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2012-09-06 08:50:29

Want to try your hand at landing an inflatable spacecraft? All you need is a smart phone, a computer or a tablet. NASA has released a new educational computer Web game based on its Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project. The game can be played on the Internet and Apple and Android mobile devices. The application can be downloaded free from those mobile device stores and on NASA's HIAD website at: http://www.nasa.gov/hiad HIAD is an innovative inflatable spacecraft...

2012-09-02 21:20:56

NASA has awarded a contract to Millennium Engineering and Integration Company of Arlington, Va., to provide range and institutional safety support at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The five-year contract is worth as much as $25 million. Institutional safety ensures compliance with NASA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards related to the operations and construction of new or modified facilities and complex systems. This includes, but is...

Student Experiments To Launch August 23
2012-08-18 08:16:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Atmospheric and technological experiments designed by students at four different US universities will be carried into space the morning of Aug. 23, NASA officials announced on Friday. The experiments are part of the US space agency's RockSat-X educational initiative, which they explain is designed to allow pupils enrolled at educational institutions across the country to gain "hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing...

Two Hurricane Global Hawks Take To The Sky
2012-08-17 15:46:52

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms. The unmanned aircraft, dubbed "severe storm sentinels," are operated by pilots located in ground control stations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., and NASA's Dryden Flight Center on Edwards Air Base, Calif. The NASA Global Hawk is...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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