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NASA Pilots Fly U-2 ‘Spy Plane’ Civil Variant for Polar Data Collection

Two NASA research pilots separately flew a civil variant of the U-2 military reconnaissance aircraft last week to study diminishing sea-ice levels in the Arctic region, Alaska Dispatch ...
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MDA receives $6.6 add-on to NASA contract for OSIRIS-REx mission

  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., recently announced it has been awarded an additional $6.6 million from the Canadian Space Agency for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, ...
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Jaiwon Shin: NASA Delivers Air Traffic Control Tool to FAA

U.S. Air Force image The Federal Aviation Administration has received a computer software system for air traffic management operations from NASA. Air traffic controllers will work to manage ...
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Federal Leaders Point to Strategic Sourcing, Regulations as Factors in Future GWACs

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council has hosted a panel on governmentwide acquisition contracts to discuss the issues facing GWAC providers focused ...
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NASA to Back Up ISS Robots with Google-Built Smartphones; Chris Provencher Comments

NASA plans to install Google-developed mobile devices with three-dimensional sensors into robots that perform routines inside the International Space Station, Reuters reported Monday. Noel ...
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John Moore: NASA, Rockwell Collins Perform Drone-Tower Communication Tests

Engineers from NASA and Rockwell Collins tested communications between unmanned aerial systems and control tower personnel during a trial held at the Eastern Iowa Airport last week. Rockwell ...
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Kathy Lueders: NASA Partners Approach Commercial Crew Program Tests, Reviews

Kathy Lueders NASA’s industry partners are set to begin a set of tests and reviews of their spacecraft for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program as the agency aims to launch astronauts ...
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NASA’s Mark Adler: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Met Test Flight Objectives

NASA has completed an engineering test flight for a low-density supersonic decelerator vehicle as part of a project to assess new landing systems for future Mars missions. The LDSD ...
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NASA to Test Suborbital Rocket Tech From Wallops Island in Virginia

NASA will test several new rocket technologies with the launch of a sounding rocket between 4 and 5 a.m. Saturday from the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. The agency will ...
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NASA, Rockwell Collins Partner to Test Drone Integration Into Airspace

NASA has partnered with Rockwell Collins to conduct a two-phase demonstration of commercial drones being used in national airspace. First phase of the test will evaluate if an unmanned ...