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2011-09-20 12:22:27

NASA has selected The Boeing Company of Huntington Beach, Calif., for the Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort. Under the contract, Boeing will design, manufacture and test two lightweight composite cryogenic propellant tanks. The demonstration effort will use advanced composite materials to develop new technologies that could be applied to multiple future NASA missions, including human space exploration beyond low Earth orbit. Boeing will receive approximately $24...

International Space Station
2011-09-20 09:34:05

  NASA announced its $1.6 billion strategy to invest in transportation services from private industry to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The draft request for proposal outlines a contract that will be awarded to multiple companies that provide launch vehicles, launch services, ground and mission operations and recovery. The Integrated Design Contract (IDC) of up to $1.61 billion will run from July 2012 through April 2014. "This is a...

2011-09-19 13:00:51

Bolden to Announce New Developments in NASA's Commercial Space Efforts NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. EDT at the Air Force Association's 2011 Air and Space Conference at the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor in Maryland. Bolden will announce developments in NASA's commercial space efforts, including new milestones for the commercial crew development program. He also will provide an update on the agency's acquisition strategy to...

2011-07-12 16:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association is concerned about the substantial cuts being made to the budgets of NASA and NOAA in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science markup of the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill. "We recognize that tough economic times call for tough choices," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "However, cutting NASA and NOAA this deeply threatens American leadership in...

2011-07-07 10:32:48

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is entering into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNSS) of Sparks, Nev., to offer technical capabilities from the center's uniquely skilled work force. The umbrella space act agreement is Kennedy's latest step in its transition from a historically government-only launch complex to a multi-user spaceport. Sierra Nevada also has space act agreements with NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.;...

2011-06-30 09:22:09

NASA's industry partners have met all their initial milestones in developing commercial crew transportation capabilities to reduce the gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability. NASA posted its first status report on the agency's Commercial Crew Development 2 (CCDev2) program to its website. The report highlights the progress and accomplishments for the agency's commercial spaceflight development efforts. Designed to be a bi-monthly report, it is targeted toward the interested layperson and...

2011-06-24 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Patrick Johnson of Athens, Ala., for his outstanding support of human spaceflight. He is an analyst for Exploration Systems Mission Directorate facilities and transition and employed by ARES Corp. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Johnson played a major role in the NASA Capabilities Forum (NCF) held in July 2010. This follow on meeting to the Human...

2011-06-24 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized Joyce Rhym of Waldorf, Md., executive assistant in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters, for her outstanding support of human spaceflight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Rhym was instrumental in the planning and execution of the NASA Ares I-X communications plan. She supported the guest operations for the launch of the Ares...


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