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2014-04-16 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The six new members are Wanda Austin, Wayne Hale, Scott Hubbard, Miles O'Brien, Thomas Young, and Kathryn Schmoll. The group has a...

NASA Wants You To Take The LADEE Impact Challenge
2014-04-04 12:30:20

NASA NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon. LADEE will continue to make important science observations before its planned impact into the lunar surface later this month. When will it impact the lunar surface? NASA wants to hear your best guess! LADEE mission managers expect the spacecraft will impact the moon’s surface on or before April 21. On April 11, ground controllers at NASA's Ames...

NASA's LADEE Satellite Prepares For Planned Lunar Impact
2014-04-05 05:30:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched in September 2013 on a mission to gather detailed information about the atmosphere of the Moon. LADEE, pronounced "laddie," was also supposed to report back on conditions near the surface, as well as environmental influences on lunar dust. LADEE's science mission is nearly over, with an impact on the lunar surface planned for April 21 of this year. But LADEE isn't...

2014-04-01 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 3, to discuss the extended mission operations, additional science gathering, and planned impact in April of the agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft into the lunar surface. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Launched in September 2013, LADEE successfully completed in March its 100-day prime science phase...

2014-04-01 16:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA issued a Request for Information (RFI) Monday soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft for scientific investigations or for other potential uses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to Congress calls for SOFIA to be placed in storage next year unless the agency's contribution to the project...

2014-03-26 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) of Greenbelt, Md., for a contract for Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This cost-plus, fixed-fee contract, consisting of Core requirements and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task orders, will begin on April 1. It...

Lockheed Martin future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines under the wings and one on top of the fuselage
2014-03-18 05:44:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly a decade ago, the French Concorde landed for the last time at Heathrow Airport. Commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as your lost luggage ever since. This hasn't stopped NASA from searching for solutions that will get supersonic passenger travel up and going once again. Aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight since the Concorde folded up its wings, but one...

2014-03-14 12:21:45

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., on the afternoon of Monday, March 17, for demonstrations of and briefings on select aeronautics and space research activities performed at the center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend Bolden's tour of the laboratory used for research on volleyball-sized free-flying satellites...

2014-03-11 12:20:54

Paves the Way for Future Deep Space Missions Including Asteroid Exploration PALO ALTO, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that will help make it possible for astronauts and robots to work together in deep space, researchers at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Advanced Technology Center (ATC), working with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, have demonstrated coordinated control of robots in space by astronauts in space and operators on the...

2014-03-07 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that will enable NASA's future missions while benefiting America's new high technology-driven economy right here on Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The...