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2011-08-08 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 30 proposals for funding under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program. The advanced concepts selected for study under NIAC were chosen based on their potential to transform our future space missions, enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Each proposal will...

2011-06-30 11:52:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc. today announced a successful flight test of a prototype lunar lander system being developed in partnership with NASA. Controlled flight tests of the Lander Test Vehicle (LTV) allow Moon Express to assess lunar vehicle design, including guidance, navigation and control software and new landing leg concepts designed by Moon Express engineers. The company signed a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with NASA last year to...

2011-05-17 13:41:00

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, in conjunction with the California Fire Chiefs Association and the California Emergency Management Association, will host the second annual Disaster Management Initiative Workshop and Mobile Command Center Rally to showcase new technologies for improving mobile emergency communications May 22-23 in Mountain View, Calif. The event is co-sponsored by the NASA Ames Research Center and will be held at...

2011-05-06 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized three native Virginians - who work at the agency's headquarters in Washington - for their outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Michael Eaton of Portsmouth, the agency's property disposal manager at NASA Headquarters, was recognized for his innovative solutions to disposing the property of the shuttle program due to...

2011-04-05 14:14:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naveen Jain shared with colleagues at the annual Explorers Club Awards Dinner in New York that he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Moon Express, Inc., winner of a $10M NASA commercial lunar contract and a leading contender for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE. Why is Naveen reaching for the Moon? He explained, "This is an extremely exciting project as Moon exploration is vital to solving Earth's present and future resource problems." (Photo:...

2011-04-05 14:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Moon-Rush is on and Dr. Barney Pell, well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former NASA R&D Manager, has joined the race. As Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Moon Express, Inc., Barney believes very strongly in the economic potential the Moon. "The Moon is Earth's eight continent," he said. "We have barely begun to explore the lunar surface and are already finding compelling evidence of resources...

2010-11-22 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program to inspire student interest in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The funding is part of a cooperative agreement with the Foundation For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a nonprofit organization in Manchester, N.H....

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2010-10-05 07:40:00

NASA's Kepler mission Science Operations Center software system was named winner of the 2010 NASA Software of the Year Award by the NASA Software Advisory Panel. Designed, developed and operated by the Kepler Science Operations Center (SOC) at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the SOC software system is used to find Earth-size planets using photometric data acquired from the Kepler spacecraft.The SOC software system is a suite of 22 custom-designed tools for processing,...

2010-09-17 08:22:51

NASA has announced the awards for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Contract. The award will provide a broad range of launch services for NASA's planetary, Earth-observing, exploration and scientific satellites. NASA has the ability to order a maximum of 70 launch services missions with a maximum cumulative potential contract value of $15 billion. The NLS II contracts are multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, spanning a 10-year period. NASA selected four companies for...

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2010-08-02 06:20:00

We all remember a moment in which a teacher or mentor made a difference in our lives. It could be a nod of encouragement, a helping hand, a lesson that inspired wonder or discovery, and ultimately may have given purpose and value to our lives. These moments of awareness are what educators and mentors at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. hoped to inspire in our new generation on July 26, 2010, when it celebrated scientific discovery and technological innovation as part of its...