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Astrotech Space Operations wins NASA's commercial payload processing contract - News

April 14, 2017
TITUSVILLE, Fla. Officials at NASA selected Astrotech Space Operations, LLC, located at Titusville, Florida, to provide commercial payload processing services for agency missions launching from NASA?s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA embarks upon laser-communications system for spacecraft - News

April 03, 2017
NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, Md. NASA has launched a program aimed at developing a laser communications system for its Orion spacecraft, the vehicle the agency intends to use for its future manned missions to deep space.

SLS RS-25 rocket engine undergoes critical test - News

March 28, 2017
NASA-STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. The powerful RS-25 engine that will be used on NASA?s new super-heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) underwent a critical test recently at NASA?s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; the test included the first trial of the new flight-model engine controller and flight-configuration software. Four RS-25 engines, manufactured by Aerojet Rocketdyne, are set to help propel the SLS rocket into deep space and beyond.

NASA teams with Rockwell Collins to demo sonic-boom display - News

March 23, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. NASA and Rockwell Collins recently teamed to demonstrate the Sonic Boom Display at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. The usability demonstration and pilot working group meeting marked a major milestone in the two-year project.

NASA reveals work on tiny folding robots for exploring extreme terrains - News

March 16, 2017
PASADENA, Calif. NASA and several partners are working on what the space agency calls an "origami-inspired" small robot that can fold itself to become as small as a smartphone but is rugged enough to handle harsh terrain on Mars and beyond.

NASA presses forward with plans for cislunar human outpost - News

March 13, 2017
GREENBELT, Md. In an address at the recent American Astronautical Society Goddard Memorial Symposium, Bill Gerstenmaier -- NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations -- told attendees that NASA is moving forward with plans for a cislunar ?gateway? outpost for future human missions, with decisions about how to develop it expected in the coming months. Gerstenmaier said that his agency is studying concepts for launching the first elements of the proposed outpost as secondary payloads on early flights of the Space Launch System (SLS).

NASA selects 133 proposals to spur space, business innovation - News

March 09, 2017
NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER/Moffett Field, Calif. NASA has selected 133 proposals -- valued at approximately $100 million total -- from U.S. small businesses to conduct research and develop technologies that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space and will ultimately benefit the U.S. economy. These proposals were selected under Phase II of NASA?s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.