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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...

2014-02-24 12:20:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA officials will participate in a media briefing at 9:30 a.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 25 about the agency's work to use its Earth observation assets to help the state of California better manage its water resources and monitor and respond to its ongoing drought. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, Room 103, 1400 J Street in Sacramento. Media will be able...

2014-02-21 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 26, to announce new discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The briefing participants are: -- Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist, NASA's Astrophysics Division in Washington -- Jack Lissauer, planetary scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center,...

NASA's LADEE Sends Its First Lunar Images Back To Earth
2014-02-14 11:28:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory has sent its first images of the moon back to Earth. LADEE uses its star tracker instrument to help calibrate itself and determine its orientation in space. These images represent the first time that NASA officials have commanded LADEE to send images back to Earth. "Star tracker cameras are actually not very good at taking ordinary images," Butler Hine, LADEE...

nasa's hangar one
2014-02-11 11:17:16

[ Watch the Video: Iconic Hangar One Has Been Leased To Google ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, a Google subsidiary announced that it had agreed to take over NASA’s iconic Hangar One – an 80-year-old facility originally built to house zeppelins. The moth-balled facility has been under the care of NASA's Ames Research Center for the past 23 years and the Google-backed Planetary Ventures LLC is expected to renovate the hangar and surrounding...

2014-02-11 10:37:03

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA have selected Planetary Ventures LLC as the preferred lessee on a lease to rehabilitate historic Hangar One and to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The lease will put Hangar One to new use and eliminate NASA's management costs of the airfield. GSA's Request for Proposals (RFP), issued on behalf of NASA in May 2013, kicked off a competitive process in which the...

2014-02-10 20:20:10

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giving a Google corporate subsidiary control of Moffett Field, as announced today by the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, wrongly rewards the Internet giant's executives for longstanding abuses at Ames Research Center, Consumer Watchdog said. In December a NASA audit found that the jet fleet owned through a company called H211 by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and...

2014-02-10 16:22:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA have selected Planetary Ventures LLC as the preferred lessee on a lease to rehabilitate historic Hangar One and to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The lease will put Hangar One to new use and eliminate NASA's management costs of the airfield. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) GSA's...

2014-02-10 16:22:16

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA have selected Planetary Ventures, LLC as the preferred lessee on a lease to rehabilitate historic Hangar One and to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The lease will put Hangar One to new use and eliminate NASA's management costs of the airfield. GSA's Request for Proposals (RFP), issued on behalf of NASA in May...

Kepler-16b
2014-02-10 05:15:24

NASA WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March. The National Space Club is recognizing Kepler for revolutionizing astrophysics and exoplanet science by expanding the census of planets beyond our solar system and fundamentally altering our understanding of our place in the Milky Way galaxy. The award citation acknowledges the...