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NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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NASA desires to streamline CEV development, production and operations to meet a first crewed test flight as close to 2010 as possible, but no later than 2012, without compromising safety,'' NASA said in a letter to the contractor teams.
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.
While the contract is subject to NASA review next January, he's optimistic the space exploration business will have a positive impact for EVC.
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.
The result of that original contract, AMP (Automated Manifest Planner), evolved over several subsequent NASA contracts into what now is called Aurora[TM], an intelligent planning and scheduling system.