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2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

2014-10-06 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilots make better flight decisions, especially when disconnected from the Internet, telephone, flight services and other data sources normally used by pilots. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO S. Peter Worden, director...

2014-10-06 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded five-year grants totaling almost $50 million to seven research teams nationwide to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "With the Curiosity rover characterizing the potential habitability of Mars, the Kepler mission discovering new planets outside our solar system, and Mars 2020 on the horizon, these research teams will provide...

2014-09-17 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and aviation partners of the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility will host a media availability with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:15 a.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will highlight new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Reporters are invited to...

2014 Global Hawk
2014-09-17 03:00:21

Ellen Gray, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Looking out the window of a commercial plane during takeoff is like taking the nickel tour of the profile of the atmosphere. As the plane ascends, what may start as a gloomy day on the ground, can turn into rain streaking across the window as you pass through the white-gray cloud, and then sunny skies above once the plane reaches cruising altitude. NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk...

2014-09-12 23:01:47

Today, “The University” documentary about Singularity University students announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Nasa Ames Research Base, Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, “The University” documentary announces the launch of its fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. The film, directed by former Charlie Rose producer Matt Rutherford, features Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Shimon Peres, Ashton Kutcher, Will.i.Am, Michio Kaku, and others....

2014-09-10 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Logical-R Joint Venture of Houston to perform financial support services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The contract is a hybrid, firm-fixed price and includes core requirements with performance incentives and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task orders. Performance will begin Oct. 14. It consists of a two-year...

2014-08-22 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a data, cloud computing,...

2014-08-08 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 23 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue the development of innovative technologies that will support future agency mission needs and may also prove viable as commercial products and services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Phase II selectees in NASA's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program are permitted to enter negotiations for possible...

2014-07-30 12:21:03

$270 Million Single Award Recognizes Wyle's Project Management, Research and Technology Development Capabilities EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been named the prime contractor on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Under the terms of the contract, Wyle will provide mission support to Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. In particular, Wyle will...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.