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NASA research is key to future of air transportation

Posted January 13, 2017 by

In the future, aircraft will consume half as much fuel compared to today, generate one-fourth the emissions they do now, fly so quietly that airport neighbors won’t hear annoying noise and fly passengers at supersonic speeds while burning biofuels.

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NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel releases 2016 annual report

Posted January 11, 2017 by

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.  The report, released Wednesday, is based on the panel’s 2016 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings; “insight”…

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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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DARPA provides state-of-the-art bionic arms to Walter Reed

Posted December 30, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis, according to a DARPA press release. Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, delivered the first two advanced “LUKE” arms from a new production line during a ceremony Thursday — evidence that…

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A new home on Mars: NASA Langley’s icy concept for living on Red Planet

Posted December 30, 2016 by

When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon.

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Boeing WGS-8 satellite nearly doubles bandwidth for military users

Posted December 9, 2016 by

Boeing’s eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite will provide nearly twice as much communications bandwidth as previous WGS satellites due to an upgraded digital payload.

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NASA announces early stage innovation space technology research grants

Posted December 5, 2016 by

NASA has selected 13 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program. The Early Stage Innovations grants from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth as much as $500,000 each. Universities have two to three years to work on their proposed research and…

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Prototype of space station’s advanced plant habitat

Posted November 28, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Bill White A high fidelity test version of NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat, the largest plant chamber built for the agency, arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida the third week of November, 2016. The engineering development unit arrived by truck, was offloaded and transported to a laboratory at the Space Station Processing Facility. Inside…

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WorldView-4 to expand availability of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery

Posted November 18, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

Once again, DigitalGlobe of Longmont, Colo., has expanded its capability to collect the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite imagery of Earth's surface.

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Gemini XII crew masters the challenges of spacewalks

Posted November 4, 2016 by Bob Granath

In the 20 months following the first piloted Gemini mission, NASA astronauts demonstrated the ability to change orbits, perform rendezvous and docking, along with spending up to two weeks in space. A look back...

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