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Boeing’s CST-100 to Ferry NASA Astronaut for 2017 Manned Capsule Test Flight

Boeing’s CST-100 to Ferry NASA Astronaut for 2017 Manned Capsule Test Flight

Boeing aims to send its crew capsule to space with a NASA astronaut and a Boeing test pilot for a first manned test flight in July 2017. NASA said Monday that… Read more »

ATK Installs NASA’s Space Launch System Booster for Testing; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK Installs NASA’s Space Launch System Booster for Testing; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK has installed NASA’s solid rocket motor in a test stand in preparation for the system’s static-fire test scheduled on March 11. The space launch system booster qualification motor will… Read more »

Microsoft to Help NASA Scientists Work on Mars with Virtual Tech; Dave Lavery Comments

Microsoft to Help NASA Scientists Work on Mars with Virtual Tech; Dave Lavery Comments

Microsoft has partnered with NASA to develop a software technology for scientists to work on Mars in a virtual environment. Scientists will work to conduct science operations on Mars along with… Read more »

Greg Mandt: NOAA Completes Installation of 6 Key Instruments Onboard GOES-R

Greg Mandt: NOAA Completes Installation of 6 Key Instruments Onboard GOES-R

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved closer to its March 2016 launch date for the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series with the completed integration of all instruments aboard… Read more »

NASA Taps DB Consulting for IT Operations, Maintenance

NASA Taps DB Consulting for IT Operations, Maintenance

DB Consulting Group Inc. has won a $50.5 million contract to help operate and maintain NASA’s information technology setup. This award follows on the first option of NASA’s IT and… Read more »

NASA Puts Space Launch System Engine Through 1st Hot-Fire Test

NASA Puts Space Launch System Engine Through 1st Hot-Fire Test

NASA has completed an initial, 500-second hot-fire test on the RS-25 engine for Boeing‘s Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for the rocket’s future missions to deep space…. Read more »

ManTech Subsidiary Completes Shape Test on Webb Telescope’s 1st Sunshield Layer

ManTech Subsidiary Completes Shape Test on Webb Telescope’s 1st Sunshield Layer

A subsidiary of ManTech International has finished the shape testing of the first sunshield membrane layer of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope as a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman. NeXolve assembled and tested the… Read more »

GC Micro Taps DriveSavers as Partner on NASA GWAC for IT Products, Services

GC Micro Taps DriveSavers as Partner on NASA GWAC for IT Products, Services

DriveSavers and GC Micro have partnered to deliver e-discovery, data recovery and digital forensics services to federal agencies under the latter’s position on the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement IV governmentwide acquisition contract. DriveSavers said… Read more »

Lockheed, NASA Test Webb Telescope Spacecraft’s Optical Payload; Alison Nordt Comments

Lockheed, NASA Test Webb Telescope Spacecraft’s Optical Payload; Alison Nordt Comments

A camera system Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona developed for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope has passed cryogenic testing at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Lockheed… Read more »

Boeing Completes NASA Critical Design Review on CST-100’s Ground Segment

Boeing Completes NASA Critical Design Review on CST-100’s Ground Segment

Boeing has completed NASA’s ground segment critical design review of its CST-100 crew space transportation system as part of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said… Read more »

Ralph White: GAO Upholds NASA’s Commercial Space Transportation Contracts Decision

Ralph White: GAO Upholds NASA’s Commercial Space Transportation Contracts Decision

The Government Accountability Office has denied Sierra Nevada‘s protest against the award of contracts for the NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program to Boeing and SpaceX. Ralph White, managing associate general… Read more »

Northrop Grumman, NASA Prep for Assembly of James Webb Space Telescope; Jon Arenberg Comments

Northrop Grumman, NASA Prep for Assembly of James Webb Space Telescope; Jon Arenberg Comments

Northrop Grumman and NASA will begin to assemble the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope following completion of a test run with the pathfinder telescope, The Space Reporter reported Tuesday. Alex… Read more »

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Industry Partners Eye Continued Commercial Crew Program Work in 2015

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Industry Partners Eye Continued Commercial Crew Program Work in 2015

NASA and its industry partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX together passed 23 milestones in the Commercial Crew Program in 2014 as they seek to develop crew space transportation… Read more »

SpaceX Presents CCtCap Certification Baseline Plan to NASA; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX Presents CCtCap Certification Baseline Plan to NASA; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX has presented its human space transportation plan to NASA as part of a certification baseline review phase of the agency’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Friday the… Read more »

NASA Finds 1st Exoplanet with Ball Aerospace’s Kepler Spacecraft

NASA Finds 1st Exoplanet with Ball Aerospace’s Kepler Spacecraft

NASA has discovered the first exoplanet with a repurposed version of the Ball Aerospace-developed Kepler spacecraft. Lead researcher Andrew Vanderburg studied data collected by Kepler in February during a K2 mission test… Read more »

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