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2009-09-03 06:26:38

NASA will hold the annual Desert "RATS," or Research and Technology Studies, field test in the Arizona desert this fall, hosting a media day for journalists on Sept. 15. Desert RATS will help determine what technologies and capabilities will be needed when NASA takes future trips beyond Earth. The tests will include a simulated 14-day mission during which two crew members -- an astronaut and a geologist -- will live inside NASA's prototype Lunar Electric Rover. They will scout the test area...

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2009-04-09 07:30:00

The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was as thin as two sheets of aluminum foil. It worked well enough for Apollo. Back then, astronauts stayed on the lunar surface for only a few days at a time. But when NASA sends people back to the Moon starting around 2020, the plan will be much more ambitious "” and the hardware is...

2009-03-26 10:36:00

HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next-generation lunar rover will visit hundreds of high school students as they flex their own robotic muscles at this year's FIRST Robotics Competition Lone Star Regional. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The public can view demonstrations of the Lunar Electric Rover from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Discovery Green. Media...

2009-01-20 07:00:00

Michelin technology provides astronauts with a smooth ride up Pennsylvania Avenue for 56th presidential inauguration celebration GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin North America will once again team with NASA to showcase the latest technology for the next generation of moon rover vehicles. NASA astronauts will pilot the Small Pressurized Lunar Rover, which is fitted with a specially engineered MICHELIN TWEEL(R) assembly, during today's inaugural parade in Washington, D.C....

2009-01-16 13:28:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the months since it was unveiled, NASA's latest moon rover concept has covered a lot of ground. Up simulated Martian hills, down simulated lunar craters. Through real dust storms and across lava flows. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) But on Jan. 20, it'll attempt something totally new: the streets of Washington D.C., crowded with the hundreds of thousands of people expected to be in town for President-elect...

2008-12-03 14:11:00

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) and NASA have taken one small step backward to make one giant leap forward and help prepare for future missions to the moon and to Mars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Goodyear and the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) recently completed a jointly-funded project for the development and production of twelve replicates of the original wire-mesh moon tire...

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2008-10-27 12:10:00

The Teide volcanic peak on the island of Tenerife acted as a mock-up of the Moon landscape last week, with eight European student teams tuning, testing and driving their lunar rovers in preparation for a robotics competition that took place during the dark nights of last weekend. Roving on the Moon is not easy. Lunar robotic explorers have to travel in a vacuum, over rough and steep terrain covered by crust and dust. The Sun heats the rovers up to 110°C and, when driving into a...

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2008-10-25 13:10:00

A new lunar rover produced by NASA will allow astronauts to travel longer distances without having to wear spacesuits when they return to the moon sometime in the year 2020.  Scientists are testing the new vehicle in corner of northern Arizona which has terrain that resembles the surface of the moon.  NASA representatives watched as an astronaut drove the rover over a large lava field.  The battery powered rover can reach speeds of 6 mph and is part of a number of systems and...

2008-06-24 02:25:00

MOSES LAKE SAND DUNES, Wash.-- This patch of desert may resemble the moon, but a team of NASA scientists who came here to test lunar robots, rovers and spacesuits found spring weather in Eastern Washington can be worse than outer space. During the two-week exercise, howling wind blasted sand into every nook and crevice of the machines _ some of which were venturing outside the lab for the first time. Rain squalls forced scientists to shield state-of-the-art prototypes under blue tarps. "It...

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2008-04-22 06:45:00

At this year's Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama, Prof. Paul Shiue of Christian Brothers University was overheard joking that duct tape was his team's "best engineering tool." Others felt the same way. The sound of gray tape being torn from rolls practically filled the race course as dozens of college and high school student engineers busily assembled and repaired their homemade moonbuggies. Little did they know, this was in the finest tradition of lunar exploration. Turning back...


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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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