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NASA creates partnership to advance composite materials for aircraft of future

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NASA has established a public-private partnership with five organizations to advance knowledge about composite materials that could improve the performance of future aircraft. Composites are innovative new materials for building aircraft that can enhance strength while remaining lightweight. The agency selected the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Va., to manage administration of the Advanced…

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NASA awards IT contracts to 118 small, disadvantaged businesses

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NASA has awarded 118 contracts to small, disadvantaged businesses under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V), a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services. Of these SEWP V contracts, 14 were awarded to businesses operating in historically underutilized business zones, 25 contracts were awarded to business owned by service-disabled…

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Educators gain lunar, meteorite certification

Posted March 18, 2015 by

A Lunar and Meteorite Disk Certification educator workshop was held at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Education’s Resource Center located at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, Calif., Feb. 21.

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Shape-changing flap project meets first milestone

Posted March 18, 2015 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross The ACTE project is a joint effort between NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to explore technologies that will significantly reduce drag, structural weight, and aircraft noise. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project achieved a major milestone at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 18, when the modified…

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LEAPTech to demonstrate electric propulsion technologies

Posted March 18, 2015 by

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Feb. 26 may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors.

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NASA, FAA, industry conduct initial sense-and-avoid test

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NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Honeywell International Inc. have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept sense-and-avoid system

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NASA Spinoff 2015 features space technology making life better on Earth

Posted January 23, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oWCWwEv_LcI&x-yt-ts=1421782837&x-yt-cl=84359240 NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes. The 2015 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication highlights these and other technologies whose origins lie in space exploration, but now…

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NASA, Microsoft collaboration will allow scientists to ‘work on Mars’

Posted January 23, 2015 by

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science…

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NASA analysis: 11 trillion gallons to replenish California drought losses

Posted December 17, 2014 by

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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NASA’s IceBridge Antarctic campaign wraps up

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NASA’s Operation IceBridge recently completed its 2014 Antarctic campaign, marking the mission’s sixth set of flights over Antarctica.

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