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2014-09-17 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2015 fall academic term. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at...

Mars 2020 rover instruments 2
2014-08-01 03:00:06

Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments Thursday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers and engineers worldwide. Proposals received were twice the usual number...

2014-06-02 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sumara Thompson-King is NASA's new general counsel. She assumed the top role in NASA's legal office Sunday following the retirement of Michael Wholley, who had served as general counsel since June 2004. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Thompson-King currently had been serving as the deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Office of General Counsel...

Human Path to Mars Detailed In NASA Exploration Forum
2014-04-30 03:59:03

[ Watch The Video: NASA’s Path To Mars ] NASA NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. In an Exploration Forum at NASA Headquarters in Washington on April 29, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and officials from across the agency detailed NASA’s Human Path to Mars. Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration as we expand our presence into the solar system. Its...

2014-04-23 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency leadership will showcase NASA's human exploration path to Mars at an Exploration Forum from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The forum will be held in NASA Headquarters' Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington....

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...

2014-04-04 16:20:21

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is making available to the public, at no cost, more than 1,000 codes with its release on Thursday, April 10 of a new online software catalog. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Organized into fifteen broad categories, the new catalog offers a wide variety of applications for use by industry, academia, other government agencies, and the general public. "Software is an increasingly important element of...

2014-03-31 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen students from Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas will discuss their efforts to use satellite data and mapping technologies to address climate change issues in their regions, Thursday, April 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The public event at NASA Headquarters begins at 9 a.m. EDT in the James E. Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW, Washington. Presentations will be broadcast live on NASA...

Mission Milestone Passed By NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
2014-01-25 08:07:05

J.D. Harrington and Lynn Chandler - NASA NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed its first significant mission milestone for 2014 -- a Spacecraft Critical Design Review (SCDR) that examined the telescope's power, communications and pointing control systems. "This is the last major element-level critical design review of the program," said Richard Lynch, NASA Spacecraft Bus Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "What that...

2014-01-24 12:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed its first significant mission milestone for 2014 -- a Spacecraft Critical Design Review (SCDR) that examined the telescope's power, communications and pointing control systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This is the last major element-level critical design review of the program," said Richard Lynch, NASA Spacecraft Bus Manager for the James Webb...


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