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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...

2011-02-11 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Aerospace Systems was honored to be selected as recipient of NASA's George M. Low 2010 award for its quality and performance on multiple NASA contracts. This selection makes the fourth time the company has been chosen for this prestigious award. The George M. Low Award is NASA's premier quality and performance award for its prime and subcontractors. This award program recognizes large and small businesses that...

2011-01-24 14:38:04

NASA has released a formal Notice of Availability (NOA) and Request for Information (RFI) to identify interest from industry for space processing and support facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The facilities may become available for space-related commercial use following the end of the Space Shuttle Program. The facilities that may become available are well-suited for entities operating or directly supporting government or commercial launches or space user services....

2011-01-04 05:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. (EASi), the leading independent stock plan software company, and Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF), a diversified financial services holding company, today announced the launch of EASi Broker Direct, a stock and option transaction platform jointly developed by the two companies. Based on the FIX protocol, EASi Broker Direct acts as a hub enabling public company restricted stock and option plan...

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2010-12-30 04:55:00

Congressional roadblocks are forcing NASA to maintain an already obsolete rocket program until March, costing the space agency $500 million and further complicating efforts to replace the space shuttle. NASA's Constellation program, which includes the building of the Ares I rocket to replace the space shuttle for transport to and from the International Space Station, was cancelled by President Obama last October as part of the his new NASA plan.   But legislative inaction and...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.