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NASA’s 2015 sample return robot challenge open for registration

Posted September 19, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky A team robot approaches the sample during the 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Teams are required to demonstrate autonomous robots that can locate and collect samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human control. The objective…

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SAE International to hold power systems, avionics conferences

Posted April 22, 2012 by

SAE International will hold its SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Marriott Phoenix-Mesa in Mesa, Ariz. The conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace, and other military power system applications. This year’s conference will focus on Energy Optimized Aircraft, bringing avionics, systems and engines together in an…

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Bunch assumes command of AFFTC

Posted June 21, 2012 by by Jet Fabara

Team Edwards filled Hangar 1600 to witness the historic passing of the Air Force Flight Test Center guideon from one commander to another during a change of command ceremony June 19.

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NASA hosts social media event to welcome Endeavour to California

Posted August 28, 2012 by

To welcome space shuttle Endeavour to Southern California, NASA is inviting 40 of its social media followers to a “NASA Social” Sept. 19 – 20 at the agency’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Portions of the social will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Endeavour is…

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CURIOSITY creates virtual sun in a visual first to uncover its inner workings

Posted December 28, 2012 by

A direct hit from a big solar storm could take out everything we rely on in our technological-driven world - from communications to banking to our water supply. But what do we really know about the sun and its inner workings? And are we prepared for the next major storm?

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Reunions and events for August 2013

Posted July 31, 2013 by

555th Civil Eng Squadron Heavy Repair “Red Horse” (Vietnam) San Antonio, Texas Aug. 5-8 For more information, call Audra Ainsworth at (936) 675-4560 or email audraains@yahoo.com.   Retired Fire Chiefs Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6-8 For more information, call Charles Richardson at (386) 760-6286 or email clardb@att.net.   Vietnam Guntruckers and all trans units Indianapolis, Ind….

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Conferences and Events – February 2014

Posted January 22, 2014 by

Feb. 2-6 – 94th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. http://annual.ametsoc.org/2014/ Feb. 2-7 – Aspen Winter Conference 2014: Unveiling the Formation of Massive Galaxies – Theoretical and Observational Challenges, Ann Arbor, Mich. https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/massive-galaxies-aspen-2014/ Feb. 3-5 – Conference: Vesta in the Light of Dawn, Houston, Texas www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/vesta2014/ Feb. 3-6 – Workshop: Exoplanet Observations with the…

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Sam’s Club opens doors to U.S. armed forces May 17

Posted May 14, 2014 by

To honor Armed Forces Day, May 17, and celebrate America’s past and present troops, all 624 U.S. Sam’s Club locations will offer free shopping passes to military personnel, veterans, retirees and their families so they can save on home and business essentials. To receive the temporary one-day pass, guests should show military ID or proof…

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May 2012 Events

Posted May 8, 2012 by

May 11 – Lecture: The Quest for Other Worlds Like Earth, Pasadena, Calif. www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=5   Lecture: Compositional Diversity of the Moon’s Primary Crust from Integrated Diviner and M3 Analysis, Houston, Texas www.lpi.usra.edu/lpi/seminars/#1901   Lecture: Megamasers, Magnetic Fields, and Dense Gas in Starburst Galaxies, Los Altos Hills, Calif. www.pastro.org/dnn/Home.aspx   May 13-19 – Gravitational-Wave Advanced Detector…

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NASA invites social media followers to Kennedy Space Center

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NASA invites its social media followers to a two-day NASA Social Aug. 2-3 to celebrate Kennedy Space Center’s 50 years of human spaceflight. NASA Socials are in-person meetings with people who engage with the agency through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks. Participants will receive a unique perspective into Kennedy’s 50 years of launching…

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