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2012-05-02 10:24:38

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of capturing top honors in Germany and Peru, Wunderman was named the largest digital agency network and largest CRM/Direct agency in the world by Advertising Age in its 68th annual Agency Report. Here are the results: #1 - Largest CRM/Direct Agencies in the World #1 - Largest Digital Agency Networks in the World #2 - Largest Digital Agency Networks in the U.S. #3 - Largest CRM/Direct Agencies in the U.S. #14 - Largest U.S. Agencies of All...

2012-04-26 02:22:09

GREENBELT, Md., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Technical Services has been selected by NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services to Goddard Space Flight Center's SMA Directorate under the Safety and Mission Assurance Services (SMAS) contract. ARES and its teammates will provide system safety, mission assurance, risk and reliability, software assurance and institutional assurance in support of current and future NASA programs, including the James Webb Space Telescope, Joint...

2012-04-26 06:52:46

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. "These transformative concepts have the potential to mature into the new capabilities NASA needs for the challenging space missions...

2012-04-25 10:20:16

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "These...

Discovery Laid To Rest At Smithsonian
2012-04-20 03:53:51

Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Discovery landed in Washington D.C. on Tuesday after taking off for the last time in Florida aboard a modified Boeing 747 jet. The spacecraft rolled into its new home amidst thousands of people cheering for the 27-year-old space shuttle. "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet...

2012-04-17 02:20:40

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has delivered the 50th Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) to United Launch Alliance (ULA) in support of the Atlas V launch vehicle. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120417/SF88691) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/SF34677LOGO) The 50th-delivered SRB, along with two additional boosters, is scheduled to help launch a future mission in 2013. Aerojet won the...

Space Tourism Could Be $1 Billion Industry In 10 Years, FAA Head Says
2012-03-22 13:56:32

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday that space tourism will be a $1 billion industry in 10 years. With the retirement of the space shuttle program, the burden to sending astronauts to low-orbit has been placed on the commercial industry for NASA by the Obama administration. Now that these new spacecrafts are under development, a new industry for space tourism is also underway. Commercial space flights by companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic may...

Laptop With Space Station Codes Stolen From NASA
2012-03-02 05:01:45

A laptop has been stolen from NASA that contains the control codes used to command the International Space Station. An internal investigation determined that the laptop is among dozens of mobile devices containing sensitive information that have been reported missing from NASA. NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin told Congress that 48 agency devices were lost or stolen over a two year period. The mobile devices contained personal data, intellectual property, and highly sensitive...

NASA Releases Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
2012-02-13 13:37:56

NASA announced Monday a $17.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2013 supporting an ambitious program of space exploration that will build on new technologies and proven capabilities to expand America's reach into the solar system. Despite a constrained fiscal environment, the NASA FY13 budget continues to implement the space science and exploration program agreed to by President Obama and a bipartisan majority in Congress, laying the foundation for ground-breaking discoveries here on...

2012-02-09 11:07:32

NASA is seeking technology demonstration proposals for green propellant alternatives to the highly toxic fuel hydrazine. As NASA works with American companies to open a new era of access to space, the agency seeks innovative and transformative fuels that are less harmful to our environment. Hydrazine is an efficient and ubiquitous propellant that can be stored for long periods of time, but is also highly corrosive and toxic. It is used extensively on commercial and defense department...