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Astronauts To Test Free-Flying Housekeeper Robots

Astronauts To Test Free-Flying "Housekeeper" Robots

Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station...

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2014-07-11 23:02:28

Ticket Down has rolled back ticket prices for Luke Bryan at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, October 18th. This trusted secondary ticket exchange is offering their exclusive customer appreciation promo code LUKE-BRYAN-2014 for added savings. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Luke Bryan tickets at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Over the years Luke Bryan has been honored by almost every major association with awards...

Dream Chaser model
2014-05-20 07:01:32

[ Watch the Video: Wind Tunnel Tests Dream Chaser Design ] By Sasha Congiu, NASA's Langley Research Center With meticulous effort and attention to detail, NASA technician Ricky Hall hand-glued 250 grains of sand across a 22-inch long model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft. Each individually placed grain of sand creates turbulent flow along the vehicle, simulating what the actual spacecraft will experience during flight. After more than four hours of prep...

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2014-04-30 16:21:23

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the critical role of American small businesses and research institutions play as innovation engines for new space technologies that will enable future space exploration, NASA has selected 383 research and technology proposals for negotiations that may lead to contracts worth a combined $47.6 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The proposals, from 257 U.S. small businesses and 29 research...

harrison ford
2014-04-22 10:05:46

NASA Actor Harrison Ford was on location at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., last November to film a segment of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously" documentary on climate change. Ford toured the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility where he met with scientists Rama Nemani of Ames and Matthew Hansen of the University of Maryland, College Park, to learn more about how NASA satellite data, research, and technologies are used around the world to better understand and...

NASA Software Brought Down To Earth With New Catalog
2014-04-07 12:46:29

NASA From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, software has always been at the core of NASA’s mission successes. When NASA develops this software, we know the code may have uses beyond the original mission. One of our missions is to ensure that the technologies we create for aeronautics and space missions, including software, have the...

2014-03-26 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) of Greenbelt, Md., for a contract for Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This cost-plus, fixed-fee contract, consisting of Core requirements and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task orders, will begin on April 1. It...

2014-03-14 12:21:45

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., on the afternoon of Monday, March 17, for demonstrations of and briefings on select aeronautics and space research activities performed at the center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend Bolden's tour of the laboratory used for research on volleyball-sized free-flying satellites...

Firefox Browser To Feature Ads In Directory Tiles
2014-02-12 11:20:49

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The non-profit Mozilla Foundation has long promoted openness, innovation and participation on the Internet and it has also worked in the past to block advertising. Last year it announced they selectively blocked un-trusted ad cookies. This move to block advertisers was seen as having an obvious target – namely the advertisers. [ CORRECTION ] According to Justin O'Kelly of Mozilla's PR Team, "In fact the patch to block third party...

nasa's hangar one
2014-02-11 11:17:16

[ Watch the Video: Iconic Hangar One Has Been Leased To Google ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, a Google subsidiary announced that it had agreed to take over NASA’s iconic Hangar One – an 80-year-old facility originally built to house zeppelins. The moth-balled facility has been under the care of NASA's Ames Research Center for the past 23 years and the Google-backed Planetary Ventures LLC is expected to renovate the hangar and surrounding...

2014-02-11 10:37:03

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA have selected Planetary Ventures LLC as the preferred lessee on a lease to rehabilitate historic Hangar One and to manage Moffett Federal Airfield, currently managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The lease will put Hangar One to new use and eliminate NASA's management costs of the airfield. GSA's Request for Proposals (RFP), issued on behalf of NASA in May 2013, kicked off a competitive process in which the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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