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NASA, Partners Launch Airspace Tech Demonstration Lab; Charles Bolden Comments

airport-tower

NASA and its partners have opened a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in an effort to help centralize the arrival and departure of aircraft. The laboratory is part of the federal government’s NextGen initiative and built to help coordinate schedules between the ramp, tower, terminal and center control facilities …

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NASA Launches Solar System Internet Tech on ISS

International Space Station

NASA has introduced an operational Internet service to the International Space Station as part of an effort to help provide data to experimenters in the ISS. The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking service was incorporated into the Telescience Resource Kit, a software tool designed to help researchers send and receive data between …

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GAO: VA, NASA, OPM, NRC Should Address Lapses in Data System Access Controls

cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, Office of Personnel Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address weaknesses in their access controls for information systems that store sensitive data. GAO said in a report released Tuesday the four federal agencies should also fully implement the components …

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NASA Selects 11 Educational Institutions for Science, Tech R&D Grants

research and development RD

NASA will invest $8 million in research and technology development projects of 11 academic institutions across the U.S. as part of the space agency’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program. Each winning school will receive up to $750,000 over three years to explore tools and methods that can help NASA facilitate Earth science, aeronautics, human and robotic …

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Gather Data on Jupiter’s Origin, Structure

Juno Spacecraft

NASA‘s Juno spacecraft will work to arrive at Jupiter on July 4 for a series of planned flybys to probe beneath the planet’s clouded atmosphere and examine its auroras. The solar-powered aircraft will conduct 37 close approaches to study the planet’s auroras in efforts to learn more about Jupiter’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere, …

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ISS, NASA 3-D Prints Student-Designed Multipurpose Tool; Niki Werkheiser Comments

Mulitpurpose Precision Maintenance Tool

NASA has produced the first 3-D printed student-designed tool on the International Space Station to be used for a variety of tasks such as tightening nuts or bolts and stripping wires. The space agency said Wednesday University of Alabama sophomore Robert Hillan developed the Mulitpurpose Precision Maintenance Tool as an entry to the Future Engineers Space Tool …

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NASA Awards Cash Prizes to Sample Return Robot Challenge Winning Teams

NASA sample return robot challenge

NASA has awarded individual $5,000 cash prizes to five teams that won Level 1 of its Sample Return Robot Challenge hosted by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help encourage citizen inventors develop new autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. The space agency said Tuesday Team AI, Alabama Astrorobotics, MAXed Out, Mind & Iron and Sirius have won the challenge …

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