Astronaut Koch trains for the launch.

North Carolina Space Grant Scholar Launches to ISS

March 11, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Katelyn Vause Christina Hammock Koch, an NC State alumna, NASA astronaut and recipient of a North Carolina Space Grant undergraduate research scholarship, will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 14 at...

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Second Statewide Star Party Event Coming to Eastern NC

March 1, 2019 | Lee Cannon

The second Statewide Star Party event will take place Thursday, March 7 in Windsor, NC, as part of NC Science Festival and Lift Off NC: Apollo + Beyond....

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New Mapping Tool Identifies Sites for Re-establishing Oyster Reefs

February 12, 2019 | Lee Cannon

By Tracey Peake, NCSU News North Carolina Space Grant, North Carolina Sea Grant, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship and the National Science Foundation provided funding for this research. Photo by Stopher Slade. Researchers from North...

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NC’s Outer Albemarle Peninsula Offers an Ideal Nightscape

February 4, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Astronomer Brian Baker (above) will participate in the Nightscape project’s first free public Star Party on Feb. 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Photo courtesy of A Time for Science. Guest post writer...

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Local Students Talk to NASA Astronaut, Build Robots

January 22, 2019 | Lee Cannon

Above photo: David Drive Middle School students and members of the local FIRST LEGO League team, the Space Invaders: Back row, left to right: Advisor Hemlata Kothawale, Navya Alva, Arya Pathare, Shrusti Gandas, Vatsal Bhakar....

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NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant 2019 Fellows Selected

December 11, 2018 | Lee Cannon

The 2019 North Carolina Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellows will identify early warning signs of “ghost forests” forming, using drones and remote sensing technology. Melinda Martinez of North Carolina State University...

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Lee Cannon Joins NC Space Grant, WRRI and NC Sea Grant Teams

August 29, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

Lee Cannon has joined North Carolina Space Grant as the new communications specialist in charge of crafting messaging and sharing outcomes of the program research, education and outreach to audiences across the state and beyond. She...

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Former NC Space Grant Student Awardee is Going to Space!

May 24, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch has been assigned to spaceflights scheduled to launch in 2019. According to a recent NASA announcement, Astronaut Koch has been assigned to Expedition 59/60, which is set to launch to the International...

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Get to Know Dr. Hirendra N Banerjee, Professor, Elizabeth City State University, Researcher of Osteoporosis in Micro-Gravity

April 30, 2018 | Sandy Canfield

The latest in our news series Get To Know features Dr. Hirendra N Banerjee, Professor, at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Q: How did you find out about the opportunity for funding with NC Space...

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