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2012-07-26 06:20:28

DENVER, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a journey of 245 days across 352 million miles, the moment of truth for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) begins late in the evening of August 5 when the spacecraft roars into the Martian atmosphere, traveling at 13,200 miles an hour. The final seven minutes ­- the entry, descent and landing (EDL) - will determine the fate of the mission, and a perfect performance of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems aeroshell is absolutely vital to...

2012-07-23 02:20:34

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA's Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) was launched by sounding rocket at 7:01 a.m. Monday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The purpose of the...

NASA Launches Experimental Heat Shield Capsule
2012-07-23 08:41:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST. The Black Brant XI rocket was carrying NASA´s Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE). The demonstration flight was carried out to test a tracking system and heat shield. The rocket climbed to about 280 miles and after separation the experimental equipment made splash down about 20...

IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test Sounding Rocket
2012-07-20 05:51:43

NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) is the third in a series of suborbital flight tests of this new technology. Technicians will vacuum pack the uninflated 10-foot (3.05 meters) diameter cone of high-tech inner tubes into a 22-inch (56 centimeters) diameter sounding rocket....

2012-07-20 05:36:49

NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has three consecutive days of launch opportunities for IRVE-3, with a liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. IRVE-3 is part...

2012-07-19 14:20:10

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has...

2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting July 21, with the liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. The test is designed to...

2012-07-17 06:22:05

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket traveling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry...

2012-05-25 10:22:27

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the DOJ Office of Justice Programs: New Analysis Shows Reentry Programs Can Decrease Recidivism - The National Institute of Justice recently released the publication, Prisoner Reentry Services: What Worked for Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) Evaluation Participants. SVORI is a federal initiative that funds locally-designed juvenile and adult reentry programs...

2012-05-22 06:23:24

Three Day Conference begins Tuesday, May 22 WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder today opened the first of the three-day Second Chances and Safer Communities Conference meeting, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel to engage experts, researchers, federal officials and grantees on the topic of reentry programs, policies, technical assistance and best practices. "The Department of Justice's commitment to being not just smart, but also...