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2011-02-05 00:00:45

Prototype space suit gloves incorporating Flagsuit's award-winning flexible joints will be delivered to NASA for suit-level testing. Southwest Harbor, ME (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 Flagsuit LLC, developer of "articulated inflatables" which include space suit components and hyperbaric suits, was recently awarded a contract to develop improved space suit glove assemblies for NASA. Under the sole-source contract Flagsuit will develop and test a number of advanced concepts, selecting the best to...

2010-09-07 15:00:09

NASA's pioneering use of prize competitions and innovation challenges is a dramatic departure from government's  traditional "business as usual." The agency's innovation and technology challenges include prizes that encourage independent teams to race to achieve bold goals -- without any upfront government funding. NASA benefits from private sector investments many times greater than the cash value of prizes, and the agency only pays for results. "NASA prize competitions unlock the...

2010-08-09 06:32:09

NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to purchase specific data resulting from industry efforts to test and verify vehicle capabilities through demonstrations of small robotic landers. The purpose is to inform the development of future human and robotic lander vehicles. The Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) BAA will result in multiple small firm-fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a total value up to $30.1 million through 2012. Multiple...

2010-07-13 10:14:41

NASA announced three new Centennial Challenges Tuesday, with an overall prize purse of $5 million. NASA's Centennial Challenges are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding. "NASA sponsors prize competitions because the agency believes student teams, private companies of all sizes and citizen-inventors can provide creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation," said Bobby Braun, the agency's chief...

2010-06-22 12:51:29

NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist will host an industry forum July 13-14 to discuss the agency's proposed new space technology investments and announce three new Centennial Challenges prize competitions. The forum will be held at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, in Adelphi. Reporters may register to attend the forum and participate in a media briefing on Tuesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. During the briefing, NASA officials will discuss...

2010-06-14 09:20:47

NASA is seeking private and corporate sponsors for the Centennial Challenges, a program of incentive prizes designed for the "citizen inventor" that generates creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation. NASA is looking for companies, organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the non-profit allied organizations that manage the prize competitions. Since 2005, NASA has conducted 19 competitions in six challenge areas and awarded $4.5 million to 13 different...

2010-05-20 09:03:28

NASA will provide college students from across the country with the opportunity to participate in virtual interactive educational sessions focusing on NASA technical challenges and competitions. The agency's new Minority Innovation Challenges Institute, or MICI, will kick-off a series of year-round sessions with a virtual conference at 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 24. The sessions will teach students how to apply and participate in various competitions, such as the agency's Centennial Challenges...

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2010-04-08 07:50:24

Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies. In December 2009, the White House issued the Open Government Directive calling on executive branch agencies to become more open and accountable. The directive is centered on the principles of transparency, collaboration, and participation. NASA...

2010-04-07 15:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In December 2009, the White House issued the Open Government Directive calling on executive branch agencies to become more open...

2010-02-19 07:40:02

NASA will honor the achievements of the 2009 Centennial Challenges prize winners and competition hosts with a technical symposium Feb. 25 and a recognition ceremony Feb. 26. Centennial Challenges is NASA's program of technology prizes for the citizen-inventor. Nine prizes totaling $3.65 million were awarded in 2009. Both events will be held at the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington. The Centennial Challenges Technical Symposium will take place...


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