The impact and Recovery of Asteroid 2008 TC3

Scientists from NASA-Ames’ Astrochemistry Laboratory, Scott Sandford, Stefanie Milam, and Michel Nuevo, were coauthors on a paper entitled “The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3” that appeared in the 26 March 2009 issue of Nature. The paper’s authors describe the discovery of a small asteroid, 2008 TC3, on 6 October 2008, the subsequent collision […]

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NASA Picks Crater For LCROSS Mission

The Los Angeles Times (9/12, Johnson, 797K) reported, “NASA scientists announced Friday that they had picked a 60-mile-wide crater near the moon’s south pole as the place where they will send a rocket to punch a hole in the lunar surface next month in search of water.” The announcement was made at the Ames Research […]

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Helo Makers Vying For Ames Task Orders

Helo Makers Vying For Ames Task Orders. HELO TECH: Bell Helicopter, Boeing and Sikorsky will share a five-year, $40 million cost plus fixed-fee contract for subsonic rotary wing technology development awarded by NASA Ames Research Center. The three will compete on task orders for research and development support of a variety of rotorcraft needs, including […]

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Ames Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC)

Jeff Hollingsworth presented the case for an Ames Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC) at the Mars Exploration and Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting in Washington DC this week (March 3-4). The general reaction from the community was favorable and Jim Green, Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA HQ, plans to continue “moving forward” […]

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Chronicling Mars: Science Fiction and Fact

Ted Roush presented an invited lecture at Bellevue College, near Seattle, Washington on April 22, 2009. The lecture was the culmination of an academic effort entitled “BCC Reads!” BCC Reads, is Bellevue College’s annual common book and community reading program. Its mission is to strengthen literacy practices, promote campus and community collaboration, and generate excitement […]

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