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Skills For Future Flight Systems Developed By Engineers At 'Rocket U'
2013-06-01 07:35:33

NASA As NASA plans for future spaceflight programs to low-Earth orbit and beyond, teams of engineers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are gaining flight systems experience in designing and launching vehicle systems on a small scale. As part of Rocket University, the engineers are given an opportunity to work a fast-track project to develop skills in flight systems through the life cycle of a program. Four teams of five to eight members from Kennedy are designing rockets complete...

Simulated Parachute Failures Can't Keep NASA From Landing Orion Test Version Safely
2013-05-02 10:31:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During a simulation of two types of parachute failures this past Wednesday, a test version of NASA´s Orion spacecraft made a safe landing. The mock capsule was traveling approximately 250 mph during the test in Yuma, Arizona, when the parachutes were deployed. This is the highest speed reached by the craft as part of a series of tests designed to certify the parachute system for carrying humans. The mission´s engineers...

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Making Room For Multiple Rockets
2012-11-08 10:55:12

NASA The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles. A project of Ground Systems Development and Operations, or GSDO, space shuttle-era work platforms have been removed from the VAB's High Bay 3 and accommodations are being made to support a variety of future spacecraft, including NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. The changes are part of a centerwide modernization and...

2012-07-19 08:33:23

NASA completed another successful test Wednesday of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft´s orbital flight test in 2014. Orion will carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and ensure a safe re-entry and landing. A C-17 plane dropped a test version of Orion from an altitude of 25,000 feet above the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in...

2011-07-26 10:44:00

HAMPTON, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pilot who helped guide NASA's ARES I-X test rocket through its successful launch is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2011 Engineer of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jay Brandon, a senior research engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center, won the award for his leadership of the Ares I-X Guidance, Navigation and Control team. The Ares I-X test rocket made a...

2011-05-19 08:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that Dr. James French joined SGT as Vice President for Launch Systems. Dr. French joins SGT with a focus on bolstering our engineering work in the Huntsville region. "Jim has been influential in aircraft and Space Shuttle programs and has made many contributions throughout his dynamic career," stated CEO and...

2011-05-11 16:15:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For outstanding support of human space flight, NASA's Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized Steven Harris from NASA's Langley Research Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Originally from Greenwood, S.C., Harris provided engineering management and leadership in the development of the Ares I-X rocket. The flight of the Ares I-X provided NASA with data that will be used to improve the design...

2011-02-11 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Aerospace Systems was honored to be selected as recipient of NASA's George M. Low 2010 award for its quality and performance on multiple NASA contracts. This selection makes the fourth time the company has been chosen for this prestigious award. The George M. Low Award is NASA's premier quality and performance award for its prime and subcontractors. This award program recognizes large and small businesses that...

2010-08-31 13:54:00

CORRECTION - Number of flights of DM-2 motor cases and specific missions flown (The number of flights the DM-2 motor cases had flown was erroneously reported. The correct number is 59. The earliest mission the cases flew was STS-3. Please use the corrected version of this news release.) PROMONTORY, Utah, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most...


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