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NASA eyes fusion reactor engines, extraterrestrial drilling, other far-out technologies

Posted April 21, 2017 by

NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 277 American small businesses and 44 research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into deep space, and advancements in aviation and science, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.9 million. The agency received 1,621 proposals in response…

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Science launching to space station looks forward, back

Posted May 16, 2018 by

Some of the earliest human explorers used mechanical tools called sextants to navigate vast oceans and discover new lands. Today, high-tech tools navigate microscopic DNA to discover previously unidentified organisms. Scientists aboard the International Space Station soon will have both types of tools at their disposal.

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Northrop Grumman to provide LN-200S for Lockheed Martin’s satellite bus

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply its LN-200S fiber-optic Inertial Measurement Unit for the LM 300 satellite bus.

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Long-serving DSCS satellite takes over role of linking Antarctic researchers to world

Posted October 13, 2016 by

Nearly 21 years after its launch, a Lockheed Martin-built satellite within the Defense Satellite Communications System recently turned its attention to a new mission—supporting the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole, where communicating with the rest of the world has always been a challenge.

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HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

Posted September 22, 2017 by

NASA heat shield material that could one day be used on an inflatable aeroshell during atmospheric entry on Mars recently underwent testing at Boeing’s Large Core Arc Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.

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NASA seeks proposals for deep space habitation prototypes

Posted April 20, 2016 by

NASA is soliciting proposals for the development of prototypes for deep space habitats that will give astronauts a place to call home during long-duration missions supporting the agency’s Journey to Mars. The solicitation, Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2), is a follow-on to the NextSTEP Broad Agency Announcement released in October 2014 and requesting…

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NASA 2017 – Building the Future

Posted December 30, 2016 by

NASA looks forward to 2017. For more information on NASA in 2016 and beyond, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-reveals-the-unknown-in-2016

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NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration.

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NASA’s next Mars rover progresses toward 2020 launch

Posted July 18, 2016 by

After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.

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Testing prepares NASA’s space launch system for liftoff

Posted May 10, 2017 by

The world’s most powerful rocket -- NASA’s Space Launch System -- may experience ground wind gusts of up to 70 mph as it sits on the launch pad before and during lift off for future missions.

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