After orbiting the earth for 14 days aboard NASA’s Space
Shuttle Endeavour and visiting the International Space
Station in June, Flat Stanley — a cutout image of a Virginia
student — will return home to the Potomac Elementary School
in Dahlgren, Va.
NASA completed negotiation of a new cost-plus award fee
contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
for the operation of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. The contract will run five years
and have a value of approximately $8 billion.
Dr. J. Victor Lebacqz, Associate Director for Aerospace
Programs at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field,
Calif. has been named Deputy Associate Administrator for the
Office of Aerospace Technology at NASA Headquarters in
NASA selected Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
(SSAI), of Lanham, Md., for a $67.1 million contract to
support the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA’s
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
A new book of majestic images, taken by NASA’s Hubble
Space Telescope (HST), brings the wonders of our universe to
the fingertips of the visually impaired.
NASA announced a contest, which will give American school kids a chance to
make history, by naming two rovers being launched to explore Mars.
NASA is ready to launch the third advanced Tracking and
Data Relay Satellites, named TDRS-J, which will have the
ability to transfer data 5,000 times faster than a
computer’s 56K modem, transmit near real-time audio and
high-resolution digital video from Earth-orbiting spacecraft
and provide tracking services for expendable launch
NASA researchers will join more than 350 scientists
from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Iceland,
Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia and Switzerland this winter to
measure ozone and other atmospheric gases using aircraft,
large and small balloons, ground-based instruments and
The month of December will see the launch of three NASA
research missions to help us better understand and protect
our home planet while continuing to search for life in our
universe and inspire the next generation of explorers.
NASA’s unprecedented work in Space Science and Earth
Science captured three of Popular Science’s “Best of What’s
New Awards” for 2002.