NASA research experiences open to Virginia community college students

Virginia community college sophomores can once again apply for paid NASA research experiences.

Students study earth science through lens of NASA research

High school students from across the state are gathered this week at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton.

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Forbes visits NASA Langley, founds bipartisan NASA caucus

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced the launch of the brand new Congressional NASA Caucus.

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Out of this world opportunity for Virginia community college sophomores

Virginia community college sophomores can add NASA research to their resume.

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Bernie Sanders: Where is Clinton’s climate plan?

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders raised issue with the campaign of Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for her lack of substance on climate change.


NASA awards contract to Orbital ATK to launch payloads from Wallops Island spaceport

NASA has awarded a new multiyear contract to Orbital ATK, a Virginia based company, to deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station from spaceports.

NASA research provides out-of-this-world benefit for grape growers

Virginia’s wine grape industry has really taken off over the past 20 years. Now NASA is helping the state’s grape growers find new ways to meet the growing demand for wine grapes and vineyards.

Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport Launch Pad repair completed

Major repair work at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport Launch Pad 0A, located on NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, was completed on Tuesday.

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NASA Mission to Mars Explored at Bridgewater College

Donner Grigsby, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer, will discuss human exploration and the world’s journey to Mars, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Virginia Tech students to launch experimental 3-D printer on NASA rocket ship from Wallops Island

How would a 3-D printer work in the microgravity of suborbital space after surviving a jarring ride 100 miles above the earth? A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering students hope to have an answer next week after a launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.


Governor McAuliffe announces completion of research collaborations with NASA Langley Research Center

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center Applied Sciences’ DEVELOP Program has completed two projects in Virginia designed to support the Commonwealth’s wine industry and improve the efficiency of water consumption for agricultural purposes.

NOAA and NASA lied on temperature records

Last week NOAA headlined their home page, “It’s official: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record.” NASA proclaimed in their January 16th news release video, “2014 was the hottest year on record.” But these announcements are effectively lies.

Project by team with two current Virginia Tech students launched into space

Two current first-year students at Virginia Tech were members of a five-person team that designed an award-winning NASA project addressing one of the most significant dangers of human space flight: radiation exposure.

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Randy Forbes: The one New Year’s goal our nation needs

At the beginning of a new year, we stand at the cusp of possibility. We have the chance for a fresh start. And though the start of the New Year may not bring with it a completely blank slate, it at least offers an opportunity to recalibrate.

Kaine, Warner praise Virginia priorities in House spending bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Saturday night’s Senate passage of the compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015.

Warner, Kaine announce $20M in funding for Wallops Flight Facility

Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine confirmed today that compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015 includes $20 million in funding for Wallops Flight Facility.

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UVA students who designed shield for Orion spacecraft attend liftoff

UVA students Danny McNamara and Sajan Sheth were at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to observe this week’s launch of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Virginia spaceport facility recovery, return to flight

Recovery from the Antares launch mishap on October 28, 2014 continues for the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.

Ken Plum: Rocket science

Even the professionals have their problems with rocket launches with about one of ten not being successful.

State, local responders assist following Wallops Island rocket launch failure

State and local emergency responders on site during tonight’s attempted launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility quickly jumped into action to contain the fire.

Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.

Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Ken Plum: Climate change is here

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.

NASA Langley Research Center scientist to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Russell De Young, a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will speak on “NASA Advances in Understanding the Solar System,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program debuts webcast series

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a free-to-use online program that is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and matches Virginia undergraduate students looking for a paid internship to companies in Virginia that offer paid internship opportunities.