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First Ever RQ-4 Global Hawk Hits 100th Flight on NASA Mission

SAN DIEGO – The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100 th flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. 511 more words

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review
Nov. 15, 2013

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. 134 more words

Space

Google Founders Saved Millions With NASA Ames Lease Deal

Google’s founders, Sergei Brin and Larry Page, have saved millions of dollars in fuel costs and property taxes through a lease deal with NASA Ames that allows them to house their private aircraft at… 587 more words

Space & Aviation

NASA Seeks More Commercial Space Partnerships

A very interesting solicitation from NASA suggests the agency is sticking its toe in the water a little further  in incorporating commercial capabilities into its long-term plans.   221 more words

NASA

CCiCap Space Act Agreements: Keep your IP Rights, If You Want To

Traditional cost-plus and FAR contracting serves NASA well with traditional contractors when budgets were more flexible. In many areas where the contractor will do the majority of the development and innovation, traditional contracting approaches fail because NASA is a title taking agency. 455 more words

Space Law

Patent Rights Under Space Act Agreements

Aladdin’s genie had “Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty-bitty living space!” Space Act Agreements (SAAs) are very similar. They give NASA considerable flexibility to partner with private entities. 776 more words

Patents

NASA Announces Next Steps in Effort to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

The next step in space exploration from NASA.

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NASA and its Commercial Crew Program announced new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. 168 more words

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