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  • Lockheed Names Student Winners of Mars Spacecraft Design Challenge; Rick Ambrose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Names Student Winners of Mars Spacecraft Design Challenge; Rick Ambrose Comments

    Lockheed Martin has announced the winners of a video challenge that aimed to encourage students to design a spacecraft that could help transport astronauts to Mars. The company said Tuesday the challenge winners include an individual participant from D. Russell Parks Jr. High School in California as well as student teams from the John Adams and Woodrow Wilson middle […] More

  • Charles Bolden: NASA Lays Groundwork for “˜Journey to Mars' Through NextSTEP, ISS Docking Port Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Charles Bolden: NASA Lays Groundwork for “˜Journey to Mars' Through NextSTEP, ISS Docking Port Programs

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has discussed two initiatives the space agency has launched in an effort to establish the foundation for NASA's Journey to Mars project and other deep space missions. Bolden wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that NASA established partnerships with private companies to advance research projects in propulsion, habitation systems and […] More

  • NASA Seeks Tech Ideas for Future Mars Exploration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Seeks Tech Ideas for Future Mars Exploration

    NASA has called on government agencies, aerospace companies, universities and the general public to suggest new technology that could support the agency’s program to explore Mars and other components of the solar system. The iTech initiative seeks white papers that address challenges in space technology areas such as radiation protection, life support systems, astronaut crew health, in-space propulsion […] More

  • NASA to Fund STEM Projects of 3 Informal Education Organizations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Fund STEM Projects of 3 Informal Education Organizations

    NASA will provide three informal education organizations close to $3 million in grants to fund projects that will work to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers in support of the Journey to Mars. The space agency said Wednesday the organizations will build a Mars exploration exhibit, provide educator professional development on space science and engineering, develop Mars-themed lesson plans for regional […] More

  • NASA Receives Lockheed-Built Heat Shield for Orion EM-1 Spacecraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Receives Lockheed-Built Heat Shield for Orion EM-1 Spacecraft

    Lockheed Martin has delivered a heat shield for the Orion Exploration Mission-1 crew module to NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said Saturday the heat shield was transported to KSC’s shuttle landing facility  Thursday from the company’s manufacturing facility in Denver via a Super Guppy aircraft. The agency offloaded and moved the technology to the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building Saturday. The […] More

  • NASA Moves Forward With Robotic Segment Devt for Asteroid Redirect Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Moves Forward With Robotic Segment Devt for Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA has completed a design milestone for the robotic segment of the space agency’s two-part Asteroid Redirect Mission that aims to combine robotic and crewed spacecraft operations in the proving ground of deep space missions. The agency said Tuesday it established scope, cost and schedule commitments for the next phase of activities under the robotic component of ARM to […] More

  • NASA Issues Solicitation for Mars Orbiter Design Ideas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Issues Solicitation for Mars Orbiter Design Ideas

    NASA is asking industry for ideas on how to build satellite technology for advanced communications, imaging and robotic science exploration as part of the agency’s Journey to Mars project. The agency said Friday it aims to launch a Mars orbiter sometime in the 2020s that will work to facilitate bandwidth communications, high-resolution imaging and radio-frequency data transmission. “Currently, we depend on our orbiting science missions […] More

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