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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Rockets For Commercial Crew Launches Begin To Come Together

Booster For First CST-100 Mission Will Soon Be Taking Shape In Alabama

The codes AV-073 and AV-080 may not mean much to many, but they mean a whole lot to former astronaut Chris Ferguson and the team of engineers and technicians who will assemble the first Atlas V rocket to launch a crew to the International Space Station. That test and a precursor flight without crew are part of the final development work Boeing is completing with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to certify a new crew transportation system for low-Earth orbit.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Aero-TV: Aerovate Innovates - A Passive Variable Pitch Prop

Aerovate's Kondor Shows Off A Unique Prop Technology

While at the 2014 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell came across something called a “passive variable pitch propeller.” Andrew Kondor, the president of Aerovate, Inc. accepted the task of explaining to Jim what it’s all about. He said it’s a propeller that changes pitch without the use of electronics or hydraulics.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

NASA Announces Next Steps On Journey To Mars

Says Progress Is Being Made On Asteroid Initiative

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

NASA Awards Contract For NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Spacecraft

Orbital ATK To Build The Satellite

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Virginia, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Kepler Team Awarded Smithsonian's National Air And Space Museum Trophy

Ball Aerospace Achievement On Planet Hunting Mission Receives Top Honors For Aerospace Science And Technology

Established in 1985, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum presents its annual trophy to recognize both past and present achievements involving the management or execution of a scientific or technological project, a distinguished career of service in air and space technology, or a significant contribution in chronicling the history of air and space technology.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon

Clocks 26.2 Miles In Just Over 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

ESA's Next Generation Of Space Station Experiments

Proposals Will Help Prepare For Future Missions

From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASA Announces Teams For 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 100 Teams To Compete In Races April 17-18

Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Participating teams are from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Mexico, Germany, India and Russia.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2015

NASA Core Flight System Software Available To The Public

NASA Goddard Releases Open Source Application Suite

The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the release of its core Flight System (cFS) Application Suite to the public. The cFS application suite is composed of 12 individual Command and Data Handling (C&DH) flight software applications that together create a reusable library of common C&DH functions. 

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Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Competitors Question Reliability Of SpaceX

March 21 Launch Delayed For Unspecified Reason

The most recent delay of a SpaceX launch has the company's competitors launching something of a whisper campaign about the company's reliability.

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