Archives 2010

NASA seeks proposals for technology flight demonstrations and information about surborbital flight services

Last week NASA issued both an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for 'Opportunities for Payloads Requiring a Near-zero or Reduced Gravity Environment' and a Request for Information (RFI) for 'Flight and Payload Integration Services'. More information about these two announcements is available in the NASA Press Release:

WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking proposals from researchers interested in ...

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Successful CRuSR Payload Readiness Review (PRR)

On November 23rd we held our first successful Payload Readiness Review (PRR) for payloads flying on the first CRuSR development flights with Masten's Xaero vehicle. The two payloads under review were the Suborbital Flight Environment Monitor (SFEM) developed in-house at NASA Ames Research Center, and the FAA-provided ADS-B transponder (see the payloads section for ...

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NSRC2011 abstract deadline days away

A message from our colleagues at the Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference (NSRC):

The abstract deadline is FAST APPROACHING for the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference! The deadline is Tue Nov 23 – and for a limited time, authors of ALL accepted abstracts (for posters and talks) will receive a 50% discount on NASTAR Center Suborbital Space ...

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Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2011

Registration for the 2011 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2011) is now OPEN! Hosted by Space Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the Southwest Research Institute, NSRC is the meeting for researchers and educators wanting to participate in, learn about, and contribute to the new era of commercial, reusable suborbital spaceflight.

Reserve your seat by ...

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Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise makes first piloted free flight

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2010 FAST flight week

NASA sponsored a series of flights during the week of September 27, 2010 for testing technologies in reduced-gravity conditions. This unique flight opportunity conducted at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas was the third year for NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology (FAST) program. The 16 research teams that participated were comprised ...

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Armadillo Super Mod test flight

(via RLV and Space Transport News)

Opportunities to participate in SLI review panels

Student Launch Initiative (SLI)
The Academic Affairs Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is seeking NASA employees, contractors and hobby rocket enthusiasts (National Association of Rocketry or Tripoli Rocketry Association) to participate on Student Launch Initiative (SLI) and/or University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) review panels. SLI and USLI challenges middle/high school and ...

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CRuSR awards contracts

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NASA Selects Two Firms for Experimental Space Vehicle Test Flights

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR) has awarded a total of approximately $475,000 to Armadillo Aerospace of Rockwall, Texas and Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif. The awards will allow the two companies to perform test flights of their ...

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CRuSR included in ROSES 2010

Proposal opportunities involving commercial reusable suborbital vehicles through the CRuSR program have been included in the ongoing solicitation for Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2010.

From Amendment 11 to the ROSES-2010 call:

Commercial reusable suborbital research (CRuSR) vehicles may offer new capabilities for the conduct of NASA scientific research, education, and technology ...

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