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2010-07-31 07:30:47

NASA has awarded a contract to Raytheon Technical Services Co. of Webster, Texas, to operate, maintain and provide sustaining engineering at the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Houston. The contract has a maximum value of $119.9 million. The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, or NBL, includes a large pool where astronauts use pressurized spacesuits to train for spacewalks. The NBL, which has underwater mockups of the space shuttle and...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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