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May 06, 2013

NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid With New Name

North Carolina Third-Grader Submitted The Name 'Bennu'

An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina. NASA's Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will visit the asteroid now called Bennu, named after an important ancient Egyptian avian deity.

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NASA Ultrasound Chosen For Space Technology Hall Of Fame

Ceremony Was Held During National Space Symposium In Colorado Springs

Two ultrasound devices developed by NASA's Johnson Space Center and Mediphan of Ontario, Canada, were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame at the 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, last month.

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