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-03-15 08:52
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-03-13 23:14
Meyya Meyyappan is the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center. In this video interview with Physics World, Meyyappan explains why NASA is placing so much faith in nanotechnology for the future of its space-exploration programme. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.