Tag Archives: NASA

Mars

The First Human Voice on Mars is Black

And he’s also head of NASA

The rover transmitted Charles Bolden’s voice to Earth from Mars—the first time a voice has…

By Samara Lynn

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STEM Toys

8 Educational STEM Toys for Kids at CES 2017

These eight toys will ensure your kids learn STEM!

To prepare kids for a technology-encompassed world, it’s never too early to get tech into…

By Samara Lynn

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jeanette-epps

Jeanette J. Epps First Black Woman To Call NASA International Space Station Home

Epps joins three other black women astronauts to travel in space

Astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is on a mission to space that will make her the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Hidden Figures

‘Hidden Figures’ Reveals the Power of Math

The true story uncovers the truth about African American genius

Unfolding from the 1940s to the 1960s, the story, as Hidden Figures film director Theodore…

By Robin White Goode

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Hidden Figures

Black Radio Rallies Around Movie ‘Hidden Figures’

This call to action for Greek-letter organizations to fill theaters while also empowering black youth to pursue STEM careers

Black Radio Solidarity has launched a campaign to fill theaters for the movie HIDDEN FIGURES,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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FAMU

FAMU, Lockheed Martin Sign $5M NASA Agreement

Partnership ‘will open doors for students,’ says interim Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson

Okoli says that both graduates and undergrads will work with Lockheed Martin, whose needs will…

By Robin White Goode

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Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu

The Road to TechConneXt: Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, Robotics Engineer

Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is considered a leader in the field of robotics

Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu will take part in discussing advancements and opportunities in the fields of…

By Samara Lynn

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Spelman students displaying their humanoid robot 'spice'

Howard University Introduces D.C Kids to Robot and NASA Scientists and Engineers

Third-graders, college, and high-school students, mingled with NASA scientists and robot engineers at Howard University STEM forum

Third-graders, college, and high-school students, mingled with NASA scientists and robot engineers at Howard University…

By Samara Lynn

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Robotics Scientist

Meet Dr. Ayanna Howard: Roboticist, AI Scientist, and Old School #Blerd

She's one of the brightest minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence

Dr. Ayanna Howard is an award-winning scientist who has worked for NASA, built robots for…

By Samara Lynn

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WhiteHouseAstronomyDay

White House Hosts Astronomy Night

President Obama announces private-sector STEM commitments

White House Astronomy Night is just the latest in a series of events that President…

By Robin White Goode

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STEM Activities and More at Camp Google

Free online camp gets kids outside doing science experiments

Google has consulted the experts to design a fun online camp for kids that gets…

By Robin White Goode

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Dr. Mae Jemison Talks Overcoming Fear

The former astronaut says her fear of heights wouldn't keep her from space exploration

Former astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison says her fear of heights wouldn’t keep her from space…

By Brittany Dandy

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New Book Tells Stories of Black Pioneers in Space Program

'We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program' talks being black in NASA during its early days

A newly released book profiles 10 African American space workers who were pioneers in their…

By Joel Lyons

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Cool Jobs: Meteorologist Somara Theodore Talks STEM & Storm Watching

Media personality details importance of mentorship and advice for young professionals

WJCL’s resident scientist, Somara Theodore, speaks with Black Enterprise about being a successful TV meteorologist…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Former NASA Employee Launches Diverse Emoji App

App includes black and brown faces, interracial couples and same-sex couples

Former NASA employee, Katrina Parrot, launches a new app called iDiversicons, which is filled with…

By Courtney Connley

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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The Cupola observatory module was installed in February of 2010.

The First Instagram Selfie From Space is Pretty Awesome

With Earth in the background photobombing, American astronaut Steven Swanson became the first person to take a selfie on Instagram in space

The photo was taken in the observatory module of the space station, the Cupola

By Patrick Austin

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The telescope was launched in 2009 and has discovered over 900 planets.

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers 715 New Planets

The exoplanets orbit 305 stars, revealing the existence of more multiple-planet systems similar to ours

One planet in the habitable zone is twice the size of Earth

By Patrick Austin

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NASA recognizes the outstanding effort of Small Businesses

How Small Business & NASA Are Working Together Toward Future Missions

NASA continues to work with small business, to the tune of $38.7 million

NASA’s small business innovation research projects continue to link small business with our space program

By C. Daniel Baker

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NASA recognizes the outstanding effort of Small Businesses

NASA Improves Contract Performance with Small Businesses

NASA has achieved an "A" on it's Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

Despite a spending decrease due to federal budget constraints, NASA awarded approximately $2.6 billion directly…

By C. Daniel Baker

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