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NASA looks at Tropical Storm Kirk’s Caribbean rainfall


IMAGE: The GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 UTC) on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. GPM found the heaviest rainfall (pink) was around the center…
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Tropical Storm Kirk just passed through the Leeward Islands and when the GPM satellite passed overhead, it revealed that Kirk continued to bring rain to the chain on Sept. 28.

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 UTC) on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. GPM found the heaviest rainfall was around the center of circulation located west of the Leeward Islands. There, rain was falling at a rate of 100 mm (about 4 inches) per hour.
Rain extended east of the center over the island chain…

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NASA Appoints Vanessa Wyche, First African-American Woman Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center – Los Angeles…


NASA Appoints Vanessa Wyche, First African-American Woman Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center

Black women continue to lead as Vanessa Wyche takes on the role of Deputy Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center.

I am incredibly humbled to take on this role at JSC, and also excited to assist Mark with leading the home of human spaceflight,” Wyche said in a statement Wednesday of her appointment as center deputy director.

“I look forward to working with the talented employees at JSC as we work toward our mission of taking humans farther into the solar system.”

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Astronaut Jeanette Epps doesn’t know why NASA took her off ISS mission




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  • Jeanette Epps was about to become the first African
    American to live at the International Space Station.
  • But NASA announced in January it was replacing her with
    another astronaut. Epps said this week that she still doesn’t
    know why.
  • Appearing at a conference, Epps said she didn’t want to
    speculate that the decision was racist or sexist, an accusation
    many critics made after the announcement.

Jeanette Epps was preparing for a historic launch to the
International Space Station in January when NASA suddenly pulled
her off the mission without warning.

Epps is still waiting for an explanation, the Houston Chronicle
reported
.

In a

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Jeanette Epps doesn’t know why NASA booted her from International Space Station flight


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The First African American NASA leader gifts his collection to USC


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NASA astronaut and Columbia native has gifted his personal collection to USC.

The Charles F. Bolden Collection captures Bolden’s career as a military veteran, NASA pioneer and the first African American to lead NASA for eight years.

Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office.

After joining the office in 1980, he traveled to orbit four times aboard the Space Shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others.

He retired from the Marine Corps in 2003.

According to the University, Bolden’s collection features his space shuttle repair manual with notations, model rockets from foreign space programs, and letters from his days in the U.S. Naval Academy.

“Gen. Bolden is…

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NASA shutters online contest as trolls disparage black contestants, apparently hack voting


WASHINGTON —

NASA has ended online voting for a high school science challenge after trolls apparently attempted to manipulate voting and disparaged a trio of African American female students who had pulled into the lead.

Banneker High School 11th-graders India Skinner, Mikayla Sharrieff and Bria Snell entered NASA’s Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion & Research Challenge, which encourages students to adapt technology developed by the space agency for use in everyday life. The team, which goes by the nickname S3, used water purification technology from 1994 to create a device that could be installed in school water fountains and be used to detect chlorine, copper, bromine and other impurities.

The team noted the impact that lead pipes can have on water quality, adding that public schools in their…

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