NASA http://wunc.org en NC State Student Is A Candidate For A One-Way Trip To Mars http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-student-candidate-one-way-trip-mars <p></p><p>A North Carolina State University bioengineering student has made the first cut for a Dutch non-profit's mission to Mars.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Of the 200,000 applicants for a mission to colonize the red planet, Raleigh's Charles Parrish made it to the recent cut of 1,058 candidates. The 23-year-old&nbsp; has been passionate about space since childhood and has already done research for NASA and the Mars Society.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:39:56 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29254 at http://wunc.org NC State Student Is A Candidate For A One-Way Trip To Mars Rock Star of the Stars http://wunc.org/post/rock-star-stars <p><a href="http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/" target="_blank">Neil deGrasse Tyson</a> is a rock star of the stars. The astrophysicist is one of the most famous faces in science. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and the host of the PBS show, “NOVA scienceNOW.”</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:29:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4932 at http://wunc.org Rock Star of the Stars Mice in Space http://wunc.org/post/mice-space <p>When America’s last space shuttle mission blasted off, astronauts weren’t the only living creatures aboard the Atlantis. Thirty mice also went along for the ride. After orbiting the Earth, they may return with some important answers about bone density that can help scientists treat human bone diseases like osteoporosis.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:07:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 8159 at http://wunc.org Area Scientists Ready For Last Shuttle Flight http://wunc.org/post/area-scientists-ready-last-shuttle-flight <p></p><p></p><p>Area scientists are in Florida this week readying experiments that will go on the final shuttle launch.</p><p>Ted Bateman first worked on space experiments as an undergraduate student 20 years ago. Now, he’s an associate professor in rehabilitation engineering in the joint department of biomedical engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8498 at http://wunc.org Area Scientists Ready For Last Shuttle Flight