Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars’ past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.
In a little more than a year on the Red Planet, the mobile Mars Science Laboratory has determined the age of a Martian rock, found evidence the planet could have sustained microbial life, taken the first readings of radiation on the surface, and shown how natural erosion could reveal the building blocks of life.
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called “Cumberland.”
Plans call for delivering portions of the sample in coming days to laboratory instruments inside the rover. This is only the second time that a sample has been collected from inside a rock on Mars. The first was Curiosity’s drilling at a target called “John Klein” three months ago. Cumberland resembles John Klein and lies about nine feet (2.75 meters) farther west. Both are within a shallow depression called “Yellowknife Bay.”
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – The team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days.
This second drilling target, called “Cumberland,” lies about nine feet (2.75 meters) west of the rock where Curiosity’s drill first touched Martian stone in February. Curiosity took the first rock sample ever collected on Mars from that rock, called “John Klein.”
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team will host the APSU Invitational, Saturday, at Governors Stadium.
The field events are scheduled to begin at 9:00am with the hammer throw, with the track events scheduled to begin at 11:00am, with the 400m relay.
Austin Peay vs. Tennessee State
September 15th, 2012 • 1:00pm • Nashville, TN • Hale Stadium (15,000)
Clarksville, TN – Death, taxes, political flip flops are sure things….so is a close football contest between Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University, at least since the Governors rejoined the Ohio Valley Conference in 2007.
APSU and TSU have played five times since the Governors returned to the Ohio Vally Conference. No game has been decided by more than three points, including last year’s 37-34 Govs win. APSU has outscored TSU 153-148 in those five games, with the Govs having won the last three meetings.
Austin Peay vs. Virginia Tech
September 8th, 2012 • 12:30pm CT
Blacksburg, VA – In the last three years Austin Peay has played Big 10 (Wisconsin) and Big East (Cincinnati) programs for the first time in University history. This weekend the Governors will play an Atlantic Coast Conference school for the first time when they travel to Blacksburg, VA, to face Virginia Tech.
Kickoff will occur 12:34pm, CDT from Lane Stadium, considered one of most difficult places in the country to play for visiting teams. For a second straight week, APSU will have a game broadcast by ESPN3. John Sadak and John Gregory will have the call while Rontina McCann will serve as sidelines reporter.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football
Bowling Green, KY – Senior quarterback Kawaun Jakes threw four touchdown passes, including three in the first half, to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 victory, Saturday night, against Austin Peay State University in the season opener for both teams.
It was the first meeting between the two former Ohio Valley Conference rivals since 2006 but the first with the Hilltoppers as a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program-WKU is now a Sun Belt Conference member. It also was Austin Peay’s second straight season-opening loss to an FBS team. The Govs lost at Cincinnati a year ago.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Western Kentucky
Bowling Green, KY – A pair of former rivals will open the 2012 season, 6:00pm, Saturday, when Austin Peay travels to Bowling Green, KY, to play Western Kentucky.
Western Kentucky was a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference from 1948-81 before becoming a football independent. They rejoined the OVC briefly as an associate member before moving to the Gateway Football Conference-that run included the 2002 I-AA National Championship.
Cheryl Holt, Jay Bailey, Ashley Haynes were inducted into Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning
Jay Bailey, an All-American running back who owns the school single-season rushing record; Ashley Haynes, the versatile forward who scored 1,000 points and grabbed 1,000 rebounds in her illustrious career, and Cheryl Holt, who led Austin Peay volleyball to 19 straight Ohio Valley Conference tournament appearances, including the 1991 tourney title, were enshrined as the 98th, 99th and 100th University Athletics Hall of Fame members.
APSU Sports Information: APSU Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team put a lot of pieces on the court in a 62-48 exhibition victory against Cumberland, Monday night, at the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay put 11 players on the court in the exhibition and all the new faces and combinations led to a sloppy contest. The Lady Govs shot just 35.7 percent (20-of-56) from the field and committed 21 turnovers in the contest.
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