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NASA seeks additional information for ARM spacecraft

Posted May 18, 2015 by

NASA has issued a Request for Information seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. In the early-2020s NASA plans to launch the Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will use a robotic spacecraft to capture…

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NASA names winners of student launch challenge

Posted May 18, 2015 by

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tenn., has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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Orion test lab mockup for next flight finished

Posted May 15, 2015 by Lockheed Martin photograph

The construction of an Orion crew module and crew module adapter full-scale mockup has been completed at the Lockheed Martin Littleton, Colo., facility. This mockup was transferred to the Orion Test Lab May 13, 2015 where engineers will configure it with the exact harnessing, electrical power, sensors, avionics and flight software needed to support Exploration…

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NASA study shows Antarctica’s Larsen B ice shelf nearing its final act

Posted May 15, 2015 by

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

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Photonic laser thruster propels simulated spacecraft

Posted May 15, 2015 by

TUSTIN, Calif. — Y.K. Bae Corporation announces their proprietary Photonic Laser Thruster has successfully accelerated a 450 gram (~1 lb.) spacecraft simulator with pure laser light for the first time in history. The project was funded by a Phase II grant of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, which funds the most promising ideas for the next generation…

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NASA selects advanced space technology concepts for further study

Posted May 8, 2015 by

NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.

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NASA announces Journey to Mars Challenge

Posted May 8, 2015 by

What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and May 5 announced a challenge inviting the public to write…

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UAE unveils mission plan for first Arab space probe to Mars

Posted May 6, 2015 by

http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7520951-uae-mission-to-mars/ The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time. The Emirates Mars Mission probe, named “Hope”, will create mankind’s first integrated model of the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The unmanned probe will leave Earth in 2020 on a mission designed to complement the science work…

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NASA test materials to fly on Air Force space plane

Posted May 6, 2015 by

Building on more than a decade of data from International Space Station research, NASA is expanding its materials science research by flying an experiment on the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane. By flying the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space investigation on the X-37B, materials scientists have the opportunity to expose almost 100…

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NASA announces new director of Ames Research Center

Posted May 4, 2015 by

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced May 4 the selection of Dr. Eugene L. Tu as the next director of the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, effective immediately. Tu most recently served as the director of Exploration Technology at Ames, where he led four technology research and development divisions, including two of NASA’s…

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