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2014-10-08 12:20:34

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroTech continues its standing as a nationally recognized Services Provider and Technology Integrator with its follow-on award of their current National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V (SEWP V). On October 3, MicroTech was one of 33 companies that were awarded contracts in the Networking/Security/Video and Conference Tools group (Category B, Group D) on the $20B, 10 year, follow-on...

ISS-RapidScat
2014-10-08 02:00:53

Provided by Alan Buis, Whitney Clavin and Steve Cole of NASA NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its successful installation and activation on the exterior of the station's Columbus module. Ground controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston robotically assembled the RapidScat instrument and its nadir adapter, which orients...

First Spacewalk Of Expedition 41 Completed By Wiseman And Gerst
2014-10-08 03:49:07

Provided by NASA Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three Expedition 41 spacewalks at 2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The spacewalkers worked outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station for 6 hours and 13 minutes. Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore NASA operated the Canadian robotic arm, maneuvered Gerst during the course of the spacewalk and served as the spacewalk coordinator. The first task for Wiseman and...

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
2014-10-08 04:28:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Starting next year, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be able to work inside an inflatable module attached to the station’s Tranquility node, according to Space.com Contributor Elizabeth Howell. Developed by Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will travel to the ISS aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft in 2015. After arriving at the station, the robotic Canadarm2 will be used to...

nasa name invite
2014-10-07 16:21:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If only your name could collect frequent flyer miles. NASA is inviting the public to send their names on a microchip to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Your name will begin its journey on a dime-sized microchip when the agency's Orion spacecraft launches Dec. 4 on its first flight, designated Exploration Flight Test-1. After a 4.5 hour, two-orbit mission around...

2014-10-07 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four partners to develop game changing technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent while achieving high reliability. These oxygen recovery and recycling technologies will drive exploration and enable our human journey to Mars and beyond. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Improving oxygen recovery while achieving high reliability...

2014-10-07 12:22:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's research in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the Virginia-North Carolina border. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Langley Research Center, in nearby Hampton, Virginia, has signed a one-year agreement with the Department of the...

2014-10-06 23:01:38

This one part, thermally conductive, electrically insulating, high performance epoxy is for bonding and sealing and also meets NASA low outgassing specifications. (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, electro-optic and OEM industries. This system fully passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing and is well suited for vacuum environments. As a toughened epoxy,...

2014-10-06 16:30:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has opened accreditation for media to attend the rollout of the agency's Orion spacecraft to its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad in mid-November, as well as Orion's liftoff on its first flight targeted for Dec. 4. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO U.S. media who wish to attend the rollout activities must submit a complete application by 4:30 p.m. EST Monday,...

2014-10-06 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilots make better flight decisions, especially when disconnected from the Internet, telephone, flight services and other data sources normally used by pilots. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO S. Peter Worden, director...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

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