Is NASA going to start pushing back into the realm of truly innovative ideas? Maybe so, to judge from what Robert Braun continues to say.
President Obama today named ten eminent researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science, and three individuals and one team as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.
It all started more than 25 years ago, when James C. Tilton, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, began investigating a novel way to analyze the pixels that comprise digital images.
The same software used by NASA scientists to determine the depths of lakes from space could also be used by doctors to detect changes in breast density during mammograms.
From joysticks to ear thermometers, the list of NASA science spinoffs to the private sector is a long one — thousands of examples long.
Etsy is calling for designs inspired by NASA, its programs and the wonders of space exploration; winning designs may be flown on the space shuttle.
NASA is going where no space agency has gone before — the Etsy online crafts market — with a design contest to celebrate the space shuttle era.
This fall, the Office of the Chief Technologist, Robert Braun, is opening its doors to the best and the brightest to help take its long-term space missions to the next level.
NASA hires industry to transport scientific payloads bound for microgravity environments.
"NASA engineers - not Congress - must determine the design of America's next big spaceship to take humans beyond the moon, according to the agency's top technology official.