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Fire-resistant ghillie suit, enhanced rocket fuze win DOD awards

Posted March 29, 2013 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army program managers earned Department of Defense acquisition awards recently for rapidly fielding a fire-resistant ghillie suit and an enhanced fuze rocket warhead. After two soldiers from the Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment burned to death when their camouflaged sniper gear caught on fire in Iraq, an urgent requirement for a fire-resistant suit was…

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Teams prepare for NASA $1.5 million robot challenge

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Eleven teams from across the country and around the globe are preparing to compete for $1.5 million during NASA’s 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, June 5-7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. Teams will demonstrate a robot that can locate and collect geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human…

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NASA partner completes second Dream Chaser captive-carry test

Posted August 23, 2013 by

NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation of Louisville, Colo., successfully completed a captive-carry test of the Dream Chaser spacecraft Aug. 22, at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

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NASA radar maps winter pace of Iceland’s glaciers

Posted January 29, 2014 by

A high-precision NASA radar instrument left Southern California for Iceland today on a NASA research aircraft to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter.

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Seeing sound: Teachers learn science of sound

Posted April 30, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Leader Richard Chapleau outlines the goals of the “Seeing Sound” teachers workshop ñ building a waveform monitor and a flyable model glider from common everyday materials. Sound is something most of us with good hearing take for granted. Rarely do we consider the physics involved.† Sound comes from many sources…

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Global Hawk 872 return marks 100th NASA flight

Posted October 1, 2014 by NASA photograph

  NASA Global Hawk No. 872 is pictured on the ramp after landing at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Va., at sunrise following its 10th and final science flight Sept. 28–29 in the agency’s 2014 Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft departed Wallops and flew back to its home base…

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New sensor sought to enable military missions in GPS-denied areas

Posted April 17, 2012 by

Many U.S. Military systems, such as missiles, rely on the Global Positioning System to provide accurate position, orientation and time information while in flight. When GPS is inaccessible, whether as a result of a malfunction or as a…

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NASA selects omnibus multidiscipline engineering services contract

Posted June 1, 2012 by

NASA has selected SGT Inc., of Greenbelt, Md., for the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services contract for the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering value of $400 million. The effective ordering period is from June 1, 2012, through…

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NASA C-20A wraps up Icelandic ice caps survey

Posted June 14, 2012 by Photograph courtesy of U.S. Embassy - Iceland

The flight and ground crew team of NASA’s C-20A (G-III) environmental science research aircraft hosted a visit by U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Luis Arreaga (third from right) during their brief mission based in Keflavik, Iceland the first part of June. The aircraft, equipped with the sophisticated UAVSAR...

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2012 NASA Advanced Technology Concepts selected for study

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NASA’s Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future aerospace missions, enable…

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