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  NASA World Wind
NASA thanks Sun Microsystems for their support in the development of World Wind Java.
NASA has released World Wind as an open source program to improve its quality through peer review, maximize awareness and impact of NASA research, and increase dissemination of World Wind in support of NASA's mission: To inspire the next generation of explorers...
NASA Learning Technologies is a NASA RandD effort for the engineering of teaching tools that deliver NASA content in the most engaging and dynamic manner possible.
worldwind.arc.nasa.gov   (574 words)

  NASA - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation NASA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When it began operations on October 1, 1958, NASA consisted mainly of the four laboratories and some 8,000 employees of the government's 46-year-old research agency for aeronautics, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
NASA's early programs were research into manned spaceflight, and were conducted under the pressure of the competition between the USA and the USSR (the Space Race) that existed during the Cold War.
NASA had won the space race, and in some senses this left it without direction, or at the very least without the public attention and interest that was necessary to guarantee large budgets from Congress.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/NASA.html   (1842 words)

 NASA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which was established on July 29, 1958 by the National Aeronautics and Space Act,[1] is the agency responsible for the public space program of the United States of America.
NASA's early programs were research into human spaceflight, and were conducted under the pressure of the competition between the USA and the USSR (the Space Race) that existed during the Cold War.
Other notable NASA missions include the Cassini probe, launched in 1997 and in orbit around Saturn since mid-2004, investigating Saturn and its inner satellites; and the New Horizons mission, launched 2006 and due to reach Pluto in 2015.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NASA   (2381 words)

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the government agency responsible for the United States of America's space program and long-term general aerospace research.
NASA's predecessor was the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), which was formed in 1915 to promote aeronautical research and development in the United States.
An opinion piece which claims that NASA's problems are not in lack of funding but in mismanagement and a false belief in unsuccessful "giant leap" projects like the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/n/na/nasa.html   (382 words)

 Pedro Rodriguez (NASA) Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pedro Rodriguez, Ph.D., (born 1953 in Brooklyn, New York), is the Director of a test laboratory at NASA and inventor of a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from knee arthritis.
He was hired by NASA as an engineer, designing special test equipment at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
Among the awards and recognitions bestowed upon Rodriguez are: NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Inventors Award, the Silver Snoopy Award, and The Marshall Center Directors Commendation Award as "Outstanding Hispanic Employee".
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Pedro_Rodriguez_(NASA)   (637 words)

 Space> NASA [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NASA’s first high profile program was Project Mercury, an effort to learn if humans could survive in space, followed by Project Gemini, which built upon Mercury’s successes and used spacecraft built for two astronauts.
NASA’s human space flight efforts then extended to the Moon with Project Apollo, culminating in 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission first put humans on the lunar surface.
NASA has also done important research on such topics as "lifting bodies" (wingless airplanes) and "supercritical wings" to dampen the effect of shock waves on transsonic aircraft.
www.kosmoi.com /Space/NASA   (547 words)

 Orlando Sentinel - The Write Stuff - NASA and space news from Orlando Sentinel Aerospace Editor Michael Cabbage, based ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NASA managers said they need more time to evaluate video footage from Discovery's external tank to determine whether there was potentially dangerous foam loss during launch.
NASA is holding a post-launch press conference right now and reporters are asking about the video footage of debris coming off the tank.
NASA is expected to hold a post-launch news conference around 4 p.m.
blogs.orlandosentinel.com /news_space_thewritestuff   (1081 words)

 NASA on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NASA and the decision to build the space shuttle, 1969-72.
Grounded: how NASA went from boldness and a can-do spirit to ineptitude and irrelevance.
NASA negotiating to build Space Camp in I-X Center.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-NASA.asp   (259 words)

 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
NASA has released version 2 of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital topographic data (also known as the "finished" version).
Version 2 is the result of a substantial editing effort by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and exhibits well-defined water bodies and coastlines and the absence of spikes and wells (single pixel errors), although some areas of missing data ('voids') are still present.
NASA has released the SRTM data set for Australia, New Zealand, and numerous South Pacific islands.
www2.jpl.nasa.gov /srtm   (381 words)

 NASA World Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NASA World Wind is available as a full install, or as an update to a previous release.
You may use it under the terms of the NASA Open Source Agreement.
NASA World Wind leverages Microsoft.NET technology for rapid development and to easily access open standards such as XML, WMS, and other graphics standards.
worldwind.arc.nasa.gov /download.html   (314 words)

 NASA Cams Closed!
Frankly, my interest in NASA extends back to when I was a child and regularly received "NASA Facts" in the 1950's.
Then NASA was an agency that sparked dreams.
NASA is an agency in decline, a decline that has undermined its public support and my lifelong interest with it.
www.ambitweb.com /nasacams/nasacams.html   (118 words)

 NASA - International Space Station
Another spacewalk by Whitson and Tani to complete the exterior hookup of Harmony is scheduled for Nov. 24.
In late May, NASA sent Congress a report that outlined a plan to use the U.S. segment of the International Space Station as a national laboratory.
Completing the International Space Station, explains NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, is an integral part of the Vision for Space Exploration.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/station/main/index.html   (723 words)

 NASA plans to put a base on the moon by 2020 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WASHINGTON —; NASA plans to surpass the Apollo missions by establishing a base on the moon that could lead to a permanent human presence on the lunar surface, space agency officials said Monday.
Deputy NASA administrator Shana Dale said the costs of building a moon colony would not require an increase in the NASA budget, currently $17 billion per year.
Already Griffin has cut NASA's funding of space science and aeronautics research to help pay for the moon program and the high costs of the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/space/2006-12-04-nasa-moon-base_x.htm   (576 words)

 NASA - Office of Education Home
NASA seeks proposals for creating and managing innovative activities, events, products, services, or other types of formal or informal education methods for the purpose of disseminating information nationally about NASA's projects and programs.
NASA's Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Program selected a consortium of three organizations to administer its Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project.
NASA has selected six proposals to fly experiments aboard NASA's "Weightless Wonder," a C-9 aircraft that flies a series of rollercoaster-like dips and climbs to produce periods of weightlessness.
education1.nasa.gov /home   (240 words)

 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Home
NASA's newest spacecraft at Mars has already cut the size and duration of each orbit by more than half, just 11 weeks into a 23-week process of shrinking its orbit.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter yesterday began a crucial six-month campaign to gradually shrink its orbit into the best geometry for the mission's science work.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has begun its final approach to the red planet after activating a sequence of commands designed to get the spacecraft successfully into orbit.
marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov /mro   (389 words)

 NASA - Office of Education Home
NASA has selected Penn State's Center for Science and Schools to lead the agency's Aerospace Education Service Project, a comprehensive educational program.
NASA will send three astronauts and a Constellation Program aerospace engineer into the ocean depths off the Florida coast from Aug. 6 to 15, where they will test lunar exploration concepts and a suite of medical objectives for long-duration spaceflight.
Astronaut Barbara Morgan, whose 22-year association with NASA has taken her from an Idaho elementary classroom to a mission specialist seat on the next space shuttle, is available for satellite interviews from 3 p.m.
education.nasa.gov /home/index.html   (0 words)

 Earth Observatory Newsroom: Blue Marble Next Generation
In celebration of the deployment of its Earth Observing System, NASA is pleased to share the newest in its series of stunning Earth images, affectionately named the “Blue Marble.” This new Earth imagery enhances the Blue Marble legacy by providing a detailed look at an entire year in the life of our planet.
In sharing these Blue Marble images, NASA hopes the public will join with the agency in its continuing exploration of our world from the unique perspective of space.
To learn more about the development of NASA’s imagery of the Earth as a whole, read the History of the Blue Marble.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/BlueMarble   (1012 words)

 GSFC Grants Homepage
This page is intended to provide general procurement information, including status of actions in process, for grants and cooperative agreements awarded by NASA's GSFC to universities and other organizations.
NASA's GSFC Grants procurement office awards and administers grants and cooperative agreements for the GSFC scientific research programs and for NASA Headquarters (HQ) Program Offices, including continuations and renewals to previously awarded HQ grants.
All awards are made in accordance with the NASA Grants and Cooperative Agreement Handbook, http://ec.msfc.nasa.gov/hq/grcover.htm.
genesis.gsfc.nasa.gov /grants/grants.htm   (592 words)

 NASA - NASA TV Landing Page
Note: Media and Education streams will be temporarily unavailable for part of the day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
NASA employees and contractors: Please obtain web cast feeds from your center's internal servers to minimize traffic on local networks.
In the continental United States, NASA Television's Public, Education and Media channels are carried by MPEG-2 digital C-band signal on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization.
www.nasa.gov /multimedia/nasatv   (217 words)

 NASA Human Space Flight
Learn more about NEEMO -- the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations program -- which sends groups of NASA employees and contractors to live in Aquarius for up to three weeks at a time.
Stay up to date with NASA by exploring the latest agency, mission and research highlights.
Learn more on NASA's next steps in tomorrow's exploration to the moon, Mars and beyond.
spaceflight.nasa.gov /home/index.html   (128 words)

 The Great Moon Hoax
According to the show NASA was a blundering movie producer thirty years ago.
McKay is a member of the group that oversees the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at JSC where most of the Moon rocks are stored.
The mission of Science@NASA is to help the public understand how exciting NASA research is and to help NASA scientists fulfill their outreach responsibilities.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2001/ast23feb_2.htm   (1509 words)

 Astronaut Biographies: Home Page
The term "astronaut" derives from the Greek words meaning "space sailor," and refers to all who have been launched as crew members aboard NASA spacecraft bound for orbit and beyond.
Since the inception of NASA's human space flight program, we have also maintained the term "astronaut" as the title for those selected to join the NASA corps of astronauts who make "space sailing" their career profession.
A special category of astronauts typically titled "payload specialist" refers to individuals selected and trained by commercial or research organizations for flights of a specific payload on a space flight mission.
www.jsc.nasa.gov /Bios   (274 words)

 Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home
NASA Mars Team Teaches Old Rovers New Tricks to Kick Off Year Four
---> NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their landings, are getting smarter as they get older.
NASA Spacecraft Read Layered Clues to Changes on Mars
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov /home   (298 words)

 Astronomy Picture of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Today, the future of Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity remains unknown windy dust storms continue to starve them of needed sunlight.
A service of: ASD at NASA / GSFC
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/astropix.html   (0 words)

 Solar System Exploration Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NASA Mars Rover Ready For Descent Into Crater
Changes in the clouds may be related to global climate change.
Leonard Nimoy narrates this brilliantly animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /index.cfm   (167 words)

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