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By Scott Dance | July 24, 2012
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is holding a family event Wednesday night to teach middle-school-age children about the James Webb Space Telescope. Visitors will learn about the telescope from experts who work on it, and then will be able to build a simple telescope they can take home. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Goddard visitors center in Greenbelt. The Webb telescope is slated to launch around 2018.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in the storm's center - something scientists from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center suspect was the nascent eye of Hurricane Edouard. The storm went on to become the Atlantic's first to reach winds of more than 110 mph since Sandy in 2012, though it never threatened the United States.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Employees atNASA'sGoddard Space Flight Center, a group accustomed to looking skyward, have been forced to focus a bit more on the ground after last month's powerful storm ripped a large, low branch from an iconic tree on the Greenbelt campus. The nearly 200-year-old willow oak, known to Goddard workers as the "Tree of Life," had been spared from destruction three years ago when architects decided to make it a prominent landscaping feature of the new Exploration Sciences Building.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Maryland, College Park, said she's "blown away" by the opportunities she's had as an intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She's producing the models to help engineers and scientists visualize the creation of a satellite they're working to launch in eight years.
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July 23, 1995
Rep. Jerry Lewis' plan to move the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt to California has been shelved for the moment, albeit at great potential cost to the state's economy. It was from the beginning a preposterous conceit. Yet Maryland lawmakers had to take the threat seriously. And even though the state now has been spared outright closure of the facility, the plan pushed through by House Republicans last week still could result in the loss of one-quarter of Goddard's 13,000 jobs unless the Senate balks.
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September 18, 2003
On Monday, September 15, 2003, AMY MARIE (nee Ashe), loving mother of Amanda Marie Goddard, Springfield, VA. Preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Joseph Altoff; loving sister of Beckie Young (Rick), Springfield, VA, Chris Young (Doug), Williamsburg, VA, Lee Ashe, Jr., Hampton, VA and Beth O'Connell (Steve), Pasadena, MD. Also survived by four nieces, three nephews, and numerous dear friends. The family will receive friends at FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA, on Friday, September 19, from 5 to 8 P.M., where Services will be held on Saturday at 1 P.M. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 19, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Goddard Space Flight Center was spared from closing yesterday, but a key House committee voted instead to cut spending for the Greenbelt facility's primary mission by more than one-third.The House Appropriations Committee rejected a subcommittee decision last week to close Goddard -- which employs 13,000 -- and two other space centers by 1998. In its place, the committee accepted a plan by House Republican leaders to scale back the main project at Goddard and cut 3,300 jobs.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 18, 1995
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders were drafting a compromise last night that would spare Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt from being closed.The proposal, which was being negotiated late into the evening, was expected to be offered this morning to the House Appropriations Committee as an amendment to the bill that spells out funds for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Rep. Jerry Lewis, the California Republican who convinced an appropriations subcommittee last week to order the closing of Goddard and two other space centers in Virginia and Alabama, said last night he would offer the reprieve himself.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch. Sticking to that schedule is the job of the Webb telescope's project manager, Bill Ochs, who, from his office on the Greenbelt campus, oversees all of the moving parts slated to come together and be blasted into space in 41/2 years. It's a complicated job, Ochs acknowledged, but since new development and spending plans were approved three years ago for the delayed and over-budget project, things have been running smoothly.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
A new name recently joined the Baltimore skyline: R2integrated. The digital marketing firm's name replaces a sign that once belonged to the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner. The orange sign on the side of the 400 E. Pratt Street building is just one more milestone for R2integrated. The company was created in 2007 when CEO Matt Goddard and President Dave Taub merged their Round 2 Communications with Bi4ce Technology owned by Chris Chodnicki, now executive director of strategic partnerships and alliances.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
State officials announced a partnership with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Monday that aims to attract and grow companies that can help support space missions or adapt NASA technology for other commercial purposes. A memorandum of understanding between the state and the Greenbelt installation will help the two share industry trends, technology licensing opportunities and work force demands, said Nona Cheeks, chief of Goddard's innovative technology partnerships office. As part of the partnership, Goddard plans to host a "Space Academy" program for businesses to connect with NASA and each other on projects, whether they are related to space or not, she said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 18, 2013
Amber O'Brien of The Goddard School, at 460 Granary Road in Forest Hill, joined more than 350 Goddard School franchisees at the 2013 Goddard School National Franchisee Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss the latest innovations and advancements for providing the highest quality, play-based educational child care programs in a technology-driven age. A highlight of the gathering was the award ceremony, where O'Brien received the Circle of...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is a text-only version of this Hidden Maryland story. To view the full feature version, which includes photos, video and graphics, go here .  Once you've passed through a vestibule, an air shower, a changing room and three more doors separating the grime of life from the "clean room" where NASA is building the James Webb Space Telescope, a gust of 72-degree filtered air greets your face. That's the only exposed skin allowed inside. To prepare for the room, shoe-covering booties and a hair net go on first.
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June 24, 2013
On May 11, The Goddard School held its annual birthday bash which is a Family Fun Day celebration to celebrate eight years of the school being open.
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By Scott Dance and Blair Ames, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 12, 2013
Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October. But he acknowledged that achieving a compromise between similar budget proposals from the Senate and President Barack Obama and another from the House of Representatives could be a challenge. He spoke to two dozen Howard County business owners and more than 50 employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Description: Two 110-million-year-old footprints that a massive plant-eating dinosaur and, perhaps, its offspring left behind has been uncovered on the campus of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. That age dates it to the Cretaceous Period, the last of the Mesozoic Era. NASA Goddard facilities officials are not revealing the exact location of the footprint but said it isn't going anywhere — moving it would violate laws protecting archaeological and paleontological artifacts found on federal lands.
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