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Bill Nye on the Remarkable Efficiency of SpaceX

August 20, 2014 3:24 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience ... at the expense of ...

Station Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install, Retrieve Science

August 20, 2014 9:42 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The spacewalkers installed the EXPOSE-R2 experiment package, a European Space Agency-sponsored...

National Parks Ban Drones

August 20, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah....

Photos of the Day: Jet Engine Boot Camp Simulates Abusive Flight Conditions

August 20, 2014 9:21 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Crews at GE Aviation’s jet engine boot camp in Peebles, Ohio, feed some 800 gallons of water...

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3D Codes Yield Unprecedented Physics, Engineering Insights

August 20, 2014 9:11 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened. A piece of foam flew off at launch and hit a tile, damaging the leading edge of the shuttle wing and ...

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

August 20, 2014 9:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The upcoming flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft will be a mission of firsts. This new crew vehicle, making its debut on Exploration Flight Test-1, will become the first of its kind in four decades to venture beyond low-Earth orbit ...

Lufthansa Technik Deploys E2open for Logistics Visibility

August 19, 2014 10:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

E2open, a provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, announced that Lufthansa Technik is leveraging the E2open Business Network. The cloud-based platform gives Lufthansa ... 

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NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

August 19, 2014 9:50 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual ...

Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 19, 2014 9:22 am | by NASA | News | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the ...  

Remembering 'First Flights' on National Aviation Day

August 18, 2014 5:35 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Orville Wright wasn’t sure exactly how long his first flight lasted. He and his brother, Wilbur, think it was about 12 seconds, but according to what Orville wrote in his diary of that December day in 1903 at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., the time is ...

Lockheed Celebrates 50 Years in Colorado Springs

August 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by Wayne Heilman, The Gazette, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin came to Colorado Springs in 1965 to help get the North American Aerospace Defense Command up and running, and almost five decades later, the defense giant still holds a contract that includes work at the ...    

Officials Detail $40M Jet Repair Facility

August 18, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A planned 200,000 square foot jet-repair and maintenance center will run 24 hours a day when it opens in Rockford, a move that'll create up to 500 jobs in the northern Illinois region that's become a hub for aerospace-related business ...

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Station Spacewalkers to Deploy Nanosatellite

August 18, 2014 1:07 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers are venturing outside the International Space Station Monday to deploy a nanosatellite, retrieve and install experiment packages and inspect components on the exterior of the orbital laboratory ...   

Legislation Extends Tax Credit to Northrop Grumman

August 15, 2014 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, and Sen....

SWE Aims to Inspire with Release of Latest eBook

August 15, 2014 11:17 am | by SWE | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce the release of their latest eBook, Be that Engineer: Inspiration and Insight from Accomplished Women Engineers. The eBook is a collection of stories and advice delivered by ...  

Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments

August 15, 2014 7:57 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the ... 

Space Station Supply Ship Exits, Now Packing Trash

August 15, 2014 7:23 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the Cygnus supply ship, now full of trash for disposal early Friday. They parted company 260 miles above ...  

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Bill Would Expand Stealth Bomber Tax Credit

August 14, 2014 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill that's on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has been pushing for an aerospace tax credit that could help companies create ...

High-Res Camera to Spend Two Years Recording Meteor Showers

August 14, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, think about such things ...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 14, 2014 9:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The WORF provides a stable platform for hand-held photography and other research activities at the U.S. Laboratory Science Window, the highest optical-quality window ever installed on a human space vehicle. The Window enables the use of ...

3D Systems Broadening Its Aerospace Reach

August 13, 2014 4:51 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping and sister company American Precision Machining, both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and ...    

High-Res Photo Satellite Launched from California

August 13, 2014 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast. The commercial satellite known as Worldview-3 was sent into space atop an ...  

6 Reasons to Consider Overseas Engineering Jobs

August 13, 2014 10:54 am | by Matt Kelland, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

How far would you travel for your dream job? To another city? Another state? Why limit yourself, when your skills are in demand, worldwide? Engineering principles don’t change at the border, so why not explore all your options and look for ...

NuSTAR Sees Rare Blurring of Black Hole Light

August 13, 2014 10:22 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has ...

Space Station Fix-It Demo Gets Hardware Update

August 13, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the ...   

Robonaut Upgrades, Spacewalk Preps & Cargo Ops for Station Crew

August 13, 2014 10:05 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Spacewalk and visiting vehicle preparations, materials research, telerobotics and upgrades for the International Space Station’s mechanical crew member were the focus of the Expedition 40 crew’s workday Thursday. Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and his team of ...

Lunar-Landing Rocket Research Hits Milestone with 'Hot-Fire' Test

August 13, 2014 9:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University student team has designed, built and tested a critical part of a new a rocket engine as part of a NASA project to develop spacecraft technologies needed to land on the moon, Mars and other cosmic venues.The students are making a ...

Survivor: Engine Out Before Iranian Airplane Crash

August 12, 2014 1:15 pm | by Amir Vahdat, Associated Press | News | Comments

A survivor in the Iranian plane crash that killed 39 people said Monday that one of the engines in the turboprop went out after takeoff, though authorities said they were still trying to determine what brought the ...     

NASA Engineers Begin Testing for SLS Liquid Oxygen Feed System

August 12, 2014 9:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Let's be honest - geysers are really cool. You've got an eruption of water and vapor that can burst to heights of 185 feet. What's not to like about that? When building propellant tanks for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA engineers want ...

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