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Sunday November 23, 2014

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#Foursquare and #NASA Team Up for #Curiosity Explorer Badge

#Foursquare and #NASA Team Up for #Curiosity Explorer Badge

NY-based Foursquare and NASA have teamed up, creating a new “Curiosity Explorer” badge. The Mars rover unlocked the badge—from the red planet. Earthlings can also get a Curiosity Explorer badge by liking NASA on Foursquare and checking in at a science museum, planetarium or NASA visitor [Full Story…]

Mars Rover to Land Digitally In Times Square

Mars Rover to Land Digitally In Times Square

NYer's can head to Times Square tonight to view the landing of the Mars rover on the large LED screen. The landing will be broadcast live on the Toshiba Vision screen that hangs below the New Years Eve ball in Times Square. According to MSNBC, the NASA mission landing cost about $2.5 billion [Full Story…]

NY Reaching Out to NASA to Review Its Emergency Communication System

NY Reaching Out to NASA to Review Its Emergency Communication System

NY plans to pay NASA $13 million to fix what The Daily News calls its "behind-schedule and over-budget Emergency Communications Transformation Program," as the current response system was criticized by consultants hired by the city. NASA’s independent Verification and Validation office will be [Full Story…]

NYC Financier Supports Serious Site for Star Gazers

NYC Financier Supports Serious Site for Star Gazers

New York area financier Michael Paolucci who is adept at founding and raising financing for start-ups in the New York area, is now focusing on a labor of love. In 2003, he began Slooh.com, a site that lets sky-watchers view the heavens free of charge, and if they want, control which images they see [Full Story…]

New York State Opens Homeland Security Center

New York State Opens Homeland Security Center

Earlier today in Bethpage, Long Island, a dedication ceremony was held for the official opening of the New York's new homeland security center, located on a former Northup Grumman site where lunar modules were once built for NASA. Formally known as the Morelly Homeland Security Center, the [Full Story…]

RCN Gives NYC Customers Free Digital Upgrade

RCN Gives NYC Customers Free Digital Upgrade

Starting October 1, about 15,000 of the cable company's NYC customers who pay for basic cable will receive a free upgrade to a digital cable package. The package will include about a dozen new channels, including Reelz, American Life, the Word, NASA, Pentagon, Jewelry TV, and four Brooklyn Community [Full Story…]

NYC Firm Aids Mars Mission

NYC Firm Aids Mars Mission

New York Daily News Manhattan-based Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp. developed the Icy Soil Acquisition Device (ISAD) being used by NASA's Phoenix lander to help uncover definitive proof of ice beneath the soil on Mars. The ISAD, also known as the "Phoenix Scoop," is used to [Full Story…]