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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2012-01-13 10:30:12

The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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