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NASA Switches To A Greener Rocket Fuel
2013-05-07 16:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has announced that it will stop using the rocket fuel that has been an aeronautics mainstay since the 1940s and switch to a greener, environmentally-benign propellant. The space agency says that the first space flight powered with this new fuel will take place in 2015. Hydrazine was used to power the first rocket-powered fighter plane in World War II, the Viking Missions of the 1970s, and more recently the Curiosity mission...

2013-01-16 23:03:51

The Viking E-50 series door entry phones provide essential safety support for schools by stopping unwanted intruders at the door. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Telcom & Data, a leader in emergency communication, is pleased to introduce the Viking E-50 series door entry phones for school safety. School safety is one of the most important issues in America today. By installing the Viking speaker phone outside the entrance of a school, the doors can remain locked and every person...

2012-08-20 06:24:29

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. will showcase the Viking(TM) VP600 portable radio, which is now available in three distinct models across the 700/800 MHz, UHF and VHF bands, during the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Conference & Expo August 20-21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. With the availability of the VP600 in all bands and in multiple models, EFJohnson is now...

2012-08-05 22:20:08

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) technologies and capabilities played mission-critical roles throughout the entire journey of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) "Curiosity" rover, which successfully landed last night inside Mars' Gale Crater. As it starts its two-year mission, Curiosity will gather data to help assess whether Mars ever had an environment capable of supporting microbial life. ATK contributed technical and manufacturing expertise from the launch...

Mars Express Ready For Sunday's Main Event
2012-08-04 04:23:33

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's Mars Express has adjusted its sites, and is targeting the spot for Curiosity's landing this Sunday night. Mars Express will assist NASA in monitoring the delivery of Curiosity to the Red Planet in its "seven minutes of terror" descent. The ESA spacecraft has already helped out NASA in providing information to refine its landing target. The Mars Science...

WSU Astrobiologist Proposes Fleet Of Probes To Seek Life On Mars
2012-04-23 13:05:04

Sensors would punch into soil, run range of tests A Washington State University astrobiologist is leading a group of 20 scientists in calling for a mission to Mars with "a strong and comprehensive life detection component." At the heart of their proposal is a small fleet of sensor packages that can punch into the Martian soil and run a range of tests for signs of ancient or existing life. They call the mission BOLD. It's both an acronym for Biological Oxidant and Life Detection and a...

Life Discovered On Mars, Researchers Claim
2012-04-13 09:26:18

A new analysis of data collected by the NASA Viking mission has determined that there is life on Mars. Two Viking probes landed on Mars in 1976 and carried out an experiment that heated soil to try and create a chemical reaction that would indicate the presence of life. One of the three experiments, which were known as the "Labeled Release" (LR) experiment, hinted to the presence of life on Mars, while the others did not. A mathematical analysis of the samples found that salts in the...

2012-04-03 10:21:05

GREENBELT, Md., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free talk to called "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life," by Dr. Daniel P. Glavin, a NASA Astrobiologist. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. EDT (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). The free talk...

2012-01-12 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its hydrazine thrusters powered a critical in-flight maneuver for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. This important maneuver aligned the spacecraft's trajectory with its landing target. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/SF34677LOGO) On Jan. 11, 2012, eight small monopropellant hydrazine thrusters fired for nearly three hours in order to position the...

NASA Names Top Stories For 2011
2011-12-21 04:43:21

NASA Announces Plans for Human Exploration of Deep Space, Fosters Commercial Spaceflight and Makes Major Discoveries in 2011 In 2011, NASA began developing a heavy-lift rocket for the human exploration of deep space, helped foster a new era of commercial spaceflight and technology breakthroughs, fully utilized a newly complete space station, and made major discoveries about the universe we live in, many of which will benefit life on Earth. "The year truly marks the beginning of a new...