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NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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NASA's social media followers will be able to submit questions before or during the event via the NASA en Espanol Google+ page or via Twitter @NASA_Es using the hashtag.
In that single year, NASA boasted two failed Mars robot missions, a mostly grounded shuttle fleet, a busted space telescope, and a semi-abandoned space station; it also aborted several pet projects, from a space plane to a planned landing on a comet's nucleus, in large part because they were politically inexpedient.
color) NASA Dryden life support technician Jim Sokolik assists pilot Dee Porter into the cockpit of NASA's ER-2.
We work with companies that are interested in obtaining NASA technology as well as those that want to utilize NASA's state-of-the-art facilities and development capabilities to test or enhance their own technology or products," says Wright.
NASA has two crawler transporters, which carry the space shuttle assembly (the shuttle, two solid rocket boosters and the external fuel tank) and the mobile launch platform to one of two launch pads at KSC at a pace of 1 mph (1.
People choose to work at NASA because they have a passion for the Agency's mission--they want to contribute to the President's vision for space exploration.
TOWARD THE FUTURE Since the 1980s, NASA and its contractors have proposed a multitude of vehicles to replace the shuttle, but all the designs have been scrapped (SN: 4/5/03, p.
Because probes operate on frugal power, they must broadcast signals to Earth on as little as 20 watts of power, according to Wayne Lee, NASA design engineer.
In its final environmental-impact statement dated June 1995 for the Cassini mission, NASA warns that, "Approximately five billion of the estimated seven to eight billion world population could receive 99 percent or more of the radiation exposure" if an "inadvertent reentry occurred.
But NASA is trapped in time and dominated by ponderous and expensive programs that neither Gore nor Goldin likes much, but that they feel compelled to support.
We're proud that NASA chose to highlight our successful product development and commercialization initiatives," said Richard Stottler, president of Stottler Henke Associates.
First prize winners for each age group will receive a NASA flight jacket, a mahogany model of a NASA aircraft and an autographed photo of a NASA research pilot.