10.28.08 - WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 142 proposals for negotiation of Phase 2 contract awards in the Small Business Innovation Research program, known as SBIR. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $85 million. NASA will award the contracts to 121 small high-technology firms in 27 states.
10.28.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to attend a news briefing on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, to hear about an earthquake emergency drill scheduled in early November at NASA Ames Research Center. The emergency drill is not open to the news media.
10.23.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to view the newest addition to Moffett Field – a 246-foot-long Zeppelin – 50 feet longer than the Goodyear blimp and capable of carrying up to 12 passengers for aerial tours of the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
10.23.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – On behalf of NASA, the Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, Md., has selected three astronomers to participate in the first scientific observations to be conducted by the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a 2.5-meter (98-inch) diameter airborne infrared telescope.
10.20.08 - What weighed 13 tons, took four minutes to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere at more than 170 miles an hour and could be seen almost 250 miles away? Was it a bird? A plane? It was the European Space Agency (ESA)’s “Jules Verne” spacecraft!
10.16.08 - NASA's new coronagraph laboratory, called the Ames Coronagraph Experiment (ACE) Laboratory, is pushing development of a new optics system to enable scientists to observe Earth-like planets that otherwise would be lost in the glare of the stars they orbit.
10.15.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Engineers and technicians from NASA, the German Space Agency and the Deutsches SOFIA Institut recently reinstalled the German-built primary mirror assembly into NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
10.07.08 - NASA scientists developing the next generation of exploration vehicles and heat shields for NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle experienced "Christmas in July" when they uncrated the heat shields used on the Apollo missions some 35 years ago.
10.02.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA has awarded five-year grants, averaging $7 million each, to 10 research teams from across the country to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
09.26.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Three teams of NASA Ames computer programmers, heat shield engineers and Earth scientists were honored earlier this month by the Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region for developing innovative technologies and partnerships.
09.26.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA’s Ames Research Center Friday awarded a contract with a maximum value of $300 million to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. (SGT Inc.), of Greenbelt, Md., for intelligent systems research and development support.
09.24.08 - Tons, perhaps tens of tons, of carbon molecules in dust particles and meteorites fall on Earth daily. Researchers have noticed that most meteorite carbon are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the most common carbon-rich compound in the universe.
09.24.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- A group of astronomers from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other institutions will take to the skies to observe the re-entry of ESA’s “Jules Verne” Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) as it falls back to Earth from the International Space Station on Sept. 29, 2008.
09.23.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA's planet-hunting Kepler mission, scheduled to launch in 2009, has survived an extreme temperature test.
09.22.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media representatives are invited to join hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area girls, their teachers and parents on a fun-filled interactive exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.
09.19.08 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1772) proved that the opposing gravitational forces of a two-body system like the Earth and sun produce five equilibrium regions.
09.17.08 - As part of NASA’s 50th anniversary, four former Ames directors provided a glimpse into the center’s colorful history during a Director’s Round Table held Sept. 16, 2008 at NASA Ames.
09.11.08 - MOFFETT FIELD – Ames remembered the tragic events of Sept .11, 2001 during an emotional ceremony held seven years to the day the tragedy occurred.
09.11.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – As part of NASA’s 50th anniversary celebration, NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden is inviting four former Ames directors to join him at a Directors’ Round Table discussion at Ames on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.