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NASA hosts first social media event at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Sixty-five of NASA’s social media followers will have a rare opportunity to tour the agency’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California’s Mojave Desert during a NASA Social on Oct. 15, 2012. Goldstone is one of three NASA Deep Space Network complexes strategically placed around the world. The complex provides the ability to communicate with…

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NASA’s Destination Station exhibit opens In Mesa, Ariz.

Posted December 28, 2012 by

Arizonans can get a sense of what spaceflight is like as NASA’s Destination Station exhibit opens at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa. The interactive exhibit reveals the inside of America’s orbiting laboratory while educating visitors about the vast array of science and research being done in low-Earth orbit. “This exhibit is a…

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NASA to host Google+ Hangout on hurricane research flights

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NASA will host a Google+ Hangout from several NASA centers at 2 p.m., EDT, July 23 as the agency prepares to fly two unmanned aircraft over Atlantic Ocean hurricanes this summer. NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission is a five-year project that first took to the field in 2012 from NASA’s Wallops…

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STEM Academy

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Discovery School, a K-8 public school in the Lancaster School District, will be accepting applications for their 6th-8th grade STEM Academy for the 2014/2015 school year Jan. 28-March 7.†All students take two electives. In PLTW Gateway, students study engineering, fly rockets, study robotics and programming, build small solar cars, create Rube Goldberg machines, and draw…

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Starlight Festival coming to Big Bear

Posted May 14, 2014 by

The 2014 StarLight Festival will be held at the Northwoods Resort & Conference Center May 24 and 25. Located at 40650 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, Calif., the event will be open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. both days. The free event features a wide array of speakers sharing their insights on space exploration, robots, the Sun…

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Mojave Makers Open House shows group’s enthusiasm

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

A new volunteer group at Mojave Air and Space Port is off to a good start, based on the interest of more than 30 visitors to its first open house April 10. The group is sort of a high tech hobby club that provides tools, space, support and social interaction to its members. They are…

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Mojave hosting Intermediate Space Challenge

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Forty teams will be competing in the Intermediate Space Challenge at Mojave Air and Space Port May 22. There will be 30 teams from Mojave and California City, and 10 from the surrounding area schools.

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Historic exhibit depicts Pentagon life over the years

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Claudette Roulo

The Pentagon is not just an ordinary office building, William E. Brazis, the director of Washington Headquarters Services, said July 12 at a dedication ceremony for the newest history exhibit to open in the...

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AV Fairgrounds holds 21st Annual Salute to Youth

Posted September 21, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Photographs by Rebecca Amber At this table, students learned about the Science Mission at NASA using a robotic arm to teach about the rover on Mars. Salute to Youth, Career Connection is a long-standing tradition for the Antelope Valley, Calif. The annual event is sponsored by the community to encourage students to learn more about…

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South by Southwest crowds flock to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full-scale model, exhibit

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Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, March 8-10. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grummanís four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by…

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