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Green Engineering News
April 11, 2013

This page features some of the latest Green Engineering news at NASA. Visitors are encouraged to check back often to view additional announcements and updates.


October 28, 2013 - NASA Glenn Unveils Green Shipping and Receiving Facility



NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for employees on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. Center Director Jim Free, Center Operations Director Robyn N. Gordon, Facilities and Test Director Rickey Shyne and Facilities Division Project Manager Jeffrey A. Schultz, will cut the ribbon at 1:50 p.m. to officially open the new Shipping and Receiving Facilities.

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March 01, 2013 - NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel


Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 300 feet behind the DC-8. (NASA / Eddie Winstead)

NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude.

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February 6, 2013 - NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag


Ideas for how to more seamlessly change the shape of an aircraft wing's edge to achieve greater aerodynamic performance are on the AHLLE table. Image credit: NASA/Jim Banke

NASA and its industry partners have been working to disprove an aeronautical version of the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it too – and it may appear that indeed you can.

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Jan 7, 2013 - NASA's Green Aviation Research Throttles Up Into Second Gear


A view from a NASA chase plane during a test flight of the blended wing body X-48B remote-piloted vehicle in April 2008. Image credit: NASA Dryden/Lori Losey

NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that promise future travelers will fly in quieter, greener and more fuel-efficient airliners.

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Jan 3, 2013 - NASA Green Aviation Project to Move Into Next Phase of Research


Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project

NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project is moving forward with its research efforts to "green" the skies.

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April 7th, 2012 - Experience NASA's Green Lab Research Facility

Experience NASA's Green Lab Research Facility

Completed in 2009, NASA's Green Lab Research Facilitity is currently experimenting with salt water algae and halophytes as bio-fuels of the future. With an indoor lab and outdoor greenhouse, NASA researchers can study the basic biology of renewable energy sources which could eventually be customized for various fuel needs. Tours are available by calling 216-433-9653.

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February 2, 2012 – First Light Taken by NASA's Newest CERES Instrument


Thick cloud cover tends to reflect a large amount of incoming solar energy back to space (blue/green/white image), but at the same time, reduce the amount of outgoing heat lost to space (red/blue/orange image). Credit: NASA/NOAA/CERES Team

The doors are open on NASA's Suomi NPP satellite and the newest version of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is scanning Earth for the first time, helping to assure continued availability of measurements of the energy leaving the Earth-atmosphere system.

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November 7, 2011 – Langley Research Center Goes Green


Langley goes green

This article discusses the green engineering that will be included in the new building at NASA's Langley Research Center. Some of the sustainable technologies for this "green" building include an energy-efficient HVAC system, a vegetated roof, and landscaping that requires little-to-no irrigation.

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October 3, 2011 – NASA Awards Green Aviation Prize


NASA Awards Green Aviation Prize

This article explains NASA's involvement in the CAFÉ Green Flight Challenge, a competition which showcases advances in fuel-efficient and electric aircraft. NASA, who provided the winnings, hoped this competition would spark the development of electric and fuel-efficient planes of the future.

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April 5, 2011 – NASA Focuses on Green Technology


NASA Focuses on Green Technology

This article discusses NASA's desire to develop green technology for the aircraft of the future. NASA awarded four teams a combined $16.5 million for research into green aircraft that could be in service in 2030.

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First half 2011 - NASA Offers Green Engineering Course


An image of a green building

NASA has recently introduced a course called Introduction to Green Engineering. The course is designed as a graduate level seminar for engineers, scientists, project managers, and others who design products, processes or systems that want to improve their knowledge on how to reduce associated environmental impacts.

First half 2011 - NASA Offers Green Engineering Course


September 08, 2010 – NASA Hosts Green Aviation Summit


Green Aviation Summit

On September 8th, 2010, NASA will be hosting a Green Aviation Summit that will explore the depth and breadth of the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's work in environmentally responsible aviation. Topics during the two-day seminar will include the challenges for green aviation and an overview of some of the groundbreaking solutions being developed by NASA.

September 08, 2010 – NASA Hosts Green Aviation Summit


September 30, 2009 – NASA Hosts Green Engineering Masters Forum


Green engineering masters forum

The Green Engineering Master's Forum was held in San Francisco, CA September 30th-October 2nd, 2009. The forum was a collaboration of NASA's Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership and the Environmental Management Division. The event provided the means for experts across NASA to come together to discuss system development methods, practices and philosophies that can be leveraged to reduce environmental impacts and associated health risks of systems and process used to Support NASA's mission.

September 30, 2009 – NASA Hosts Green Engineering Masters Forum

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