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2012-12-17 08:27:44

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has received one of the NASA Space Shuttle's on-board general purpose computers (AP-101S GPC). Faculty and students will study the design and construction of survival systems using the shuttle's computer. NSU was selected to receive the computer due in part to the university's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and the...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives At Intrepid Museum In NY
2012-06-07 08:21:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com The second of four NASA space shuttles arrived at its new home Wednesday aboard the flight deck of a World War II aircraft carrier on New York´s Hudson River where it will spend its retirement with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The space shuttle Enterprise, which rode on a barge from Jersey City, NJ to Intrepid, was chauffeured by a convoy of vessels including a police boat, and a yellow taxi boat as it sailed up the river passing...

2012-06-05 23:01:42

Watch in live streaming video as the shuttle arrives at The Intrepid Museum. New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 EarthCam is your online ticket for exclusive LIVE coverage of the Space Shuttle Enterprise homecoming as she arrives at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Wednesday, June 6th. Operating with the latest in webcam technology, EarthCam's cameras deliver crisp, media-ready images available for instant sharing. Our unique software ensures the cameras are up and running so you don't...

2011-12-19 13:31:00

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guitammer Company (OTCBB: GTMM.OB) is pleased to announce that its 266 ButtKicker® LFE "low frequency effect" tactile transducers, installed in 2006, continue to "blast" visitors into a virtual world of space flight at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Installed in several flight simulators and the front entrance "briefing room," ButtKicker® brand products add a very powerful,...

Discovery Powered Down One Last Time
2011-12-19 12:57:33

NASA powered down its space shuttle Discovery for the final time last Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The vehicle was "unplugged" inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) in Florida.  The shutdown came soon after technicians closed the shuttle's twin 60-foot long payload bay doors. Discovery is going to be set on display next spring at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. The shuttle's three...

Image 1 - Enterprise Pods Tested For Move
2011-10-01 06:59:44

Teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida continue practicing rarely performed techniques for moving space shuttles among some of the nation's premier museums as next year's shuttle shuffle nears. The latest rehearsal saw an inoperative orbital maneuvering system pod positioned with shuttle Endeavour to practice placing two of the pods on the prototype shuttle Enterprise for transportation next year. The inoperative pods were made for Enterprise to use during its approach and landing...

2011-08-01 06:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: As a lead-up to this year's annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), which will take place in Philadelphia, members of the Chevrolet team and journalists from Chicago and Atlanta will travel to the convention and engage in community service projects along the way. On August 1, the NABJ members will join Chevrolet at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, located in Raleigh, NC, to participate in a service project...

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2010-12-09 13:51:28

As NASA's space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its accomplishments possible. The 500-plus-page book, "Wings in Orbit" is available for pre-publication sale. The book describes the scientific, engineering and cultural contributions of the space shuttle through text, photographs and graphics, written or selected by those who worked in the shuttle program. "Not...

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2009-12-15 15:20:00

NASA has purchased two reusable solid rocket motors from ATK Launch Systems Inc. of Brigham City, Utah, to provide a "launch on need" rescue capability for the final planned space shuttle mission, targeted for September 2010. The reusable solid rocket motors are the propellant-loaded sections of the solid rocket boosters that provide thrust for the first two minutes of a shuttle flight. The $64.6 million modification brings the total value of the contract, which was awarded in October 1998,...

2009-05-26 11:00:00

D2S, e-Shuttle and Fujitsu Microelectronics Collaborate On First Test Chip SAN JOSE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB), today announced that steering group members D2S, Inc., e-Shuttle, Inc. and Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited have validated the DFEB methodology for low-volume, 65-nm system-on-chip applications, without sacrificing performance,...