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2009-06-19 10:29:00

Airship Ventures Eureka Returns Offers Aerial Adventures Above Los Angeles July 3-7 MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As fireworks shows light the Fourth of July night sky in Los Angeles, the most spectacular views will be enjoyed soaring 1000 feet above the Pacific Coast aboard the Airship Ventures Zeppelin Eureka. Returning to the Southern California skies after a sold-out engagement in May, Eureka will offer flightseeing tours above L.A July 3-7, 2009. The highlight of...

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2009-06-10 05:45:00

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., to receive a follow-on contract for Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations and Maintenance, or ATOM, at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a maximum value of $200 million. This is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract that begins July 1, 2009. The base contract lasts two years and has three one-year options. Jacobs Technology will provide support for aerospace testing, and facilities maintenance...

2009-06-04 17:26:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help keep astronauts at peak performance during missions, NASA researched, qualified and patented a highly effective electrolyte concentrate formula that maintains and restores optimal body hydration levels quickly and conveniently. Developed as a remedy for dehydration, it helps prevent the loss of body fluids during heavy exercise, heat exposure and illness. It also can be used to treat dehydration caused by altitude sickness and...

2009-06-01 09:22:51

The U.S. space agency says it has selected the Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., to receive its $29 million Airspace Concept Evaluation System contract. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract is for two years, with three one-year renewal options. Raytheon, under terms of the contract, will provide research support to the Airspace Systems Program of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for the design of advanced air traffic management concepts and software, as well...

2008-07-14 18:00:09

Firefighters battling California's wildfires are getting information from a drone aircraft equipped with a NASA sensor, U.S. space agency officials said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service partnered to get wildfire imagery, responding to requests from several California agencies, NASA said in a news release Monday. The remote-controlled flights by NASA's unmanned Ikhana aircraft have a sophisticated autonomous modular...

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2005-09-29 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Web search company Google Inc. said on Wednesday it plans to partner with U.S. space agency NASA on space research and to build a new campus at the agency's research center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Google and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) said they plan to cooperate on research projects such as large-scale data management, nanotechnology, massively distributed computing and the entrepreneurial space industry. Massively distributed computing...

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2005-08-23 07:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters are getting a high-tech ally in their battle against wildfires: a remote-controlled spy plane that doesn't mind smoke, can see in the dark and never sleeps. Scientists have been testing whether such planes - similar to the spy drones the U.S. military flies over Iraq and Afghanistan - can help track the direction and behavior of fast-moving flames without putting firefighters in harm's way. After experimental flights of three unmanned aerial vehicles this summer,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.