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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Deadlines, Featured, News | 0 comments

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2014/2015 Academic Year (NESSF14)   NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals entitled NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program – 2014/2015 Academic Year. This call for graduate fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. Universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Masters or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and Space Sciences, or related disciplines, at respective institutions. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals outlined above.   Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities with the advisor serving as the principal investigator.   The financial support for the NESSF Program comes from the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) four science divisions: Earth...

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President Obama Signs National Space Transportation Policy!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, President Obama signed the National Space Transportation Policy. Under the policy, NASA will continue to lead the expansion of a domestic commercial space industry for low-Earth orbit transportation, while developing a heavy lift launch capability to take humans further than they have ever explored – to an asteroid in the next decade and to Mars by the 2030s.   The policy is available online here:  National Space Transportation Policy (pdf)http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/national_space_transportation_policy_11212013.pdf   A fact sheet about the policy is attached to this e-mail.  Fact Sheet: National Space Transportation Policy (pdf)http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/national_space_transportation_policy_fact_sheet_11212013.pdf   NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden published a blog post about the policy today; click here for link: http://blogs.nasa.gov/bolden/   Please feel free to contact us with questions or inquiries about the National Space Transportation Policy....

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Latest Highlights from NASA!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Check out these highlights from NASA, including NASA damage mapping aiding in typhoon disaster response, the birth of a new star, and more! SMD Weekly Highlights (11 15 13)...

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Amazing photo of Super Typhoon Haiyan from ISS!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

SSEP | Student Spaceflight Experiments Program has posted a new item, ‘3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg Photographs Super Typhoon Haiyan from International Space Station’ Potentially the strongest hurricane every recorded by humans on planet Earth, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines as a Category 5 with sustained winds of 195 mph, and gusts to 235 mph. American astronaut Karen Nyberg photographed Haiyan from ISS and posted the image below on Twitter at 3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013 – 6.5 hours ago. You may view the latest post at http://ssep.ncesse.org/2013/11/316-am-est-november-9-2013-astronaut-karen-nyberg-photographs-super-typhoon-haiyan-from-international-space-station/   Karen Nyberg’s twitter can be found at: https://twitter.com/AstroKarenN  ...

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NASA Weekly Highlights (11-1-13)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Take a look at the latest weekly highlights from NASA! There is an interesting article about the examination of Galaxy growth that compares it to the rings of a tree. SMD Weekly Highlights (11-1-13)...

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Message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Kepler: Reminding the World Why We Continue to Explore    You may view the Administrator’s video message on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFeoYHZcUpw   Administrator Bolden’s Message on the Kepler Mission: This week NASA is holding a conference of 400 scientists from around the world to discuss the findings that continue to emerge from our amazing Kepler mission. These scientists, both inside and outside government, will continue to explore potential planets outside our solar system for years to come based on the spacecraft’s groundbreaking work. Conference participants are reporting many amazing findings. Among these include a stunning result, which found that there may be many more  Earth-like planets than previously thought in the Milky Way that reside in the “habitable zone.” The science that Kepler has made possible reminds us just how important NASA’s work is to understanding our universe – and why...

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NASA Internship Opportunities for International Students!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Check out the link below for a posting from the NASA International Internship Program (NASA I^2)! https://intern.nasa.gov/non-us-opportunities/index.html   Check out other opportunities and info on our Non-CT Students students page!...

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