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2011-05-24 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has reached an important milestone for the next U.S. transportation system that will carry humans into deep space. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today that the system will be based on designs originally planned for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Those plans now will be used to develop a new spacecraft known as the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We...

2011-05-16 09:01:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-134 to deliver a permanent experiment module to the International Space Station that will allow scientists to study anti-matter in the universe. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human spaceflight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United...

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2011-05-03 10:55:00

Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big. Engineers at Johnson Space Center began work in July of 2010 on the Morpheus lander "“ a testbed for new technologies that a vehicle intended to land on the moon, an asteroid or even Mars would need. It's scheduled to take flight untethered for the first time in May, and will be the first prototype spacecraft to fly at Johnson since before man walked on the moon. "Projects like Morpheus are...

2011-04-29 07:20:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to satisfy growing client demand, Tom Dickenson and his company, Direct from Venice, have reached exclusive agreement with a classically trained expert Murano glassmaster to sell individual one-of-a-kind pieces of the artist's own design, as well as to design custom jewelry according to specific client request. This represents an unprecedented entrance into the custom world of Murano jewelry, previously available only by...

2011-04-27 13:44:21

NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts. The briefing is part of the countdown activities for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Lift off is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The news conference participants are: -- Phil...

2011-04-07 09:00:00

HOUSTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neighbors of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston may notice some loud noises coming from the 1,600-acre site in the coming weeks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson's Engineering Directorate is ready to begin testing its prototype lander as part of Project Morpheus -- a vertical test bed designed to integrate technologies that could be used to build future spacecraft intended to land on the moon, Mars,...

2011-03-10 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Al-Razaq Computing Services of Houston to provide acquisition and business support services to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. These services include operational and administrative support to the Office of Procurement, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and other Marshall Center offices and directorates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Marshall Space...

2011-03-01 15:00:00

Program Offices, New Technology Solicitations Announced WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced program office assignments at three NASA field centers to align the president's fiscal year 2012 budget request and the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. The agency also has released three Space Technology Program solicitations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA will create new program offices to manage human spaceflight...

2011-02-24 16:13:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-133 to deliver spare parts and a modified cargo transfer module that will be permanently attached to the International Space Station (ISS) to provide additional storage space. The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human space flight. Pratt &...

2011-02-22 09:14:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced that it will expand its presence in Huntsville, Ala., one of the nation's most vital regions for aerospace research and development, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers. Altair's office in Huntsville will open this month at 7501 South Memorial Parkway, just minutes...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.