Sunday, March 17, 2013
This week's top headlines from your Prince George's County Patches.
Sequestration 2013: Hoyer Says NASA Goddard Could See Layoffs Hoyer said he will continue to make job creation a priority and help Congress work toward a balanced agreement. Should Hyattsville Release Weekly Reports? Hyattsville's City Council keeps tabs on Hyattsville's government with informative, near-weekly memos seen by few other people. Hyattsville Mayor: Minimum Sidewalk Vision Not Final Plan Mayor says his "minimum point of departure" for University Hills sidewalks was a rhetorical device. Woman Sexually Assaulted in Riverdale Park Police say the victim was groped by a man while walking her dog in the area of Natoli Place and Rittenhouse Street. Public Arts Initiative Clears Riverdale Park Council The town could see new artwork go…
Monday, December 17, 2012
More than 90 boxes have been sent out.
More than 90 boxes of comfort items are en route to military members overseas from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from their second annual Operation Give Thanks Program. It was the last of many ways the center has honored veterans this year. “This community really supported our efforts and I want to thank each and every person who gave items and/or time to this cause,” said Mark Hubbard, the center's Veterans Affairs Committee chairperson. “I think we can never do too much to serve and honor our greatest defense for freedom, America’s military members.” Also in honor of veterans, last month, Goddard hosted a Veterans Day recognition program where Goddard community members were offered the opportunity to remember family veterans by …
Monday, December 3, 2012
One science journalist says he has an idea of what it will be.
Monday, December 3, 2012
UPDATE 3:42 PM: Nasa announced its findings in a news conference in San Francisco, noting it had not found direct evidence of chemical compounds that would support the presence of life on Mars. Read more on the Huffington Post. -- It's not being announced at NASA Goddard's Space Flight Center, which we can claim in our neck of the woods, but NASA Monday will release what's being called a noteworthy finding by the Curiosity rover now investigating the surface of Mars. Rumors began flying after chief Curiosity scientist John Grotzinger was quoted by NPR as saying that the rover had recently gathered data "for the history books." However, NASA downplayed expectations in a statement Friday. "Rumors and speculation that there are major new …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
NASA Goddard extends its registration deadline through Tuesday for Reaching for the Stars: Space Exploration and Humanity's Quest to Understand Everything program.
Friday, June 8, 2012
More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed activities, lectures and more at NASA's Goddard Visitor Center.
On Tuesday, June 5th, NASA hosted a Transit of Venus viewing party, a rare astrological event that will not occur again until 2117. Even though the skies were cloudy, and did not allow for viewing through the solar telescopes, more than 1,000 people participated in hands-on activities presentations by NASA scientists and viewing real-time images from NASA spacecraft. "While it would have been nice had the sun cooperated, people really seemed to seemed to enjoy the event," said Nancy Jones, NASA Goddard's communications manager.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
You can check out NASA Goddard animators magic on your desktop or iPad.
NASA animators at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, have produced a new animation that shows the movement of the Earth's oceans' currents over a time period of more than two years - from June 2005 to December 2007. The scientific visualization captures tens of thousands of ocean surface currents. NASA Goddard also released a 3-minute version on its NASA Visualization Explorer iPad app. Both the 20-minute and 3-minute versions are available in high definition on its website.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Guests of NASA Goddard will get the opportunity to hear about the inner workings of the sun at a free lecture on Thursday.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Members of Maryland's Congressional Delegation held a town meeting about NASA's future at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
Friday, December 2, 2011
By Brendan Ponton, Capital News Service GREENBELT — With the federal government continuing to look for ways to reduce the growing deficit, members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation took part in a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt to assure the workers they will continue to look out for their best interests. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-4th), and Rep.Steny Hoyer (D-5th) said they will attempt to spare space science and exploration. They also touted their accomplishments in the most recent federal budget, where they secured $530 million for the continuing construction of the James Webb telescope. “We put money into the federal budget for there to be a James Webb …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The shuttle Endeavor lands after delivering a payload that wouldn't have been complete without work that went on right here in Greenbelt.
Greenbelt-based NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has much to celebrate, after the shuttle Endeavor safely landed on the third rock from the sun early Wednesday. Endeavor carried the the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which Goddard contributed to and the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC-3), a payload platform primarily designed, manufactured, assembled and tested by NASA Goddard. Endeavor returned from its 25th and final space flight and completed its 122 milionth mile, after Endeavor's crew delivered the ELC-3 and the AMS instrument to the International Space Station. The AMS will search the cosmic darkness, delving into dark matter, cosmic rays and antimatter, as it seeks to understand mysteries of the universe. If you hear …
Monday, May 23, 2011
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, based in Greenbelt, releases photos of the activity from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano eruption on Sunday.
Greenbelt-based NASA Goddard released these images of Grimsvotn volcano taken by the MODIS satellite on May 22, showing the ash plume.