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2014-09-08 16:20:56

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space. The selection is part of NASA's continuing effort to foster a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms that allow testing of new space technologies within Earth's atmosphere. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Through these new...

Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen By NASA
2014-07-11 03:21:06

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory From hopping/tumbling robots to gecko-inspired adhesives, a variety of technologies have been chosen by NASA for flight on commercial reusable launch vehicles and a commercial parabolic aircraft. The selections were made through NASA's Flight Opportunities Program. The program gives these 13 space technology payloads, including four from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, a chance to be tested before they are used in the harsh...

New Precision Landing Software Being Tested By JPL, Masten
2013-08-13 07:22:18

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A year after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's landed on Mars, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are testing a sophisticated flight-control algorithm that could allow for even more precise, pinpoint landings of future Martian spacecraft. Flight testing of the new Fuel Optimal Large Divert Guidance algorithm - G-FOLD for short - for planetary pinpoint landing is being conducted jointly by JPL engineers in cooperation with...

2013-06-18 09:42:42

News media representatives are invited to witness the first research flight on a suborbital rocket funded by NASA's Flight Opportunities Program when UP Aerospace Inc.'s SpaceLoft 7 vehicle lifts off June 21 at Spaceport America near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Liftoff is scheduled to occur between 7 and 10 a.m. MDT. NASA has funded the flight for seven space-technology experiments to be flown in a space-relevant environment aboard the UP Aerospace sounding rocket. The sub-orbital flight is...

NASA Selects New Suborbital Payloads
2013-06-10 04:28:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA´s Space Technology Mission Directorate's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 21 new space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. The newest batch of projects, which were announced by the American space agency on Friday, represents the sixth cycle of their continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. To date, the...

Masten's Xombie With Genie Payload Makes Highest, Longest Flight To Date
2013-03-30 08:42:44

NASA A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif., using a developmental navigation system designed to land a space vehicle on other celestial bodies. Masten Space Systems´ XA-0.1B “Xombie” suborbital rocket lifted off the launch pad for an 80-second flight while being controlled by Charles Stark Draper Laboratory´s...

NASA To Test 13 New Reusable Flight Technologies
2013-01-22 18:50:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said it has selected 13 new technologies to ride along payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will enable participants to demonstrate their technologies, allowing them to touch the edge of space to see how well they will be prepared for the harsh conditions of spaceflight. Las Vegas-based Zero-G Corporation's parabolic...

Golden Spike To Send Tourists To The Moon
2012-12-06 19:01:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Former NASA executives are launching a private company to send people up to the moon and back for $1.5 billion. The new business is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, whether it is for scientific research or just to get a taste of a stellar view of Earth. The last man stepped foot on the moon 40 years ago and the United States has remained the only country to accomplish that feat. Also, NASA's eyes are now set...


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