Tag Archives: NASA

Perseverance Leads to Touchdowns

NASA rover reached Mars last Thursday; successfully sending back live streams Nope, that’s not a Vince Lombardi quote. The latest Mars touchdown occurred last Thursday, just after our previous newsletter. We wanted to give NASA and its Perseverance crew their due in this week’s edition. The mission has been a major success thus far; not only did […]

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Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer

Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and […]

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Rocket City: On the Hunt for Mars

Marshall Space Flight Center will usher in Artemis program NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined August 16 by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce that location’s new and prestigious role in leading the agency’s Human […]

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Metaling in NASA’s Affairs

Diving further into last week’s VOTW topic as details emerge Talk about a ‘long con’. News erupted last Thursday that aluminum manufacturer Hydro Extrusion—formerly known as Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI)—admitted to providing customers, the most prominent of which included U.S. government contracts such as NASA and the Department of Defense, with falsified certifications for almost […]

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Voyager 2: Interstellar

Legendary spacecraft is now outside our solar system, NASA says The legendary Voyager missions were launched in 1977. Both spacecraft, unmanned, were commissioned by then-President Richard Nixon to explore and photograph the outer planets of the solar system. Nixon “gave them 2 out of 4” initially, as Voyager team members tell it, OK’ing trips to […]

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Climatic Relief

Pruitt, Wyoming, and a temperature record highlight a wild Wednesday for all things climate-related  Wednesday’s child is full of woe. Woeful for some, promising for others, the byproducts of the most recent ‘Hump Day’ were certainly interesting for the energy world. Let’s begin at Mission Control, 8:00 AM: Two federal agencies—NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic […]

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NASA Innovations

All-electric planes; recycling 3D printers NASA…well, they just…have all the coolest stuff. You’d think their mystique would fade with age, but they continue to churn out awe-inducing technology, making you feel no different than a six-year old who knows he’s going to be an astronaut. They just achieved an astronomical milestone in reaching Jupiter with the […]

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Above the Clouds

NASA has plans to take electric motors and generators to new heights On Tuesday, NASA made its first official announcement regarding plans to use electricity to power airplanes in the future. This tweet appeared around 5 PM: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion will power the aircraft of the future. https://t.co/KPczzzJA7B #AIAASciTech pic.twitter.com/Czoa9gn4iK — NASA Glenn Research (@NASAglenn) January […]

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