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Commercial space companies selected by NASA for collaborative partnerships - News

December 30, 2014
NASA officials chose four U.S. companies to work with the agency via unfunded partnerships to produce new space capabilities that can be made available to the U.S. government and other users. These partnerships will build on the NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives to leverage NASA technological expertise into new applications.

International Space Station's 3D printer makes first part in space - News

November 26, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. NASA officials announced that the crew in the he International Space Station put to use their 3D printer and produced the first 3D printed object in space -- a printhead faceplate for the printer. NASA officials see 3D printing of tools and parts as a way to reduce reliance on resupply missions from Earth.

NASA's Orion spacecraft to hit launch pad tonight to be ready for first flight - News

November 11, 2014
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA officials will roll out the Orion spacecraft for the final leg of its prelaunch journey tonight at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

NASA human spaceflight facility hardware and software supported by Lockheed Martin - News

May 02, 2013
HOUSTON. NASA selected Lockheed Martin selected NASA for Johnson Space Center development and operations that support human spaceflight under a $166.8 million contract option.

NASA UAVSAR nears mission completion, prepares for Global Hawk port - News

April 04, 2013
WASHINGTON. The NASA Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) is concluding a month-long scientific mission over the Americas this week, studying questions that range from the dynamics of Earth’s crust to the carbon cycle. The imaging system departed from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA, on March 7 aboard a NASA C-20A piloted aircraft, and has conducted research studies over Arizona, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and Central and South America. The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA built and manages the UAVSAR.

Espionage prompts NASA foreign lockout - News

March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON. NASA has issued a temporary lockdown of facilities and research databases to foreign nationals following the arrest of Chinese national Bo Jiang, a former contractor at the agency's Langley Research Center. The security review comes amidst allegations of physical and cyber espionage between the United States and China.

New NASA Mars rover mission in 2020 despite budget cuts - News

December 06, 2012
WASHINGTON. A new Mars rover will be launched in 2020, officials at NASA announced on Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union. The unmanned vehicle’s landing system and chassis will be based heavily off of the Curiosity rover, allowing the agency to save roughly $1 billion in design expenses off of the current rover’s $2.5 billion price tag.