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2011-10-01 07:03:22

NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract's on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets. The NLS II contracts are multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts with ordering periods through June 2020. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an...

2011-09-30 15:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract's on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NLS II contracts are multiple award,...

2011-09-30 04:36:37

NASA leaders met Thursday to discuss acquisition plans for the agency´s new heavy-lift rocket with hundreds of representatives of aerospace industry companies, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs. The rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), will take astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America´s future human space exploration efforts. The Industry Day event, hosted by NASA's...

2011-09-29 13:22:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA leaders met Thursday to discuss acquisition plans for the agency's new heavy-lift rocket with hundreds of representatives of aerospace industry companies, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs. The rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), will take astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America's future human space exploration...

2011-09-27 08:58:00

TROY, Mich., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Global engine manufacturer Perkins has deployed solidThinking Inspired to optimize the design of industrial engine components. "Perkins has a reputation for delivering durable, long lasting industrial engines," said Martin Dirker, Engineering Team Leader at Perkins Engines. "We were looking for...

2011-09-22 11:09:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be available to media during a visit to the Johnson Space Center on Monday, Sept. 26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to film as Bolden and Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats visit the Orion facilities inside Johnson's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at 1 p.m. A brief media availability will immediately follow in that facility. Media...

2011-09-20 12:22:27

NASA has selected The Boeing Company of Huntington Beach, Calif., for the Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort. Under the contract, Boeing will design, manufacture and test two lightweight composite cryogenic propellant tanks. The demonstration effort will use advanced composite materials to develop new technologies that could be applied to multiple future NASA missions, including human space exploration beyond low Earth orbit. Boeing will receive approximately $24...

2011-09-20 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected The Boeing Company of Huntington Beach, Calif., for the Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort. Under the contract, Boeing will design, manufacture and test two lightweight composite cryogenic propellant tanks. The demonstration effort will use advanced composite materials to develop new technologies that could be applied to multiple future NASA missions, including human space exploration beyond low Earth...

International Space Station
2011-09-20 09:34:05

  NASA announced its $1.6 billion strategy to invest in transportation services from private industry to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The draft request for proposal outlines a contract that will be awarded to multiple companies that provide launch vehicles, launch services, ground and mission operations and recovery. The Integrated Design Contract (IDC) of up to $1.61 billion will run from July 2012 through April 2014. "This is a...

2011-09-15 09:15:00

TROY, Mich., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that its product development division, Altair ProductDesign, has successfully partnered with Taiwanese automotive design consultancy, Studio X-GENE, to develop a new electric concept vehicle. Revealed for the first time at the Auto Shanghai 2011, the AVANT GT is a pure electric...