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Copernicus Spacecraft Trajectory Design And Optimization System
2013-11-15 12:40:54

NASA Copernicus, a generalized spacecraft trajectory design and optimization system, is capable of solving a wide range of trajectory problems such as planet or moon centered trajectories, libration point trajectories, planet-moon transfers and tours, and all types of interplanetary and asteroid/comet missions. Development The Copernicus Project started at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2001. In June 2002, a grant from the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) was used to...

Nuclear Power Endorsed By Scientists To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
2013-11-04 03:43:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wind and solar energy alone will not be enough to prevent severe global warming – in order to adequately reduce fossil fuel emissions, clean nuclear power plants will be required, some of the planet’s top climate scientists wrote in an open letter sent to leading environmental organizations on Sunday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the letter claims that global temperatures and carbon dioxide emissions are rising...

2013-10-22 10:17:57

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Tuesday, Oct. 22 -- his first visit to a NASA center since the end of the government shutdown. The visit is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will join Bolden at Goddard to view the latest launch preparations for the Global Precipitation Measurement and Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft, as...

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deputy Director Retiring
2013-09-19 13:27:07

NASA Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL’s chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL’s resources and activities.  JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians...

2013-09-19 10:28:43

Gen. Eugene Tattini, who has served for the past 12 years as deputy director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin his retirement on Sept. 20. His successor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, will assume his duties on Sept. 23. The deputy director functions as JPL's chief operating officer and is responsible to the director for the day-to-day management of JPL's resources and activities. JPL employs 5,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and business...

2013-09-11 11:20:55

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., to provide core support services at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the areas of institutional and research operations, maintenance and engineering. The contract will be a hybrid contract consisting of a component for sustaining services and an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) component. The core component will be Cost-Plus-Award-Fee (CPAF) and the IDIQ component will be a mix of...

NASA's Lori Garver Bids Farewell
2013-09-07 05:15:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is leaving the space agency this weekend for a new job. Garver, who has been in the Number 2 slot at the space agency since July 17, 2009, announced her leaving in an open letter on the agency’s website dated September 6, 2013. In the letter, Garver thanked everyone at NASA for their “efforts and achievements” in the transformation necessary to “align NASA with the critical national...

2013-09-03 23:23:27

The annual William C. Shaw Lecture presented by SIUE’s Physics Department will pair up with the 2013 season of Arts & Issues to present Dr. John C. Mather, one of the world’s most prominent astrophysicists, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The annual William C. Shaw Lecture presented by SIUE’s Physics Department will pair up with the 2013 season of Arts & Issues to present...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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