Essex County College hosts first NASA on Campus experience

Essex County College hosts first NASA on Campus experience

NEWARK, NJ — Working in pairs, a dozen Essex County College faculty members carefully examined their Lego models, simulating rovers on the surface of Mars. They listened intently as Laura Jackson, from Lego Education, instructed them on where to place the models on the table. When everything was set, the light on the models glowed […]

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

School district renames Pleasantdale as Kelly Elementary School, mayor honors astronaut twins

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s internationally famous astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly returned to their hometown May 19 for Kelly Family Day, an out-of-this-world recognition of their NASA accomplishments that included the renaming of Pleasantdale Elementary School in their honor. Hundreds of students and teachers joined residents, government officials and Kelly relatives in counting […]

Astronaut encourages scientists of tomorrow

Astronaut encourages scientists of tomorrow

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A NASA astronaut urged a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students assembled in the Liberty Middle School Library Media Center to work hard in school, stressing that the future of the U.S. space program depends on it. Speaking as a guest of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on May 6, Commander Victor Glover […]

Celebrate the Kelly twins at Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Famous astronauts and West Orange natives Scott and Mark Kelly will return to the township on Thursday, May 19, at 2:45 p.m. to be presented the first Mayoral Medals. This event is free and open to the public. Scott and Mark Kelly will be honored at the official “Kelly Family Day” […]

West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]