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2014-04-28 20:20:34

HAMPTON, Va., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA today announced that Stephen G. Jurczyk has been named director of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., succeeding Lesa Roe who served in that capacity since October 2005. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the announcement April 28 in an agency-wide email to employees. (Jurczyk image available at...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

Mars Colony Simulation Pilot Used in NASA-based STEM program. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 idoodlesoftware inc. an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning, announced today that it signed an agreement to supply to the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program a virtual 3D immersive STEM educational game simulating a Mars colony. Based on Cyan Worlds Inc. program "MYSTOnline:URU...

2011-06-17 17:14:00

By Jim Hodges and Denise Lineberry, NASA Langley Research Center HAMPTON, Va., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After Lesa Roe, the director of NASA's Langley Research Center, had watched the New Town Phase I building go up during the last 23 months, after hearing about the environmentally friendly technology in it, even after working in the building for six weeks, there remained an unknown at Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony here. (Logo:...

2011-05-30 10:00:00

DENVER, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented on-orbit maneuver, Commander Mark Kelly completed the first ever Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)-like approach to the International Space Station at 3:24 a.m. CDT today as part of the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM). The orbital rendezvous verified the successful operation of the MPCV's next generation docking sensor, which NASA has identified as a critical technology needed for future space...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to provide application development and systems integration services to support the simulation and flight research projects at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The Langley Simulation and Aircraft Technical Services contract, a cost-plus-fixed-fee award, has a three-year base period valued at approximately $28 million, with one two-year option, exercisable at the discretion of the...

2010-11-17 07:55:00

By Michael Finneran, NASA Langley Research Center When Patrick Minnis saw video of the "mystery" contrail Nov. 9 that looked like a missile launch near Catalina Island off Los Angeles, he figured it the way most people did. "I assumed it was a missile," said Minnis, a contrail expert in the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Then he got a call from an Associated Press reporter and told her, yes, it sure looks like a missile. "She responded with links to two...

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