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

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

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 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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Mary Davie: GSA, NASA, NIH to Conduct IT Hardware Buying Events Through September 2016

The General Services Administration, NASA and the National Institutes of Health will each hold buying events from June to September in an effort to increase participation of federal agencies in the Government-wide Strategic Solution for Desktops and Laptops initiative. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at …

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NASA to Launch Neutron Star Research Mission in February 2017

NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has received the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer technology the space agency aims to send to the International Space Station in February 2017 aboard a SpaceX cargo resupply spacecraft. The NICER mission seeks to explore the astrophysics of neutron stars and test a space navigation technology intended to support NASA’s future deep-space …

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Debbie Fairbrother: NASA Reinstates Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility as Launch Site

NASA has re-established the space agency’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Texas as a site for heavy-lift balloon launch missions. The agency said Wednesday it is scheduled to launch the Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope  payload Thursday night to conduct galactic observations as part of a technology demonstration initiative. NASA has not had a major balloon campaign …

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