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NASA photo shows power of winter storm
NASA photo shows power of winter storm
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/08/2013 at 4:40PM

NASA chose this satellite image of Friday’s blizzard as its photo of the day. According to NASA, the winter storm is the result of  two low pressure systems merging over the East Coast: “The satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio [...]

Queens reacts to death of Sally Ride
Queens reacts to death of Sally Ride
News Queens Courier Staff 7/24/2012 at 3:01PM

Former NASA astronaut Sally Ride, who became the first U.S. woman to go into space, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 61. Queens locals share some of their favorite memories of the space mission with Sally Ride.   “She was a brave woman and a great role model.” -Joan McGuirk   “America was [...]

Walmart grant will boost One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center
Walmart grant will boost One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center
News Sarah Yu 5/25/2012 at 8:01AM

Simcha Waisman has 10,000 more reasons to smile. The president of the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center was pleased to learn that Walmart has given them $10,000 in funding, through Councilmember Eric Ulrich. “We’re proud of our track record of philanthropy in the city and are always looking for new opportunities to support programs [...]

NASA Shuttle Prototype Enterprise Arrives In City
NASA Shuttle Prototype Enterprise Arrives In City
News Jay Lane 4/27/2012 at 11:42AM

The Space Shuttle Enterprise is boldly going where no shuttle has gone before. NASA’s prototype orbiter arrived in the city this morning. It was flown piggyback atop NASA’s specially designed 747. The shuttle took off from Dulles Airport in Virginia and was scheduled to land at Kennedy Airport before 11 a.m.On the way, it flew over the Statue [...]

Kids connect with space through videoconference
Kids connect with space through videoconference
News Erica Camhi 3/06/2012 at 12:14PM

The One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center is training the astronauts of tomorrow, one fifth-grader at a time. Since the NASA Videoconferencing Technology Program was implemented in 2007, Richmond Hill students have connected to space stations, learned technology and science, and most recently, participated in a videoconference with NASA rocket scientist Tom Benson. While Benson [...]