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2011-05-25 09:23:42

NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun will present a lecture titled "Investments in our Future: Exploring Space through Innovation and Technology" on Wednesday, May 25, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Starting at 7:45 p.m. EDT, the lecture will be held in the Kossiakoff Center, located at 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd., in Laurel, Md. Braun serves as the principal advisor and advocate on NASA matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs. He received a...

2010-09-07 09:05:00

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has presented its 2010 International von Karman Wings Award to Joanne Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, for her visionary accomplishments in aerospace. The von Karman Wings Award acknowledges outstanding contributions by international innovators, leaders, and pioneers in aerospace and is presented by the Aerospace Historical Society, which is part of the...

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2010-05-11 08:45:00

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., invites the public to a close-up look at JPL's past, present and future at its annual Open House on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, themed "Worlds Beyond," features displays and demonstrations from numerous space missions, and a first look at JPL's recently renovated von Karman Visitor Center. On special display will be the JPL-built Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, retrieved from NASA's Hubble Space...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.