The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. MDT) Wednesday, March 11, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.
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Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory Wednesday, March 11 after almost six months in space performing scientific research and technology demonstrations.
Hud Awards Nearly $200,000 To Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency For Public Housing Residents In Michigan
WASHINGTON – In an effort to help public housing residents find job opportunities, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to a non-profit organizations in Michigan to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence. The funding will also link the elderly and people with disabilities with supportive services that allow them to maintain independent living and age-in-place. See list of funding by states below.
The funding, provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain “service coordinators” who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency. For an elderly or disabled resident, the service coordinator arranges supportive services that allow them to maintain their independence.
Housing should be a springboard to success, said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. This funding will help our local partners provide families with the educational and economic opportunities they need to build a more prosperous future for themselves and their children.
This grant will facilitate opportunities for self-sufficiency and success via service coordinators with local expertise in Michigan, said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Antonio R. Riley.
The purpose of HUD’s ROSS-SC program is to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the Let Girls Learn initiative being led by the White House. This initiative helps young women across the world gain access to quality education:
‘I applaud the action President Obama is taking to make sure that all young women in the U.S. and across the world have access to quality education. Having led the first all-women CODEL to Africa last year, I saw firsthand how young women can succeed when they are given the right tools to achieve their goals. Whether it’s teaching women to read, or giving them the skills they need to run a small business, Let Girls Learn proves that access to education for young women helps move entire societies forward.’
Read more here:: Senator Stabenow Statement on White House Let Girls Learn Initiative
NASA and Honeywell kicks off the spring 2015 tour of “FMA Live! Forces in Motion” Monday with shows at Talley Middle School in Wilmington, Delaware, marking the 11th year of this innovative collaboration designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its antecedent, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), with several events highlighting the historic committee’s contribution to the nation’s space program and aeronautics research.
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NASA and Bigelow Aerospace invite media to a photo and interview opportunity at 10 a.m. PST on Thursday, March 12, at Bigelow Aerospace’s North Las Vegas facility to mark the completion of all major milestones on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM).
NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who returned in September 2014 from 169 days of living and working aboard the International Space Station, is visiting the Washington area today through Thursday, March 5, to discuss with students and local innovators research being done on the station.
More than 2,100 people from local communities filled Nutter Field House to standing-room only capacity during Fort Leonard Wood’s Community Listening Session, March 2.