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NASA Taps University Teams for Mars Solar Power Tech Ideas

NASA has launched a challenge for university students to submit concepts for solar power systems that can work to produce power on Mars in daytime and nighttime. The 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing Idea Challenge seeks solar array designs that will fit into a single cargo launch, deploy robotically on Mars’ …

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RocketFrac Names Former NASA CFO Ronald Spoehel as Board Chairman

Ronald Spoehel, a former chief financial officer at NASA, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of hydraulic fracturing technology manufacturer RocketFrac Services. RocketFrac said Tuesday Spoehel brings more than 35 years of executive and general management experience in the energy and technology sectors to his new role. …

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NASA Kennedy Center Hosts Robotic Programming Competition for Students

NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center held a robotic programming competition that sought to encourage students from U.S. universities and colleges to develop software codes for space exploration robots. The space agency said Wednesday that 20 teams representing 22 minority-serving universities and community colleges participated in the second annual Swarmathon competition held from April 18 to …

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Parsons to Provide Engineering, Technical Services at NASA Goddard; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons has secured a potential five-year contract from NASA to provide a range of engineering and technical services to the Goddard Space Flight Center. The company said Wednesday the Facilities Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III contract covers engineering, construction, design-build, information technology and program management services. “We are honored to be awarded this …

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