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Anne Kinney wins a Presidential Rank Award

08/09/2013
Anne Kinney received a 2012 Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious Executive). These awards are given to high-performing senior career employees for "sustained extraordinary accomplishment." Executives from across Government are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by citizen panels, and designated by the President. Winners of these awards are deemed to be strong leaders, professionals, or scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry, and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service.

NASA Science Pioneer: Bertram Donn (1919 - 2012)

01/14/2013
Dr. Bertram "Bert" Donn, the first head of NASA Goddard's astrochemistry group, passed away on Friday December 28, 2012 at age 93. Bert helped put Goddard science on the map in the early days, both within and beyond NASA. He also was influential in starting two lab efforts at Goddard and in hiring some of our better-known scientists.
Reggie Hudson

To Earth and Back Podcast from Big Picture Science

05/21/2012
We are all Martians … or could be, if, billions of years ago, Red Plant microbes fell to Earth and eventually evolved to us. Okay, that one’s a big “if.” But microbes can survive space travel. Aaron Burton is a guest on this podcast.
Aaron Burton

"Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman"

03/06/2012
Mike Callahan appeared on "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" discussing meteoritic nucleobases on the Science Channel show.
Alternate URL: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/channel-surfing-through-the-wormhole-will-we-survive-first-contact/

"Cosmic Front"

03/06/2012
Danny Glavin appeared on "Cosmic Front" discussing Stardust and meteorite organics on NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Bill Nye visits Astrobiology Lab

09/14/2011
Bill Nye, the Executive Director of The Planetary Society, came and toured Goddard. He also visited the Astrobiology Lab here in Code 691.

Congratulations to the OSIRIS-REx Team!

05/25/2011
Today we heard that the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission was selected as the next New Frontiers class mission. OSIRIS-Rex is a sample return mission to an asteroid that will launch in 2016, and spend over a year exploring 1999 RQ36, acquire samples while providing geologic context, and return to Earth in 2023. GSFC will manage the mission and provide the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) instrument.

New Scientist Joins the Astrochemistry Lab

09/30/2010

       

Dr. Sarah Noble recently joined Goddard's Astrochemistry Laboratory as a new civil servant. She comes from the Marshall Space Flight Center to study space weathering of lunar regolith, with an ongoing collaboration with the Johnson Space Center. Furthermore, Dr. Noble will be assisting with the work of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters.

Nucleic Acid Chemist Joins the Astrochemistry Laboratory

09/06/2010

       

Dr. Aaron Burton, a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, recently joined the Astrochemistry Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He is working on improving the detection and analysis of chiral compounds in the Analytical Astrobiology Laboratory. Dr. Burton is an expert in nucleic acid catalysis and molecular evolution.

Astrochemists Featured in NASA Videos

09/03/2010
Three Goddard astrochemists recently have been featured in NASA news videos. The links below will carry you to each story.

Picture of Jamie Elsila Cook
Dr. Jamie
Elsila Cook

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Dr. Jason
Dworkin

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Dr. Joseph
Nuth

Radio Astronomer Joins Astrochemistry Laboratory

07/01/2010
Dr. Eva Wirström recently joined the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a post-doctoral research scientist. She will work in the Astrochemistry Theory and Observation Group. Dr. Wirström is an expert in radioastronomy specializing in the isotopic fractionation of interstellar molecules and in searches for new organic species.

Astrochemists and Their Research Featured in "Tech Trends"

03/01/2010
The Winter 2010 issue of Goddard's "Tech Trends" newsletter has articles on both our Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory and the OSIRIS-REx mission. The newsletter is available in the Adobe (pdf) format here.

New Scientist Joins Research Team

02/17/2010
Dr. Stefanie Milam recently joined the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a research scientist. She will work in the Astrochemistry Theory and Observation Group.
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