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April 22, 2007
Tuesday Science fiction or fact? Is there life on Mars? A NASA engineer talks with Pulse reporter Alan Sokol about rockets, robots and the possibility of life on the Red Planet. Wednesday Building for education A new Maugansville Elementary School is one step closer to reality after school officials take part in a groundbreaking ceremony.
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May 4, 2009
Students in Debra McPherson's third-grade class at Sharpsburg Elementary School heard a presentation on the NASA space program April 22. Ralph Silvestro, a human resource analyst for the federal government, wearing a facsimile spacesuit, emphasized that students will need advanced skills in reading, writing and mathematics to become involved in the space program. Silvestro showed students small bottles of facsimile "moon dust" and gave each student a uniform patch from the space program.
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February 23, 2008
NASA's probe to Mercury Neal Bachtell, local resident and NASA staff member, will talk about and show photos of the recent NASA fly-by of Mercury. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 West Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7; free for children younger than 2. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org . 'See How They Run' The Potomac Playmakers present this hilarious British farce. 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29, and Saturday, Mar. 1; 3 p.m. Sunday.
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By DAN DEARTH | August 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Meagan Graff was accepted into the engineering programs at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, but she chose to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., to be closer to NASA. One day, the 17-year-old Hagerstown resident said, she wants to work for the federal space agency. "I'd like to end up with an internship at NASA, and get a job there or with Boeing," Graff said. "I was absolutely excited when I was accepted" at Embry-Riddle.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | May 13, 2007
If a satellite connection needs to be made between the military overseas and the United States or for emergency responders handling a disaster, chances are AMERICOM Government Services will provide it. At its Hagerstown office, a small staff of engineers has custom designed such satellite communication solutions for its clients, which include Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Edward...
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January 4, 2005
Tuesday, Jan. 4 8 p.m. on ABC The Orange Bowl Though the Bowl Championship Series hasn't come close to ending the arguments over who deserves the chance to play for college football's national championship, this is the game that will make it official. Oklahoma and USC meet in Miami. 8 p.m. on PBS "Nova" A year ago, Spirit, the first of NASA's two Mars rovers, landed on the planet. What have scientists gained from this ambitious project? Tonight's episode, "Welcome to Mars," sums up the "startling findings.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
Retired NASA astronaut Don Thomas encouraged Western Heights Middle School eighth-graders to follow their dreams and to persevere, as he did. “If you forget everything else I told you here today, the one thing I want you to remember is to never give up on your dream,” Thomas told about 235 eighth-graders in the school's auditorium Tuesday. After spending more than nine years in college, taking additional training and submitting four applications to NASA, Thomas was accepted into the space agency's astronaut program.
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by ALAN SOKOL | April 24, 2007
NASA engineer Steve Squyres, who recently spoke at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa., sat down with Pulse writer Alan Sokol. Here is an excerpt of their discussion. To hear the whole interview, visit Alan's Yak at www.antpod.com Mars - a mysterious rusty planet that might have once held life, almost like a long-lost brother to Earth. But did it actually harbor life at all in its history? I went to an expert to find out. Steven Squyres, the lead engineer of the Mars Exploration Rover project, has given us some answers that might help us to better understand what's going on with Mars.
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April 20, 2001
Youth calendar for 4/24 Movies Opening this week "The Dish" (PG-13) - In the days before the infamous July 19, 1969, space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 7, 2009
A rocket scientist for NASA, a master control operator for C-SPAN, a high school math teacher, moms, dads. These are just some of the ways to describe the valedictorian class of 1999. It's been 10 years since they graduated at the top of their classes. We wondered, What are they up to now? We attempted to track down valedictorians from Washington County schools to see if they would share their stories. For the most part, we were successful. We found 11 valedictorians willing to update us on their lives since high school, including three co-valedictorians from Williamsport High School.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
Retired NASA astronaut Don Thomas encouraged Western Heights Middle School eighth-graders to follow their dreams and to persevere, as he did. “If you forget everything else I told you here today, the one thing I want you to remember is to never give up on your dream,” Thomas told about 235 eighth-graders in the school's auditorium Tuesday. After spending more than nine years in college, taking additional training and submitting four applications to NASA, Thomas was accepted into the space agency's astronaut program.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2011
At the age of 12, Abigail Marconi might be too young to be a rocket scientist. But give her a few years, and it could be her career of choice. The seventh-grader at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School recently spent a week as a participant in NASA's SISTER program - the Summer Institute of Science, Technology, Engineering and Research. Held each year at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the purpose of the five-day program is to provide opportunities for middle school girls to explore nontraditional career fields while working with research scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
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August 30, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University senior computer science and mathematics major Robert Auld of Gerrardstown, W.Va., joined 250 interns at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to work with NASA engineers during a summer internship program. The internship, which began June 1 and continued through August, was in Greenbelt, Md. While there, Auld coded programs that NASA engineers use to do their jobs, working on optimization of antennae on a sounding rocket to maximize scientific returns given a set of constraints.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | November 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The colorful image revealed intense activity near the galactic core. Onlookers were awed by the energetic explosion of colors. They were not viewing a science fiction film or a kinetic video game, but NASA images of the Milky Way unveiled Saturday at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. NASA released the images to 150 institutions across the United States, including a partnership of Discovery Station and the William M. Brish Planetarium. NASA's Great Observatory Images were released in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, which coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo first using a telescope.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 5, 2009
LEMASTERS, Pa. -- People have asked Scott Stover if growing up in the small Pennsylvania hamlet of Lemasters put his dreams at a disadvantage. To the 30-year-old NASA flight director, that question is nothing short of absurd. "I owe everything to my parents and the community that supported me," he said. "Growing up in Franklin County gave me a strong sense of purpose and pride in my country that made me want to pursue my career. " Having just been appointed a flight director to lead Mission Control in Houston, Stover scoffs at the idea that his humble childhood would have hindered his success.
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June 28, 2009
MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Penn State Mont Alto recently sent off three students and their professor to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Siegfried "Zig" Herzog, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his students attended the final stage of NASA's RockSat program that culminated in their experiment being launched into the upper atmosphere inside a NASA-modified Terrier-Orion rocket. The students and their adviser have been working together for nearly two years to prepare the canister that will house their own experiment, as well as experiments from teams at Boston University and Virginia Tech.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 7, 2009
A rocket scientist for NASA, a master control operator for C-SPAN, a high school math teacher, moms, dads. These are just some of the ways to describe the valedictorian class of 1999. It's been 10 years since they graduated at the top of their classes. We wondered, What are they up to now? We attempted to track down valedictorians from Washington County schools to see if they would share their stories. For the most part, we were successful. We found 11 valedictorians willing to update us on their lives since high school, including three co-valedictorians from Williamsport High School.
NEWS
May 4, 2009
Students in Debra McPherson's third-grade class at Sharpsburg Elementary School heard a presentation on the NASA space program April 22. Ralph Silvestro, a human resource analyst for the federal government, wearing a facsimile spacesuit, emphasized that students will need advanced skills in reading, writing and mathematics to become involved in the space program. Silvestro showed students small bottles of facsimile "moon dust" and gave each student a uniform patch from the space program.
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By DAN DEARTH | August 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Meagan Graff was accepted into the engineering programs at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, but she chose to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., to be closer to NASA. One day, the 17-year-old Hagerstown resident said, she wants to work for the federal space agency. "I'd like to end up with an internship at NASA, and get a job there or with Boeing," Graff said. "I was absolutely excited when I was accepted" at Embry-Riddle.
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February 23, 2008
NASA's probe to Mercury Neal Bachtell, local resident and NASA staff member, will talk about and show photos of the recent NASA fly-by of Mercury. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 West Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7; free for children younger than 2. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org . 'See How They Run' The Potomac Playmakers present this hilarious British farce. 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29, and Saturday, Mar. 1; 3 p.m. Sunday.
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