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2012-06-23 09:51:17

NASA has awarded a contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and future human space exploration. The $17.4 million extension of the Integrated Mission Operations Contract covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This contract includes support for mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training, and real-time mission...

2012-05-10 05:00:17

NASA has selected Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for its Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The approximate, potential maximum quantity value of the contract, including all options, is $600 million. Jacobs will provide the continuous requirement for engineers, scientists and technicians necessary to support Marshall's Engineering Directorate; Science and Technology Office; Flight Programs and...

2012-02-15 04:06:12

NASA has selected COLSA Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., for its Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract. The estimated value of the contract, including all options, is approximately $94.6 million. COLSA will provide engineering, operations and maintenance, system development services and tools for the International Space Station and other program and project mission services. The HOSC services contract has a potential period of performance of five years and is a small business...

2011-03-09 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected the members of the board that will investigate the unsuccessful March 4 launch of the Glory spacecraft. Bradley C. Flick, director of the Research and Engineering Directorate at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., will lead the mishap investigation board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Flick is responsible for the technical and administrative management of the...

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2011-03-08 14:10:24

The Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is celebrating a decade of round-the-clock support to the International Space Station. On March 8, 2001, the Payload Operations Center went online as the science command post for the space station. It links Earth-bound researchers with their experiments -- or payloads -- in orbit. The job of coordinating space station research is critical because the team is managing all U.S. science assets and...

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2011-03-06 08:35:00

As their week-long visit to the International Space Station comes to an end, two space crews totaling 12 astronauts shared a few more maintenance tasks and chores Saturday.The hatches between shuttle Discovery and the ISS will close Sunday afternoon and the shuttle will undock Monday morning.Both crews worked to refresh and renew the space station's air system. Both the station's oxygen generator and carbon dioxide removal system had been malfunctioning. They also made sure a Japanese cargo...

2010-11-23 07:52:00

NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The one-year extension exercises an option on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract, which covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This includes support to mission planning and preparation,...

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2010-03-03 14:00:09

The International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation. The National Aeronautic Association bestows the award annually to recognize the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate. "We're proud of our past achievements to build and operate the space station, and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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