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2014-07-11 12:20:59

HAMPTON, Va., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Langley Research Center will showcase more than two-dozen exhibits that illustrate its vast technology development efforts supporting deep space exploration, science, and aeronautics missions on Tuesday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) in Hampton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Consider it a mid-summer's display of cutting-edge technology -- from...

A Look At The Genius Of George W. Lewis
2014-07-11 03:47:39

Mary Catherine Bitter, NASA Of the many adjectives that could adequately describe George W. Lewis, the first Executive Officer of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), “thorough” is arguably the most appropriate. A manifestation of the word throughout his entire career, Lewis became the namesake of the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory after his retirement from the NACA in 1948. His contributions to the organization continue to be honored as the John H. Glenn...

Gobble Hawk
2014-07-09 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three winning designs solicited to address the technological limitations of the uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) currently used to track and collect data on hurricanes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineering teams at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville were named...

2014-07-07 16:20:32

HAMPTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 8, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, former NASA engineer and Eagle Aeronautics Director for Projects Domenic Maglieri will present "Sonic Boom: A Review of Six Decades of Research" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Maglieri will take a look back at how 60 years of aeronautics research has helped to understand the sonic boom,...

2014-07-01 12:21:33

HAMPTON, Va., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA X, a video program based at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, has won a prestigious Emmy award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA X producers Kevin Krigsvold and Michael Bibbo won the award for "Power and Propulsion" in the category of...

2014-06-30 16:21:06

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has exercised the third option of its Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support (TEAMS) 2 contract with Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc. (AMA) of Hampton, Virginia. AMA will continue providing engineering support to the agency's Langley Research Center, also in Hampton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The potential value of the contract, including the approximately $50 million one-year...

2014-06-24 16:20:50

HAMPTON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will take visitors into space, then bring them down to Earth in an exhibit that combines NASA technology and education during this week's NASCAR races at the Kentucky Speedway. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Technicians and others from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will be at the Sparta, Kentucky, raceway, June 26 -28, with five tents of models, displays and artifacts that will...

mars
2014-06-19 16:21:22

HAMPTON, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 175 rising high school seniors from across Virginia will spend a week at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton this summer planning a simulated mission to Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO They are part of the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy, sponsored by NASA Langley in partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. VASTS will hold three sessions:...

2014-06-19 12:21:52

HAMPTON, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With thousands of technologies to share with industry and the public, NASA is looking to an Internet company to help get the word out. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is working with Edison Nation, an open innovation online service, to help distribute its discoveries and patents. By law, federal agencies are required to have a technology transfer program...

Supersonic Passenger Travel May Be Coming Closer To Reality
2014-06-18 03:31:45

Karen Northon, NASA The return of supersonic passenger travel may be coming closer to reality thanks to NASA’s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms. Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the progress they are making in overcoming some of the biggest hurdles to supersonic passenger...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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