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September 21, 2009

Discovery Arrives Back At Kennedy

747 Delivered The Shuttle Home Monday

Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1205  EDT Monday, ending the two-day, 2,500-mile ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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NASA Awards Grants for Research Centers at 6 Minority Universities

Each School Could Receive $5 Million Over As Many As Five Years

NASA has selected six universities that serve large numbers of minority and underrepresented students to receive research grants totaling nearly $30 million. The funding will help the universities establish significant, multi-disciplinary scientific, engineering and commercial research centers that contribute to NASA programs.

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NASA Postdoctoral Program Applications Open

Johnson Space Center Offering One- To Three-Year Fellowships

Applications are being solicited for the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division of the JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate offers unique research opportunities in the areas of skeletal health, nutrition, and radiation and biological systems.

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NASA Lunar Satellite Begins Detailed Mapping Of Moon's South Pole

First Mapping Orbit Marks Start Of A One-Year Mission

NASA reported Thursday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase and entered its mapping orbit of the moon. The spacecraft already has made significant progress toward creating the most detailed atlas of the moon's south pole to date.

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