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Future Of Aviation For NASA Relies On New Key Strategies
2013-08-14 14:49:30

[WATCH VIDEO: NASA Introduces Next Gen Air Transport System] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced today that it is refocusing its aviation research programs with an eye toward increasing efficiency and safety while reducing costs and the industry’s impact on the environment. "This new vision puts all the pieces of the puzzle together," said Jaiwon Shin, NASA's associate administrator for aeronautics. "It very clearly and effectively makes the link...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.