Technology Law

Aero Engineer Brings NASA into Hawaii’s Classrooms

November 28, 2023

The field of aerial vehicle autonomy focuses on self-reliance, building the flight equivalent of puppets without puppeteers. Behind the scenes, however, is a rich network of people and systems that work together to develop frameworks, test new technologies, and inspire a pipeline of engineers to create the breakthroughs of the future. Encouraging kids to dream…

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La Movilidad Aérea Avanzada Ayuda al Transporte de Mercancías

November 22, 2023

Lee esta historia en inglés aquí. Hoy podemos recibir paquetes más rápido que antes gracias a los pedidos en línea y los servicios de entrega rápida. La demanda de este tipo de entrega rápida sigue aumentando y se necesitan nuevos medios de transporte de carga para mantener el ritmo. La NASA está especialmente cualificada para ayudar…

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Connect with NASA at FAN EXPO San Francisco 2023

November 21, 2023

Connect your sci-fi fandom and learn about how NASA explores the unknown in space for all humanity! Join experts and engagement team members from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley at FAN EXPO San Francisco 2023. Visit exhibit, panels, and more to hear about NASA’s plans for human exploration at the Moon and missions…

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The Heat is On! NASA’s “Flawless” Heat Shield Demo Passes the Test

November 17, 2023

A little more than a year ago, a NASA flight test article came screaming back from space at more than 18,000 mph, reaching temperatures of nearly 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit before gently splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. At that moment, it became the largest blunt body — a type of reentry vehicle that creates a…

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Cube Quest Concludes: Wins, Lessons Learned from Centennial Challenge

November 16, 2023

By Savannah Bullard Artemis I launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 16, 2022, penning a new era of space exploration and inching the agency closer to sending the first woman and first person of color to the lunar surface. Aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket were 10 small satellites, no…

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NASA and UC Berkeley Host Discussion on the Future of AI at Work 

November 16, 2023

What does the rise of artificial intelligence mean for the workers of tomorrow? What could it mean for NASA? Leaders from government, academia, and commercial industries gathered earlier this fall to learn, discuss, and collaborate at the inaugural “The Future of Skills in the AI Era” symposium at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon…

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Modeling Turbofan Engines to Understand Aircraft Noise

November 15, 2023

Airplane engines are loud – just ask anyone who lives near an airport. Increased air traffic from next-generation aircraft has the potential for even more disruptive noise. Researchers and engineers at NASA are working to reduce noise generated by turbofan engines, but each new design requires certification and testing to understand how much noise it…

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NASA’s X-59 Goes from Green to Red, White, and Blue

November 15, 2023

NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft continues to make progress, most recently moving to the paint barn at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works’ facility in Palmdale, California. The X-59’s paint scheme will include a mainly white body, a NASA “sonic blue” underside, and red accents on the wings. The paint doesn’t just add cosmetic value. It also…

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Rocket Exhaust on the Moon: NASA Supercomputers Reveal Surface Effects

November 14, 2023

Through Artemis, NASA plans to explore more of the Moon than ever before with human and robotic missions on the lunar surface. Because future landers will be larger and equipped with more powerful engines than the Apollo landers, mission risks associated with their operation during landing and liftoff is significantly greater. With the agency’s goal to establish a sustained human presence on…

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Five Ways NASA Supercomputing Takes Missions from Concept to Reality

November 13, 2023

NASA high-end computing plays a key role in taking many agency missions from concept to application in the real world. From increasing accuracy of global weather forecasts for forecast entities (like NOAA) to warn of severe storms, to designs for future air taxis to safely fly people around urban areas, to parachute design tests for…

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