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Richard Adhikari
Drones for Hire Take to the Sky
10/08/20 4:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1225 Words

Google in 2014 disclosed it had been working on a secret drone delivery project, and NASA in 2015 announced it was working on a cloud-based unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management system. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs began offering drones as a service by renting drones...

John P. Mello Jr.
Amazon Clears FCC Hurdle to Satellite Network
08/06/20 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1063 Words

Kuiper has submitted a preliminary plan to the regulators that calls for deorbiting satellites in no more than 355 days following completion of their mission, a shorter time frame than the 25-year standard established by NASA .

A final plan, however,...

Peter Suciu
World War II's Indelible Influence on Technology
07/31/20 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2278 Words

"It's fair to say that the German V-2 rocket of WWII was a technological ancestor of the giant Saturn rockets of NASA's moon program," suggested Dr. Douglas Lantry, historian at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

"[The...

Ed Sutherland
Protecting NASA From Hackers Is Not Rocket Science, Say Analysts
03/05/12 12:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 695 Words

... NASA has become a popular target of hackers. The space agency's computer network was breached 13 times in 2011 -- to the point where suspected Chinese hackers gained "full functional control" of computers used by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory," a government inspector...

David Halperin
NASA, Information Technology and the Future of Collaboration
09/23/03 4:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1035 Words

... it an urban myth, or is it really true that NASA sent the first men to the moon with less computing power than what sits inside today's average desktop ? The answer largely depends on how you define "computing power." But however...

David Halperin
NASA: Looking Back at Earth
12/06/03 2:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 984 Words

... "NASA" and most people immediately think "space exploration." But space also offers a unique vantage point for observations of Earth, and NASA devotes significant resources to scientific projects aimed at understanding our own planet and our impact on it. This is the...

Richard Adhikari
Storm of Controversy Bedevils NASA's New Deep Space Program
09/19/11 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 666 Words

The SLS launch vehicles "will be able to place an unprecedented payload mass into orbit with a single launch," NASA spokesperson J.D. Harrington said. "The anticipated lift capability will allow a significant increase in the ability to perform scientific and human missions."...

Paul Korzeniowski
Fast NASA Action Begets World's Largest Linux Supercomputer
03/31/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1093 Words

Not only did the supercomputer, appropriately dubbed Columbia, stretch Linux's performance boundaries, but it also strained NASA's installation capabilities and the manufacturing ability of the hardware supplier, Silicon Graphics Inc . That's because the supercomputer went from design to deployment in 120...

Richard Adhikari
NASA Advances Mission to Protect Earth From Asteroids
01/15/16 12:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 650 Words

... NASA last week announced that it has established the Planetary Defense Coordination Office to formalize its efforts to detect and track near-Earth objects. The PDCO will supervise all NASA-funded projects to find and characterize asteroids and comets that pass near Earth's orbit...

JR Raphael
Google, NASA Embark on 40-Year Mission to Stars
06/05/08 11:54 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 634 Words

... new NASA land use agreement is bringing Google -- and, ultimately, the general public -- one step closer to outer space. Google announced a 40-year plan Thursday to build a massive research and development campus within NASA's Ames Research Center . Google...

Elizabeth Millard
NASA, Intel and SGI Plan Linux Supercomputer
07/29/04 11:03 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 629 Words

Silicon Graphics (SGI) announced that NASA has chosen the company's Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, a collaboration between SGI and Intel that is expected to foster scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research and aerospace engineering. For the project, NASA...

Kirk L. Kroeker
NASA's Aura Spacecraft Launches from Vandenberg
07/15/04 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 452 Words

... a NASA mission dedicated to the health of Earth's atmosphere, successfully launched today at 3:01:59 a.m. Pacific Time from the Western Range of Vandenberg Air Force Base, aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket. Spacecraft separation occurred at 4:06 a.m. Pacific Time, inserting...

Rachelle Dragani
NASA Gives Space Archeologists OK to Put Old Craft Back to Work
05/23/14 11:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 701 Words

... group of scientists and engineers have their sights set on re-establishing communication with a long-abandoned satellite, and NASA has given them the thumbs up to pursue the mission.

The agreement is the first of its kind. The group is attempting to...

Katherine Noyes
NASA's Foam Quandary, Part 2: No Easy Solutions
09/29/07 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 925 Words

... the space shuttle Columbia's disastrous mission in 2003, NASA did not fully recognize the safety risk posed by the shuttle's protective foam. Following that tragedy, however, NASA buckled down and set to work, trying to come up with solutions. Part 1 of...

Jennifer LeClaire
Google Enters the Final Frontier With NASA
12/19/06 9:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 516 Words

... NASA Ames Research Center signed a Space Act Agreement with Google's on Monday that may pave the way for the search giant to explore space. The organizations will collaborate on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and...

Richard Adhikari
NASA Awards Space Robot R&D Projects to MIT, Northeastern
11/20/15 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 644 Words

... NASA on Tuesday announced it has awarded one R5 humanoid robot each to MIT and Northeastern University to conduct research on adapting them for use in space. The universities were selected from U.S. entries in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics...

Katherine Noyes
NASA Chief Draws Incredulity With Global Warming Remarks
06/01/07 2:07 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 775 Words

... NASA Administrator Michael Griffin stirred up a maelstrom Thursday when he said he's not convinced global warming is a problem humans should try to solve. On the very same day that President Bush announced his widely disparaged proposal for tackling global warming...

Quinten Plummer
NASA's $2.25M Challenge: 3D-Print a Space Base
05/18/15 3:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 612 Words

NASA has encouraged entrants to "think outside the box," so the organization expects the teams to get creative in approaches and to leverage advanced technologies to realize their designs, emphasized Janet L. Anderson, a spokesperson for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center .

Katherine Noyes
NASA's WISE Surveyor Sets Out to Illuminate Secrets of the Sky
12/14/09 1:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 795 Words

Delta II rocket lifts off with NASA's sky-mapping satellite aboard. Image Credit: Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance Early Monday morning, NASA launched a spacecraft that will map the entire sky in infrared light with more sensitivity and resolution than has ever been possible...

Walaika Haskins
NASA Tests New Deep Space Cyber-Net
11/20/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 569 Words

... NASA has announced it has successfully tested the first deep-space communications network . The new network, modeled on the Internet , was able to transmit scores of space images between Earth and a NASA science spacecraft located more than 20 million miles...

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