Cicoil marks anniversary of ‘one small step’
Cicoil President & CEO, Howard Lind with a Cicoil ad for the NASA Apollo 11, 1969 moon landing and original cable design drawing, behind him, on displayed in the lobby of Cicoil in Valencia. Dan Watson/The Signal

Cicoil marks anniversary of ‘one small step’

In 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center with the goal of being the first to walk on the moon.

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Hart science teacher selected to fly NASA mission
Hart High School science teacher Kathryn Smith has been named by NASA and the SET Institute as one of 28 teachers from across the country chosen to fly aboard NASA’s airborne space laboratory. Courtesy photo

Hart science teacher selected to fly NASA mission

Government teachers consider themselves fortunate when they take students to Washington, D.C., and art teachers get excited when their class is going to the Getty. But few teachers ever get…

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Hart district teachers blast off into the stratosphere
Teachers of the Hart district served as NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors during a flight to the stratosphere. The educators were able to conduct experiments while on board the plane.

Hart district teachers blast off into the stratosphere

Teachers in the William S. Hart Union High School District served as NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors this week, which allowed them the chance to interact with scientific experts, board a…

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COC student receives NASA aerospace scholars internship
Patrick Gagnon received the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Internship. Gagnon said the experience from working on projects like the High Altitude Student Payload and RockSat-X offered him the exposure, support and confidence to apply to the NCAS internship.

COC student receives NASA aerospace scholars internship

One local College of the Canyons student will receive real-world job experience and networking opportunities at a NASA facility after successfully securing the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Internship. The…

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Sulphur Springs’ GATE Academy blasts off
Julietta Amador from Canyon Springs Elementary school launches her bottle rocket into the sky Thursday morning. The Sulphur Springs Union School District host a summer GATE Academy at Leona Cox Community School for current 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade GATE students. Eddy Martinez/The SIgnal.

Sulphur Springs’ GATE Academy blasts off

The gifted and talented students of the Sulphur Springs Union School District had the opportunity to act as engineers and launch working model rockets, helicopters and other handcrafted scientific contraptions…

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West Ranch teacher receives large grant to expand astronomy program
West Ranch students fill a high altitude balloon, or HAB, as they prepare to launch the balloon and its payload at the school on Monday, May 15, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

West Ranch teacher receives large grant to expand astronomy program

A quarter-million dollar educational grant is allowing students at West Ranch High School to explore careers in astronomy and send experiments to the International Space Station. “It’s called a Specialized…

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Robotics engineer, Castaic resident discusses Martian simulations for NASA’s JPL
Mike Garrett points to parts of a robot he brought during a presentation about his experiences being an engineer with JPL at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He has worked for JPL for 37 years, 31 of which as an engineer, and is on the JPL Speakers Bureau. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Robotics engineer, Castaic resident discusses Martian simulations for NASA’s JPL

For more than three decades, Castaic resident Mike Garrett has been one of the driving forces behind some of the most ambitious projects by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, including the…

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Hart District teachers fly on NASA mission
Tom Gavin, Judy Jennings and Ravinder Athwal study the raw data coming from the infrared telescope on board NASA's SOFIA mission on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Courtesy photo

Hart District teachers fly on NASA mission

Source: William S. Hart Union High School District Three more science teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita had the experience of a lifetime…

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