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Titan Aerial Daughtercraft
2014-06-05 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /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 through pioneering technology development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including: -- a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan; -- using neutrinos to perform measurements for...

2014-06-04 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from universities to advance the agency's plans for exploration to deep space and Mars. The Early Stage Innovations NASA Research Announcement calls for innovative space technology proposals that could benefit the space program, other government agencies and the greater aerospace community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Aligned with NASA's Space Technology Roadmaps and priorities...

LDSD Rocket-powered Test Vehicle
2014-06-02 16:20:30

Due to weather conditions, there will be no launch of the LDSD test vehicle Tuesday, June 3. Other potential launch dates include June 5, 7, 9, 11 and 14. Launch decision for Thursday, June 5 will be made on Wednesday, June 4. Check back with us for updates. WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight....

Engineers Ready NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-05-22 03:31:24

[ Watch The Video: LDSD: We Brake for Mars: Part 2 ] DC Agle, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A saucer-shaped vehicle designed to test interplanetary landing devices hangs on a tower in preparation for launch at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer, which is part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars: an inflatable tube and an enormous parachute. The launch tower...

2014-05-22 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Earth Day this year, NASA invited people around the world to step outside to take a "selfie" and share it with the world on social media. NASA released Thursday a new view of our home planet created entirely from those photos. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The "Global Selfie" mosaic was built using more than 36,000 individual photographs drawn from the more than 50,000 images tagged #GlobalSelfie and...

2014-05-19 23:01:36

After US Federal Contractor Registration reported this past Friday that the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database was down - they are happy to report it is officially back up and operational. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 After US Federal Contractor Registration reported this past Friday that the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database was down; they are happy to report it is officially back up and operational. Contractors that...

2014-05-19 08:21:54

CHANTILLY, Va., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoBase Publishers announces the availability of its Focus|NASA product, a unique and powerful tool exclusively supporting competitive intelligence and business development professionals in the NASA market. We invite you to participate in an 30-minute webinar demonstrating Focus|NASA at 2pm EDT on June 11. Click here to add the webinar to your calendar. Webinar attendees will participate in a demonstration of a searchable, well-curated...

Treasure Trove Of Scientific Experiments Returning From ISS On SpaceX Dragon Capsule Sunday
2014-05-16 14:19:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers. But for SpaceX, April launches bring May research returns. On May 18, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is scheduled to return to Earth, after spending a month docked with the International Space Station. The capsule was part of the space launch company’s third contracted supply mission to the station, carrying food, water, supplies and scientific equipment to the orbiting space crew....

2014-05-16 12:21:29

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA mission priorities were explored by five winners of the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge, a worldwide "hackathon" to spark innovation with direct application to future space missions and improve life on Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA judges have selected five challenge winners, and the global social media community selected a People's Choice fan favorite. The competition took place...

2014-05-15 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA ranked high in the J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study: Government, released Thursday. In the two focus areas measured, servicing and marking engagement, J.D. Power reports, "Among the government agencies included in the study, only the National Aeronautics and Space Administration performs particularly well in both types of social interactions." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Increasingly,...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • 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.