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Georgetown Med School Alumnus Researches Gene Therapy, Writes Novel : 02/06/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2012) - Fred Ledley (M'78) combines his love of writing and work as a gene therapy researcher in his first published novel, Sputnik's Child.

He says the book shows how baby boomers growing up with the startling discoveries in science of the 1960s and 1970s came to have so much confidence in science and technology.

"We really have confidence that diseases can be cured - that the crises that we encounter as doctors and in the case of the book, as parents...

The International Space University's 25th Space Studies Program soon to land on the Florida Space Coast : 02/01/2012

Strasbourg, France (Feb. 1, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU) selected the United States' Florida Space Coast as a natural fit to convene its Space Studies Program as the US gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe.

There are only five months to go before the launch of the 25th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) session at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida, USA and the NASA Kennedy Space Center north of Melbourne, The session will...

Jean-Jacques Dordain re-elected as ISU's Chancellor : 01/25/2012

Strasbourg, France(Jan. 25, 2012) - Mr Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA), has been re-elected by the Board of Trustees to act as Chancellor of the International Space University for a period of 3 years (ISU).

Despite his busy professional life, Prof. Dordain has remained committed to education and to the next generation of space professionals. Throughout his 43 years in the space sector, first at Onera and for the last 22 years in ESA, he...

Thuraya Signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding to Serve African Markets : 01/23/2012

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Jan. 23, 2012) - To embolden its distribution network in Africa, Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator has signed a service partner agreement with Africell Holding (a subsidiary of Lintel Holding). Through this partnership, Africell, one of Africa's most dynamic GSM operators, will be providing Thuraya's data and voice services in Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Thuraya provides border-to-...

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engines Power the Rocket Boosting the Latest Communications Satellite for U.S. Department of Defense : 01/19/2012

CANOGA PARK, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully boosting the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the...

Aerojet Propulsion Helps Deliver Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM Spacecraft : 01/19/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its propulsion components assisted with today's launch and payload insertion of the U.S. Air Force's fourth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) spacecraft.

Aerojet's 12 reaction control thrusters provided roll, pitch and yaw control during ascent of United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Delta IV upper stage. The WGS satellite will also rely on Aerojet propulsion with the company's 100-lbf bipropellant apogee engine being utilized to...

Aerojet Propulsion Adjusts Trajectory of NASA’s Mars-bound Spacecraft : 01/12/2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2012) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its hydrazine thrusters powered a critical in-flight maneuver for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. This important maneuver aligned the spacecraft's trajectory with its landing target.

On Jan. 11, 2012, eight small monopropellant hydrazine thrusters fired for nearly three hours in order to position the spacecraft more precisely toward its planned landing spot in Mars' Gale Crater. The trajectory,...

ISU‘s Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program opens in Adelaide : 01/05/2012

Adelaide, Australia / Strasbourg, France (Jan. 5, 2012) - The International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France with the University of South Australia has joined forces again to bring world class space education to the southern hemisphere with a five-week intensive program set to launch on Monday 9 January 2012.

The Opening Ceremony for the program will be held in the Hawke Building on the UniSA City West Campus in Adelaide at 3:30 PM, on Monday. January 9. A total of 34 students from 12 countries (...

Aerojet’s Sacramento Facility Achieves One Million Man Hours Without a Lost-time Injury : 12/21/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2011) - Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its Sacramento, Calif. headquarters has once again achieved one million man hours without a lost-time injury.

The Sacramento site reached the milestone on Nov. 26.  “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment by our Sacramento facility,” said Sacramento Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety, Chris Conley. “This milestone demonstrates the entire team's commitment to a safe workplace and safe work...

Aerojet to Expand in Huntsville : 12/16/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2010) -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers. This growth will allow Aerojet to provide collaborative engineering expertise, program management support and business development outreach to our government and prime customers located in the Huntsville area and across the Southeastern United States.

"Huntsville is an important location for our DoD...

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