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NASA Tests New Robotic Arm for Space Assembly

NASA has conducted a ground demonstration of a robotic arm designed to perform spacecraft assembly operations in areas beyond Earth’s atmosphere. The Tension Actuated in Space MANipulator or TALISMAN demonstrated its basic function during a ground test held at the Structures and Materials Test Laboratory in Langley Research Center, Virginia, the space agency …

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NASA Concludes Structural Qualification Tests on SLS Engine Section

NASA engineers have completed structural qualification tests on the Space Launch System‘s core stage engine section at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The rocket’s four RS-25 engines and two solid rocket booster attachments will compose the engine section located beneath the SLS’ 212-foot-tall core stage, NASA said Saturday. The engine section is designed …

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NASA Vet James Reilly to be Nominated USGS Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and current technical adviser at the U.S. Air Force‘s National Security Space Institute, as director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Reilly spent 13 years at NASA and participated in three of the agency’s spaceflight missions that recorded more than 856 hours over …

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NASA Releases 2018 Publication on Space Technology Commercial Applications

NASA has released the 2018 edition of an annual publication that features 49 everyday-life technology applications with involvement from the space agency’s research and development contributions. The Spinoff publication for this year includes articles on ultra-sensitive radar technology used for disaster relief; plant preservation techniques in space; and high-speed stereo …

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