North Carolina Students To Talk Live With NASA Space Station Astronaut

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North Carolina Students To Talk Live With NASA Space Station Astronaut

WASHINGTON — Students and teachers from a Triangle area of North Carolina will pronounce with NASA Expedition 34 moody operative Tom Marshburn aboard a International Space Station during 10:15 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 5. The space-to-ground review will be open to news media and carried live on NASA Television and a agency’s website.

Students will accumulate during a North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to ask wanderer Marshburn questions about life, work and investigate aboard a orbiting laboratory, where he arrived in Dec and will sojourn until May. Marshburn formerly flew aboard space convey Endeavour on goal STS-127 in 2009.

To attend a event, reporters contingency hit Jonathon Pishney during jonathon.pishney@naturalsciences.org or 919-733-7450, ext. 304. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is located during 11 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

NASA activities have been incorporated into classes during internal schools in credentials for a review with a space hire astronaut. Linking students directly to a astronauts aboard a hire provides them with an authentic, live knowledge of space exploration, space investigate and a systematic components of space transport and possibilities of life in space. The museum also has crafted teacher veteran growth activities for a teachers participating in a event.

This in-flight preparation downlink is one in a array with educational organizations in a United States and abroad to urge science, technology, engineering and arithmetic training and learning. It is an constituent member of NASA’s Teaching From Space preparation program, that promotes training opportunities and builds partnerships with a preparation village regulating a singular sourroundings of space and NASA’s tellurian spaceflight program.

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North Carolina Students To Talk Live With NASA Space Station Astronaut

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North Carolina Students To Talk Live With NASA Space Station Astronaut

WASHINGTON — Students and teachers from a Triangle area of North Carolina will pronounce with NASA Expedition 34 moody operative Tom Marshburn aboard a International Space Station during 10:15 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 5. The space-to-ground review will be open to news media and carried live on NASA Television and a agency’s website.

Students will accumulate during a North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to ask wanderer Marshburn questions about life, work and investigate aboard a orbiting laboratory, where he arrived in Dec and will sojourn until May. Marshburn formerly flew aboard space convey Endeavour on goal STS-127 in 2009.

To attend a event, reporters contingency hit Jonathon Pishney during jonathon.pishney@naturalsciences.org or 919-733-7450, ext. 304. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is located during 11 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

NASA activities have been incorporated into classes during internal schools in credentials for a review with a space hire astronaut. Linking students directly to a astronauts aboard a hire provides them with an authentic, live knowledge of space exploration, space investigate and a systematic components of space transport and possibilities of life in space. The museum also has crafted teacher veteran growth activities for a teachers participating in a event.

This in-flight preparation downlink is one in a array with educational organizations in a United States and abroad to urge science, technology, engineering and arithmetic training and learning. It is an constituent member of NASA’s Teaching From Space preparation program, that promotes training opportunities and builds partnerships with a preparation village regulating a singular sourroundings of space and NASA’s tellurian spaceflight program.

For NASA TV report and video streaming information, revisit

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NASA Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract

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C13-005

NASA Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract

HOUSTON — NASA has increasing a value of a agreement with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to yield stability support to a Human Health and Performance Directorate during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The alteration increases a not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity value of a agreement by $49 million, from $914.5 million to $963.5 million. This value is only a apportionment of a contract. The altogether value of a agreement with this change is $1.2 billion. Wyle has hold a cost-plus-award-fee agreement given May 1, 2003. The agreement ends Apr 30. A follow-on competition, famous as a Health and Human Performance Contract (HHPC), is underneath way.

Services supposing underneath a stream agreement support a International Space Station and Orion programs. Work includes medical services, research, record development, engineering, operations and moody hardware growth to support a health, reserve and capability of crews vital and operative in space. Wyle maintains willingness of comforts and laboratories and provides services for module integration, habitability and environmental factors, tellurian instrumentation and countermeasures, space medicine, moody hardware growth and tellurian research.

Work underneath a agreement is achieved during Johnson and Ellington Field in Houston, as good as NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.

Major subcontractors embody Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Barrios Technology Inc., Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., Bastion Technologies and Muniz Engineering Inc., all in Houston, and Futron Corporation in Bethesda, Md.

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NASA Solicits Ideas for International Space Station Research

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NASA Solicits Ideas for International Space Station ResearchWASHINGTON — NASA wants to know how we can urge a International Space Station as a record exam bed.

NASA’s International Space Station National Laboratory and Technology Demonstration offices are seeking for proposals on how a space hire might be used to rise modernized or softened scrutiny technologies. NASA also is seeking proposals about how new approaches, technologies and capabilities could urge a singular laboratory sourroundings of a orbiting outpost.

The NASA Research Announcement, “Soliciting Proposals for Exploration Technology Demonstration and National Lab Utilization Enhancements,” might be noticed at:

http://go.nasa.gov/Uqkccz

 

The annoucement will produce successful proposers entrance to a space station’s microgravity environment, organisation support and robotic servicing. It closes Sept. 30.

“The space hire is a world-class trickery and vicious to NASA’s devise to extend humanity’s participation over low-Earth orbit,” pronounced Andrew Clem of a Technology Demonstration Office in a International Space Station Program during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “This is an event for researchers, inventors and designers to denote a record indispensable for destiny tellurian spaceflights or to urge an existent space hire capability.”

NASA will examination submissions via a year as they are received. The group will cover launch and formation costs for comparison proposals. Successful submissions also might be authorised for singular additional funding.

Proposed technologies should assistance allege scrutiny and investigate capabilities aboard a space station. Concepts contingency fit within existent NASA standards for mass and volume to accommodate mandate for stream launch vehicles. Suggested areas embody in-space propulsion; space appetite and appetite storage; components of rarely reliable, closed-loop, tellurian health, life support and home systems; thermal systems; robotics, telerobotics, and unconstrained systems; and tellurian scrutiny finish systems.

Proposals for new scrutiny technologies could embody strategies to revoke mass, upkeep and appetite requirements, while also augmenting efficiency, trustworthiness and safety. The thought could be a new record or a new, softened use of existent space hardware. Proposals also might have a intensity to produce advantages for humanity, such as contrast a new element or sensitive mercantile growth.

Alternately, proposers could residence improvements to a existent capabilities of a U.S. National Laboratory, such as new uses for existent examination collection and infrastructure aboard a orbiting outpost, or intensity efficiencies like advances in information communications. Other possibilities embody belligerent apparatus for space studies, in-orbit methodical tools, three-dimensional dungeon and hankie enlightenment hardware, or improvements or new uses for existent hire investigate resources.

The enhancements sought in this proclamation will serve efforts by a Center for a Advancement of Science in Space to foster investigate aboard a station’s U.S. National Laboratory.

For assistance with responding to a announcement, revisit a Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement or Cooperative Agreements Notice at:

http://go.nasa.gov/W3HlSe

 

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NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss Space Station Expandable Module

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NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss Space Station Expandable Module

WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded a $17.8 million agreement to Bigelow Aerospace to yield a new further to a International Space Station. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will denote a advantages of this space medium record for destiny scrutiny and blurb space endeavors.

“The International Space Station is a singular laboratory that enables critical discoveries that advantage amiability and vastly boost bargain of how humans can live and work in space for prolonged periods,” NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver said. “This partnership agreement for a use of expandable habitats represents a step brazen in cutting-edge record that can concede humans to flower in space safely and affordably, and heralds critical swell in U.S. blurb space innovation.”

Garver and Bigelow Aerospace Founder and President Robert Bigelow will plead a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module module during a media accessibility during 1:30 p.m. EST (10:30 a.m. PST) Wednesday, Jan. 16, during Bigelow Aerospace comforts located during 1899 W. Brooks Ave. in North Las Vegas.

To attend, media member contingency hit Mike Gold during mgold@bigelowaerospace.com by 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST) Jan. 15.

Journalists meddlesome in a one-on-one talk with Garver should hit Sarah Ramsey during 202-215-9680 or sarah.ramsey@nasa.gov or Michael Cabbage during 202-549-8073 or mcabbage@nasa.gov.

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Iowa Students Speak Live With NASA Space Station Astronauts Jan. 25

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Iowa Students Speak Live With NASA Space Station Astronauts Jan. 25

WASHINGTON — Students in Davenport, Iowa, will pronounce with NASA Expedition 34 astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn, now aboard a International Space Station, during 1 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 25. This educational eventuality will take place during a Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and be carried live on NASA Television and a agency’s website.

Media member are invited to attend and watch as students ask a astronauts questions about life, work and investigate aboard a orbiting laboratory. Interested media contingency hit Jenna Smith during smith@putnam.org or 563-324-1054 ext. 210. The Putnam Museum is located during 1717 W. 12th St. in Davenport.

NASA activities have been incorporated into classes during internal schools in credentials for a air-to-ground review with a astronauts. Linking students directly to a astronauts aboard a hire provides them with an authentic, live knowledge of space exploration, space study, and a scholarship of space travel, and a possibilities of life in space.

This in-flight preparation downlink is one in a array with educational organizations in a United States to urge training and training in a areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. It is an constituent member of NASA’s Teaching From Space preparation program, that promotes training opportunities and builds partnerships with a preparation village regulating a singular sourroundings of space and NASA’s tellurian spaceflight program.

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http://www.nasa.gov/education

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NASA, Ahoora Foundation Unite to Ignite Students’ Passion for Science, Space, and Technology

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NASA, Ahoora Foundation Unite to Ignite Students’ Passion for Science, Space, and Technology

WASHINGTON — Candy, soda and other bland equipment will be a collection of a trade for teenage rocket makers competing in a What If? Live Student Design Challenge, that was kicked off Tuesday by NASA and a Ahoora Foundation of Plano, Texas. Registration is open by Feb. 28 for a worldwide contest, in that 14- to 18-year-old students will pattern initial thrust systems regulating materials that are inexpensive and easy to get.

What If? is designed to excite students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The idea is to rise their artistic and methodical abilities by training about a flourishing need for immature fuels and conceptualizing a car thrust complement regulating ordinarily accessible materials, including honeyed treats and carbonated beverages. Students in dual age categories, 14-16 and 17-18, might work alone or in groups of as many as four. They contingency emanate a investigate plan, write a investigate paper, rise and build a thrust system, make a video display a car in action, and contention a video to judges around YouTube.com.

A row of scientists, astronauts and educators will decider a entries and name finalists. There will be one winning pattern in any age category. Winners will be announced in May and accept special approval from NASA and Ahoora.

To register, contention research, and learn some-more about car design, a central manners and other information about a What If? Live Student Design Challenge, including perspective a two-minute video of a thrust complement in action, visit:

http://www.whatifprize.org

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NASA Administrator to Tour Seattle Museum of Flight Jan. 15

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NASA Administrator to Tour Seattle Museum of Flight Jan. 15

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden will debate a Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Compartment in a Charles Simonyi Space Gallery during a Seattle Museum of Flight on Tuesday, Jan.15.

News media are invited to join Bolden, who will be furloughed a trickery with Doug King, boss and CEO of a Museum of Flight, during 1:30 p.m. PST. News media meddlesome in covering this eventuality should hit Ted Huetter during 206-768-7105 by 4 p.m. PST currently to endorse media credentials.

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NASA Announces Space Station Science Challenge Winners

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NASA Announces Space Station Science Challenge Winners

HOUSTON — Students from dual schools, one in Iowa and a other in New York, are a winners of a International Space Station (ISS) Science Challenge, NASA announced Friday.

Challenge winners from North Tama Elementary in Traer, Iowa, and Madison Elementary in Massena, N.Y., are being desirous to learn some-more about a space station’s cutting-edge investigate by conceptualizing programs to learn others about specific experiments and what scientists are anticipating to learn. This commander module was combined by Darcie Fregoe and Lisa Chizek, contributing teachers with NASA’s Endeavour Science Teaching Certificate Project. The module is partial of a Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience (INSPIRE).

“I trust it is my shortcoming as a center propagandize Earth scholarship and astronomy clergyman to learn students about a really profitable contributions ISS scholarship has done in their lives,” Fregoe said. “I wish them to get vehement about NASA and a International Space Station, and we wish them to start meditative about probable futures operative for NASA.”

The participants were students in grades 5 by 12. Their goal was to examination scholarship investigations achieved on a space hire and select one on that to focus. Once they finished their research, students grown and submitted a plan to learn others about a investigation. Projects enclosed a growth and origination of a Web page, a slip presentation, an audio or video podcast or a created report.

The winners chose investigations to prominence in a areas of Earth and space science, biology and biotechnology, tellurian research, earthy scholarship and technology. Investigations enclosed dungeon culturing, evidence ultrasound, robotics, treadmill kinematics, soldering in microgravity, Earth observations, explosion and probable practice countermeasures for bone and flesh loss.

“The ISS Science Challenge gives students a event to learn about a investigate function on a ISS in depth,” pronounced Dynae Fullwood, Teaching From Space preparation dilettante during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “It develops a creative, cognitive and display skills of students while producing useful element for their peers and a open to know a work of ISS research.”

The module is a partnership between Teaching From Space, a International Space Station National Laboratory, a International Space Station Program Science Office and INSPIRE.

For some-more information on tyro programs, revisit a NASA Science for Researchers Student Programs website.

http://go.nasa.gov/riwMzC

For list of winners, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/SeBtWb

For some-more information about a ISS Science Challenge, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/13MilTb

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Armstrong Burial during Sea

Armstrong Burial during Sea

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, mother of Neil Armstrong, dedicate a cremated stays of Neil Armstrong to sea during a funeral during sea use hold onboard a USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in a Atlantic Ocean.

Armstrong, a initial male to travel on a moon during a 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA Offers Opportunity to Use Communications Testbed on Space Station

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12-321

NASA Offers Opportunity to Use Communications Testbed on Space Station

WASHINGTON — NASA is announcing opportunities for academia, attention and supervision agencies to rise and lift out investigate and record demonstrations on a International Space Station regulating a newly commissioned Space Communications and Navigation (SCAN) testbed.

There are dual announcements of opportunity. The SCAN Testbed Experiment Opportunity invites attention and other supervision agencies to enter into Space Act Agreements with NASA to use a space station’s SCAN platform. The SCAN Testbed Cooperative Agreement Notice invites academia to rise proposals to use a orbiting laboratory’s SCAN testbed investigate capabilities. NASA expects a initial demonstrations by late 2013 or early 2014.

These opportunities will concede researchers to rise new program according to a Space Telecommunications Radio Standard (STRS) design for radios and reconfigure how radios promulgate in space.

Experiments will yield waveforms and program components to a STRS waveform repository and capacitate destiny hardware platforms to use common reusable program modules. These new capabilities could capacitate larger systematic lapse from destiny NASA missions.

The SCAN testbed is a communications, navigation and networking proof height formed on a STRS. The initial height began a initial checkout activities on a space hire Aug. 13 and will work for as prolonged as 3 years.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland leads a SCAN testbed multi-center team, that includes a agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.; and Johnson Space Center in Houston. General Dynamics of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., grown software-defined radios underneath mild agreements with NASA. The testbed is managed by a SCAN Program Office within a Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate during NASA Headquarters in Washington.

For a SCAN Testbed Cooperative Agreement Notice and Experiment Opportunity, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/QLp37U

For some-more information about a SCAN testbed, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/QdpciB

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