Tag Archives: Earth

NASA, NSF Sign MOU to Drive Space Initiatives; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), solidifying their intent to continue a long term partnership in mutually beneficial space research activities. “We look forward to continued collaboration on areas of research here on Earth and in space,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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NASA Awards $104M to Small Businesses Under SBIR Program Phase II Funding to Develop Technologies; Jim Reuter, Jenn Gustetic Quoted

NASA has announced that the agency has selected 139 proposals for Phase II follow-on awards through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to provide approximately $104 million to 124 small businesses located across 31 states, NASA reported on Wednesday

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NASA Carrying Out Space Weather Experiment Mission on ISS

NASA intends to execute a mission to assist scientists in the forecast and research Earth's space weather systems. The Atmospheric Waves Experiment initiative seeks to study atmospheric airglows to confirm the mixture of forces that are contributing to space climate in the upper atmosphere, the agency said Tuesday. Researchers have also noted that the Earth's climate and the Sun's outflow of ultraviolet light particles potentially affect space weather conditions.

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NGA-Led Research Team Unveils New Map to Depict Earth’s Radioactivity; Shawn Usman Comments

A research team led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a new map that uses sets of geophysical data to illustrate the Earth’s radioactivity. NGA said Tuesday the Antineutrino Global Map 2015 also uses international observational data on antineutrinos. An antineutrino is a subatomic particle generated by nuclear reactors, the Earth’s …

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NASA Launches Orion on 1st Test Flight

An unmanned version of NASA‘s Orion spacecraft launched after 7 a.m. Eastern time Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry out a test flight to determine its potential for human exploration of the solar system. The Wall Street Journal reports Orion will work to reach an altitude of up …

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Research Group Says Earth Observing Satellite Capabilities In Danger

The U.S. is at risk of losing capabilities of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite systems used to survey the Earth’s climate conditions, FierceGovernment IT reports. Not effectively observing environmental factors will limit weather forecasting accuracy and reduce agencies’ ability to respond to natural hazards, according to a National Research …

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