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2014-02-20 23:01:08

NASA awards ASRC Federal Space and Defense a two-year extension to the Multidiscipline Engineering and Technology Services II contract, with a maximum value of $110 million. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 NASA recently awarded ASRC Federal Space and Defense a two-year extension to the Multidiscipline Engineering and Technology Services II contract. The two-year bridge contract with an extension option has a maximum value of $110 million. Under the METS II Bridge contract, ASRC...

2014-02-14 16:21:08

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host an event as part of the "NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction" series. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Goddard's Visitor Center. The event is free and open to the public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Author William Forstchen will discuss his new...

NASA IceBridge Science Team Making Plans For The Future
2014-02-13 14:51:44

George Hale - NASA Twice a year, members of NASA's Operation IceBridge science team meet to discuss the mission's goals and progress, to define plans for upcoming field campaigns and get feedback from the scientific community. The science team met from January 28 through 30, 2014, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This was the first meeting for IceBridge's new science team, which will serve from 2014 until 2017. IceBridge's previous science team was selected in...

NASA Currently Testing New Technologies For Robotic Refueling
2014-02-13 10:28:50

Dewayne Washington/Adrienne Alessandro - NASA [ Watch The Video: Another Step Toward Servicing Satellites in Space ] It's corrosive, it's hazardous, and it can cause an explosion powerful enough to thrust a satellite forward in space. Multiple NASA centers are currently conducting a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer this dangerous fluid -- satellite oxidizer -- into the propellant tanks of spacecraft in space today....

NASA Sees High Thunderstorms In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-12 13:27:27

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Fobane was located southeast of Reunion Island in the southwest Indian Ocean when the TRMM satellite passed over and captured rainfall and cloud data on the storm. TRMM saw that despite Fobane weakening, there was still some punch left in a few of the thunderstorms within. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Fobane on February 11, 2014 at 0035 UTC. Fobane was very small but contained a few powerful...

2014-02-11 16:21:44

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in the science and engineering world will gather on March 4 - 6, 2014, to attend the 52nd Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium at the Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, Md. This year's theme, "Science and Exploration: Engineering the Future," will both celebrate past accomplishments and discuss future space exploration priorities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For more than 50 years, senior...

NASA Sees Rainfall In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-11 15:16:46

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Some towering thunderstorms were spotted in Tropical Cyclone Fobane as NASA's TRMM satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on February 10. Fobane was formerly Tropical Cyclone 14S and when it strengthened into a tropical storm it was renamed. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency manages the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM. TRMM has the capability to measure rainfall rates from space and data that can be used...

2014-02-11 12:20:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for NASA's seventh annual RockOn! workshop to be held June 14-19 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This workshop, offered in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, engages university and community college students and faculty interested in learning how to develop science payloads for spaceflight....

WASP Gives NASA's Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform
2014-02-09 08:10:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High-altitude balloons have long been used by scientists who study the Earth, the sun and the stars to gain a better view of their targets by carrying their telescopes far into the stratosphere. For planetary scientists, however, this doesn't work, as they need a highly stable, off-the-shelf type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they move around in the solar system. Such a...

2014-02-06 16:21:30

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The data visualization studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., was awarded first place for its video entry in a visualization challenge sponsored by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The winning entry was created by the Scientific Visualization Studio to show how the particles from solar storms bombard Earth and how the...


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2012-05-12 09:14:38

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993 at 4:27 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on December 13 at 12:25 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 163 times at an altitude of 321 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.4 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the first mission to repair and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. It involved the second longest spacewalk to date at nearly 8 hours. The final...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail (ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar. SOHO was launched on...

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