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NASA Looking for Solar System Ambassadors

nasa_logoNASA is looking for volunteers to spread the word about the wonders of space exploration.

Solar System Ambassador


What do a teacher, surfer, firefighter, award-winning book author and neurosurgeon have in common? A love of space and a desire to share that passion. They’ve joined a growing number of private citizens in NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program, which brings space information to the public through planetarium talks, telescope-viewing parties, mall displays and other events. Now you can volunteer too. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 30.


  • Parabolic Arc
  • September 3, 2009
Parabolas: Virgin on a Roll, Human-Rated ATVs, and Japanese Spaceplanes

Rob Coppinger takes a look at developments in human spaceflight over at his Hyperbola blog, including: Virgin Galactic’s plan to roll out its White Knight carrier aircraft in about two months’ time; EADS-Astrium’s proposal for an ATV-derived capsule, with photos of a mockup unveiled at the Berlin Air Show (the BBC also has a story); a six-person capsule being jointly studied by Europe and Russia for possible launch on the […]

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  • May 29, 2008