Tom Greene has been helping with the cryogenic testing of the James Webb
Space Telescope (JWST) Near-infrared camera (NIRCam) flight instrument at
the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto since June 28.
Farid Salama and his colleagues from the Steering Committee attended the launch of the first new AAS Division in over thirty years, the Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD), where they were presented with a certificate commemorating this historic occasion in recognition of the role they played in helping motivate the formation of the division.
The fireball created by the falling meteoroid, which is thought to have been about 3-4 meters in diameter, was seen in multiple states. These searches have so far turned up two fragments of the original body, and additional pieces have been found by meteorite dealers and members of the public.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler mission has been named winner of the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in the Space category, announced last night at the 55th annual black-tie awards dinner in Washington, D.C.