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2014-06-13 16:20:25

Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center (HTC), received a NASA Agency Honor Award for making outstanding contributions to the Agency's mission. HOUSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Ulrich was recognized with the NASA Silver Achievement Medal for his leadership and vision in seeding and growing the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in the NASA/JSC community. Most notable in attendance included Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA Johnson Space Center,...

Using Technology To 'Hear' Potential Leaks On The International Space Station
2013-07-03 09:52:39

NASA/Johnson Space Center The hiss of air escaping from a leaky car tire is no one's favorite sound. Even less pleasant? Hearing that hiss of escaping air 250 miles above Earth's surface while inside the pressurized confines of the International Space Station. According to Eric Madaras, an aerospace technologist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., if an air leak were to occur aboard the station, alarms would sound, and the astronauts would locate and correct the...

2012-05-22 08:29:07

Medical students who have an interest in space medicine can now take courses in the world's first officially recognized space medicine track as they pursue their medical degree. The track consists of a set of electives offered at Baylor College of Medicine and is managed by BCM's Center for Space Medicine. Developed and implemented during the past four years, the space medicine track was approved by the BCM Curriculum Committee in April 2012. Popular track "This elective program...

2011-11-04 13:00:00

With sixteen DICES VoIP systems deployed at twelve different customer locations, Quintron has the proven net-centric mission-critical voice conferencing solution Santa Maria, California (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 Quintron Systems, Inc. (http://www.quintron.com), the recognized leader in advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control and intrusion detection systems, is pleased to announce three additional contract awards from NASA for the Quintron DICES VoIP mission-critical...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

University of Pittsburgh animal study published in the Radiation Research Journal (June 2011 edition) showed diet of nutritional supplement developed for Astronauts strong against effects of radiation exposure. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 A study commissioned by NASA and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) evidencing the benefits of nutritional supplementation under the harshest of environmental oxidative stress factors, radiation, will be published in the June edition of the Radiation...

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2011-05-03 10:55:00

Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big. Engineers at Johnson Space Center began work in July of 2010 on the Morpheus lander "“ a testbed for new technologies that a vehicle intended to land on the moon, an asteroid or even Mars would need. It's scheduled to take flight untethered for the first time in May, and will be the first prototype spacecraft to fly at Johnson since before man walked on the moon. "Projects like Morpheus are...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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