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Prestigious Grants and Fellowships Presentation

Katerina Sperl

October 10, 2012


Filed under Campus News and Events, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, UNH students met with faculty to discuss some of the country’s most prestigious opportunities for undergraduate students. Although at first intimidating, the meeting was both informational and exciting. Not only did students learn about some new ways to fund future research projects,...

Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham

September 5, 2012


Filed under Global News, West Haven News

As recently as 50 years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was viewed as—no pun intended—an astronomical impossibility. In mid-1961, President John F. Kennedy announced a goal to see an American safely to the moon by the end of the decade, thus adding new pressure to the “Space Race” agains...

The Monkey House: Money: The Final Frontier

Cullen Mclane

April 25, 2012


Filed under Features

Guess what everyone; America is poor. All of our money is down the toilet. This includes the North American Space Administration, better known as NASA. You know what this means? We lack the necessary funds for space adventures. Well, we still have some money for space adventures, but just not enough for real...

Super Fun Facts of the Week

Emily Rodriguez

April 11, 2012


Filed under Features

Monday – Thad Roberts, a NASA intern, spent seven years in federal prison after having sex on a bed full of stolen moon rocks. Tuesday – Lack of sleep and hunger are the two most common causes of anger and mood swings. Wednesday – Australia once engaged in an inter-species war with emus. T...

NASA NuSTAR Telescope Launch Postponed

Ashley Johnson

March 28, 2012


Filed under Science

NASA has postponed the launch of their new X-Ray telescope to allow more time to check issues with the rocket that boosts the telescope into orbit. The space agency recently stated in a press release that the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launch for the month of March would no longer ...

Large Asteroid Zipping Close to Earth

Dante Vittone

November 16, 2011


Filed under Science

Last Tuesday, an asteroid larger than an aircraft carrier darted between the Earth and moon. This was the closest encounter that such a large rock has had in 35 years. Scientists assured the public that they were 100 percent confident that the asteroid wouldn’t hit. Judging from the presence of this ar...

NASA Launches Latest Earth-Observing Satellite

Dante Vittone

November 9, 2011


Filed under Science

After being delayed for years on end, NASA’s newest Earth-observing satellite was launched into space, early on October 28.  The satellite’s mission is to improve weather forecasts and monitor climate change. Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Friday, the Delta 2 rocket was launched, lifting the satel...

NASA Books Flight in New Mexico

Laura Pisano

October 26, 2011


Filed under Science

While NASA’s space program has ended, they have booked their first flights using a spaceport in New Mexico. British billionaire, Richard Branson, owns what he hopes to be the first commercial space craft: Virgin Galactic. According to LA Times, Galactic has a confirmed order from NASA for one char...

Did You Know? – NASA – Part 1

Joann Wolwowicz

October 19, 2011


Filed under Features

This summer, Americans were able to witness the ending of an era. After 30 years of discovery, the final space shuttle mission ended on July 21, 2011 when the space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With the end of the Space Shuttle Program, it seems...

Coming Soon – Most Powerful NASA Rocket

Dante Vittone

September 28, 2011


Filed under Science

It appears that NASA is far from defunct. While the funding for NASA’s engineers has ceased, plenty of designs and concepts were created before the government cut the budget. This means that NASA will continue into the future, and their rocketry program is no exception. The Space Launch System is the name...

New Evidence for Cold Ocean on Early Mars

Liana Teixeira

September 7, 2011


Filed under Science

New evidence suggests that ancient Mars was once much colder than previously assumed, and also contained oceans and glaciers.  These findings may explain why unusual minerals are present in the lowlands of the planet. A team of astrobiologists led by Alberto Fairén at the SETI Institute and the NASA Ame...

NASA Delays Next Space Shuttle Launch by 1 1/2 weeks

The Associated Press

April 6, 2011


Filed under Global News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA is delaying its next space shuttle flight — the last voyage of Endeavour with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' astronaut husband in charge. The flight was postponed because the original April 19 date conflicts with Russia's plans to send a cargo ship to the International Space...

NASA Achieves Perfection: Images of the Sun

Rebekah Gordon

February 16, 2011


Filed under Science

On February 6, NASA completed a huge achievement: sending twin STERO probes into position on opposite sides of the sun to send back uninterrupted images and video of the sun. It’s official; the sun is a sphere. "For the first time ever, we can watch solar activity in its full 3-dimensional glory,"...

Obama Outlines the Future of American Space Exploration

Kait Richmond

April 21, 2010


Filed under Science

President Obama visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Apr. 15 to explain his plans for the future of American space exploration. Despite criticism from heavyweights like Neil Armstrong, the president stands behind his new goal. Rather than sending astronauts to the moon, they will go to an asteroid,...

Successful Shuttle Launch is One of NASA’s Final Missions

Kait Richmond

April 14, 2010


Filed under Global News

The Discovery Space Shuttle launched last week to complete one of the final missions for NASA’s shuttle program. In a pre-dawn liftoff on Apr. 5, seven astronauts departed from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Two days later, they arrived at the International Space Station to drop off thousands...

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