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NASA Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

NASA/Bill Ingalls February 19, 2021

Members of NASA’s Perseverance rover team react in mission control after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

Members of NASA’s Perseverance rover team react in mission control after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The joy of celebrating a rover landing on Mars

Ashley Strickland, CNN February 19, 2021

(CNN) -- We needed this moment.It's a sentiment that's continued to echo since the world watched NASA land the Perseverance rover on Mars Thursday.Tense anticipation gave way to immense relief at the words...

This illustration shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing asteroid Bennu to begin its two-year journey back to Earth.

NASA mission will zoom by asteroid before returning sample to Earth

Ashley Strickland, CNN January 30, 2021

(CNN) -- A NASA spacecraft that took a sample from an asteroid 200 million miles away now has a plan to come back home.On May 10, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will leave the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and...

A SpaceX rocket and spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earths orbit from US soil in nearly a decade.

NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in a decade

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business May 30, 2020

(CNN) -- A SpaceX rocket and spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space Saturday — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth's orbit from US soil in nearly a decade.Liftoff...

Kent State team competing in NASA spacesuit contest

Hannah Davis Reporter March 10, 2020

A team of Kent State students will take part in a competition showing spacesuits to NASA implemented with augmented reality technology.Augmented reality (AR) superimposes computer-generated images on top...

Native American Student Association to celebrate changing seasons

Robyn Berardi November 18, 2018

The Native American Student Association (NASA) will be celebrating the transition from fall to winter with The Spiritual Changes of the Seasons event on Nov. 19.“We are going to kind of offer up a prayer...

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man.

REVIEW: ‘First Man’ delivers thrilling biopic of American hero

Alex Novak October 17, 2018

“First Man” offers a fresh biopic of one of America’s most celebrated heroes with a hard-hitting tone that will leave viewers in awe of its cinematic achievements.The latest work from Academy Award-winning...

Native American Student Association discusses cultural appropriation in fashion

Ella Abbott November 9, 2017

Members of Kent State’s Native American Student Association examined where the line falls between borrowing, and appropriating Wednesday evening in a panel discussion on Native American fashion designs.Danielle...

Hidden Figures

Little-known story behind ‘Hidden Figures’ impacts audiences

Quaylyn Hairston January 25, 2017

When history is made, credit tends to go to the responsible figures. That's not the case for the true story behind "Hidden Figures," the new film that just scored three Oscar nominations and a hit box...

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Kent State organizations support Standing Rock

Rachel Duthie November 16, 2016

Kent State's Native American Student Association (NASA) collaborated with Kent on Climate to create a week-long fundraising event called "I Stand With Standing Rock" for the Standing Rock Protectors, a...

Retired astronaut and engineer Mark Kelly during his Q&A session at the Kent State Stark Conference Center on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Former astronaut visits Stark campus

Alyssa Ronyak March 30, 2016

Mark Kelly, along with his twin brother Scott, aspired to be an astronaut since the second grade. Now, he is known as an American astronaut, war hero and retired U.S. Navy Captain.Kelly is on an 18-day...

Guest Column: Don’t waste the money: Key climate experts skeptical of forecasts

Merrill Matthews Tribune News Service March 29, 2016

Many coastal city officials are considering spending millions — in some cases billions — of taxpayer dollars preparing for an impending flood caused by rising sea levels.For example, in 2013, New York...

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