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AeroSpace Frontiers 2006 Archive
 
Image for January 2006 Aerospace Frontiers January 2006
Glenn Plays Critical Role in CEV Propulsion


Glenn is leading the Crew Exploration Vehicle Propulsion Advanced Development Project, a multi-center effort to investigate a new propellant combination-liquid oxygen and liquid methane (LOX/Methane)-used for both primary and reaction control propulsion systems.
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Image for February 2006 Aerospace Frontiers February 2006
Dr. Whitlow Stresses Communicating Capabilities


Deputy Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Doug Cooke visited Glenn on January 10 to participate in Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow's All Hands meeting and to tour several facilities.
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Dr. Whitlow Reports Organizational Readiness Review Findings


During his All Hands meeting on January 27, Center Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow shared highlights of the recent organizational readiness assessment of Glenn, citing high marks in technical competence.
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April 2006
Glenn Offers Structure for Space-based Communications


How quickly can we adapt to unpredictable events or make adjustments to science thousands of miles away? To find out, Glenn is playing a lead role within a multicenter working group that is developing changes to NASA's space radio communications system.
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May 2006
Dr. Porter's Visit Focuses on Reshaping Aeronautics


NASA Associate Administrator of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Dr. Lisa Porter's visit to Glenn offered her a variety of venues to discuss Glenn's cutting-edge research and NASA's aeronautics mission.
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June 2006
B-2 Facility Helps TRACER Measure Up


After two weeks of simulation testing in Glenn's Spacecraft Propulsion Research (B-2) Facility at Plum Brook Station, Transition Radiation Array for Cosmic Energetic Radiation (TRACER), a new test instrument for balloon-borne measurements, passed with flying colors.
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July 2006
Glenn Assigned Vision for Space Exploration Work


NASA's Project Constellation is getting to work on the new spacecraft that will return humans to the moon and blaze a trail to Mars and beyond-and Glenn is playing a major role.
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Crew Exploration Vehicle August 2006
Glenn Leads, Supports Crew Exploration Vehicle Efforts


Under NASA's Constellation Program, Glenn is providing critical leadership to the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Project in the agency's efforts to develop the next generation human-operated spacecraft.
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Ares I September 2006
Trial Run Prepares Center to Transport Flight Hardware


Transporting huge pieces of hardware for the next generation of spacecraft may not be business as usual yet, but a recent transportation trial run confirmed the center's ability to handle this precious cargo.
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Image of Ares. October 2006
Ares I Design and Development Underway at Glenn


Glenn is leading several major activities in support of the Ares I crew launch vehicle -- the rocket that will carry a new generation of space explorers into orbit.
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Image of training efforts. November 2006
Center Begins Training For Exploration Efforts


Glenn begins training program to certify systems engineers to support Exploration missions and space flight programs.
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Image of Ares I 'tuna can'. December 2006
Ares I Design and Development Underway at Glenn


Glenn is leading several major activities in support of the Ares I crew launch vehicle -- the rocket that will carry a new generation of space explorers into orbit.
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