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NASA Reconsidering Chinese Scientists' Applications
2013-10-11 18:27:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA said on Thursday that it would be reconsidering the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a conference when the US government opens back up, according to a report by AFP. NASA is holding a conference at one of its facilities in northern California on November 4 through 8. Six Chinese scientists were denied access to the conference due to what organizers said was an order to temporarily prohibit visits by...

2013-09-26 18:04:49

NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and Nike Inc. will host the fifth forum of the LAUNCH initiative at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. This year’s forum, LAUNCH: Systems Challenge, seeks to identify and accelerate solutions in futuristic materials that will help enable exploration beyond our atmosphere and reduce humanity’s harmful footprint on our planet. Ten finalists...

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...

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