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Oct 17, 2019, 11:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Receives $25,000 Donation for STEM Workforce Development Programs

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced a donation of $25,000 from JastinTech-Luxrobo to support the delivery of STEM...


Sep 11, 2019, 11:53 ET Universities Space Research Association Appoints Eric M. Weaver Vice President, Human Resources

Universities Space Research Association today announced the appointment of Eric M. Weaver as Vice President, Human Resources, reporting to USRA...


Feb 27, 2019, 09:30 ET SAVE THE DATE: Exploring New Space Frontiers at April 23 USRA Symposium

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today unveiled plans for its 50th annual symposium, "Space Exploration: Achievement of the Past 50 ...


Jan 16, 2019, 09:30 ET Universities Space Research Association establishes new "Earth from Space Institute" and appoints Miguel Román founding director

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the formation of the Earth from Space Institute (EfSI) and the appointment of Dr....


Jan 07, 2019, 14:00 ET SOFIA discovered that the stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is preventing more stars from forming nearby

The stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is preventing more new stars from forming nearby, according to new research using NASA's...


Nov 19, 2018, 10:00 ET Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Announces Winners of the 2018 Scholarship Awards

In keeping with its goal to recognize and develop promising future scientists in space-related disciplines, Universities Space Research Association...


Sep 13, 2018, 09:30 ET Universities Space Research Association Announces Passing of Dr. William Corso, Director, Goddard Earth Sciences, Technology, and Research (GESTAR)

With great sadness Universities Space Research Association today announces the passing of Dr. William Corso on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his...


Aug 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Scientist, Ludovic Brucker, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, receives the Cryosphere Early Career Award

Universities Space Research Association scientist, Ludovic Brucker, is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Cryosphere Early Career Award presented by ...


Aug 09, 2018, 11:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Announces Launch of New Website

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the launch of a new website design that reflects the evolving nature and progress of...


May 14, 2018, 11:40 ET Universities Space Research Association's David Kring Receives the Prestigious Michael J. Wargo Exploration Science Award from NASA

Universities Space Research Association's David Kring, working at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, in Houston received the prestigious annual...


May 07, 2018, 10:00 ET Maryland STEM Students Win Coveted "Inspire Award" in FIRST Tech Global Competition in Detroit

A team of young robotics innovators from Montgomery County dubbed "Wizards.exe" received the top award—the "Inspire Award"—at the FIRST Tech...


Nov 28, 2017, 08:45 ET Universities Space Research Association Announces 2017 Scholarship Award Winners

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the winners of the prestigious annual USRA Scholarship Award. USRA awards scholarships ...


Nov 07, 2017, 08:30 ET Universities Space Research Association Supporting Arecibo Observatory After Hurricane Maria

Universities Space Research Association, (USRA) one of the entities that manages Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, today announced actions it has...


Oct 02, 2017, 10:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Names Bernard Seery Senior Vice President, Technology R&D

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced today the appointment of Bernard Seery as Senior Vice-President, Technology Research and...


Aug 31, 2017, 09:15 ET First quantum annealing computer in the United States to have more than 2000 qubits installed and operational

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA), as part of an ongoing joint collaboration with NASA and Google Inc. to operate a Quantum...


Jun 02, 2017, 13:30 ET How does fire burn in Space? Universities Space Research Association and the research team to study behavior of fire as NASA prepares to ignite third SAFFIRE experiment

Shortly after the Cygnus cargo vehicle (which launched in March 2017) undocks from the International Space Station on June 4, 2017, a team of...


Jun 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Expands Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Activities with the Acquisition of STEMaction Inc.

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced today the integration of STEMaction, Inc. of Glenwood, Maryland, into its operations. With...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:23 ET Universities Space Research Association Awarded NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Contract

Universities Space Research Association (USRA), headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a contract to provide NASA with science and...


Feb 07, 2017, 07:30 ET Universities Space Research Association's Eric Becklin receives the 2017 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship for Lifetime Preeminence in Astronomical Research

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced today that Eric Becklin (USRA/Caltech) was the recipient of the American Astronomical...


Dec 12, 2016, 10:43 ET Universities Space Research Association Names Paula King Vice-President, Human Resources

Universities Space Research Association today announced the appointment of Paula King as Vice President, Human Resources. Ms. King will start her new ...


Dec 06, 2011, 11:31 ET NICER/SEXTANT Team Named Goddard Chief Technologist's Innovators of the Year

In a ceremony held December 1, 2011, Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Keith Gendreau (NASA) and Deputy PI Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian (USRA), together with...


Nov 22, 2011, 02:00 ET Airborne Observatory Views Star Forming Region

Researchers at NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center, located at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, ...


Jul 01, 2011, 02:00 ET International Students Receive Hands-On Research Opportunities in Lunar Geology and Aerospace Engineering

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas, and the University of Texas at Arlington recently hosted five undergraduate students from...


Jun 03, 2011, 10:00 ET Universities Space Research Association Part of Team Selected by the National Science Foundation to Manage Arecibo Observatory

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is part of a multi-organization team led by SRI International that has been awarded a five-year...


May 11, 2011, 03:00 ET Teachers Selected to Fly on SOFIA Airborne Observatory

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has selected six middle and high school science teachers to fly onboard the...