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2013-12-24 13:23:50

President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. The award recognizes recipients' exceptional potential for leadership at the...

2013-12-20 23:24:13

NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. (ISSi). ISSi is a successful, certified woman-owned science and engineering small business providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for a variety of government and private customers. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to...

NASA Holds Top Spot As Best Government Job In America
2013-12-19 10:33:38

[ Watch the Video: NASA Is The Best Government Job Ever: Employee Poll ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being able to literally reach for the stars every day, NASA employees also have the best job in the federal government for the second year running, according to the new Best Place to Work in Government report. The report, produced by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, was based on a survey of nearly 400,000 federal employees conducted...

space station rendering
2013-12-17 20:20:03

SOURCE: NASA/PR Newswire NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station. NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks. Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket, now will launch no earlier than January. The postponement of the Antares...

Rover Challenge Issued By NASA To Students
2013-11-30 04:16:39

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students, some of whom will have only recently earned their driver’s licenses, will soon have the opportunity to test drive vehicles for use on other planets, asteroids, moons and comets. NASA has issued a new engineering design challenge for teams of high school and college students: to design, build and test vehicles on the simulated surface of another world. Registration for the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will be...

2013-11-29 14:43:12

Starting in December, NASA will show the public the International Space Station in new ways that will highlight all the scientific research, cutting-edge technology testing and even the wonder of living and working in space. NASA is enhancing its daily NASA Television "Space Station Live" program and beginning a new weekly web series called "Space to Ground." "Space Station Live" will continue to air weekdays at 11 a.m. EST and now will be in a 30-minute format beginning Dec 2. It will...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'