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2012-07-18 10:21:39

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator is scheduled to launch July 21 from Virginia and splash down off the coast of North Carolina. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The demonstrator is scheduled for launch on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore between 6 and 8 a.m. and land about 20 minutes later in the...

2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. NASA has four consecutive days of launch opportunities for the agency's Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3), starting July 21, with the liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. The test is designed to...

2012-07-16 14:20:13

In the news release, NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions, issued 16-Jul-2012 by United Launch Alliance over PR Newswire, the headline should read "NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhorse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions" rather than "NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: NASA Selects United...

2012-07-16 14:20:10

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA) proven Delta II launch vehicle for three future missions. The newly contracted missions include Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) scheduled to launch in July 2014, Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) scheduled to launch in October 2014, and the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS) scheduled to launch in 2016. All three missions will...

2012-07-03 02:21:07

PASADENA, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today it has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the design and implementation of soil and groundwater cleanups at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The contract has a five-year ordering period with a potential value of $91 million. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing...

Build And Launch A Virtual Rocket With Innovative NASA App
2012-06-29 10:36:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wanted to build a rocket and launch it just like they do at NASA? Well now you can do just that with the innovative Rocket Science 101 game developed by the Kennedy Space Center Information Technology (KSC IT) Mobile Team with assistance from NASA´s Launch Services Program (LSP). The unique and entertaining game, designed for use both on the home computer and on Apple´s iPad, allows users of all ages to...

2012-06-29 09:07:54

NASA has selected three companies to provide architect and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning this year. The companies selected are Geosyntec Consultants of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Cape...

2012-06-28 10:21:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three companies to provide architect and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning...

Secret Military Space Plane Could Be Landing Today
2012-06-15 13:04:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Air Force is making landing preparations for its super-secret X-37B unmanned space plane at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to various media outlets, Air Force officials said depending on weather conditions, the landing for the unmanned space plane could take place on Friday. "The men and women of Team Vandenberg are ready to execute safe landing operations anytime and at a moment's notice," Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, said...

2012-06-13 06:20:50

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 50 elementary, middle and high school educators from across the nation to work side by side with agency scientists and engineers to learn research techniques and identify connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The educators were chosen for these workshops because they demonstrated exemplary classroom practices and...