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|NASA ANNOUNCES AEROSPACE SYSTEMS MODELING SELECTION|
|NASA will award Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), Albuquerque, N.M. a contract this month to support aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. |
The facilities include, but are not limited to the Crew-Vehicle Systems Research Facility, Vertical Motion Simulator Complex and FutureFlight Central (called the SimLabs). The SimLabs' primary mission is to provide high-fidelity environments for simulated flight research and to advance state-of-the-art of simulation technology. The SimLabs also work on air traffic control/management to solve the capacity problems of the nation's airports...
|NASA, XEROX TO DEMONSTRATE 'VIRTUAL CREW ASSISTANT'|
|Intelligent conversation with robots – long the bread and butter of science fiction authors – soon may take another step closer to reality for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). |
Scientists from NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley and Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY, will demonstrate a sophisticated, voice-operated computer system at the Association for Computational Linguists' 25th annual meeting at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Called Clarissa, the system was developed in an effort to ease astronaut workload...
|NASA, ENTREPRENEURS TO DEVELOP BIOTECHNOLOGY PLAN FOR SPACE STATION|
|NASA scientists and space service providers are meeting... to develop a new entrepreneurial paradigm for the |
International Space Station (ISS) focusing on biotechnology applications.
The workshop is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, Calif. Seminar participants will help evaluate the business case and feasibility for commercial endeavors on the ISS and report their findings and conclusions in open session...
|NASA SCIENTISTS COLLABORATE WITH RUSSIANS ON GRAVITY STUDIES|
|NASA scientists are collaborating with Russian colleagues in an effort to learn more about cell growth in space. |
At the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biomedical Problems, investigators from NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley are participating in pre- and post-flight
science experiments designed to examine gravity's relationship to biological processes. The experiments were launched May 31 aboard the Russian Foton-M2 mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan,
and will be recovered 16 days later when the capsule returns to Earth near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. The European Space Agency and a number of other space agencies also are cooperating with Russia on this mission...