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At the dedication of Sustainability Base, a pre-recorded message from John Holdren was played for the audience. Dr. Holdren is the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Sustainability Base is NASA's newest building and is also one of the nation's greenest. Built on the campus of the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., the building is a highly intelligent and intuitive facility designed to anticipate and react to changes in sunlight, temperature, wind...
Topics: nasa, ames, arc, sustainability, base, platinum, leed, green, technologies, environment, holdren,...
Source: http://youtu.be/TO5HjoK8Iu8
NASA Ames Research Center recently took delivery of the propulsion system for the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Working as a small observatory, LADEE will gather detailed information about conditions near the surface, as well as environmental influences on lunar dust. The propulsion system was built by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California. Ames Center Director Pete Worden and Space Systems/Loral President John Celli attended the brief ceremony. LADEE will orbit...
Topics: Where -- California, What -- Explorer, What -- Moon, #Ames, #NASA, #LADEE, #lunar, exploration,...
Source: http://youtu.be/UNn_Uk2_opo
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The rank of Fellow is the highest recognition that the NASA Ames Research Center can bestow upon one of its own for a lifetime of intellectual accomplishments. The Fellows are an elite group of Ames people who have built a global reputation for excellence in their scientific and engineering research. The 2012 Ames Fellow Inductees include Dr. Louis J. Allamandola, Dr. Wayne R. Johnson, Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg and Dr. Hans Mark. Dr. Baruch Blumberg was one of history's greatest...
Topics: nasa, ames, fellow, science, research, baruch, blumberg, nobel, prize, medicine, hepatitis,...
Source: http://youtu.be/BWW5OOHYx9o
Astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit onboard the International Space Station transmitted a greeting to students participating in the 2012 Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Summit taking place at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
Topics: What -- Spirit, #ISS, #Space, #Ames, #Conrad Foundation
Source: http://youtu.be/XlGbuvsaxpg
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Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center. Episode 2 focuses on the SOFIA Mission, an airborne telescope that uses infrared astronomy to peer deeper into the Universe than ever before. SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is NASA's highly-modified Boeing 747SP aircraft with a 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter mirror installed at the rear of the aircraft. The observatory allows...
Topics: What -- COMETS, Where -- Sofia, nasa, ames, destination innovation, sofia, stratospheric,...
Source: http://youtu.be/vMl72rKu1Lc
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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is preparing for its second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, or COTS, demonstration to show that private industry can build and launch spacecraft on regular cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule is carrying with 1,000 pounds of cargo for the six-man crew aboard the ISS. After spending three weeks in space, Dragon will undock and reenter the Earth's atmosphere. Unlike other unmanned missions to the...
Topics: nasa, ames, spacex, dragon, heat, shield, pica, pica-x, picax, reentry, space, spacecraft, iss,...
Source: http://youtu.be/mvpd8xmNJNk
A group of ninth-grade students from San Mateo High School, Calif., were given a unique opportunity to transfer problem-solving skills from the classroom to the real world. NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hosted a field trip packed with authentic air traffic control experiences for the students at the FAA's Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Fremont, Calif. The two-hour field trip was part of NASA and the FAA's partnership in promoting science, technology,...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, nasa, ames, smart skies, faa, atc, air, traffic, control, controllers, sector...
Source: http://youtu.be/PPPygsMCRbg
NASA's Kepler mission has been named winner of the 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in the Space category, announcedat the 55th annual black-tie awards dinner in Washington, D.C. Aviation Week's annual Laureate Awards recognizes individuals and teams for their extraordinary accomplishments. Their achievements embody the spirit of exploration, innovation, vision or any combination of these attributes that inspire others to strive for significant, broad-reaching progress in aviation and...
Topics: Where -- Washington, What -- Spirit, nasa, ames, arc, kepler, aviation, week, laureate, award,...
Source: http://youtu.be/9zTJiidzTyE
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NASA's newest building also is one of the nation's greenest. Sustainability Base, on the campus of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is a highly intelligent and intuitive facility designed to anticipate and react to changes in sunlight, temperature, wind and occupancy. The building can optimize its performance automatically, in real time, in response to internal and external changes. Meeting the White House challenge to lead by example, NASA has repurposed its technologies and...
Topics: nasa, ames, sustainability base, leed, platinum, green, technology, technologies, water, recycling,...
Source: http://youtu.be/NQxvl3vrnm4
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Destination Innovation is a new series that explores the research, science and other projects underway at the NASA Ames Research Center. Episode 1 focuses on the Kepler Mission, a space telescope that is revolutionizing our knowledge of planets outside our Solar System. The mission's objective is to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Another goal is to...
Topics: Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, nasa, ames, research, center, ARC, kepler, space, telescope, exoplanets,...
Source: http://youtu.be/ArLEfh8GbEY
NASA Ames Research Center partnered with the Traveling Space Museum to bring NASA Space Days to schools in California. Students visited 14 interactive stations that demonstrated concepts such as living in space, physics, aeronautics and Earth Science. During the Space Days at the Ronald McNair Academy in East Palo Alto, Calif., Cheryl McNair, the widow of the fallen astronaut, was a guest of honor who spoke to inspire the students. For more information about NASA Ames, please visit...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- California, Who -- Ronald McNair, nasa, ames, space, days, traveling,...
Source: http://youtu.be/d3D0zXxIemo
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The rank of Fellow is the highest recognition that the NASA Ames Research Center can bestow upon one of its own for a lifetime of intellectual accomplishments. The Fellows are an elite group of Ames people who have built a global reputation for excellence in their scientific and engineering research. The 2012 Ames Fellow Inductees include Dr. Louis J. Allamandola, Dr. Wayne R. Johnson, Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg and Dr. Hans Mark. Dr. Louis Allamandola is an internationally acclaimed scientist...
Topics: nasa, ames, fellow, science, research, louis, lou, allamandola, polycyclic, aromatic, hydrocarbon,...
Source: http://youtu.be/f3ftAIAtz58
Scientists, researchers and volunteers from NASA Ames, the SETI Institute and other organizations are searching for fragments of the Sutter's Mill Meteor that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada mountains at 7:51 a.m. PDT Sunday, April 22, 2012. Teams have searched for and found several meteorites and are now in the process of analyzing the fragments, searching for clues that could indicate how life might have began on our planet. For more information about NASA Ames, please visit...
Topics: Where -- Nevada, nasa, ames, meteor, sutter's, mill, meteorite, search, fragment, sierra, nevada,...
Source: http://youtu.be/lRV7KLoCHPI