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Joe Engle recalls legacy of the X-15 rocket plane

Posted August 7, 2012 by

On the eve of one of NASA's major space science milestones - the landing of its Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover on the red planet - retired Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle...

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NASA exercises third facility operations contract term period

Posted August 27, 2012 by

NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi has exercised award term Period 3 of its Facility Operating Services Contract with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. The FOSC provides a broad range of services to support NASA missions and more than 30 resident agencies sharing and using Stennis facilities and services. This cost-plus-incentive fee award term…

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Annual space, missile pioneers inducted

Posted September 18, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Katherine Pallozzi

In celebration of the Air Force Space Command's 30th anniversary, Gen. William L. Shelton inducted the command's 2012 Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Sept. 17 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

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Boeing to build 702HP communications satellite for SES

Posted October 16, 2012 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has been selected by SES S.A. to provide a new satellite that will expand direct-to-home broadcasting and other communications services to the fast-growing markets of Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean. SES-9 – ordered through SES’ affiliate company SES…

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Lockheed Martin completes on orbit testing of second AEHF satellite

Posted November 14, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed on-orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite. Following successful spacecraft testing, Satellite Control Authority was turned over to the 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., for operations. The AEHF system provides vastly improved global, survivable, highly secure, protected…

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Virgin Galactic selects Quantum3Dís advanced simulation platform for spaceship command training

Posted December 3, 2012 by

Quantum3D, Inc., announced Dec. 3 Virgin Galactic, the worldís first commercial spaceline, has ordered Quantum3Dís six-channel IndependenceÆ IDX 7000 image generator. Quantum 3D is a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications. Virgin Galactic will use Quantum3Dís most advanced real-time image generator to train pilots on spaceship equipment and command. Our…

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NASA awards test, operations support contract

Posted December 21, 2012 by

NASA has awarded its Test and Operations Support Contract, or TOSC, to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. Jacobs will provide overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations,…

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Martian crater once may have held groundwater-fed lake

Posted January 21, 2013 by

A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.

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Leland Melvin updated on Dryden’s education outreach

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NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's education team presented an overview of the center's education programs to NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin Feb. 8

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Grasshopper completes highest leap to date

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Grasshopper completes highest leap to date March 7, 2013, SpaceX’s Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 262.8 feet, hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. Grasshopper touched down with its most accurate precision thus far on the centermost part of…

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