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2013-05-21 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is looking for far-out ideas. NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking Phase II proposals for continuation of promising studies selected during the first phase of the visionary program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NIAC program funds cutting-edge concepts with the potential to transform future aerospace missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current...

NASA, US Air Force Need More Robust Spaceflight Processors
2013-05-16 14:00:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA and the US Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory said they are looking for four companies to research and develop high-performance spaceflight computing capabilities. The new Air Force Next Generation Space Processor Analysis Program seeks to find companies to perform a yearlong evaluation of advanced, space-based applications that would use spaceflight processors for the 2020 to 2030 time frame. NASA decided to join the Air...

2013-05-14 16:20:37

HOUSTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, May 16, to discuss the future of human space exploration and the critical role the International Space Station performs in support of those efforts. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa, a veteran NASA astronaut, will join Bolden at 10:30 a.m. CST in the center's Space...

NASA Summer Of Innovation Project Keeps Students Interested In Science, Space
2013-05-14 06:22:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is your middle-schooler a science geek or a space junkie? Do you want to keep them interested even though summer break has started? NASA, to help with that goal, has announced plans for its 2013 Summer of Innovation (SOI) project that challenges middle school students across the US to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration. The Summer of Innovation program will use unique, NASA-related science,...

2013-05-13 12:21:11

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has unveiled plans for its 2013 Summer of Innovation project, which challenges middle school students across the United States to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique, NASA-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Summer of Innovation leverages the expertise and reach of NASA's 10 field...

2013-05-02 15:40:33

The Sun and our neighboring planet Mars are two destinations that the UK and US will be exploring together in the coming years, following recent agreements for collaboration on three big space projects. During a visit this week to space facilities and companies in the UK, Mason Peck, Chief Technologist at NASA, said, “Cooperation and collaboration are critical to meet increasingly global challenges, and our partnership with the United Kingdom in space exploration and technology...

2013-05-02 10:11:43

A NASA program supporting innovative approaches to sustainability challenges has received an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. NASA's LAUNCH program is among the top 25 federal programs recognized by the Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The award promotes excellence and creativity in the public sector. LAUNCH and the other Top 25 programs represent the top 5 percent of all applications...

2013-05-01 20:20:11

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA program supporting innovative approaches to sustainability challenges has received an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's LAUNCH program is among the top 25 federal programs recognized by the Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The award promotes excellence and creativity...

2013-04-30 12:21:07

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA is facilitating development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe,...

2013-04-29 12:20:58

HOUSTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Expedition 35 astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station will conduct a live air-to-ground talk with students of Fredricksburg High School in Texas at 12:40 p.m. EDT (11:40 a.m. CDT) Thursday, May 2. The event will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the 20-minute event, students will be able to ask...