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  12.17.04 - NASA Awards Contract for Aviation & Patient Safety
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Va., was awarded a contract to operate existing safety reporting systems both NASA and VA.
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  12.15.04 - Roadmap for Future of Air Transportation Announced
A plan to help America meet the demands of a future aviation system was unveiled today.
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  12.08.04 - NASA's Famed B-52B "Mothership" Retiring
The Air Force Flight Test Center and DFRC are hosting a retirement ceremony for the plane at 10 a.m. PST, Friday, Dec. 17 at Dryden.
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  11.30.04 - NASA Awards Services Contract to Ohio Company
Sierra Lobo, Inc., Fremont, Ohio, will provide support services for Glenn Research Center's research facilities and laboratories.
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  11.17.04 - NASA Engineer Flying Fast
As a young student one of Laurie Marshall's first science experiments was observing the moon throughout the night.
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  11.16.04 - NASA's X-43A SCRAMJet Breaks Speed Record
NASA's X-43A research vehicle screamed into the record books today, demonstrating an air-breathing engine can fly at nearly 10 times the speed of sound.
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  11.05.04 - X-43A Launch, Pre-Flight Briefing Rescheduled
Flight will occur no earlier than Nov. 15.
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  10.28.04 - NASA Schedules Hypersonic X-43A, Mach-10 Flight Press Briefing
A news media briefing for the final X-43A hypersonic-research flight is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. EST.
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  09.30.04 - NASA Technology Means No More Flying Blind
The Synthetic Vision Systems gives pilots a clear electronic 3-D perspective of what's outside, no matter what the time of day.
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  09.20.04 - Three NASA Women Honored for Aerospace Accomplishments
WIA will honor three women for their professional aerospace accomplishments during the organization's awards program tomorrow.
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  09.17.04 - NASA Selects Firm for Independent Engineering Assessments
The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif., will provide NASA management with timely, objective, non-advocacy assessments of the health and status of agency current and potential programs.
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  09.15.04 - NASA Develops New Tool for Airline Accident Prevention
A tool created by NASA scientists alerts airline analysts to potential, unanticipated problems.
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  09.01.04 - NASA Awards Services Contract
Glenn Research Center today awarded a contract valued at approximately $41 million to Mainthia Technologies, Inc., Cleveland.
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  08.30.04 - Guiness World Records Recognizes NASA Speed Record
On 27 March 2004, NASA's unmanned Hyper-X (X-43A) airplane reached Mach 6.83, almost seven times the speed of sound.
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  08.09.04 - Firms on Two Coasts to Provide NASA R&D Services
A woman-owned small business in Virginia and three large companies in California will provide services to the Agency.
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  08.02.04 - National Consortium Picks Aviation Technology Test Date
A partnership working to make air travel accessible to more people has chosen next June for a demonstration of new aviation capabilities.
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  07.28.04 - "Three-Year" Absence from Korea Leads to 15-Year NASA Career
Dr. Jaiwon Shin, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Aeronautics, never imagined having a 15-year career at NASA.
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  07.27.04 - Innovative Partnership to Revolutionize NASA Supercomputers
NASA is working with two major Silicon Valley corporations to dramatically increase supercomputing capacity.
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  07.23.04 - NASA Celebrates Air and Space at EAA AirVenture 2004
NASA will present its accomplishments in aeronautics and space to the public next week at the EAA AirVenture 2004 in Oshkosh, Wis.
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