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NASA Veteran Jon Cowart Receives Space Flight Awareness Silver Snoopy Award
2014-07-02 03:47:11

By Frank Ochoa-Gonzales, NASA Jon Cowart's email signature, which comes from the movie "Intersteller," reads "Perhaps we have forgotten that we are still pioneers . . . That we’ve barely begun.  And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us… That our destiny lies above us." But ask just about anyone who knows the 27-year NASA veteran and they'll tell you all about his many accomplishments and pioneering spirit. The outspoken engineer told Spaceport Magazine he had...

2014-04-25 12:21:28

Radiation Experiment to Fly into Space on Exploration Flight Test-1 WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a year-long competition among the nation's high schools, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) have selected Team ARES from the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va. as the winner of the Exploration Design Challenge. The winner was chosen from a group of five finalist teams announced in...

2014-04-25 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 After a year-long competition among high school teams across the country, evaluators from NASA, Lockheed Martin and the National Institute of Aerospace have selected Team ARES, from the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton, Va., as the winner of the high school portion of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The announcement Friday came during a ceremony held at the opening of...

2014-03-26 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five teams of high school student engineers have made it to the final round in a competition to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA's new Orion spacecraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The competition is part of the Exploration Design Challenge (EDC), developed by NASA and Lockheed Martin, with support from the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). Forty-six teams submitted engineering...

DARPA Unveils Unmanned Drones To Assist War Zone Troops
2014-02-13 06:59:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled Tuesday an update to its initiative to equip the US military with unmanned, modular drones that would conduct supply runs, reconnaissance and rescue missions, casualty evacuations and other essential services in hard-to-reach areas. “US military experience has shown that rugged terrain and threats such as ambushes and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) can make...

2013-08-02 11:10:06

NASA has achieved a major milestone in its effort to build the nation's next heavy-lift launch vehicle by successfully completing the Space Launch System (SLS) preliminary design review. Senior experts and engineers from across the agency concluded Wednesday the design, associated production and ground support plans for the SLS heavy-lift rocket are technically and programmatically capable of fulfilling the launch vehicle's mission objectives. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion...

2013-02-12 07:35:46

NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corp. of Burlingame, Calif., for its program integration contract for Orion. The cost-plus-fixed-fee services contract has a potential value of $49 million, including options. The contract begins April 1 with a base performance period of two-and-a-half years followed by two one-year options and includes indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders. ARES will provide products, professional services, and systems engineering and integration...


Latest Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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