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NASA, Boeing finish tests of 757 vertical tail with advanced technology

Posted November 15, 2013 by

NASA's Ames Research Center and NASA's Langley Research Center, in partnership with Boeing, have completed wind tunnel testing of a full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with active flow control technology.

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Recalling a record: X-43A Scramjet set new hypersonic record a decade ago

Posted April 2, 2014 by Peter Merlin

On March 27, 2004, NASA’s X-43A shattered existing speed records for aircraft with air-breathing engines when the scramjet-powered vehicle reached a speed of Mach 6.83 (4,900 mph) during a brief flight over the Pacific Ocean.

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Space technology experiments tested in microgravity flight

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

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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 announces 16th undersea exploration mission dates, crew

Posted April 17, 2012 by

An international team of aquanauts will travel again to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to simulate a visit to an asteroid in the 16th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. This year’s NEEMO mission will begin June 11. It will build on lessons learned from 2011’s NEEMO 15 mission and test innovative solutions…

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NASA seeks early stage innovations for space technologies from U.S. universities

Posted May 31, 2012 by

NASA is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities focused on innovative, early-stage space technologies that will improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. Each of these technology areas requires dramatic improvements over existing capabilities for future science and human exploration missions. Early stage, or low technology readiness level concepts, could mature…

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Ocean Power Technologies, Lockheed Martin to develop wave-energy project in Australia

Posted July 11, 2012 by

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin have entered into a teaming agreement with…

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Is this real or just fantasy? ONR augmented-reality initiative progresses

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Katherine H. Crawford

The Office of Naval Research is demonstrating the next phase of an augmented-reality project Aug. 23 in Princeton, N.J., that will change the way warfighters view operational environments-literally. ONR has completed the first year of a multi-year augmented-reality effort, developing a system that allow trainees to view simulated images superimposed on real-world landscapes. One example…

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Declassified document shows ‘real’ flying saucer

Posted October 24, 2012 by A1C R. Alex Durbin

Air Force photograph When flown without tethers, the Avrocar was unstable and could reach top speed of only 35 mph. The grainy film showed a round ship floating out of a hangar. Its silver, aluminum exterior glinted in the sun as it hovered a few feet off the ground. As it glided over a pool…

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NASA encourages public to explore its curiosity with new rover-themed badge on Foursquare

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NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge. Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium….

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