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NASA selects commercial space partners for collaborative partnerships

Posted January 9, 2015 by

NASA announced Jan. 6 the selection of four U.S. companies to collaborate with NASA through unfunded partnerships to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The partnerships build on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives to leverage NASA experience and expertise into new capabilities. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities…

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NASA announces small business industry awards

Posted March 11, 2015 by

University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory The touch screen of the Electronic Flight Bag allows pilots to easily use NASA’s Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests software. The winners of the 2014 Agency-Level NASA Small Business Industry Awards were announced March 10 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. D.C., during the spring 2015 NASA Industry Forum meeting,…

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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

Posted April 24, 2015 by

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.

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NASA’s Hubble finds Pluto’s moons tumbling in absolute chaos

Posted June 3, 2015 by

Image courtesy of NASA/ESA/M. Showalter (SETI)/G. Bacon (STScI) This set of computer modeling illustrations of Pluto’s moon Nix shows how the orientation of the moon changes unpredictably as it orbits the “double planet” Pluto-Charon. If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the…

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NASA’s Cassini mission receives Smithsonian’s highest honor

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has bestowed its highest group honor, the Trophy for Current Achievement, on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of aerospace science and technology. The trophy was presented March 21 during an evening ceremony at the museum in Washington. Established in…

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Boeing, NASA sign agreement on mission support for CST-100

Posted April 22, 2012 by

Boeing has signed an agreement with NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Center, Texas, to collaborate on mission planning, training and flight operations for the company’s Commercial Space Transportation-100 spacecraft. Under the new arrangement, which Boeing negotiated under its current Phase 2 NASA Space Act Agreement for Commercial Crew Development, Boeing will begin discussions…

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NASA modifies launch service contract to add Falcon 9 rocket

Posted May 14, 2012 by

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services II contract with Space Exploration Technologies of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet. The SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch service will be available to the agency’s Launch Services Program to use for future missions in accordance…

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Dragon capsule returns to earth after first commercial flight to ISS

Posted June 1, 2012 by

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m., EDT, a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station. “Congratulations to the teams at SpaceX and NASA who worked hard to make this first…

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NASA set to host future female explorers

Posted June 20, 2012 by

Eighty-four female high school students from 29 states will plan a simulated mission to Mars and experience life as an engineer or scientist when NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston hosts two events focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in June and July. Included is Aisha Rigert from the Joshua Blossom Preparatory Academy in…

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SpaceX Dragon utilizes Cooper Interconnect non-explosive actuators

Posted July 9, 2012 by

Cooper Interconnect, a leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions, announced July 9 that Space Exploration Technologies utilized Cooper Interconnect non-explosive…

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