About USRA
Founded in 1969, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the U.S. Government, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is a nonprofit corporation chartered to advance space-related science, technology and engineering. USRA operates scientific institutes and facilities, and conducts other major research and educational programs, under Federal funding. USRA engages the university community and employs in-house scientific leadership, innovative research and development, and project management expertise. More information about USRA is available at www.usra.edu.
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Universities Space Research Association - Archive
2017
28
Feb
2017
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2016
20
Nov
2016
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USRA Statement in Response to the NSF Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Arecibo Observatory

17
Jun
2016
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Anthony Thornton appointed as the USRA Director of Corporate Strategy

08
Jun
2016
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The LPI, managed by USRA, participates in Sixth Annual Astronomy Festival in Washington D.C.

01
Jun
2016
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Chandra Movie Captures Expanding Debris From a Stellar Explosion

31
May
2016
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Scientists Identify Source of the Moon's Water

12
May
2016
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USRA contributes to The New York Times virtual reality experience 'Seeking Pluto's Frigid Heart' releasing May 19

11
May
2016
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USRA HQ employees observe Mercury's transit in front of the Sun

03
May
2016
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Universities Space Research Association’s scientist receives presidential award

02
May
2016
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The Lunar and Planetary Institute, operated by the Universities Space Research Association for NASA, Awards Upper Darby High School Top Honor for Lunar Research Project

28
Apr
2016
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USRA Announces a $193 Million Award from NASA for Operation of NASA Academic Mission Services

06
Apr
2016
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Space Weather Symposium Hosted by USRA and GWU Space Policy Institute

30
Mar
2016
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USRA and the GWU Space Policy Institute present a symposium titled "Space Weather Science and Applications" on March 31

28
Mar
2016
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Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Science Team Studies Fire Safety in Space at NASA's Glenn Research Center

18
Mar
2016
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USRA LPI presents 47th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference featuring Ceres, Mars, Pluto Science Results

11
Mar
2016
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The USRA Headquarters building has been LEED Silver certified

10
Mar
2016
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Universities Space Research Association’s Paul Schenk, member of NASA’s Dawn Mission, shares coveted honor with team

02
Mar
2016
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Repetitive patterns found in mysterious cosmic bursts of radio waves

2015
18
Dec
2015
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USRA Director, Joan Schmelz, Recognized in Nature's 'Ten people who mattered this year' as 'A Voice for Women'

14
Dec
2015
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USRA STEM Education Center in Columbia Officially Dedicated: NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman Help Cut the Ribbon

10
Dec
2015
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USRA's David Bell Engages Media During Quantum Computing Event

18
Nov
2015
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Congresswoman Donna Edwards visits USRA

21
Oct
2015
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USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute captivates stargazers during White House Astronomy Night

14
Oct
2015
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USRA Announces 2015 Scholarship Award Winners

05
Oct
2015
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USRA Participates with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Future Planetary Mission to Venus

09
Sep
2015
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NASA Awards Postdoctoral Program Contract to USRA

28
Aug
2015
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Jeanie Greenwell appointed USRA Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

13
Aug
2015
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USRA Wins Award to Continue Operating the Lunar and Planetary Institute

14
Jul
2015
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USRA participates in NASA’s historic encounter with Pluto

17
Jun
2015
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Anthony Thornton appointed as the USRA Director of Corporate Strategy