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NASA selects contract for mission support services at Ames

Posted July 25, 2014 by

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA’s flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid contract has a potential value of…

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NASA awards research facilities, engineering support services contract

Posted August 25, 2014 by

NASA has awarded a contract for research facilities and engineering support services to InuTeq, LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland, in support of the Mission Information and Test Systems Directorate at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. This cost-plus-award-fee contract covers a one-year base period beginning Nov. 1, 2014 and four one-year options, and is valued…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft, rocket move closer to first flight

Posted October 1, 2014 by

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and the Delta IV Heavy rocket that will carry it into space are at their penultimate stops in Florida on their path to a December flight test.

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Orion spacecraft complete: Spacecraft ready for integration with Delta IV

Posted November 3, 2014 by

NASA and Lockheed Martin have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft.

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Ikhana to capture Orion splashdown for NASA TV

Posted December 3, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Tony Landis Preparing Ikhana for a long mission. Orion Splashdown Mission Ikhana, NASA’s remotely piloted, unmanned aircraft system, will be used Dec. 4 to capture video of the Orion crew module Exploration Flight Test 1 as the module descends through the atmosphere into the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft’s camera, mounted on the…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion supports launch, flight of third MUOS satellite

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne played a critical role in successfully placing the third of five planned Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellites, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, into orbit for the U.S. Navy. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with five Aerojet…

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NASA spacecraft detects aurora, mysterious dust cloud around Mars

Posted March 18, 2015 by

University of Colorado image Artistís conception of MAVENís Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the ìChristmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earthís “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained…

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Air Force focuses on assured access to space

Posted May 1, 2015 by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29.

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NASA selects eight projects for 2016 X-Hab academic innovation challenge

Posted June 10, 2015 by

NASA is working with eight U.S. universities on new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as part of the 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge.

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NASA names new manager of ISS program

Posted August 7, 2015 by

NASAís springboard for discovery, innovation and deep space exploration has a new chief. The agency has named Kirk Shireman as the new manager of its International Space Station Program, based at NASAís Johnson Space Center in Houston, where Shireman has served as deputy center director since 2013. “Kirk brings considerable space station experience to this…

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