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NASA MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft completes visual, radar mission in Hawaii

Posted August 28, 2014 by

NASA photograph “Ikhana,” NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted research aircraft, carries a maritime radar in a specialized centerline pod during a flight to check out systems prior to the aircraft’s deployment to Hawaii in July 2014. NASA’s MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, named “Ikhana,” recently completed a deployment to Hawaii in support of two diverse flight opportunities….

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NASA Armstrong’s space shuttle Mate-Demate Device coming down

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The iconic space shuttle Mate-Demate Device that has been a fixture at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base for the past 38 years is being dismantled, three years after the shuttle program ended and six years since it last supported turnaround operations after the last shuttle landing at Edwards.

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NASA awards research facilities, engineering support services contract

Posted August 28, 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 picks top Earth data challenge ideas, opens call for climate apps

Posted August 25, 2014 by

NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform. Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a…

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NASA’s flying laboratories study our world

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Throughout the remainder of 2014, NASA is flying a series of airborne research campaigns from the North Pole to the South Pole and many points in between ñ to take a closer look at U.S. air quality, hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and the impact of climate change on Earthís polar regions….

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NASA selects proposals to increase STEM education at community, technical colleges

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NASA’s Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools across the United States. Each award has a two-year performance period and a maximum value of $500,000. The 35…

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Space technology experiments tested in microgravity flight

Posted August 13, 2014 by

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program funded a series of parabolic flights to evaluate eight space-technology experiments conducted by a like number of teams in late July.

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Seeing double: Experimental glider, rocket undergo fit checks

Posted August 13, 2014 by

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center took another step toward developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch System (TGALS) by fit-checking a subscale twin-hulled glider with its experimental rocket payload.

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NASA selects U.S. small business technology transfer projects for further development

Posted August 8, 2014 by

NASA has selected 23 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue the development of innovative technologies that will support future agency mission needs and may also prove viable as commercial products and services.

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NASA kicks off field campaign to probe ocean ecology, carbon cycle

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NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.

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