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Parachutes For NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passed Most Difficult Test
2014-06-25 03:21:47

NASA NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday. A test version of Orion touched down safely in the Arizona desert after being pulled out of a C-17 aircraft, 35,000 feet above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. It was the first time some parachutes in the system had been tested at such a high altitude. Engineers also put additional stresses on the parachutes by allowing the test version of Orion to free...

2014-06-18 23:16:19

The White House Maker Faire will feature a Made In Space demonstration of their space manufacturing hardware. Made In Space, in coordination with NASA and ASME, is also announcing the Future Engineers challenge, a program asking students to design items for space. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 As a part of the White House’s Day of Making initiative, Made In Space, Inc. will be showcasing their ‘made for space’ 3D printer at the White House Maker Faire, demonstrating that...

2014-06-16 08:25:51

ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was 1565 when the first European settlers pulled ashore in St. Augustine, Florida. And nearly 450 years later, Reserve Direct has too set claim to the historically quaint coastal town with the launch of its destination website, ReserveStAugustine.com. The website features the unique attractions and accommodations that make St. Augustine a popular tourist destination. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140613/117923 Logo -...

2014-06-12 16:21:34

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA's Orion spacecraft is taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to a status update on Orion and to see the spacecraft alongside NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 18. The update will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website....

Titan Aerial Daughtercraft
2014-06-05 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact through pioneering technology development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including: -- a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan; -- using neutrinos to perform measurements for...

2014-05-30 12:21:39

Development is Major Step toward Returning Human Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts (CPC) marks critical progress in the development of...

NASA's Four New Lines Of Business Focus On Problem-Solving
2014-05-07 03:50:41

By Bob Granath, NASA Engineering is about making dreams a reality. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the team in the Engineering and Technology Directorate not only puts those visions on paper, but sees the designs all the way through from development to reality. This key organization recently aligned its structure around four new lines of business. This fresh approach is designed to bring its functions in line with the spaceport's efforts to transition from a historically...

2014-04-30 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Wednesday the selection of three U.S. companies to negotiate no-funds exchanged partnership agreements with the agency to advance lander capabilities that will enable delivery of payloads to the surface of the moon, as well as new science and exploration missions of interest to NASA and scientific and academic communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected companies are: -- Astrobotic...

2014-04-21 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "This is a particularly critical time for NASA's human...

2014-04-18 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas developed in the program's first phase. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The NIAC program funds cutting-edge concepts that have the potential to transform future missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.