Latest NASA spin-off Stories

Celebrities In NASA PSAs
2012-11-28 22:49:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Shatner Gives Shout Out to NASA Spinoffs ] [ Watch the Video: Wheaton Steps Up for NASA Spinoffs ] A group of science fiction entertainment icons are featured in a new public service announcement by NASA. June Lockhart, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton all make an appearance in the latest public service announcements. The announcements highlight how NASA's expeditions out in space have had an influence...

NASA Developing Robotic Exoskeleton
2012-10-12 07:21:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the movie, Avatar, humans suit up in the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits to stomp around through Pandora's rainforest and to work in the loading bays. In The Matrix Revolutions, they used Armored Personnel Units. Whatever you call them, science fiction has been inspiring robotic exoskeletons for years, and an announcement on Thursday from NASA tells us that they might not be that far away. NASA'S Robonaut 2, the first...

2012-10-10 16:20:02

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue masters or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. The fellowship awards, worth as much as $68,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2013 term. The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to...

2012-09-28 10:13:16

NASA Technology Days, a three-day public technology showcase, will take place at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center Nov. 28-30. The space technology showcase will bring together stakeholders from industry, academia and the U.S. government to engage in strategy development, partnership building and methods of fostering technology transfer and innovation. NASA Tech Days attendees will get a comprehensive overview of the agency's technology programs for space science,...

2012-06-21 05:29:49

In an effort to accelerate technology transfer from NASA into the hands of American businesses, industry and the public, the agency's new Technology Transfer Portal is open for business. NASA's Technology Transfer Portal provides an Internet-based one-stop front door to the agency's unique intellectual property assets available for technology transfer and infusion into America's new technology and innovation-driven economy. NASA's Technology Transfer Program allows research and development...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.