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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...

2010-04-13 11:05:52

A new agreement between NASA and Chrysler may put rocket science on the road and automotive technologies in space. The collaboration seeks to use technologies originally developed for human spaceflight to enhance future vehicles and adapt advanced automotive technology for use in space. Through its Innovative Partnerships Program, NASA has entered into a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Chrysler Group LLC to coordinate technology development and pursue partnership opportunities in...

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2010-03-11 14:30:00

NASA has announced opportunities to test emerging technologies during flights on an airplane that simulates the weightless conditions of space. The technologies should have potential use in future NASA projects, support future exploration systems, or improve air and space vehicle capabilities. NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology, or FAST, program helps emerging technologies mature through testing in a reduced gravity environment. In order to prepare technologies...

2010-02-25 12:14:30

The NASA World Wind Java computer program developed at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is the winner of NASA's 2009 Software of the Year Award. Software engineers at Ames created the NASA World Wind Java Software Development Kit and Web Mapping Services Server. NASA World Wind Java is an open-source platform used to display NASA and U.S. Geological Survey data on virtual 3-D globes of Earth and other planets. The displayed information comes from satellites, aerial...

2009-09-11 07:09:16

Reporters are invited to participate in a news conference at NASA's Ames Research Center at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Sept. 15, featuring Vivek Kundra, White House federal chief information officer. He will outline his vision for a new federal government cloud computing initiative. NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and top Silicon Valley information technology leaders are scheduled to attend the news conference. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television. The event will be held at...

2009-07-10 13:24:18

 NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program, working with the Office of the Chief Engineer at NASA Headquarters, has selected 20 projects for the 2009 NASA Innovation Fund. The fund was established to advance work from NASA innovators on novel technologies and concepts that have the potential to revolutionize the way NASA performs its missions such as enabling new capabilities in space flight, science, aeronautics or exploration. Projects that also offer potential solutions to other national...

2009-06-17 13:29:56

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded about $19 million to U.S. colleges and universities for research and technology development. The research, in areas of importance to NASA's mission, will also enable faculty development and higher education student support, the space agency said. The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The program helps develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions and...

2009-06-10 12:37:23

The U.S. space agency says it will fund an $8 million program designed to educate people about global climate change. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration project will offer cooperative agreements to higher education institutions, state and local agencies, federally recognized tribal government agencies, public school districts and non-profit organizations. The program is expected to leverage NASA's climate and Earth system science to enhance students' academic experiences and...

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2009-06-10 05:45:00

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., to receive a follow-on contract for Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations and Maintenance, or ATOM, at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a maximum value of $200 million. This is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract that begins July 1, 2009. The base contract lasts two years and has three one-year options. Jacobs Technology will provide support for aerospace testing, and facilities maintenance...

2009-05-19 16:13:24

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it has awarded $6.4 million in U.S. grants to enhance learning through its Earth science resources. The grants were awarded to institutions of higher education and not-for-profit education organizations, with each grant expected to leverage NASA's contributions in climate science. The selected grant winners proposed ways to enhance students' academic experiences or improve educators' abilities to engage their students by providing...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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