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2013-09-26 12:34:27

NASA has selected Wolf Creek Federal Services Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska, to provide facilities operations, repair and maintenance services at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The award is a five-year and four month firm-fixed price contract with an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity portion to allow task orders for additional work. The base value is $40.9 million. The potential maximum value with task orders is $70.9 million. The contract's phase-in period begins...

2013-09-26 12:33:20

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology challenges that may improve astrophysics scientific instruments, oxygen recovery for space life...

2013-09-26 12:32:06

NASA has recognized 12 NASA Explorer Schools from 11 U.S. states for their contributions to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education in the 2012-2013 school year. All 12 schools will receive a NASA certificate of recognition that includes an American flag that was flown in space. Six of the 12 also submitted successful proposals to a recent NASA Explorer Schools solicitation and will receive a $5,000 grant to help implement a STEM project in their classrooms by...

2013-09-24 11:13:45

NASA has selected six companies from five U.S. states to participate in a government-and-industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification. The companies are: • Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas • GE Aviation of Cincinnati • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, Calif. • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems of Redondo Beach, Calif. • Boeing Research & Technology of St. Louis • United Technologies Corporation and...

NASA Highlights Asteroid Initiative At World Maker Faire
2013-09-22 08:12:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online This weekend, NASA reached out for the public's help in tracking potentially hazardous asteroids at the World Maker Faire. The World Maker Faire took place September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science. This event is a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness that has been around since 2006. The Maker Faire has been known for some interesting booths in the past, including a human-sized Mouse Trap board game for its...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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