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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...

National Aerospace Week Celebrated By NASA
2013-09-18 07:22:38

NASA/Charles Bolden Every time you step aboard an airplane there’s an excellent chance that a piece of innovative NASA technology will be flying with you, helping to ensure you have a safe and efficient flight. It might be found in the upturned winglets you see at the tip of the wing, or within the composite material used to build part of the aircraft structure, or hidden inside the increasingly fuel efficient and quiet jet engines slung beneath the wings. And whether or not you...

NASA Inviting Social Media Fans To Earth Science Event
2013-09-17 07:27:04

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA is inviting its social media followers to apply for participation in a two-day NASA Social on Nov. 4 and 5 at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The event will highlight NASA and JPL's role in studying Earth and its climate and will preview three Earth-observing missions JPL is preparing for launch in 2014. The event will offer people who connect with NASA through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks the...

2013-09-11 11:19:34

NASA has exercised the first option under its contract with Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., to continue providing engineering and scientific support services to the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The one-year option begins Oct.1 and is valued at about $46 million. The contract has three more options available: two at one year each and one at eight months. This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee base effort and a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity...

Global Exploration Roadmap
2013-09-11 07:31:57

[ Watch The Video -  NASA From the Ground Up ] NASA Space exploration has always created benefits for humankind -- from new technologies and discoveries, to deepening international relationships and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. For more than 50 years, NASA has led the world in space with missions to extend human reach and transform our capabilities and understanding. We're currently implementing an ambitious plan that...

2013-09-10 10:19:30

Several NASA officials will update media Wednesday, Sept. 11, about the agency's progress on a proposed mission to find, capture, redirect and visit a near-Earth asteroid. The briefing will take place at 3 p.m. PDT (6 p.m. EDT) at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Space 2013 Conference and Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Journalists attending Space 2013 may attend the briefing in person. Reporters also may join by teleconference. The...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.