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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...

South Korean Man To Launch Homemade Satellite
2012-07-26 07:54:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean inventor is going where no man has gone before“¦ rather he will be the first individual to send a do-it-yourself satellite into orbit, after securing a contract with a French technology company to get his device launched into space. The 2.2-lb., 4-cu.-in. satellite was fully designed, developed and constructed by Song Hojun, a 34-year-old engineering student and ex-intern of a private satellite company,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'