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Asteroid Grand Challenge First Round Reviews Complete
2013-08-01 04:35:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first step toward NASA's mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable Earth-lunar orbit, and send humans to examine it, has been completed. On Tuesday, a mission formulation review brought together NASA leaders from around the US to examine internal studies proposing multiple concepts and alternatives for each phase of the asteroid mission in preparation for fiscal year 2014. Technical and...

2013-07-31 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has completed the first step toward a mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable lunar orbit and send humans to study it. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In preparation for fiscal year 2014, a mission formulation review on Tuesday brought together NASA leaders from across the country to examine internal studies proposing multiple concepts and alternatives for each...

2013-07-31 12:21:38

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a behind-the-scenes look at NASA's upcoming airborne campaign to study how air pollution from wildfires and other sources affects our climate, NASA will host a media day from 8-11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The campaign is NASA's most complex airborne science study of the year, drawing together coordinated observations from NASA satellites, aircraft...

2013-07-29 16:20:22

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Seung Jo Kim, met in Washington Monday to discuss collaboration in aeronautics research and space exploration, including KARI's robotic lunar mission and NASA's asteroid initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This was the first meeting between Bolden and Kim. "Our two agencies share a mutual...

Asteroid Initiative RFI Receives 400+ Responses
2013-07-27 07:19:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced this week that the agency has received more than 400 responses to its request for information (RFI) on its Asteroid Initiative. "Under our plan, we're increasing the identification, tracking and exploration of asteroids, and the response to this initiative has been gratifying," said Garver, speaking at the Space Frontier Foundation's NewSpace 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif. "The...

2013-07-26 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has received more than 400 responses to its request for information (RFI) on the agency's asteroid initiative, Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Friday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Under our plan, we're increasing the identification, tracking and exploration of asteroids, and the response to this initiative has been gratifying," said Garver, speaking at the Space Frontier...

2013-07-25 10:15:57

NASA has awarded Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) Federal Research and Technology Solutions of Greenbelt, Md., for information technology (IT) services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. This firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity hybrid contract begins Sept. 1. The contract has a maximum value of $403.4 million and a two-year base period with three one-year options. The contractor will provide IT system and...

2013-07-24 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (ASRC) Federal Research and Technology Solutions of Greenbelt, Md., for information technology (IT) services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) This firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity hybrid contract begins Sept. 1. The contract has a maximum value of...

2013-07-22 23:23:40

Warrior Gateway, a national military nonprofit, is partnering with the American Legion Auxiliary and Volunteers of America to bring an AmeriCorps VISTA aboard the Warrior Gateway team for one year of national service to veterans, servicemembers and their families beginning today, July 22, 2013. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Today, Allison Hesketh, a native of New Hampshire, begins a year of national service through the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Call to Service Corps AmeriCorps Volunteers in...

2013-07-19 16:20:08

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The selected proposals include a wide range of imaginative concepts, including 3-D printing of biomaterials, such as arrays of cells; using galactic rays to map the insides of asteroids; and an "eternal flight"...