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2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

2010-12-22 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is part of a team that has been awarded a five-year contract valued at $251 million to provide information technology and multimedia services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and other NASA facilities. Wyle will support DB Consulting Group, Inc. on the Information Technology and Multimedia Services contract to provide information technology services, information management, multimedia services and external relations to the...

2010-12-13 12:18:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to support cargo mission services for the International Space Station (ISS). The potential value of the contract is $171M, with a three year base and additional options running until 2017. Having supported NASA's cargo mission since 2004, Lockheed Martin proposed in its bid an innovative set of new tools and processes to help NASA lower the overall cost of processing ISS cargo. Under the Cargo Mission...

2010-12-10 13:45:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veteran NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Poindexter, a U.S. Navy captain, earned a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the school in 1995. He will return to serve as the dean of students and executive director of programs. "Dex was a well-respected leader within our office,"...

2010-08-30 09:13:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is part of an academic-industry team that has been selected to support a new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. The center is a partnership of academia, industry, and government, developed for the purpose of creating a world-class consortium that will address current and future challenges for commercial space transportation. Wyle, with a long history of supporting manned...

2010-07-16 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a Crew Robotics Avionics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) contract to Wyle for engineering services at Johnson Space Center. The contract allows for a wide variety of tasks in the areas of flight hardware and software development, non-flight/prototype hardware and software development, analysis, and sustaining engineering. The work will be performed at Wyle's facilities located next to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'