• This is a fiber optic solar concentrator developed under SBIR by PSI. This feeds the carbothermal reduction system.

    ISRU Technology Demos in Mauna Kea, Hawaii

    The February 2010 ISRU (IN Situ Resource Utilization) technology demos in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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    Planet 51 PSA Campaign Brings NASA's Message of Exploration Down To Earth

    Broadcast-quality digital public service announcements are available for download from NASA featuring actor Dwayne Johnson, star of the new film "Planet 51," discussing the importance of space exploration, diversity and education. The new PSAs address topics including education, diversity and NASA "spinoff" technologies.

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    Highest GigaPan Panoramas Taken On Earth's Surface

    On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut and Ames employee Scott Parazynski became the first person to have been to space and to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. On his way to the summit Parazynski was able to capture several photographic panoramas from record-setting heights.

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    NASA Develops Rehydration Beverage

    NASA researched, qualified and patented a highly effective electrolyte concentrate formula that maintains and restores optimal body hydration levels quickly and conveniently.

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    Chicago O'Hare International Airport Exhibit

    NASA technologies are on display at the O'Hare International Airport as part of a partnership between the Dept. of Aviation, Chicago Office of Tourism and HP, with additional support from NASA and, developers of new Mars Rover-based technologies for creating and sharing high-resolution panoramic images.

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    Hall of Fame Inducts NASA Spinoff Technologies

    During a ceremony at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on Thursday, the Space Foundation inducted into its Space Technology Hall of Fame two NASA-derived technologies that are making important contributions to fuel efficiency and infant health.

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    Five Questions: Cabling to Space  →

    Space Pirate breaks down NASA challenge.