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2014-07-30 12:22:09

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to discuss the activities of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate and how technology drives exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik will provide journalists with an overview, in addition to updating reporters on the agency's space technology portfolio....

2014-07-30 12:21:03

$270 Million Single Award Recognizes Wyle's Project Management, Research and Technology Development Capabilities EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been named the prime contractor on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Under the terms of the contract, Wyle will provide mission support to Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. In particular, Wyle will...

2014-07-29 23:14:55

Sibelloptics Recently Delivered a Laser Radar to NASA with the Ability to Detect Aircraft Turbulence; The System, Christened Windimager, is Also Able to See the Violent and Unpredictable Winds Produced by Microbursts, Storm Fronts, and Wild Fires, All of Which, if Not Detected, Can Claim Lives and Property Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The team of scientists and engineers at Sibelloptics have decades of experience building a wide range of lasers and optical systems. Now, after three...

mike Massimino
2014-07-29 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After almost two decades with NASA, including two space shuttle missions, astronaut Mike Massimino left the space agency Monday for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Massimino's experience at NASA includes two shuttle missions to service the agency's Hubble Space Telescope. During the final servicing mission, STS-125 in 2009, Massimino became the first...

3d printed rocket nozzle
2014-07-29 03:30:50

Elizabeth Landau, NASA JPL / Cynthia Eller, Caltech 3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need custom parts that traditional manufacturing techniques and standard 3-D printers can't create, because they need to have the properties of multiple metals. Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California,...

Enceladus South Pole
2014-07-29 03:45:31

Preston Dyches/Dwayne Brown/Steve Mullins, NASA Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to its surface. These findings, and clues to what powers the geyser eruptions, are presented in two articles published in the current online edition of the Astronomical Journal. Over a period...

Lunokhod Crater
2014-07-29 03:45:07

Guy Webster and Dwayne Brown, NASA NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover. "Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "This is so...

density of interstellar helium
2014-07-29 05:14:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, scientists have been debating over a fog of low-energy X-rays that has been observed over the entire sky. An international group of scientists has used a NASA-funded instrument to resolve this debate. The group refurbished detectors that were first flown on a NASA sounding rocket in the 1970s to confirm that much of this glow is generated by a region of million-degree interstellar plasma known as the local hot bubble (LHB)....

2014-07-28 23:03:05

NASA based products by SunSeeker Enterprises more effective in keeping our fire fighters alive. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 With California in a record draught and fire season upon us, it is welcome news that a fire blanket that is over 200 percent more effective than current protection is under development by SunSeeker Enterprises, Inc. The fire blanket—utilizing the same technology developed by NASA to protect spacecraft from the extreme heat of re-entry into the Earth's...

2014-07-28 16:21:24

PALO ALTO, CA, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected by the Department of the Air Force Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center as one of three companies to study ways to accommodate an instrument to monitor air pollutants over North America on a commercial satellite. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) Mission Study is the second Delivery Order to be awarded...


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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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